Celebrating Access for All

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Access for All  is our commitment to provide inclusive experiences to every park visitor. To further develop our inclusive culture, the Florida Park Service launched the Access for All  campaign in July. This statewide, year-long campaign celebrates programmatic access and encourages park visitors to enjoy the many accessible amenities offered at our parks.

Each month, five Florida State Parks will be featured in the celebration. Look for celebratory display banners and posters in the parks, and notice the Access for All  uniform pin worn by park staff. Feel free to ask a Park Ranger wearing the pin about the accessible amenities offered at his or her park.

In partnership with the Access for All  campaign, the Friends of Florida State Parks, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the Florida Park Service, has launched a $1 million campaign to increase accessibility at individual state parks. The campaign features a "1M Wish List" that details specific accessible amenities that parks have requested. Contributions to this wish list give parks the opportunity to provide unprecedented resource-based recreational experiences to visitors.

This page is meant to highlight the ongoing celebrations and successes taking place at our parks, but we encourage you to visit our parks and join the fun yourself. Check out individual parks' accessible amenities before you go, and visit our social media sites (links provided at the footer of this page) to keep up with current events.


Posted: 12/7/2015 | By: Park Services Specialist Kiersten Wilson

PENSACOLA, Fla. - On November 7, Big Lagoon State Park--in partnership with the West Florida Key Club, Big Lagoon Builders Club and Big Lagoon Kiwanis Club--conducted the seventh annual Arc Gateway Adventure. The event was an opportunity for members...

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. - Each year, the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) coordinates the national Disability Mentoring Day to promote career development for students and job seekers with disabilities through hands-on career exploration and ongoing mentoring relationships....

Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Posted: 9/10/2015 | By: Park Manager Tony Clements

OSPREY, Fla. - To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Oscar Scherer State Park--in partnership with Lowe's Home Improvement and local volunteers--restored the Lester Finley Barrier-free Trail on...

Photograph of author Sara Robbins opening her children's book in front of her granddaughter.

OSPREY, Fla. - On Saturday, September 5, 2015, Oscar Scherer State Park hosted “Literacy Amongst the Trees” in celebration of International Literacy Day and the Florida State Park’s Access for All celebration. The weather couldn’t have been more inviting and beautiful for the event. An estimated...

Posted: 11/12/2015 | By: Park Services Specialist Art Levy

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. - Each year, the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) coordinates the national Disability Mentoring Day to promote career development for students and job seekers with disabilities through...

A beach wheelchair sits on a beach access mat at John U. Lloyd Beach State Park on Friday, Sept. 4, 2015.

Posted: 9/9/2015 | By: Florida Park Service

DANIA BEACH, Fla. - John U. Lloyd Beach State Park is one of six featured parks celebrating Access for All for the month of September....

The new accessible campground bathhouse and adjoining parking space at Blue Spring State Park. Photo taken on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015.

Posted: 8/19/2015 | By: Florida Park Service

ORANGE CITY, Fla. - As of Saturday, August 1, Blue Spring State Park features two new accessible campground bathhouses, four new...

Photograph of the front entrance of Manatee Springs State Park with the Access for All flag waving in the background
Manatee Springs State Park displays the Access for All flag at the front entrance, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015.

Posted: 8/19/2015 | By: Florida Park Service

 

CHIEFLAND, Fla. - Manatee Springs State Park hosted the LARC in the Park Day on Wednesday, August 8, to recognize and...

Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park currently has two Beach Wheelchairs, one Swimming Wheelchair at No charge first come first serve. They are located at the bicyle rental area inside the park. In addition there is a Mobi Mat at Beach Access #6 next to the Lighthouse Cafe.

 

If you have any special needs,...

Photograph of author Sara Robbins opening her children's book in front of her granddaughter.

OSPREY, Fla. - On Saturday, September 5, 2015, Oscar Scherer State Park hosted “Literacy Amongst the Trees” in celebration of International Literacy Day and the Florida State Park’s Access for All  celebration.  The weather couldn’t have been more inviting and beautiful for the event.  An estimated 300 visitors of all...

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