Recreational Facilities

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Recreational facilities, including parks, athletic facilities, and community centers. Facilities may offer structured programs and classes, self-directed activities, or individual instruction. Contact a facility to find out about programs, fees, and adaptive options. See also Disability Related Sports and Recreational/Leisure/Arts Activities & Instruction.

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Local Service
Statewide Service: Provides online resources, telehealth, or service at a satellite office.
Nationwide Service: Provides online resources, telehealth or services at a regional/national headquarters location.
Statewide Provider
Audubon of RI Headquarters
12 Sanderson Road
Smithfield, RI 02917
Phone: 401-949-5454 x3000
Statewide Provider
Address:
Audubon of RI Headquarters
12 Sanderson Road
Smithfield, RI 02917
Phone: 401-949-5454 x3000
Eligibility: Programs for all ages
Services Provided:

Audubon offers a broad array of programs, classes, camps, and special events throughout the year for people of all ages. Families, retirees, school groups, scouts, garden clubs and many more enjoy discovering the natural world with Audubon. A variety of activities are available in several locations throughout the state.

  • Hiking Trails
  • Nature Programs Information
  • Nature and Aquarium Center located in Bristol RI Information
  • Summer Camps (ages 2-13) and Jr. Camp Counselor Program Information
  • Volunteer opportunities

Provider Profiles:

The Audubon Society of Rhode Island is an independent, not-for-profit environmental organization dedicated to statewide environmental educationconservation and advocacy. Established in 1897, it is the oldest environmental organization in the state.

A voice in statewide ecological issues, the Society actively fulfills its environmental stewardship through preservation and protection of Rhode Island's natural heritage.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/14/2021
33 Maple Avenue
North Providence, RI 02911
Phone: 401-351-2750
Organization Name: Tri-Town Community Action Agency
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Address:
33 Maple Avenue
North Providence, RI 02911
Phone: 401-351-2750
Services Provided:

North Providence Location

  • Youth Prevention Services
  • Employment & Training
  • Senior and Disabled Adult Program
  • Health Center

Family Care Community Partnership FCCP

Education, Employment & Training for youth and adults link

Basic Needs Assistance Food and Fuel

Rental Housing Assistance link

Senior and Disabled Adults Programs link 

Health Center link

Provider Profiles:

We offer programs to assist with all aspects of life including health, behavioral health services, dental/oral health, adult and early childhood education, employment and training, housing, emergency services, nutrition, energy and conservation, youth opportunity and prevention programs, and senior services.

Multiple locations link

Johnston main office, North Providence, North Kingstown, Charlestown, North Providence, Pascoag, Wakefield, Westerly.

Additional lead agencies for the Family Care Community Partnership 

Community Care Alliance Northern Rhode Island

Communities for People East Urban Core

Family Service West Urban Core

Child and Family East Bay

Tri-County Community Action Kent/Washington County

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 4/18/2022
287 Washington Street South
Attleboro, MA 02703
Phone: 508-399-8445
Organization Name: CEC Entertainment Concepts, LLC
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Address:
287 Washington Street South
Attleboro, MA 02703
Phone: 508-399-8445
Service Categories:
Eligibility:

Free but families would need to pay for game tokens and food/beverage.

Provider Profiles:

DEDICATED TIME FOR KIDS WITH AUTISM & SPECIAL NEEDS

Chuck E. Cheese is proud to support families who have children with autism and other special needs. Through our Sensory Sensitive Sundays program we’re able to offer families a quieter dining and entertainment environment, dimmed lighting and a sensory-friendly arcade experience. Our sensory-friendly events also include a trained and caring staff to ensure each guest has a safe, fun-filled visit. 

Participating locations will open two hours early on the first Sunday of the month to offer a sensory-friendly experience for families. 

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 4/11/2022
Statewide Provider
575 Centerville Road
Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: 401-823-5566
Statewide Provider
Address:
575 Centerville Road
Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: 401-823-5566
Email: drmimp@aol.com
Services Provided:
  • Accessible Playground
  • Hall Rental

Provider Profiles:

The imPOSSIBLE DREAM Playground, Rhode Island's first integrated playground, offers an environment that is play friendly for children of all physical abilities.

