What is Accessibility?
Accessibility of recreation spaces means that the parking lot, facilities and recreation area are accessible for people of any and all abilities. Accessible recreation space means that the space is inclusive.
Inclusive Recreation Spaces
While most of our Monday Miles are physically inclusive, the idea of inclusion extends beyond that. Inclusion means:
- having the necessary support so every person can benefit from the space,
- being accepted, respected and appreciated for who you are,
- having a sense of belonging physically and socially,
- all parties have the same recreation opportunities and;
- facilities are easy to use by everyone.
Why are Inclusive Recreation Spaces Important?
Accessible and inclusive recreation areas offer a lot of benefits to a community, such as:
- promoting diversity and positive and accepting attitudes
- improving quality of life for everyone
- bolstering socialization and strengthening the social fabric of a community
You can find our Monday Miles, and many other inclusive recreation areas, on the SUNY Cortland Inclusive Recreation Resource Center website.
Create Your Own Monday Mile
Interested in bettering the health of your community or making public recreation spaces more accessible? Create a Monday Mile route! Check out these resources to get started.
Where Can I Walk a Monday Mile?
There are Monday Miles all over Central New York. Take a tour of the region with our Onondaga County Monday Miles and Madison County Monday Miles.
If you’re not from the area, don’t worry! It takes roughly 20 minutes for the average person to walk a mile. So, set your watch and start moving. You don’t need a physical route to walk your mile!