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.

Audubon of RI Headquarters
12 Sanderson Road
Smithfield, RI 02917
Phone: 401-949-5454 x3000
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Address:
Audubon of RI Headquarters
12 Sanderson Road
Smithfield, RI 02917
Phone: 401-949-5454 x3000
Eligibility: Programs for all ages
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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

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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
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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

  • Health Center link
  • Youth Prevention Services
  • Adult and Youth Education, Employment & Training
  • Youth Sports link
  • Senior and Disabled Adult Case Management Program
  • Victim of Crime Advocacy Program (VOCA)
  • Victim of Crime Advocacy Program (VOCA) for D/deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf Blind
  • WIC Program, opening Fall 2017

outh Prevention Services
Adult and Youth Education, Employment & Training [https://tricountyri.org/services/adult-and-youth-education-employment-training/]
Youth Sports [https://tricountyri.org/services/sports-recreation/]
Senior and Disabled Adult Case Management Program
Victim of Crime Advocacy Program (VOCA)
Victim of Crime Advocacy Program (VOCA) for D/deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf/Blind
Health Center [https://tricountyri.org/services/health-centers-lab/]

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

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 9/20/2021
575 Centerville Road
Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: 401-823-5566
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Address:
575 Centerville Road
Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: 401-823-5566
Email: drmimp@aol.com
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Accessible Playground

Hall Rental

Open Seasonally 10:00 am-3:00 pm, closed holiday's and holiday weekends

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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,

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

Link

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 5/17/2021
40 Collins Road
Ashaway, RI 02804
Phone: 401-525-8912
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Address:
40 Collins Road
Ashaway, RI 02804
Phone: 401-525-8912
Eligibility: application [http://gaitsofharmony.webs.com/get-involved]
Services Provided: Therapeutic Riding for all ages
Volunteer opportunities

Mailing address above-
Gaits of Harmony
2150 Tower Hill Road
Saunderstown, RI 02874
Provider Profiles: Gaits of Harmony will provide Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT) under the standards and guidelines PATH Intl provides to members, instructors, and the industry as a whole. The center’s services will include therapeutic riding, therapeutic horsemanship, hippotherapy, and interactive vaulting. Gaits of Harmony will also provide educational opportunities for the community, staff, volunteers, and families of participants.
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/10/2019
86 Foster Center Road
Foster, RI 02825
Phone: 401-397-9242
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Address:
86 Foster Center Road
Foster, RI 02825
Phone: 401-397-9242
Email: info@cornerstonefarmri.com
Eligibility: Fee and complete a client packet [http://www.ridenewhorizons.org/contact.html] financial aid request in packet.
Services Provided: Therapeutic Riding
Dressage for Advanced Riders
Provider Profiles: The New Horizons Center for Equine Assisted Therapy was created to bring these opportunities to more individuals! Recently designated as a 501©3 non-profit foundation, New Horizons provides riding and driving instruction, as well as un-mounted equine facilitated therapy to individuals of all ages at Cornerstone Farm.
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/10/2019
Providence, RI 02903
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Organization Name: Spectrum Theatre Ensemble
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Address:
Providence, RI 02903
Services Provided: Productions
Workshops

To contact go to Spectrum Theater Ensemble Facebook page.
Provider Profiles: The Spectrum Theatre Ensemble is a group of theatre artists, both neurotypical and on the autism spectrum, based in Providence, RI.
By producing relevant and high-quality productions and workshops, STE aims to engage both artists and audience to develop social skills, empathy, and understanding, and to spread the message of inclusion all over the world.

[https://spectrumtheatreensemble.com/]
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 8/5/2019
160 Yawgoo Valley Road
Exeter, RI 02822
Phone: 401-294-3802
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Address:
160 Yawgoo Valley Road
Exeter, RI 02822
Phone: 401-294-3802
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Eligibility: Advance reservations required and fee
Services Provided: Adaptive Ski and Snowboard lessons from STRIDE Adaptive Sports [https://www.stride.org/sports/ski-snowboard/]

2 ½ hours of private instruction (includes time for equipment fitting)
Adaptive and/or standard ski or snowboard equipment
Lift ticket
Provider Profiles: STRIDE offers adaptive skiing and snowboarding lessons at four mountain resorts in New England: Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort in Hancock, MA; Catamount Mountain in Hillsdale, NY; Ski Sundown in New Hartford, CT, and Yawgoo Valley in Rhode Island. Our volunteer coaches teach over 2000 annual lessons during the winter to individuals with developmental, intellectual and physical disabilities. Private adaptive lessons are offered for 2.5 hours, and lessons include specialized equipment and rentals.

January -March, Sat/Sun 9:30-12:00 am; 12:30-3:00 pm
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/23/2019
19 North Washington Street
North Attleboro, MA 02760
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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
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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
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Address:
45 Sherman Ave
Flander's Park
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: 914-522-7126
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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
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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.

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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: 4/22/2021
144 Mohawk Hotel Road
Old Forge, NY 13420
Phone: 315-207-5706
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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: 7/23/2019
RI State Parks Headquarters
1100 Tower Hill Road
North Kingstown, RI 02852
Phone: 401-667-6200
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Organization Name: RI Department of Environmental Managements (DEM)
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RI State Parks Headquarters
1100 Tower Hill Road
North Kingstown, RI 02852
Phone: 401-667-6200
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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
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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: 4/27/2021
1849 C Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20240
Phone: 202-208-3100
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Organization Name: U.S. Department of the Interior
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Address:
1849 C Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20240
Phone: 202-208-3100
Toll Free Phone: 800-877-8339
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Eligibility:

Contact for program information.

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Provides information about locations and programs at various national parks.

Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 8/18/2021