We have recreation programs for all people, including those with disabilities

Use our Find a Park feature to search for universal playgrounds and inclusion sites.

ADA Transition Plan

In 2018, Hillsborough County Parks & Recreation issued a report on an ADA transition plan for all parks located under their management. 

Read the Transition Plan

Centers

  • Miller Park & Life Center
    • This recreation center focuses on programming and amenities for people with disabilities through accessibility and eliminating barriers
  • Bakas Equestrian Center
    • Offers horseback riding to children and adults and specializes in those with disabilities including some that are severe and profound

Recreation and Sports Programs

We offer several recreation and sports programs to choose from.

Adaptive Recreation

Description: Adaptive Recreation is for kids with special needs and disabilities that may not successfully thrive in a traditional style after school or summer camp environment

Locations: See all of the locations on the Adaptive Recreation page

Contact: Rodney Jones


Hillsborough County Special Olympics

Description: Special Olympics provides year round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for people with intellectual disabilities

Sports: Basketball, Bocce, Bowling, Cycling, Swimming, Triathlons, Volleyball

Location: Miller Park & Life Center - Contact Shelia Hill


HC Adaptive Sports

  • Description: HC Adaptive Sports Promotes health, independence and personal growth through sports for people with physical disabilities
  • Sports: Archery, Basketball, Cycling, Golf, Sit Volleyball, Swimming, Track and Field
  • Location: Miller Park & Life Center - Contact Mary Cales

Wheelchair basketball – Strong Dogs

Description: The Tampa Bay Strong Dogs Wheelchair Basketball Team features disabled students (16+), veterans and members of the community who have a genuine love for the game of basketball and a passion for staying involved in adaptive sports and fitness opportunities

Location: Miller Park & Life Center - Contact Mary Cales


Wheelchair football

Description: A team sports for athletes who have a permanent physical disability which reduces function of the lower limbs. Learn more about our HC Buccaneers Wheelchair Football Team

Location: Miller Park & Life Center - Mary Cales


Veteran programming

Description: Competitive programming for veterans who can compete in the following sports:

  • Air Precision
  • Archery
  • Bocce
  • Pickleball
  • Table Tennis

Location: Miller Park & Life Center - Contact Claire Morgan for more information

Last Modified: 2/9/2024, 5:51:55 PM

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