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.

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...

Photograph of empty beach wheelchair sitting on beach access mat with Access for All flag waving in background at John U. Lloyd Beach State Park

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

On Friday, September 4, John U. Lloyd hosted AccessRec LLC., a company that offers products to improve access to water-based recreation. The company...

Photograph of the new accessible bathhouse and adjoining parking space at Blue Spring State Park

ORANGE CITY, Fla. - As of Saturday, August 1, Blue Spring State Park features two new accessible campground bathhouses, four new parking spaces and four new accessible recreational vehicle campsites.

The accessible features of these new facilities will encourage more campers with disabilities to enjoy the park....

Photograph of the front entrance of Manatee Springs State Park with the Access for All flag waving in the background

CHIEFLAND, Fla. - Manatee Springs State Park hosted the LARC in the Park Day on Wednesday, August 8, to recognize and celebrate the work of volunteers from The Arc of Levy County (LARC)--a local chapter of the largest national community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual disabilities...