The Disabilities Recreation Project is a non-profit organization that was formed in May 2002. Since its formation, the organization has been working to improve access to Southern Oregon parks and recreational areas. This includes picnic areas with wheelchair accessible tables, access for fishing, and the paving of pathways.

DRP’s goal is to provide access to the outdoors for those with disabilities. The organization works very closely with Jackson County Parks and Recreation, Expo Fairgrounds, and with many other agencies to plan, organize and complete projects that provide access to recreational opportunities for seniors and people with disabilities that truly enrich their lives.

To date, DRP has completed several successful projects at Howard Prairie, Crater High School and Emigrant Lake. Now everyone can enjoy a handicapped accessible path, fishing platforms, accessible picnic areas and rest rooms for the handicapped. Currently underway is the several million dollar Expo Pond project in Central Point.

DRP depends 100% on private donations and receive zero government assistance so grants like these make this all possible.

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