Wheelchair Friendly Destinations in the East Valley
From outdoor adventures to museums and dainty cafes, the East Valley is a vast expanse of land that has a lot to offer.
We made a short list of wheelchair-friendly essentials that you just can’t miss around the towns of Gilbert, Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, and Queen Creek, along with how HealthLift can take you there. If you need airport transportation, read here.
So for seniors that need extra assistance in getting around, don’t let this stop you from going out there and seeing what beautiful AZ has to offer.
Usery Mountain Regional Park (UM)
3939 N Usery Pass Rd, Mesa, AZ 85207
(602) 506-2930 ext 4
If you’re feeling adventurous, the UM Regional Park is a great place to explore and commune with nature. A lot of hiking trails have developed areas with wide, hard-packed trails that are created especially for wheelchair users, strollers, and scooters.
Usery Mountain Regional Park has a level path through the Merkle Trail, and you get to see stunning views of the Superstition Mountains.
Tempe Town Lake Trail
620 North Mill Avenue, Tempe, AZ 85281
For leisurely trips, the Tempe Town Lake Trail is an easy route that’s navigable for people with strollers, mobility equipment, and wheelchairs alike.
The trail is open all year-round, but make sure to bring water and wear sunscreen during the day, or head there in the afternoon to wander around under the trees.
Arizona Museum of Natural History
53 N Macdonald, Mesa, AZ 85201
Have a look back at Arizona’s past at the Arizona Museum of Natural History. It has a lot of engaging materials for everyone. Plus, it’s child-friendly and wheelchair-accessible. Check out other wheelchair-accessible places and to-dos in Mesa.
Queen Creek Olive Mill
25062 S Meridian Rd, Queen Creek, AZ 85142, United States
For food connoisseurs and average foodies alike, the Queen Creek Olive Mill is a must-visit. Their Olive Oil 101 tour is a 45-minute venture into the history behind the family-run company that’s the sole producer of Arizona’s 100 percent extra virgin olive oil.
The tour is ADA-compliant. For only $7.00, you’ll get to learn how their olive oil is made and how it’s used in the kitchen.