Accessible Travel and Outdoor Programs in Kentucky

These accessible travel suggestions are part of the 2012 Get Out & Enjoy Life program that is a joint educational initiative between UroMed’s motivational program – Life After Spinal Cord Injury, and SPORTS ‘N SPOKES magazine, published by the Paralyzed Veterans of America.  For more details on the Get Out & Enjoy Life event, please see:  http://pvamag.com/sns/article/4772/get_out_enjoy_life_2012

“From the rolling bluegrass-covered hills of legendary Horse Country and the grandstands of America’s most storied thoroughbred racing tracks to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail and world-renowned outdoor adventure, visit Kentucky and experience the unbridled spirit that runs wild in the Bluegrass State.” (source: Kentuckytourism.com)


CKRH Riding for Hope

“Central Kentucky Riding for Hope is dedicated to enriching the community by improving the quality of life and the health of children and adults with special physical, cognitive, emotional and social needs through therapeutic activities with the horse.” They offer equine assisted activities & therapies, therapeutic riding, hippotherapy and more.
Website: www.ckrh.org
Phone: 859-231-7066

 

Iroquois Park Accessible Playground

 The playground includes:

  • An elaborate play area for children ages 5-12, connected by ramps and elevated decks.
  • A fenced “tot lot” designed for children ages 2-5.
  • Three swing sets, with a total of 10 standard belt seats and four molded bucket seats.
  • A 2,500-square-foot splash play area, with multiple water spray jets and misting devices.
  • 13,000 square feet of rubberized base surface to protect children while they’re playing.
  • Four shade structures to keep playground users cool.

Website: http://www.louisvilleky.gov/MetroParks/News/2007/iroquoisaccessibleplayground.htm

 

Adapted Leisure Activities

“Adapted Leisure Activities offers a wide range of recreational activities for individuals with mental and/or physical disabilities, along with their friends and families. Programs include wheelchair basketball, aqua exercise, bowling, dances, assisted shopping and more.”

Website: http://www.louisvilleky.gov/MetroParks/recreation/adaptedleisure.htm
Phone: 502/456.8148
Email: http://www.louisvilleky.gov/MetroParks/aboutus/contactforms/emailbjlevis.htm

 

Frazier Rehab Institute – Adaptive Sports Program

“The ultimate vision and goal of the Adapted Sports Program at Frazier Rehab Institute is to improve the quality of life of the individuals with disabilities and offer healthier lifestyle choices for these individuals and their families. Frazier Rehab Institute has created a greater awareness of, and generated education in, the prevention of health complications and illnesses such as: obesity, diabetes, stress and other health related concerns.  These conditions are often associated with physical disabilities though the Adapted Sports Program.”
Website: http://www.jhsmh.org/Health-Services/Rehab-Services-Frazier-Rehab/Specialties/Adaptive-Sports-Program.aspx
Phone: (502) 582-7618

National Parks Golden Access Passport 

National and state parks are abound in Kentucky and many offer a broad range of accessible including campgrounds, fishing spots, trails and picnic areas.  For travelers with disabilities, the Golden Access Passport is free and gives users free entry to all national parks, plus 50% off fees for the uses of many park facilities and services.   To get a Golden Access pass, you must show proof of age, US citizenship or permanent residency and proof of disability.  You can request your Golden Access Pass by mail or by internet.

To order passes by mail:

National Park Service
1849 C Street NW
Washington DC 20240
202-208-4747

To order online, visit www.nps.gov

Thank you to our sponsors:
This project was supported by a variety of sponsors that we’d like to thank, including:

 


About the Author: Lindsey Beacham, from Atlanta, serves as Marketing Coordinator for UroMed. She graduated from Auburn University with a B.A. in Criminology and from Georgia State University with a B.B.A in Marketing. When she’s not busy with marketing or studying for additional degrees, she enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with her family.

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