Accessible Recreation in West Virginia

Physical activity is an important part of every child’s development and wellbeing. It is an integral part of how children and youth learn and stay healthy. For children with special health care needs, getting enough physical activity and exercise to grow, learn and stay healthy can be challenging.

West Virginia is fortunate to have many accessible locations where everyone can have fun! The Accessible Recreation Guide created by West Virginia Assistive Technology System (WVATS) provides information on:

  • Accessible recreation locations in West Virginia
  • Public and commercial transportation providers
  • Medical equipment and supply vendors
  • 24-hour emergency care centers and dialysis centers

It also includes information on Convention and Visitor Bureaus, Visitor and Welcome Centers, and Fairs and Festivals across the state.

If you have ideas on how to make our state’s playgrounds and parks more accessible, contact the West Virginia Recreation and Parks Association.

Here are some local resources that promote physical activity:

Special Olympics

Boys & Girls Clubs

The Arc of West Virginia

Parks and Recreation Organizations

To learn about where other families are finding recreation and fun, visit the “Network with other families” portal on this website and contact our Network Specialist!