Access Miami

Sports & Fitness

American Airlines Arena
601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami 33132
786.777.1400 (HEAT)
Accessible seating based on availability, guaranteed one adjacent companion seat; assistive listening devices at Guest Services (mezzanine level) free-of-charge; TDD telephones located in Section 103; signage should be requested through Guest Services two weeks in advance.

BlazeSports America
BlazeCamp 2013
5 day/4 night Residential Summer Camp for youth 8-18yrs with physical disabilities in Warm Springs, Georgia.

City of North Miami Beach Disability Sports Program
16501 NE 16th Ave., NMB 33162 (behind the NMB library)
For registration information call 305.948.2957
Free gym activities include exer-swim, tandem biking, wheelchair tennis, Vitaglide workouts. Call for schedule.

Disabled Sports USA
451 Hungerford Dr., # 100, Rockville MD 20850
Provides year-round sports to children & adults with disabilities.

Scuba diving & snorkeling experience programs for people with disabilities.

10418 NW 31st Terrace, Doral 33172
A Premier Assistive Technology Provider since 1984 of HandCycles, Basketball & Tennis Wheelchairs. Sales, RENTALS, Service & Repairs.

Fasttrack Charters
401 Biscayne Blvd., Pier 5, Bayside, Miami 33132
Custom-built power catamaran is designed to provide unrestricted access for disabled individuals. Its unique air-lift protrudes four feet out over the water from the rear; the industrial strength dive platform is able to lower disabled passengers not only to the water, but actually into the water. Passengers can be immersed in shallow depths for everything from lounging in the water to snorkeling, ocean kayaking and even jet-skiing.

Florida Disabled Outdoors Association
The Florida Disabled Outdoors Association is a non-profit 501©(3) organization whose mission is to enrich lives through accessible inclusive recreation for all.
They maintain a Recreation Resource Referral Network which is a searchable database of recreation programs, products, destinations and events. It is searchable by type of resource and by county.

Gentle Yoga
Unitarian Universalist Church, 7701 SW 76th St., Miami
Mondays, 10-11 am, $10

Good Hope Equestrian Training Center, Inc.
22155 SW 147th Ave., Miami 33170
Good Hope Equestrian Training Center has served the recreational, social, vocational and rehabilitative needs of Miami-Dade County’s individuals with disabilities since 1999, augmenting their independence, employability potential, and quality of life. Using the equine as its medium, Good Hope offers an array of innovative programs serving more than 300 underserved Miami-Dade County residents annually. The organization’s goal is to foster personal growth in each of its consumers, providing them the opportunity to participate in equine-related training regardless of their physical, mental, social or financial limitations.

MDC Parks & Recreation, Leisure Access Services
13841 SW 120th St., Miami 33186
305.365.6705 TDD
Programs offered to people with physical disabilities:
wheelchair basketball, wheelchair tennis, boccia, power soccer, swimming, hand-cycling, golf and fencing
Programs offered to people with visual impairments: goal-ball, judo, tandem cycling and swimming
Programs for children: specialized summer camp and after-school programs at six different sites in MDC. Call for more information re: location, days, times and cost.
305.226.1622 Coral Estates
305.752.4966 Camp Matecumbe
305.234.1673 Goulds Park
305.945.3425 Greynolds Camp
305.222.2128 Tamiami Park
305.380.9106 Westwind Lakes

Miami Hang-Gliding
2550 S. Bayshore Dr., Coconut Grove 33133
Takes disabled individuals up in the air from 1,000 to 5,000 ft with instructor.
Cost: $129

National Center on Physical Activity & Disability

National Sports Center for the Disabled

2620 S. Bayshore Dr., Coconut Grove 33133
Provides programs and services in an integrated environment to improve the quality of life, independence and employability of people with disabilities. Water sports center and marine academy hosts outstanding year-round community sailing programs. Activities include sailing, kayaking, coastal cleanings, campouts, summer outings, moonlight sails, regattas and more for kids and adults with disabilities and their families. Named “Outstanding Non-Profit Sports Program” by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.

Sports ‘N Spokes
Magazine for accessible national sporting destinations and adventures.

Sun Life Stadium
2269 Dan Marino Blvd., Miami Gardens 33056
1.888.FINS.TIX (346.7849) or 1.877.MARLINS
Disabled parking available; elevators at Gates C & G; can request a wheelchair in the lobbies of these gates.

Swimming Pools – with pool lifts

  • A.D. Barnes *– 3401 SW 72 Ave., Miami
  • Flamingo Park *– 999 11th St., Miami Beach
  • Normandy Isle Pool *– 7030 Trouville Esplanade, Miami Beach
  • Scott Rakow Youth Center *– 2700 Sheridan Ave., Miami Beach
  • South Dade *– 16350 SW 280 St., Miami
  • Tamiami* – 11201 SW 24 St., Miami

Call for schedules.

Taoist Tai Chi Society

  • 10300 Sunset Drive, Suite 235 (ground floor), Miami 33173*

Provides health recovery classes for people with all types of disabilities. Call for schedule.

Veterans’ Ocean Adventures
20810 SW 86th Ave., Miami 33189
Opportunity for disabled veterans to experience open ocean sailing, cruising and diving through a partnership with Shake-A-Leg Miami and the Miami Vet Center.

Web resource to help active wheelers learn about sports opportunities.