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The Storm Wheelchair Rugby Team

Access Leisure is a program of the City of Sacramento Department of Parks and Recreation. Access Leisure provides sports, residential camping and outdoor education as well as social and fitness programs for children, teens, and adults with disabilities. read more

Monthly Calendar

The Access Leisure Monthly Calendar of Activities is now available.

Access Leisure Ink

The Spring 2017 Edition of the Access Leisure Ink is now available.


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Apr 25 - BIG DAY OF GIVING ON MAY 4TH Give joy to Sacramento youth with disabilities Your gift will provide youth with disabilities opportunities in sports and fitness, special events, camping, outdoor education, dancing, drama, arts and crafts. Services are community-wide, promote inclusion and social skill development, as provided by the Department of Parks and Recreation's Access Leisure Services. Your donation not only brings joy, but increases independence, social and communication abilities and well-being. Gifts to Share, Inc. is a charitable nonprofit organization supporting Sacramento park and recreation, educational, and neighborhood programs through the City of Sacramento and its community partners. Programs that have benefited from these donations include youth programs, youth employment, after school enrichment programs, life skill development for teens, sports, scholarships for low income families, programming for disabled and disadvantaged youth, as well as community events and park improvement projects. No need to wait til May 4 – prescheduled donations can be made now! To make a donation or find out more about Gifts to Share, Inc. just CTRL+click on the link below. Thank you! Read Post

Apr 10 - Spring Baseball League River Cats Independence Field is a fully-accessible baseball field made of a rubberized surface ideal for players with disabilities that use manual or power wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, or no assistive devices, to "Play Ball"! Come out and get a jersey and hat, and have fun with friends and family. This program is for children, youth and adults with either physical or intellectual disabilities and Spring Games begin in April 15, 2017. It is time to think about signing up for this fun baseball program for children, youth and adults with disabilities. Sign up early and do not miss out on the fun. Hope to see you out on this special field in April. Read Post

Apr 10 - Athletes that use manual wheelchairs that participate in Paralympic Sport Sacramento, Access Leisure programs, are being sought by writer, Bob Vogel. Bob is writing and article about summer sports opportunites. If you are interested, email Bob Vogel at Read Post

Apr 07 - San Francisco Giants Wheelchair Team Try Outs April 29th& April 30st, 2017 Elite Wheelchair athletes sought! The City of Sacramento, Department of Parks and Recreation, through our Paralympic Sport Sacramento Club, in partnership with the San Francisco Giants and the Capital City Adaptive Athletes Foundation, are seeking male or female athletes, ages 18 and older that use manual wheelchairs that would like to try out to become members of our elite, San Francisco Giants wheelchair softball team. This team will be members of the National Wheelchair Softball Association and play by the rules of that organization. Wheelchair softball was born 30 years ago, in the Midwest by a few individuals with spinal cord injuries and lower extremity impairments, who wanted to enjoy America’s greatest pastime. These individuals needed to develop a way of playing without the full use of their legs that would allow easy maneuverability in a wheelchair and keep the fast pace of softball. Thus, was born a new game played on hard surfaces, such as a parking lot, instead of traditional grassy infield, and a 16-inch softball, which allows wheelchair players to keep one hand on the wheelchair while catching a softball without a glove. The team will practice locally at our fully accessible River Cats Independence Field located at the Sam Pannell Community Center located in South Sacramento. We also plan on traveling to regional and national events and tournaments. Interested athletes must send an email to request a pre-registration form. Every athlete will be required to provide documentation that they have a permanent disability to their lower extremity, and documentation of their level of injury, to qualify to try out for this team. Written documentation must come from either the National Wheelchair Basketball Association, or a licensed medical doctor and must be presented with registration form prior to the date of the try outs. The National Wheelchair Basketball Association functional classification system will be used to access each player. The try outs will be held on 2 consecutive days, and athletes are required to patriate in both days. The team will be selected by staff members from Paralympic Sport Sacramento and announced at a press conference in the afternoon of the second day of the tryouts and players must be present at the announcement. Team will be selected based on athleticism, the need to complete the roster with specific positions to be filled, willingness and ability to attend practices and travel to regional and national events and tournaments, sportsmanship and camaraderie. A complimentary lunch will be provided on both days for each athlete that is pre-registered for the try outs. There is no cost to qualified athletes who meet the qualifications listed above and that have pre-registered for the two-day event. Pre-registration is required. REGISTRATIONS ARE DUE BY TUESDAY, April 18TH, 2017 When: Saturday, April 29, 2017 AND Sunday, April 30, 2017, 9AM to 4PM Where: Bonnie and Samuel C. Pannell Community Center & River Cats Independence Field: 2450 Meadowview Road, Sacramento, CA 95832 Please send your request for a pre-registration form to: Paula Black at or call 916-808-1205 to receive a registration form. To return completed form via Fax, please include a cover sheet to: Attn. Paula Black @ 916-808-3559. Athletes will be notified of acceptance after registration forms have been reviewed. Read Post

Apr 06 - Check it out - Axis Dance is coming to West Sacramento! Read Post