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Tag Archive for ‘Phoenix’

Tempe Lake Marina

If you live in the Phoenix metropolitan area, you likely know how nice it is to visit Tempe Beach Park. But too few know about the marina and the north shore of the lake. It’s beautiful, rarely crowded and it’s really wheelchair accessible.

Scottsdale WaterFront

If you need to get out and go for a roll, but you spouse needs to do some shopping, Accessing Arizona now offers reviews of Urban Trails, and the Scottsdale Waterfront gets high marks for access, and shopping.

South Mountain Park

Head to South Mountain Park about two hours before sunset. Enjoy the great trail and then drive up to the top and get the best view of the Phoenix lights.

Japanese Friendship Garden

Tweet The Japanese Friendship Garden (Ro Ho En)is a pretty cool little park. The authentic 3 1/2 acre park located in downtown Phoenix has a little lake that is full of Koi fish. We are talking about a lot of big colorful Koi. Around the lake is a perfect trail. It’s not too steep, not […]

Ben Avery Shooting Range

Tweet Editor’s note: It’s my goal that Accessing Arizona not become another web site with canned descriptions of places. I hope the site offers insight that only comes from “hands-on” rolling about a place. Having said that I am posting this entry somewhat prematurely. Its been 20 years since I’ve been to Ben Avery Shooting […]

White Tanks Regional Park

Tweet White Tanks is located on the far west side of Phoenix. It’s a big park with many areas for camping and picnicking. The park has some excellent hiking trails for the walking-type folks. It also features two trails for wheelers. Waterfall TrailThe name is only true if you come after a rain. And then […]

Patagonia Lake

Patagonia Lake is a fun little lake located southwest of Tucson. It has a nice accessible pier and a funny ol’ bridge.

Boyce Thompson Arboretum

Looking for a day trip outside Phoenix? Boyce Thompson Arboretum is a great place to explore the desert.

Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area

Tweet Location: Phoenix The name Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area does not sound all too inviting, but being as I live in Phoenix and the the park ranger’s e-mail says it is accessible I figured I would swing by.Wow! Good job Phoenix. This is a nice little sanctuary and it’s also got some excellent wheeler […]

Canyon Lake

Tweet Location: Central Arizona There’s two cool things about Canyon Lake. First is the drive. The Apache Trail is a great drive and not for wimps. Its non-stop cut backs and curves. With hand-controls its really fun. The lake marina and restaurant are all plenty accessible and there’s some nice picnic areas with […]

What Acessing Arizona Is All About

Accessing Arizona is primarily designed for people who are looking for wheelchair accessible events, locations and activities. If you have paralysis (paraplegic or quadriplegic), Muscular Dystrophy, Spinal Bifida, or if you are an amputee, Accessing Arizona has information about an active lifestyle.
If you are traveling to Phoenix, Tucson, Flagstaff, Sedona or the Grand Canyon, the site offers insight about the accessibility. We cover trails, lakes, state parks, national parks and just about anything claiming to be handicapped accessible. The site also covers sports and recreation in Arizona.
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