The museum's goal is for everyone to be able to safely enjoy skating at Labrie Family Skate at Puddle Dock Pond.
Labrie Family Skate at Puddle Dock Pond
Strawbery Banke offers free parking for visitors arriving by car. At the Museum’s 82-car parking lot (14 Hancock Street), there are three accessible parking spots, including two for wheelchair vans. Vehicles are welcome to pull up to the Museum entrance for visitor drop-off.
The Lawrence J. Yerdon Visitors Center is accessible by a brick path from the parking lot to the front doors.
The Lawrence J. Yerdon Visitors Center is ADA-compliant throughout, including the restrooms. There is an additional wheelchair-accessible portable toilet outside during the skating season.
While there are no doors with power assist, Museum staff are happy to open doors.
- Strawbery Banke has a strong partnership with Northeast Passage (NEP), a program of the University of New Hampshire that provides recreational opportunities for individuals with disabilities. NEP is at the rink weekly with adaptive skating equipment, including sit-down recreational ice sleds, adult skate trainers, etc., and staff who can assist individuals in using it. Check the weekly ice schedule for "Adaptive Ice Time." Interested parties can sign up through NEP. For more information, please contact NEP Education and Training Director Crystal Skahan: firstname.lastname@example.org; 603-862-0070
- In addition, for those who would like to skate at other times, NEP has rented a sled for the season for anyone to use during adaptive skate, free of charge. To make arrangements, please contact Kayley Vavra, Rink Manager, via email@example.com.
- Labrie Family Skate at Puddle Dock Pond has also established partnerships with The Chase Home, Families First, Crossroads House, Dover Children's Home, Gather, Krempels Center, and Future In Sight.