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Recreation

The following information listed below is meant to assist people with disabilities in finding Recreational resources in New York City.

The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation strives to help ALL New Yorkers discover how New York City's about 29,000 acres of parks can enrich their lives, promoting physical and emotional well-being, and providing venues for fitness and peaceful respite for the widest possible audience. Visit the accessibility page to find out about accessibility in parks, facilities, and accessibility programs.

Visit the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation for more information.


Achilles
City Parks Foundation
Hudson River Park
KEEN
New York State Access Pass
Reberto Clemete State Park
Riverbank State Park
Row New York
Wheelchair Sports Federation
Wounded Warrior Project


Achilles
Over the years, Achilles has also developed specialized programs for children and war veterans. Achilles Kids provides training, racing opportunities, and an in-school program for children with disabilities, while our Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans program brings running programs and marathon opportunities to disabled veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.
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City Parks Foundation
City Parks Foundation (CPF) is the only nonprofit organization to create programs in parks throughout all five boroughs of New York City. We enrich and connect New Yorkers through free and accessible arts, sports, education and community-building initiatives.
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Hudson River Park
Hudson River Park, the longest waterfront park in the United States, has transformed five miles of decaying piers and parking lots along Manhattan's West side into a beloved, urban recreational paradise. Attracting 17 million visits each year, the Park offers a myriad of recreational and educational activities for local residents and visitors alike, and plays a critical role in protecting the Hudson River environment itself.
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KEEN
Is a national, nonprofit volunteer-led organization that provides one-to-one recreational opportunities for children and young adults with developmental and physical disabilities at no cost to their families and caregivers. KEEN's mission is to foster the self-esteem, confidence, skills and talents of its athletes through non-competitive activities, allowing young people facing even the most significant challenges to meet their individual goals.
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New York State Access Pass
The Individual Access Pass permits a resident of New York State with a disability, as defined in the attached application, free or discounted use of parks, historic sites, and recreational facilities operated by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
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Roberto Clemente State Park
Roberto Clemente State Park is a 25-acre waterfront park located along the Harlem River in the Bronx. The park offers a variety of recreational and cultural activities year-round for youth, adults, senior citizens and the physically challenged.
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Riverbank State Park
Riverbank is the only park of its kind in the Western Hemisphere. Inspired by urban rooftop designs in Japan, this 28-acre multi-level landscaped recreational facility is a state-of-the-art park facility.
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Row New York
Row New York's adaptive rowing program provides land-based and on-water workouts for adaptive athletes of all abilities. The program offers all levels of involvement: adaptive athletes can row for recreation, rehabilitation, and competition. Athletes begin the program learning the basics of rowing on ergometers, then move to on-water rowing on stable barges, and for competitive athletes, to rowing shells fitted with pontoons. Our adaptive programming takes place with our experienced coaches on the calm and safe waters of Meadow Lake in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens.
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Wheelchair Sports Federation
is a national non-profit that provides opportunities for adults and children with disabilities to play sports recreationally and competitively. While Adaptive Sports such as Wheelchair Basketball have been around since post-WWII, other Adaptive Sports like Wheelchair Football are relatively new to the adaptive athletic population.
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Wounded Warrior Project
Our Physical Health & Wellness program provides recreation, adaptive sports programs, and overall strategies to help you remain physically engaged while adjusting to life after injury. Warriors' physical and psychological well-being are optimized through comprehensive recreation and sports programs, physical health promotion strategies, legislative policy change, and physical rehabilitation designed to help maximize independence.
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