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Access for All

Accessible Facilities

Adaptive Hubs
The Adaptive Hubs are fully accessible recreation centers that lead their borough in offering programs for New Yorkers with disabilities. These hubs will also be a center of information, where patrons can go to get more information on what NYC Parks offers citywide for patrons with disabilities.

Basketball Courts
Accessible basketball courts have entrances are level with the pavement or have ramp access to courts. Gates that lead into these courts are 32 inches wide or more.

Bathrooms
Accessible bathrooms have a 5 foot turning radius, as well as grab bars. All amenities are placed at a height appropriate to people in wheelchairs.

Sign next to beach mat saying Beach Access Path

Park visitor in wheelchair interacts with sensory garden

Beaches
Accessible beaches have fully ADA compliant ramps that lead from the street onto the boardwalk and from the boardwalk onto the sand. The sand can be accessed using Parks' mobi-mats.

Carousel
The Carousel for All Children contains an ADA-compliant ramp to allow wheelchair users to board and ride the carousel.

Gardens
Gardens that are considered accessible contain a wide, paved route into the garden, as well as elevated planting tables and accessible picnic benches.

Hiking Trails
Hiking trails with full accessibility meet all of the USDA's accessibility guidelines for trails and greenways. Hiking trails with limited accessibility have some access and might contain steps, uneven terrain and steep gradient. Read more about what accessible trails are in the USDA Forest Service Trail Accessibility Guidelines.

Playgrounds
There are four types of accessible playgrounds. Level 1 playgrounds are “Playgrounds for All Children.” Level 2 playgrounds have ramped play equipment and universally accessible swings. Level 3 playgrounds have universally accessible swings, and Level 4 playgrounds have transfer platforms and ground level play features.

Pools
Accessible pools have a lift or ramp system into the pool.

Recreation center program participants

Recreation Centers
Accessible recreation centers have wheelchair accessible entrances in the front, as well as access to every floor and have amenities such as gym equipment, computer room, and bathrooms that are accessible to people with disabilities.

Limited accessibility recreation centers have wheelchair accessible entrances in the back or sides of the facility, an assortment of ramp systems to get to various floors, and have amenities such as gym equipment, computer room, and bathrooms that are accessible to people with disabilities.

Athletes in wheelchairs play softball

Sports Fields
Accessible sports fields are striped specifically for wheelchair softball and football.

Tennis Courts
Accessible tennis courts have entrances are level with the pavement or have ramp access to courts. Gates that lead into these courts are 32" wide or more.

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