All across America people are getting outdoors more than ever. The Covid virus has kept us isolated indoors, and without a way to safely interact with friends and family. Many of us have discovered the great outdoors is just the relief we need, and with proper precautions, gives us a safe way to enjoy the company of others. From exercise and improved mental health, to a greater sense of wellbeing, everyone benefits from experiencing the natural beauty that is all around us.

However, there is a large segment of our society who find the simple pleasure of being out in nature out of reach, due to the lack of accessibility.  Opportunities for people with some form of disability can be very limited.  Oregon Accessible Recreation recognizes the need, and our goal is to open up the outdoors to everyone.  Veterans, the elderly, mothers with strollers, children, the sight impaired, and so many more will benefit from these projects for generations to come.  Accessibility is important to everyone, not just people with disabilities.

Many of our Veterans came home with disabilities in sacrifice to our country.  We have a responsibility to take care of our Veterans, and providing them access to the outdoors is one of the major motivations for our projects.

We think the time has come to recognize the need, and to take action.  These improvements are community driven, and need your support. Please make a donation today.  Contact us if you have questions, suggestions, or if you want to contribute in some way.  We look forward to hearing from you.


Duane Cannon

Executive Director, Oregon Accessible Recreation