Open April through October, 10:00 to 3:00  Sunday through Saturday, closed holiday's and holiday weekends.

we offer a clean, safe and happy playground for all children.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/7/2022
160 Yawgoo Valley Road
Exeter, RI 02822
Phone: 401-294-3802
Address:
160 Yawgoo Valley Road
Exeter, RI 02822
Phone: 401-294-3802
Eligibility:

Advance reservations required and fee

Services Provided:

Our instructors have training based on the industry standards set by the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) American Association of Snowboard Instructors (AASI). Several of our instructors have advanced certifications in various specialties including Adaptive, Freestyle, and Children. Private lessons are available for all ages including for children as young as 3* through adults.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/1/2022
19 North Washington Street
North Attleboro, MA 02760
Address:
19 North Washington Street
North Attleboro, MA 02760
Services Provided: We are a dance school that services typically developing children as well as having a therapeutic track for children with Autism.
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 12/30/2019
1280 Park Ave
Cranston, RI 02910
Phone: 401-439-5653
Address:
1280 Park Ave
Cranston, RI 02910
Phone: 401-439-5653
Wheelchair Access: yes
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 2/27/2019
45 Sherman Ave
Flander's Park
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: 914-522-7126
Address:
45 Sherman Ave
Flander's Park
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: 914-522-7126
Service Categories:
Email: 401aleagueofourown@gmail.com
Wheelchair Access: yes
Services Provided: 401 A League Of Our Own is a league designed to enable all individuals with special needs what ever their abilities are, to be able to participate in a unified game of T-Ball/Softball this Spring and Fall. Cranston Parks and Rec host the games at Flanders Park at 45 Sherman Ave. Cranston RI weather permitting on Saturday mornings (April-June and Sept.-Oct). This is a free program to bring everyone together to enjoy the game and make new friends and share ideas about enriching our kids lives and the community.We are looking for players, buddies and volunteers to come together to give the joy of baseball to all individuals from the ages of 5-25 with special needs. The players will have a buddy (12 years old and older) working with them to coach and assist in batting, running bases and fielding. A schedule of games is to be announced and you must signup and fill our player/buddy info sheet. All players MUST have a parent or guardian with them at all times at the games. This is a grassroots start up club and will not have uniforms this season and limited equipment. All involved are encouraged to bring your own gloves and bats if you have one, equipment donations appreciated.
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/4/2019
1000 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, RI
Phone: 401-785-3510 x394
Address:
1000 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, RI
Phone: 401-785-3510 x394
Toll Free Phone: 02907
Email: programs@rwpzoo.org
Services Provided:

Registration for 2021 Summer ZooCamp is OPEN and space is limited.  Explore more information on our Summer Adventures and Conservation Heroes ZooCamps below!

ZooCamp

Contact ZooCamp Director, Beth Capporelli in the education department at 783-5310 ext 394 for any questions you may have.

Carousel Village offers Sensory-Friendly Days on the first Tuesday of every month from April through August. They invite those with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and sensory processing differences to explore and enjoy Carousel Village.

https://www.rwpzoo.org/carousel-village-special-events

Email gsales@rwpzoo.org or call 401-467-0150 for questions.

Provider Profiles:

ZooCamp is an inclusive experience that welcomes and supports children of all abilities.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/14/2022
144 Mohawk Hotel Road
Old Forge, NY 13420
Phone: 315-207-5706
Organization Name: Mark Seven Deaf Foundation
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Address:
144 Mohawk Hotel Road
Old Forge, NY 13420
Phone: 315-207-5706
Services Provided:

Variety of programs for all ages. See website for additional details [https://www.campmark7.org/programs]

Provider Profiles:

Located in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains of New York, Camp Mark Seven, is a peaceful, welcoming retreat with a vast array of life-affirming educational, recreational and spiritual programs for deaf, hard of hearing, and KODA/CODA individuals. CM7, established in 1982, is home to outdoor and waterfront activities such as mountain hiking, kayaking, canoeing and swimming. Fun, adventure, safety, and great camaraderie in ASL are our passion for the campers.

Our program is unique and has left a lasting impression on each and every camper and staffer. With campers and participants from all 50 states and several countries, we value full communication access at CM7.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 2/22/2022
RI State Parks Headquarters
1100 Tower Hill Road
North Kingstown, RI 02852
Phone: 401-667-6200
Organization Name: RI Department of Environmental Managements (DEM)
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Address:
RI State Parks Headquarters
1100 Tower Hill Road
North Kingstown, RI 02852
Phone: 401-667-6200
Service Categories:
Email: dem.riparks@dem.ri.gov
Eligibility:

To obtain a disability beach pass for 2021, schedule an appointment and present valid photo ID (birth certificate for children) PDF

  • Applicants under the age of 65, must present a current letter from the Social Security office stating full name, address, current date and that you are receiving monthly disability benefits. Must be renewed annually.
  • Applicants over the age of 65 will follow the above steps but do not have to renew annually.
  • Disabled Veterans must present current letter from the Veterans Administration stating the following: name, address, date and letter stating you are 100% disabled due to service connected injury. *This pass is required to be renewed each year unless you are no longer required to be reevaluated.

