Accessibility in The East Valley: Wheelchair Friendly Destinations

July 07 2022

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 and strollers.

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
(480) 644-2230

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
(480) 888-9290

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.

Get to Your Destination Safely with HealthLift

Whether you use a standard or bariatric wheelchair, HealthLift NEMT in Arizona can take you to anywhere around Metro Phoenix and Tucson, including neighboring towns and even out of state for long distance appointments.

When you sign up for an account with us,

you can book and track rides on our platform with ease!