TAC: RampUp

Through community collaboration, RampUp will design, build and/or implement universally inclusive recreational opportunities and continue to empower those with disabilities through accessibility.

What is rampup?

A Universal Community.

The Ability Center aims to provide people impacted by disabilities with opportunities to be fit, active, healthy and to play. Our RampUp program creates spaces for friends and families—of all abilities—to gather and enjoy time together. We assist communities and organizations to become more universally accessible, while delivering inclusive recreation opportunities.

MILWAUKEE COUNTY EXECUTIVE DAVID CROWLEY’S

Healthy County Challenge

Did you know enjoying time in nature can improve your mental and physical health? The Ability Center, Milwaukee Parks Foundation, and Milwaukee County Parks hosted six activities for people of all ages and abilities in the summer of 2023. 

To learn more about future Healthy County Challenge events, visit Milwaukee Parks Foundation to learn more!

RampUp Partners

The Dock at Bradford Beach

Locations & Media

RampUp Initiatives

Veteran's Park

Together with Wheel Fun Rentals, Milwaukee County Parks, Bader Philanthropies and the community we Ramped it Up. When Wheel Fun is open, so is hand cycling. Don’t think that just because you can’t pedal a bike with your feet you can’t play too — with the addition of three upright hand cycles, biking is now open for ALL abilities at Veteran’s Park. Enjoy!

Bradford Beach

This is where RampUpMKE was born in 2015. With the support of the community, Milwaukee County Parks and community foundations The Ability Center was able to place three accessible beach wheelchairs at Bradford Beach. In the span of only a three hour event the beach went from being inaccessible to inclusive from walkways to water.

Red Arrow & Wilson

We followed up Bradford Beach wheelchairs with Red Arrow & Wilson Park ice-skating sleds. Whether you’re physically incapable of putting on ice-skates or you feel you’re a little too clumsy to skate — the ice-skating sleds are located at these parks for your winter recreation enjoyment. The Slice of Ice is officially open for everybody to skate with their friends, family, colleagues, significant other or simply a solo skate.

What's Next?

We're Building America’s Most Inclusive Park.

The goal of this RampUp project is to create a space entire families will enjoy and a place people from throughout the region enjoy for years to come.

Park tour
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