Dear Program Manager or Outreach Coordinator,


We’d like to invite you to participate in our NEW AND IMPROVED fifth annual family event! Support for Families and SF Recreation and Park are teaming up again to host Access to Adventure this spring!This event is an opportunity for children and youth with disabilities and special health care needs, and their families, to experience recreation, sports and fun activities that broaden their vision of what opportunities exist in their community.


This free event will be held on Saturday, May 4th from noon – 3:00 p.m. in the Music Concourse Bandshell in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.  300+ people attended Access to Adventure last year.

Representatives from sports, fitness and health organizations will demonstrate how children with special needs can participate in a variety of activities, including boating, soccer, dance, camps and more. The afternoon will be filled with fun activities, games, music and a free lunch. Families and young people of all ages, from toddlers to transition-age youth, can get together for an afternoon to try new adventures they may not have thought possible.


We ask you to bring materials from your program to share with the families AND provide a fun activity, game or craft for the children to do. It should be a fun way to demonstrate how children and youth can access your program!


The exhibitor fee is $25 for non-profit organizations and $100 for for-profit organizations. Your payment allows you use of: a 6-foot table, two chairs, decorations and signage for your table. We will have volunteers to help you set up and host your activity, and we will provide lunch for two of your representatives.


To reserve table space, complete the attached registration form, with a check made out to Support for Families by Friday, April 5th. Once payment is received, further information will be emailed to you (please provide us with your email address on the form).


If you are interested in being an event sponsor, please see the attached Sponsor Fact Sheet. We will prominently feature your organization’s name and logo on all signage and marketing materials, and on the event print materials. You will also get a table at no charge. Please consider donating an item or service to our raffle!


Feel free to email or call with any questions.  If you know of other organizations that may be interested in this opportunity, please email the contact name, organization, snail mail and email address. We listened to last year’s exhibitor feedback, and we are making positive changes for the exhibitors to connect with families more effectively at the event!


I hope you and your organization will be a part of Access to Adventure. We hope to see you in the park this spring!


Kind regards,



Nora Martin                                                                      Kathleen Schlier                      

SFCD Information and Resource Manager                      SFCD Special Events Manager                             

(415) 282-7494 ex 134                                                      (415) 282-7494 ex 121



Lucas Metcalf-Tobin

Recreation and Park Dept.

ADA Coordinator for Programmatic Access


Organization Registration Form [pdf]


Save the Date Flyer [pdf]

Sponsorship Flyer [pdf]




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1663 Mission St, 7th Floor · San Francisco, CA 94103 · Tel 415/920-5040
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