Looking for inclusive opportunities in the Stevens Point Area for disabled individuals? Whether you're eager to hit our scenic trails, partake in the excitement of the annual turkey hunt, or discover an accessible playground, we've got the inside scoop on all the inclusive gems the Stevens Point Area offers.Heading by Midstate Independent Living
Whether you want to venture out onto one of the many trails in the area, From turkey hunting and fishing to playgrounds and trails, there are accessible adventures for all ages.
Green Circle Trail
The popular Green Circle Trail is one of Stevens Point most famous trails looping around the city and stretching 27 miles. Many parts of the trial meet ADA guidelines and allow wheelchairs on the trail, such as the Riverfront Trail, Hoover Road Trail Spur, and Heartland Trail Spur that are paved with asphalt.
The Stevens Point Area has plenty of handicap-accessible fishing piers available to the public, from Schmeeckle Reserve to downtown Stevens Point, you will be able to find somewhere accessible to fish.
Locations With Handicap Accessible Piers:Bukolt Park, 1oo Bukolt Ave, Stevens Point Lake Joanis, 2500 Maria Dr, Stevens Point McDill Pond, 2001 Post Rd, Stevens Point Collins Lake, 2711 County Rd. I, Rosholt Lake Emily, 3968 Park Dr, Amherst Junction Lake Pacawa, 1831 Maple Dr, Plover
Every year, Junction City has a turkey hunt for disabled children and veterans. The event is a free hunt on private land donated specifically for the event. Every hunter will also be paired with a mentor to assist them throughout the hunt.
Looking to sign up?Check out the childswish website to sign up, or if you are looking to volunteer for the Turkey Hunt go to the Junction City USSA Turkey Hunt And Springfling Facebook page and get in contact with one of the admins.
K.A.S.H. Playground, found at Mead Park, is one of two handicap accessible parks in the area. K.A.S.H. offers a wide play area that allows wheelchairs, adaptive swings, a raised sand play area, and handicap accessible bathrooms. Lake Pacawa Park, located in Plover, also has an ADA accessible playground along with a splash pad to cool off on a hot summer day.
No matter what your physical abilities may be there are opportunities for you to get active and experience the fun things to do in the Stevens Point Area.
K.B. Willet Ice Arena
Head over to K.B. Willet Ice Arena home of the UWSP men's hockey team, where you can participate in open skate. The ice arena has open skate throughout the winter and has skate aids for those who need additional balance assistance for people in wheelchairs or using skates.
Donald Copps Municipal Pool
Trying to cool off on a hot day? Check out Donald Copps Municipal Pool. This pool has a lift chair available for accessing the pool along with a zero-depth entry wading pool. The pool is open for swimming throughout the summer and also hosts free swimming events on most weekend mornings.
Cycling Without Age
Cycling without age is a program that allows people without the physical abilities to ride a bike to experience a bike ride utilizing a trishaw bike design. These bike rides are free and available by appointment, to schedule a ride contact Cycling Without Age via either email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (715-326-0641).
Things to Know Before you Schedule
- Please book your appointment at least one week in advance.
- People with limited mobility will need a family member or caregiver to help with transfers.
- Passengers must weigh less than 300 pounds.
- Rides are normally about 6 miles long and take 30-40 minutes.
The Stevens Point Area has plenty of annual events and fun locations that are perfect for people looking for something fun to do in the area and are designed for people with disabilities.
Adapted Ice Skating
Midwest Independent Living hosts an adapted ice skating event every winter at K.B. Willet Arena, for those with disabilities to experience the joy of Ice skating. They provide many ways to get involved in the fun no matter what your experience or ability.
Every year Midstate Independent Living Choices also hosts an adapted kayaking event to promote accessible kayaking for people with disabilities. This annual event is open to people no matter their disability or age along with their family or caregiver.
Central Wisconsin Children's Museum
The Children's Museum is open to visitors of all ages and abilities with the goal of making sure every kid has an enjoyable and meaningful experience. Stop by the welcome center on your way in and pick up one of the museums accommodation kits that contains tactile toys, visual timers, calming brushes, exhibit visuals, and noise blocking headphones.
Zen DenThe Zen Den is an area of the museum that allows you to close a door and separate yourself from the rest of the museum. This area is not open for free play and is equipped with toys and fidget items for people having sensory overload so they have somewhere quite to calm down.
Wisconsin Lions Camp
The Wisconsin Lions Camp hosts free of charge camps catered to people with disabilities and are offered to people of all ages. They have camps for people who are blind or visually impaired, intellectual disabilities, autism, diabetes, and people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Camps require you to register beforehand but when there are not camps in session the facility is open for year round inclusive activities.
Disc GolfThe Wisconsin Lions club also has a new disc golf course that has beepers in the basket to guide play for those with visual impairments.