DNR: All-terrain track chairs coming to Minnesota state parks

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(ABC 6 News) – Visitors with mobility disabilities can use an all-terrain track chair or an adaptive beach chair at six state parks throughout the state, beginning June 2,

The all-terrain track chairs enable visitors with mobility disabilities to explore non-accessible trails and other areas within state parks.

"These kinds of efforts and our parntership with other units of goverment with private enterpise and with non profits it helps to make sure that that promise that we have really come to fruition and that all minnesotans can ejoy these beautiful spaces," said Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Assistant Commissioner Shannon Lotthammer.

"My experience was kind of emotion kind of thinking about how I had sepnt 34 years in my body and never had the ability to go really off road people that may have a similar experience will really understand the depth and the difference that that makes, Brittanie Wilson, Minnesota Council on Disability Communications Officer said.

Approximately one in four people in the U.S. are living with some form of disability.

Adaptive equipment also is available for use in local and regional parks and trails systems throughout the state, including Olmsted County Parks and the Jay C. Hormel Nature Center.

For more information, visit the DNR’s website