Services Provided:

Accessibility at Rhode Island State Parks link

Disability Passes are valid at the following Locations:

  •  Charlestown Breachway State Beach
  •  East Beach State Beach
  •  East Matunuck State Beach
  •  Goddard State Golf Course (Not Valid for Golf Cart Rental)
  •  Misquamicut State Beach
  •  Roger Wheeler State Beach
  •  Salty Brine State Beach
  •  Scarborough North & South State
    Beach
Provider Profiles:

Rhode Island State Parks & Recreation is a division of the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Managements (DEM) Bureau of Natural Resources. The Bureau protects, manages, restores, and promotes the state’s wide array of historic parks, beaches, recreational facilities, and green spaces.

Rhode Island State Law 32-1-17: No *fee shall be charged to any person with a disability regardless of age, or to automobiles transporting a non-driver with a disability at any recreational facility owned by the state, provided, however, proper identification is presented as prescribed by the Department of Environmental
Management.

*"fees" shall include all fees for parking, admittance, or other user-fees for playing golf. The term "fees" shall not include licensing fees; camping fees, picnic table fees or specialized facility use fees, including, but not limited to fees for the use of equestrian areas, performing art centers, game fields and mule
shed.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 4/22/2022
920 Bald Hill Road
Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: 401-828-5867
Address:
920 Bald Hill Road
Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: 401-828-5867
Service Categories:
Email: info@launchri.com
Services Provided:

See website for information on programs.

Launch Trampoline has sensory sensitive hours that provides a quieter, private time where it is open exclusively to jumpers with special needs, along with their families. 

Source: Rhode Island Suggest Provider Queue
Last Updated: 4/22/2022
70 Pawtucket Avenue
East Providence, RI 02916
Phone: 401-383-6000
Address:
70 Pawtucket Avenue
East Providence, RI 02916
Phone: 401-383-6000
Service Categories:
Services Provided:

Sensory hours provide a quieter, toned-down jumping experience for those with special needs. 

Occurs on the second Sunday of every month from 8:30am-10:00am.

Source: Rhode Island Suggest Provider Queue
Last Updated: 4/22/2022
100 Higginson Avenue
Lincoln, RI 02865
Phone: 401-727-1704
Organization Name: Rock Spot Climbing
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Address:
100 Higginson Avenue
Lincoln, RI 02865
Phone: 401-727-1704
Email: Questions@rockspotclimbing.com
Eligibility:

CLIMBING IS A SPORT FOR ALL AGES, ALL ABILITIES

Services Provided:

Instruction

Group Events

After-school and weekend programs for youth 

Outdoor Climbing link

Provider Profiles:

ROCK SPOT CLIMBING has been owned and operated by local business partners,
Lary Norin & Nadav Minkin since 1998.

All of our facilities feature world-class climbing, a welcoming environment
and friendly climbing communities.

Our dream is to provide accessible and inclusive climbing opportunities
for all ages and ability levels.

Multiple facilities across Rhode Island and Massachusetts

See Peacedale and Providence MHP Directory entries for additional information.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 4/22/2022
1174 Kingstown Road
South Kingstown, RI 02879
Phone: 401-789-7768
Organization Name: Rock Spot Climbing
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Address:
1174 Kingstown Road
South Kingstown, RI 02879
Phone: 401-789-7768
Email: Questions@rockspotclimbing.com
Services Provided:

Group Events

After-school and weekend programs for youth

Instruction

Climbing Wall Instructor Course link

Provider Profiles:

ROCK SPOT CLIMBING has been owned and operated by local business partners,
Lary Norin & Nadav Minkin since 1998.

All of our facilities feature world-class climbing, a welcoming environment
and friendly climbing communities.

Our dream is to provide accessible and inclusive climbing opportunities
for all ages and ability levels.

Multiple facilities across Rhode Island and Massachusetts

See Lincoln and Providence MHP Directory entries for additional information.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 4/22/2022
42 Rice Street
Providence, RI 02907
Phone: 401-217-2772
Organization Name: Rock Spot Climbing
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Address:
42 Rice Street
Providence, RI 02907
Phone: 401-217-2772
Email: GymManagerPVD@rockspotclimbing.com
Services Provided:

This location features a form of climbing called bouldering, where our route setters create body movement puzzles known as “problems” that are set closer to the ground, but offer a stronger focus on community and training.

