According to studies done by the Pennsylvania State University for the Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP), approximately 15 percent of adult residents of Pennsylvania have some sort of disability and these disabilities can limit outdoor recreation participation. That’s roughly 1.6 million residents of Pennsylvania who are limited to activity due to a disability (US Census data).
Pennsylvania’s people are more diverse and their life experiences more urban than a decade ago. Simultaneously, we have an aging population. There’s a need to improve public access to outdoors, provide better and more centralized recreation information, and encourage and accommodate outdoor users.
Enter “The Outdoors for Everyone,” a program of removing barriers to participation in outdoor recreation. PPFF is dedicated to helping you find your outdoor confidence, whether it’s through a skill-building video or workshop, through installation of an accessible boat launch or fishing dock, through funding of equipment that gives you the chance to try something new, or the translation of signage and information that makes everyone welcome in any language.
Accessible Boat Launches Wanted
Black Moshannon State Park
Frances Slocum State Park
Gifford Pinchot State Park
Hills Creek State Park
Keystone State Park
Lackawanna State Park
M.K. Goddard State Park
Moraine State Park
Pymatuning State Park
Accessible Boat Launches Installed
Point State Park (2013)
Beltzville State Park (2017)
Laurel Hill State Park (2017)
Nockamixon State Park (2018)
Little Buffalo State Park (2020)
Prince Gallitzin State Park (2020)
Would you like to see these grand, universal plans come to fruition? You can make it happen!