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Listing: Accessible Parks for People with a Disability

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Online Resource

Reviewed Date

May 24, 2023


Garfield Park Conservatory
300 N Central Park Ave, Chicago, IL 60624
no phone.

Chicago Botanical Gardens
Main Number 
(847) 835-5440
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022

Chicago Park District

The Chicago Park District is committed to making its facilities accessible to and usable by all patrons and visitors. This commitment is ongoing, proactive and intended to meet the needs of a diversity of individuals with disabilities.

Special Recreation Programs

Click here to see a full list of accessible facilities and recreation.


Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center

9800 Willow Springs
Willow Springs, IL 60480


Service Animals in National Parks

Outside’s recommended national parks for people with a disability

Rish Recreational Park in Florida

All boardwalk facility with two miles of boardwalk and ramps to cottages and facilities in Florida pan handle.
The park is open 12 months a year. Summer months are peak times and advance registration is recommended. For information about the Park, you can contact Rish Park at (850) 227-1876 or (850) 247-8214. To download the reservation form or obtain updates Click Here, or you can call (850) 482-9386 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Central time, Monday through Friday


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