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Northeastern Indiana State Parks Accessibility Assessment Project

The National Center on Accessibility (NCA) Program in the Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands is initiating a collaboration with Indiana State Parks and the AWS Foundation to assess and improve accessibility in northeastern Indiana state parks.

Staff from the Eppley Institute will collaborate with staff from Pokagon State Park, Chain O’ Lakes State Park, Ouabache State Park, Mississinewa Lake, and Salamonie Lake. 

Beginning this month, the project teams will collaborate to identify barriers to key experiences at these parks.  The Eppley Institute will also engage with members of the public to better understand the kinds of experiences and barriers faced by people with disabilities, as well as create guides to help support people with disabilities in visiting state parks in northeastern Indiana and beyond.  The project is scheduled to wrap up in summer 2024. 

This study is funded by a grant from the AWS Foundation.

Contact Eppley project leader Ross Edelstein with questions or suggestions at