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Accessible Things To Do

Discover accessible adventures from the Oregon coast to the Cascades! Consistently recognized for disability awareness, our local communities strive to enhance access to the region's many natural wonders, public facilities and lodging.

Regional scenic byways showcase covered bridges, lakes and rivers, farmland and wine country. From wine tasting to the performing arts, there are many things to do!

We have scouted out some of the best accessible experiences and shared them below.

Mobility in Eugene - Springfield & The Willamette Valley

Getting around the Eugene - Springfield metro area is made easier by Lane Transit District's (LTD) excellent network of accessible routes and lift-equipped buses. The Hilyard Community Center (Amazon) in Eugene is a leader for inclusive activities through their Adaptive Recreation Services Department. From body building to cooking classes, they offer many enriching programs; as well as a variety of field trips including jaunts to the Oregon coast and adaptive skiing excursions in the mountains.

Accessible Lodging

Lodging options provide various levels of accessible accommodations. Check out this list of properties for specific details.


Accessible Meetings & Events

The region is also a great venue for hosting accessible meetings and events. Special services, facilities and programs can help you plan for success.

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Owen Memorial Rose Garden
  • 300 N Jefferson St
  • Eugene OR 97401
  • Phone: 541.682.4800
  • Region: Eugene Oregon
  • Subcategory: Natural Wonders

Follow the paved and accessible Willamette River Trail along the beautiful river to a garden of over 4,000 roses and the country's oldest and largest Black Tartarian MORE >>

Amazon Community Center
  • 2700 Hilyard St
  • Eugene OR 97405
  • Region: Eugene Oregon
  • Subcategory: Sports & Recreation

In Southeast Eugene, this accessible community center offers a variety of children's programs and adult enrichment classes. The main hall (capacity for 90) and meeting MORE >>

Hilyard Community Center
  • 2580 Hilyard
  • Eugene OR 97405
  • Subcategory: Sports & Recreation

Home to Eugene's Adaptive Recreation Services department this fully accessible community center exceeds ADA requirements. The center offers a variety of adaptive MORE >>

Spencer Butte Challenge Course
  • Spencer Butte Park
  • Eugene OR 97405
  • Phone: 541.682.5329
  • Region: Eugene Oregon
  • Subcategory: Speakers & Meeting Facilitators

A challenge course designed to empower individuals to learn, grow, and explore solutions to daily life. Utilizing a variety of high and low elements in a beautiful MORE >>

University of Oregon
  • 240 Oregon Hall
  • Office of Admissions
  • Eugene OR 97403
  • Phone: 541.346.3201
  • Region: Eugene Oregon
  • Subcategory: Colleges & Universities
University of Oregon

The University of Oregon is a comprehensive research university providing students a top-quality education in the liberal arts, sciences and professions. The combination MORE >>

The Science Factory Children's Museum & Exploration Dome
  • 2300 Leo Harris Pkwy
  • Eugene OR 97401
  • Phone: 541.682.7888
  • Region: Eugene Oregon
  • Subcategory: Arts, Culture & Wine
The Science Factory Children's Museum & Exploration Dome

Introduce children to the exciting world of science through hands-on learning, creative problem solving and discovery in a stimulating and fun environment. In addition to MORE >>

Splash! at Lively Park
  • 6100 Thurston Rd
  • Springfield OR 97478
  • Phone: 541.736.4244
  • Region: Springfield Oregon
  • Subcategory: Water Activities

Oregon's premiere indoor water park offers year-round fun. Surf the waves, enjoy the family play pools and kiddie pool, ride the waterslide, relax in the spa, swim laps MORE >>

Skinner Butte Park & RiverPlay Playground
  • Cheshire Ave
  • Eugene OR
  • Phone: 541.682.4800
  • Region: Eugene Oregon
  • Subcategory: Natural Wonders

At RiverPlay Discovery Village Playground children can scale a play replica of Skinner Butte, uncover fossils at an ancient history sand dig and cool off under a giant MORE >>

Row River National Recreation Trail
  • Downtown to Culp Creek
  • Row River Rd
  • Cottage Grove OR 97424
  • Phone: 541.942.2411
  • Region: Cottage Grove
  • Subcategory: Outdoor Adventures

