Outdoor All-Terrain Wheelchair Open House
Visit Wehr Nature Center on July 13th from 2-4 p.m. for an Open House to celebrate the partnership with Access Ability Wisconsin (AAW) by launching Wehr Nature Center as a host site for an AAW outdoor wheelchair for your adventures. Enjoy summer picnic snacks provided by local vendors and have an opportunity to try out AAW outdoor wheelchairs, see the all-terrain & tilt features, learn more, & meet both the AAW & Wehr Teams. Come join us & explore the ways the AAW outdoor wheelchair can be used & learn ways you can volunteer & support “Outdoors Access 4 All!™” in your community.
Reserve an AAW Outdoor All-Terrain Wheelchair
Our friends at Access Ability Wisconsin (AAW) have outdoor all-terrain wheelchairs available to reserve and use free of charge at several locations throughout the state. As one of AAW's newest host partners, Wehr Nature Center is thrilled to make this resource available in our part of the state. Visitors can reserve the chair for use on our trails and for programming. It can be towed via trailer to another Milwaukee County Park and beyond.
Milwaukee County's Only Host Site
Wehr is proud to be one of newest members of the Access Ability Wisconsin™ (AAW) network, hosting an outdoor wheelchair (OWC) that will serve Milwaukee and surrounding counties. AAW is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that is dedicated to facilitating & providing the means for individuals with mobility challenges including those living with physical disabilities to access & enjoy the outdoors, promoting equity & healthy living. An outdoor wheelchair with a trailer exceeds $22K, but residents can reserve the chair from a host location with just a $50 refundable deposit and take it to their favorite private or public lands using the provided enclosed AAW trailer. These chairs can go where regular wheelchairs with skinny tires can’t travel. Providing access to these "hiking boots" allows anyone living with a physical disability an opportunity to experience the dignity & freedom to enjoy the great outdoors solo & with family & friends, just like everyone else!
Experience the trails like never before!
Use the chair at Wehr, another Milwaukee County Park, or a location of your choice. Think ahead about your next outdoor adventure and reserve today!