Accessible Travel and Outdoor Programs South Texas

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

Texas is the second largest state as well as the second most populous. The Southern region of Texas is known for its large cities such as Houston, San Antonio and Austin, and has some colorful Mexican culture due to it’s proximity to Latin America. There are several opportunities for vacationers in South Texas whether they decide to camp and participate in outdoor activities or visit museums and parks.

 

Morgan’s Wonderland

This magical amusement park is available for all ages and all special needs. It is safe, clean and fully accessible. There are several accessible rides, attractions, shows, playscapes, activities, and more! The park welcomes service animals as well and provides shady rest areas for them and the guests. This is the first ever Ultra-Accessible Family Fun Park in the world, stretching across 25 acres ofSan Antonio’s northeast side.

Website: http://www.morganswonderland.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MorgansWonderland
Phone: 210-495-5888

 

Houston Parks and Recreation Department MMSC Adaptive Sports and Recreation

The Metropolitan Multi-Service Center provides opportunities for people with disabilities such as structured classes, a fitness room, full court gym, indoor heated pool, a beep baseball field, a tennis court, a quarter mile trail, and an urban garden. The possibilities are endless here! Just last year, a brand new, massive, colorful and accessible playground was built for the children. You can also participate in adaptive yoga, adult sports such as wheelchair basketball, rugby, soccer, tennis and power soccer. Come get fit at the MMSC inHouston!

Website: http://www.houstontx.gov/parks/adaptivesports.html
Phone: 713.284.1973

 

Handicap Van Rentals

If you’re in the Greater Houston area and are in need of a handicap rental van, go visit Handicap Van Rentals! They are a family owned company that is open seven days a week to serve you. There are daily, weekly, monthly and even long term rental agreements that are reasonably priced.

Website: http://www.handicapvans.net
Phone: 713-723-8618
Email: doug10101@aol.com 

 

Brain Injury Association of Texas- Support Group

Have you suffered a brain injury? Do you feel like no one can relate to what you’ve been through? The Brain Injury Association of Texas will help you find a support group with individuals who have similar experiences to you. Support groups can be found online on the BIATX website, which is very convenient. Find groups who are interested in outdoor activities and sports!

Website: http://www.biatx.org/supportGroups.htm
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Brain-Injury-Association-of-Texas/115135759181
Phone: 512-326-1212

Email: info@biatx.org 

 

Discovery Green

This non-profit park raises all funds for the activities and events that take place for Houstonians.  Discovery Green ensures that it remains a fully accessible, incomparable public gathering place. There are several health and wellness activities, special events such as a monthly vintage market, entertainment, art, trails, boat rentals, and more! There is always something going on, even on the weekends, so come join in on the fun!

 Website: http://www.discoverygreen.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DiscoveryGreenHouston
Phone: 713-400-7336

 

National Parks Golden Access Passport 

National and state parks are abound in Texas 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: Farah Bohannon of Winder, Georgia currently serves as UroMed’s Marketing and Sales Support Assistant. She graduated with a B.A. in Communication Studies from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama in May 2010. She loves to utilize her writing and marketing skills with inspiring stories. Farah is also passionate about traveling and exploring new cities and places. When she isn’t at work, she enjoys hanging out with her husband, exercising, cooking, baking, scuba diving, and playing tennis.

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