It is important that every person who visits a Florida State Park have the most beneficial and enjoyable experience possible. No one should unnecessarily be barred from this.
Over the years many innovative advances have been made that allow people with disabilities unprecedented access to the outdoors. All-terrain power wheelchairs able to handle deep sand or rugged trails. Accessible kayak launches. Roll out matting that transforms sandy beach into a flat stable easily traversed path. And, much more.
The Florida Park Service is most willing to do all it takes to house, maintain, and make available these kinds of accommodations which would have a profound effect on the lives of people with disabilities, their families, and friends. But, park budgets have no funds to make the initial purchases.
Friends of Florida State Parks is buckling down to raise a $1M for the Access For All Campaign and we hope you can and will add your effort to ours by making a contribution. Click here to go to our donation page. Be sure to specify “Access For All Campaign” in the drop down box. You can even specify in the comment box exactly which purchase you would like to see it go towards.
Check back from time to time for updates on the “1M Wish List” pictures, and stories. And thank you for your interest and generosity.
Visit the Florida State Parks Service, one of our partners in the campaign, "Access for All" here.
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