The Access Pass permits residents of New York State with disabilities, as defined in the application, free or discounted use of state parks, historic sites, and recreational facilities operated by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. The pass holder may have free or discounted use of facilities operated by these offices, for which there is normally a charge.
The Access Pass is not valid for amenities, including some services or locations operated by an outside concessionaire. To see a complete listing of these rules and restrictions, view the Access Pass Guidelines shown below;
To qualify for an Individual Access Pass, an applicant must be a resident of New York State, must provide proof of disability, in the form of certification from the appropriate agency or by a physician, as described on the application and must provide a recent photo that will be affixed to the Access Pass.
To qualify for a Group Access Pass, all members of the group must be residents of New York State. The group's authorized representative must provide proof of the group's members' disability (ies) in the form of certification from the appropriate agency or by verification of disability (ies) by a physician as described on the application.
For all completed applications, with all required materials, should be mailed to:
Albany, New York 12238
For more information, contact 518-474-2324 during normal business hours.
Please allow 2-4 weeks for processing of this application.