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Sports & Recreation Resources For People with Disabilities in WA State

*This list is provided for informational purposes only. WATF does not endorse any particular assistive technology device, vendor or manufacturer. Please send updates, suggestions or information about other sports-related equipment or adaptations or websites to & Recreation Websites


Disabled Sports USA — Equipment List:.
Comprehensive list of adaptive equipment for various sports with names of manufacturers from nonprofit organization dedicated to improving access to recreation and sports for people with disabilities.
Adaptive Outdoorsman
Provides hunting, fishing and camping equipment for people with disabilities.
Bike Tech
Sells and/or modifies bicycles and tricycles, including hand powered, for people with disabilities.
Website: Bike Tech has three locations:
1931 4th Ave East
Olympia, WA 98506
Phone: 360-754-2453
5408 S Sprague Ct.
Tacoma, WA 98409
Phone: 253-472-2453
8819 Bridgeport Way SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
Phone: 253-512-2453
Contact: Dale Carlson
Phone: 360-791-4001
Creative Mobility
Online catalogue – Adaptive Bike Specialists
Don Kreb’s Access to Recreation
Adaptive Wheelchair and Recreational Equipment for People with Disabilities
Phone: 1-800-634-4351
Renegade Wheelchairs
Renegade All-Terrain Wheelchairs offer the user a 8-speed geared advantage over traditional wheelchairs. Shifting into lower gears for mud, sand and snow, gives the user the freedom to go where they have not been able to go with traditional wheelchairs.
Phone: 1-800-640-7200
Sportaid has a large selection of sports wheelchairs and wheelchair accessories. They are a reputable supplier of wheelchairs and accessories and provide pictures and prices in their catalog with secure on-line ordering. Sportaid provides racing wheelchairs, rugby wheelchairs and all sorts of independent living resources, as well as a large variety of quality wheelchair cushions.
78 Bay Creek Rd.
Loganville, GA 30052
Phone: 1-800-743-7203

Clubs & Programs

In addition to programs listed below, check with your city or county Parks Departments regarding opportunities for participation in wheelchair sports and other specifically targeted programs plus the availability of adaptive equipment to facilitate participation in other Park Department activities.
National Directory of Sports Organizations for Individuals with Disabilities
Disabled Sports USA
A national nonprofit organization established in 1967 by disabled Vietnam veterans to serve the war injured. DS/USA now offers nationwide sports rehabilitation programs to anyone with a permanent disability. Activities include winter skiing, water sports, summer and winter competitions, fitness and special sports events. Participants include those with visual impairments, amputations, spinal cord injury, dwarfism, multiple sclerosis, head injury, cerebral palsy, and other neuromuscular and orthopedic conditions.
CIS – Aquatic Therapy Services
Community Integration Services provides aquatic experiences for people of all ages who have special developmental or physical needs. We help our clients access community pool facilities for recreation, rehabilitation, and general fitness. Through adaptive equipment, personalized instructions, and the healing powers of the water, our clients experience greater independence and enjoyment of life.
704 228th Ave. NE Box 745
Sammamish, WA 98074
Phone: 425-830-7746
Footloose Sailing Association
Sailing club with adaptive equipment providing access to sailing for individuals with disabilities.
Bob Ewing
7683 SE 27th St., PMB #239
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Phone: 206-382-2680
Friendship Adventures
Recreation, education and leisure activities for people with developmental disabilities.
9805 NE 116th Street, PMB #A185
Kirkland, WA 98034
Phone: 425-444-3132
Northwest Handcycle Club
Hosts rides in the Seattle area for all ages and levels of handcyclers, from the beginning recreational rider to the competitive athlete.
Ron Bajadali
2612 E. Thomas St.
Seattle, WA 98112
NW Chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America
Provides opportunities for sports, recreation, service and camaraderie for paralyzed veterans. Sports include fishing, hunting, and shooting.
Tom Knoppi
616 SW 152nd Street, Suite B
Burien, WA 98166
Phone: 206-241-1843
Fax: 206-433-0749
Outdoors for All Foundation
Outdoors for All’s mission is to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities by providing opportunities to participate in year-round outdoor recreation. They offer a wide range of programs, including snow sports, cycling, kayaking, hiking, rock climbing and more. Financial aid is available.
1621 114th Ave. SE, Suite 132
Bellevue, WA 98004
Phone: 425.462.0978
Power Soccer
Soccer for all ages and disabilities with focus on power chair users.
Marlo & David Thompson
Jerry Frick (Outside Puget Sound Contact)
Phone:770-622-2121 ext 243
Pushing Boundaries
Washington’s only facility providing long term, intensive exercise therapy for those who are paralyzed due to illness or injury; support for their caregivers through education, counseling and training, and education to the medical, academic and general community through workshops and presentations.
4162 148th Ave. NE
Redmond, WA 98052
Phone: 425-869-9506
Fax : 425-869-9482
Recreation and Conservation Office
Rory D. Calhoun, Recreation Accessibility Specialist
Phone: 360-902-3022
1111 Washington Street SE
P.O. Box 40917
Olympia, Washington 98504-0917
Robinswood Tennis Center
Robinswood offers beginning to advanced tennis lessons for people with disabilities. Dates and times vary please contact them for more info. No equipment or prior experience is necessary. Competitive wheelchair tennis also is offered by the United States Tennis Association (USTA). Click on Community Tennis and then Wheelchair or Adaptive Tennis.
P.O. Box 90012
2400 151st Place SE
Bellevue WA 98007
E-mail: John Soriano –
Sammamish Rowing Association
The Sammamish Rowing Association (SRA) offers an adaptive rowing program for persons with leg and back restrictions, including those with SCI at T8 or below. Both recreational and competitive opportunities are available.
P.O. Box 3309
Redmond, WA 98073
Phone: 425-653-2583
Seattle Adaptive Sports
Sports and recreational programs for physically challenged individuals.
Tami English, Executive Director
1111 E Madison #137
Seattle, WA 98122
Phone: 253.297.5389
Seattle Slam – Wheelchair Rugby Association
Quad rugby is an exciting, full-contact wheelchair sport. Players must have a combination of upper and lower extremity impairment to be eligible to participate. Most of the players have sustained spinal injuries and have some type of quadriplegia as a result.
324 15th Ave. E., Suite 203
Seattle, WA 98112
Phone: 206-650-4264
Ski for Light
The mission of Ski for Light is to enhance the quality of life and independence of visually or mobility-impaired adults through a program of cross-country skiing. There is a chapter here in Washington.
Ski for Light, Inc.
1455 West Lake Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408
Phone: 612-827-3232
Washington Fencing Academy
The Washington Fencing Academy was founded with the belief that every person who decides to try fencing has the opportunity to be successful in the sport, whatever their athletic ability or fitness level may be, and whether they want to be competitive, recreational, or both. Furthermore, it is the academy’s responsibility and commitment to each individual to help them understand, realize, and achieve the goals that, for them, equates to “success.”
830 Pike Street, #A4
Auburn, WA 98002
Phone: 425-577-4761
Fax: 425-837-8055
Washington State Accessible Outdoor Recreation Guide
A free book containing listings, maps and descriptions of accessible parks, campgrounds, trails, fishing areas and more in Washington State.
Website: See also information on reduced cost passes for state parks:
Wilderness Inquiry (WI)
Non-profit organization that focuses on getting people from all walks of life to personally experience the natural world, including many with disabilities. Adventures include canoeing, kayaking, hiking, dogsledding, rafting and horse packing in the U.S. and abroad. Financial assistance is available.
808 14th AVE SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414-1516
Phone: 612-67-9400
Toll Free: 800-728-0719