Ask the Expert: Top 5 accessible parks in California

Beach at Clear Lake State Park

Beach at Clear Lake State Park

We challenge you to name someone more experienced and knowledgeable than our friend, Bonnie Lewkowicz, when it comes to accessible outdoor recreational adventures in California. She has devoted years travelling all over the state, particularly Northern California, to check out such areas and developed the most trusted and robust web site with the type of details that can only come from a wheelchair user such as Bonnie.

Bonnie Lewkowicz

Bonnie Lewkowicz

Bonnie is currently the Program Manager of BORP’s Access Northern California program. A few months ago, she was asked by the San Francisco Chronicle to list five parks primarily in Northern California that offered really good wheelchair access. “It was extremely difficult to narrow it down to five because there are lots of great parks that offer a variety of experiences and levels of accessibility. I chose these parks because they offered a wide range of features and one could spend several hours there, if not overnight,” said Bonnie. The good news is that four of her picks are in Northern California. In case you missed the article, you can view it here. To locate more accessible parks and trails, check out the Access Northern California website.