Group Hike: Lettuce Lake Park, Tampa FL

Join Disabled Hikers as we celebrate International Disabled Persons Day with an accessible outing at Lettuce Lake Park! We will take a casual stroll and roll on the paved trail and/or the boardwalk, with many breaks along the way. Learn accessible outdoor tips and nature identification while we watch for wildlife.

Masks are required for this event. If you can wear a mask, we ask that you do. If you can’t, please provide proof of vaccination. Service animals are always welcome. Pets are discouraged, to avoid conflict and accessibility issues. Pets are also not allowed on the boardwalk.

There is a $2 fee to enter the park.

Our group is for all people who are disabled, neurodivergent, chronically ill, or otherwise identify as having a disability. Anyone who needs a supportive group of hikers is also welcome. Please let us know if you have any access needs when you register.

Where: Lettuce Lake Park, 6920 East Fletcher Ave, Tampa FL
When: Friday December 3, 1:00 pm

Register here.

Trail Description

A 1.25 mile long paved multi use trail travels through the park with viewpoints and picnic areas along the way. A 3,500 foot long boardwalk offers views of Hillsborough River and the hardwood swamp. We will adapt the hike to meet everyone’s needs.

Amenities

Restrooms available in the park. There are benches and picnic tables.

Pets

Service dogs are always welcome. Pets are discouraged to reduce potential conflict and accessibility issues. Pets are not allowed on the boardwalk.

Cost

Sliding scale $0 – $25. There is a $2 fee to enter the park.

Parking

There are multiple paved parking areas. The Chickadee lot is the closest to the visitor center.

Transit

No public transit to the park.

About Disabled Hikers

Disabled Hikers is an inclusive disability-led and disability-centered organization grounded in principles of disability justice. Syren Nagakyrie, the founder of Disabled Hikers, is a multiply disabled and chronically ill person who is an enthusiastic about the outdoors and disability community.

We welcome anyone who needs a group of supportive, slow moving hikers. We also welcome those who are new to hiking and supportive friends and family. The group hikes together; we adapt the hike to match the needs of everyone present, rest when needed, and make decisions about when to turn back as a group.

All of our events begin with a moment to honor the land and the Indigenous peoples, followed by group introductions. There is never any pressure to share anything, and if you want to be anonymous that is okay too.

Other things to keep in mind:
Please read the hike description. Trails are chosen to be as enjoyable as possible for the most folks, but only you can decide if a hike is appropriate for you.

Please do not offer anyone advice or assistance without asking first.

If you have questions at any time, please ask. We’re here for you!

Questions?

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