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Roberts Recreation Area – Wheelchair Accessible Trails, Playgrounds and a Pool Were on Offer!

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An amazing view

Endless Outdoor Fun for Campers in the Beautiful Bay Area

Our visit to Roberts Regional Recreation Area this last weekend was a blast!

We started off by setting up our picnic area. We couldn’t have asked for better weather – the sun was shining and made the perfect setting for a fun day in the bay.

Wheelchair Accessible Activities and Even Pool Time!

hiking and outdoor program for special needs children and adults - outdoor program for developmentally disabledSome campers explored the amazing play structure, which is wheel chair accessible. Speaking of wheel chair accessible, the pool was amazing. Their adaptive pool equipment allowed campers of all abilities to enjoy some pool time in the hot sun. Way to go City of Oakland! It’s amazing how far the special needs community has come in getting our public facilities ADA Certified.

There’s Nothing Like Good Burgers at the Park

Is there anything better for a picnic than burgers? We didn’t think so.

After a big meal and some well deserved down time, our campers took off again. Some went back to the pool. Thomas, Joey, and Scott hiked the Diablo Vista trail and were reminded of just how beautiful our Bay Area can be. The trail winds up to the Diablo Vista and opens up to a view of the Bay Area that is unmatched!

Friends Were Made, Fun Was Had

James made a friend in one of the lifeguards working at the pool. She and James talked about their favorite foods and chatted about life. We love when our campers meet new people!

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Part of the group at the end of the Graham Trail.

At the end of our day, Kyle and Leon took us on a trail they discovered earlier and taught us that we were actually looking at a second generation forest! Leon is always a treasure trove of knowledge.

For more information, head up to Roberts Regional Recreation Area for an amazing day of discovery and excitement.

Thank you campers for another great trip! Thank you parents for supporting our year-round programs for developmentally disabled children and adults to experience the beauty and joy of the great outdoors. Click here to learn more about our organization.

We hope to see you next time, and don’t forget to head over and check out some photos and fun on our Facebook page (and like the page if you haven’t already!).

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