Overlooking the Dorena Reservoir, this easy paved 15.6 mile (25 km) trail is lovely for hiking, cycling or wheelchairs. It replaces the original tracks of the Oregon MORE >>

Fern Ridge Path
  • Greenhill Rd
  • Eugene OR 97402
  • Region: Eugene Oregon
  • Subcategory: Biking & Cycling

This 6.9-mile (11.1-km) multi-use path takes you through some of the best birding and wildlife and plant viewing in the Eugene area. Beginning at the Meadowlark Prairie MORE >>

Ruth Bascom Riverbank Path System (Willamette River Trail)
  • Willamette River Trail
  • Eugene OR 97440
  • Region: Eugene Oregon
  • Subcategory: Outdoor Adventures

Over 100 miles (160 km) of paved paths and multi-use trails border the Willamette River and connect Eugene to Springfield's 29 miles (46 km) of dedicated bike routes. MORE >>

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 Accessible Cascades

Get close to nature! Paved paths and wheelchair-friendly viewing platforms enhance park experiences so that you can venture right to the water's edge to fish, birdwatch along forest trials and even take a summertime gondola ride to the top of Willamette Pass Resort. For the adventurous, experienced professionals will assist all abilities with old growth tree climbing or river rafting!   

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Willamette Pass Resort/Oregon Skyway
  • Hwy 58, Milepost 62
  • Crescent Lake OR 97425
  • Phone: 541.345.SNOW
  • Region: Oakridge - Cascade Mountains
  • Subcategory: Outdoor Adventures
Willamette Pass Resort/Oregon Skyway

Oregon Skyway is CLOSED for the 2014 summer season. Explore a winter wonderland or stay cozy in the lodge at Willamette Pass Ski Resort. During the winters you'll be MORE >>

Sahalie Falls
  • Hwy 126, near MP 5
  • 18 miles (29 km) east of McKenzie Bridge
  • McKenzie Bridge OR 97413
  • Phone: 541.822.3381
  • Region: McKenzie River - Cascade Mountains
  • Subcategory: Outdoor Adventures

View nature's power and beauty! The paved paths along the McKenzie River are laid out so that it feels as if you are the first one to discover the two magnificent falls MORE >>

Pacific Tree Climbing Institute, LLC
  • 51762 Blue River Dr
  • Blue River OR 97413
  • Phone: 541.461.9410
  • Region: McKenzie River - Cascade Mountains
  • Subcategory: Outdoor Adventures

Offers guided tree climbing in old-growth forests for adventure, personal growth and education. Go where few have gone before! Up into the tree canopy for the ultimate in MORE >>

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 Accessible Oregon Coast

Roll along coastal paths, drive scenic roads and enjoy sensory bliss: breathtaking views; raw and wild beauty; fresh, fragrant breezes; and tasty, local dining. Historic Old Town Florence sets up a seasonal outdoor market that is easy to explore by wheelchair. Watch harbor seals congregate along the docks while enjoying clam chowder. 

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Cape Perpetua Visitor Center
  • 2400 Hwy 101
  • Yachats OR 97498
  • Phone: 541.547.3289
  • Region: Florence - Oregon Coast
  • Subcategory: Natural Wonders

Towering trees looming through a coastal fog. Frothy surf crashing upon jagged shores. Majestic headlands offering clear views for miles. Located two miles (3.22 km) MORE >>

Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area
  • 855 Hwy 101
  • Florence to Coos Bay
  • Florence OR 97439
  • Phone: 541.271.6000
  • Region: Florence - Oregon Coast
  • Subcategory: Natural Wonders

Part of the Siuslaw National Forest, the Oregon Dunes cover 40 miles along the coast, North America's largest coastal dunes. Recreational opportunities include quiet MORE >>

Historic Old Town Florence
  • Bay Street
  • Florence OR 97439
  • Region: Lane County
  • Subcategory: Shopping & Spas

Historic Old Town Florence offers boutique shops and restaurants overlooking the docks along the Siuslaw River. Watch boats come and go, listen to harbor seals barking MORE >>

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