Building Accessible Trails for People With Disabilities

If your agency is considering building accessibile trails, outdoor recreation facilities and/or educational-related projects, our grant programs will help you reach that goal. Here is an example of the type of accessibility projects to consider. 

How to Increase Outdoor Recreation Opportunities for People with Disabilities

Project examples

Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF)

  • Build a fully accessible park
  • Accessible Playground
  • Accessibility upgrades at a current park
  • Acquisition of park lands
  • Accessible swimming pools, pool lifts, other equipment.
  • Water accessibility
  • Adaptive equipment (water sports, kayaking, skiing, hiking, biking, etc.)


  • Build an accessible trail system, maintain or convert to ADA
  • Develop multi-sensory interpretive trails (i.e. Braille Nature Trail)
  • Improve trailhead facilities (parking lots, bathrooms
  • Production and or purchase of trail related educational materials and guided hikes for those with vision or hearing disabilities: information displays, in print, electronic, video, audio, interactive computer displays, brochures and pamphlets


Follow these links for great ideas on the different type of ADA projects your agency could do:


ll applicants must contact Mickey Rogers, ASPT Chief of Grants and Trails, to discuss their project before starting an application.

Contact Mickey: 602-542-6942; email: [email protected]. Please do not “start an application” until approval is provided.

All grant applications will be submitted online using the new online grants system WebGrants at If you are not registered in WebGrants please go to the website, click “Register Here,” and complete a basic profile. For any WebGrants-related questions please contact Sean Hammond at 602-542-7130.

For more information, read the press release HERE.


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