Bouldering link

Youth Sessions

Homeschool

Groups

Outdoor Camps age 10+

Provider Profiles:

ROCK SPOT CLIMBING has been owned and operated by local business partners,
Lary Norin & Nadav Minkin since 1998.

All of our facilities feature world-class climbing, a welcoming environment
and friendly climbing communities.

Our dream is to provide accessible and inclusive climbing opportunities
for all ages and ability levels.

Multiple facilities across Rhode Island and Massachusetts

See Lincoln and Peacedale MHP Directory entries for additional information.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 4/22/2022
650 Bald Hill Road
Warwick, RI 02886
Organization Name: CEC Entertainment Concepts, LLC
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Address:
650 Bald Hill Road
Warwick, RI 02886
Service Categories:
Services Provided:

Free but patrons will need to pay for food/beverage and tokens. 

See link for information on Warwick location.

Provider Profiles:

DEDICATED TIME FOR KIDS WITH AUTISM & SPECIAL NEEDS

Chuck E. Cheese is proud to support families who have children with autism and other special needs. Through our Sensory Sensitive Sundays program we’re able to offer families a quieter dining and entertainment environment, dimmed lighting and a sensory-friendly arcade experience. Our sensory-friendly events also include a trained and caring staff to ensure each guest has a safe, fun-filled visit. 

Participating locations will open two hours early on the first Sunday of the month to offer a sensory-friendly experience for families. 

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 4/22/2022
Organization Name: Boys Scouts of America- Narragansett Council
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Address:
Camp Champlin, 223 Scituate Avenue
Cranston, RI 02921
Phone: 401-351-8700
Email: info@narragansettbsa.org
Eligibility:

Day camp

Multi-level summer camp programs through Boys Scouts of America- Narragansett Council for youth in grades K-5, & grades 6-12.

Additional programming for young adults ages 14-20.  

Services Provided:

Adventure Base Camp is a great way for your child to experience the thrill of the outdoors while introducing them to independence without being too far from home.

The week-long program fills each day with adventures like archery, BB, boating, swimming, crafts, outdoor cooking, fire-building, nature appreciation, and daily STEM projects.

Addition information see link

 

Provider Profiles:

Campers are assigned staff-led groups of up to 15 youth of a similar age to ensure that each camper’s experience is appropriate for their age group. 

Families are invited to camp every Friday for a closing campfire program. Each week will offer a different theme to keep the excitement going all summer.

This year’s theme is Day Camp Goes to the Movies. This summer’s 8 weekly themes include Sci-fi week, Action/Adventure, Fantasy, Planet Earth, and more! So, take advantage of coming to camp multiple weeks at a discounted rate. 

Source: Rhode Island Suggest Provider Queue
Last Updated: 4/22/2022
Nationwide Provider
5223 David Edwards Drive
San Antonio, TX 78233
Phone: 210-495-5888
Nationwide Provider
Address:
5223 David Edwards Drive
San Antonio, TX 78233
Phone: 210-495-5888
Toll Free Phone: 877-495-5888
Service Categories:
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Eligibility:

Free for those with Special Needs.

Services Provided:

Provides a theme park designed for individuals with special needs. A 25-acre park that serves those with special needs, their families, friends, caregivers and the public at large. Morgan’s Wonderland is a place where “kids” of all ages and abilities can have fun.

Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 12/22/2021
Nationwide Provider
1849 C Street NW
Washington, DC 20240
Nationwide Provider
Organization Name: U.S. Department of the Interior
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Address:
1849 C Street NW
Washington, DC 20240
Service Categories:
Eligibility:

Contact for program information.

Services Provided:

Provides information about locations and programs at various national parks.

Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 5/9/2022
Nationwide Provider
4000 Ridgeway Drive
Birmingham, AL 35209
Nationwide Provider
Address:
4000 Ridgeway Drive
Birmingham, AL 35209
TDD: 800-900-8086
Toll Free Phone: 800-900-8086
Fax: 205-313-7474
Email: email@nchpad.org
Services Provided:

NCHPAD is the premier resource for information on physical activity, health promotion, and disability, serving persons with physical, sensory and cognitive disability across the lifespan. website features a variety of resources and services which can benefit all ages and populations.

Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 4/13/2022