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Services for People with Disabilities
Equipment, Facilities & Programs
Please note that if you or your group needs additional accomodations other than those listed below, contact the park before you visit.
Beaver Lake Nature Center
- The Lakeview Trail is accessible for wheelchairs.
- Visitor Center is accessible.
Carpenter’s Brook Fish Hatchery
- Time Out to Fish Program
This long running program, May - July, offers school groups serving children with special needs as well as other small groups, senior citizens, and individuals with special needs the opportunity to fish for rainbow trout. Groups must consist of a minimum of 5/ maximum of 20. This program is sponsored by Friends of Carpenter's Brook Fish Hatchery. Group size: Minimum 5, maximum 15. A fishing license is NOT needed to participate in this program. Cost is $3 per person. For reservations call 689-9367.
Jamesville Beach Park
- There is a wheelchair ramp and concrete sidewalk to the water's edge that is accessible.
NBT Bank Stadium
- $6 for all seats for Syracuse Chiefs games
Onondaga Lake Park
- Wegmans Playground - A 35,000 square foot playspace for children of all abilities.
- Shelter users-direct vehicle access to shelter allowed with permit issued from Onondaga Lake Park office, call 453-6712 or email firstname.lastname@example.org before your visit.
- Marina - ARISE has a pontoon boat that takes people out fishing. Contact ARISE for schedule.
- Fishing - Wheelchair users have access to the base of the the Thruway bridge (via West Shore Trail) - the concrete abuttment is big enough to safely fish from in a chair. However, please note there are no rails.
- Free use of amtrykes and wheelchairs for persons with special needs
- The Wegmans Trams are wheelchair accessible
Rosamond Gifford Zoo
- Carrier Conservation Center is accessible.
- Wheelchairs are available to use free of charge on a first-come, first serve basis
- Adult Lightwieght Travel Chairs are available for a small rental fee.
- Guide Dog Policy: Fully trained guide dogs that are on-duty are allowed in the zoo with their owners. Guide dogs must be identified as such. Visitors requiring guide dogs are encouraged to call ahead. Some of our animals perceive dogs as predators. Therefore certain parts of the zoo may be off limits to zoo visitors with guide dogs due to animal welfare issues. We are happy to provide an escort to take visitors though these areas.
For More Information...
- New York State Inclusive Recreation Resource Center
Housed at SUNY Cortland in the Recreation, Parks and Leisure Studies Department, the NYS IRRC helps make recreation inclusive for all people. Whether it is through training, information, technical assistance, and inclusivity assessment, or a recreation referral, they help to make sure that all people can play wherever they choose.
- Resources for people with special needs:
ARISE or Exceptional Family Resources
- NY Special Olympics
- Empire State Games for the Physically Challenged
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