If you or someone you care for is disabled and looking for things to do, consider one of these places to enjoy accessible fun for everyone in the Waukesha Pewaukee area.
Frame Park Accessible Kayak Launch, Playground & Paved Path
There are two kayak launches in Frame Park that offer stable and dry entry into the river for all, including a transfer bench for independent and secure launches for those with limited accessibility.
The Frame Park playground area that you see from Moreland Blvd was updated in 2019 and is the first National Demonstration Site to be awarded four destinations for outdoor adult fitness, an inclusive playground and six elements of play in a natural setting. The play and fitness area features rubber surfacing, accessible swings (including expression swings where parents and children can swing facing each other), slides and personal fitness opportunities.
While at Frame Park, enjoy the 1.7-mile paved recreation path that takes provides you with a beautiful stroll along the banks of the Fox River.
The Springs Water Park Special Needs Swim
On selected Sundays from 4-7pm children and adults with special needs can swim at The Springs Water Park for $6.50 per person. The rate is applicable for special needs individuals and up to two others. Additionally, if you have a special needs group, you can contact The Springs Water Park to set up a group date.
Accessible Paved Paths
These local Waukesha County parks offer accessible paved pathways to enjoy nature.
- The Bugline Trail is a 16-mile trail in Menomonee Falls and Merton with many natural areas to view.
- Fox Brook Park in Brookfield offers a .9 mile-trail around the lake and an area that extends to the paved trails in Mitchell Park.
- Fox River Park in Waukesha offers a paved 2.25-mile trail with forest views and many opportunities for wildlife viewing.
- The Fox River Sanctuary in Waukesha has a paved trail – the Glacial Drumlin Trail – which starts along Prairie and College Avenue and extends 52 miles to Cottage Grove.
- Frame Park (see above) in Waukesha
- The Lake Country Trail in Pewaukee extends 15 miles starting at the Landsberg Center Trailhead near the Ingleside Hotel.
- The New Berlin Trail is a 7-mile recreation trail in New Berlin and extends on south 124th Street to Lincoln Avenue in Waukesha and connects to the Milwaukee Oak Leaf Bike Trail in Greenfield Park.
- Retzer Nature Center in Waukesha offers an environmental learning center and planetarium as well a short, paved adventure trail that provides the use of one’s sense of sight, sound, smell and touch in discovering nature.
Imagination Station in Oconomowoc
Imagination Station at Roosevelt Park in Oconomowoc is a universally accessible playground for children of all ages and abilities featuring rubber surfaces, ramps, therapeutic swings and a swinging deck, multi-sensory structures and musical and educational components.
Malone Park in New Berlin
Malone Park is an accessible playground in New Berlin that features a bright treehouse, tug boat, train, and climbing forest. There is also a dish swing, accessible-merry-go-round, adaptive swings, ramps and rubber surfacing. The playground also features a giant stainless-steel slide, obstacle course, musical instruments, and multiple activity panels.