With hundreds of sunny days annually and no winter snow and ice, the city of Phoenix and its non-profit partners offer year-round inclusive recreation opportunities for area residents with disabilities.
The award-winning adaptive recreation program's Daring Adventures and River Rampage are offered by Daring Adventures, a local nonprofit partner of the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department. Daring Adventures operates out of the newly opened Arizona Bridge to Independent Living's Sports & Fitness Center, which puts world-class adaptive recreation under one roof.
The SoloRider golf cart enables golfers to enjoy the game by offering:
- A 360-degree swivel seat to provide ease with entry and exit
- An elevating seat from which to play
- Easy to handle ergonomic controls
SoloRider carts are available at these city courses:
Telephone Pioneers Park
The Parks and Recreation Department manages Telephone Pioneers of America Park, the first barrier free park in the nation. This facility was built through community donations under the leadership of the volunteer organization, Telephone Pioneers of America.
The park features two beep baseball fields, a therapeutic heated pool, a wheelchair-accessible playground, an 18-station exercise course, racquetball, volleyball, tennis, basketball and shuffleboard. Ramadas, grills and picnic facilities also are available. A state of the art "all children" accessible playground was completed in January 2001.
For more information on swimming lessons and pool hours call 602-495-2404. The park is located in northwest Phoenix at 1946 West Morningside Dr. Park hours are 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. For more information please call 602-262-6575 (voice) or 602-262-6713 (TTY).