The Ability360 Center is a 62,000-square-foot universally designed, accessible and transit-oriented non-profit resources center serving the disability community in the Greater Phoenix Metropolitan area. A national model for accessible design and collaborative programming, the Ability360 Center is located in the heart of Phoenix, less than two and a half miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and situated conveniently on the Valley Metro light rail system.
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In addition to Ability360, the following disability-related organizations are located in the Ability360 Center (click on the name to visit the website):
AZ Statewide Independent Living Council
Joni & Friends
Multiple Sclerosis Society
Raising Special Kids
Valley Center of the Deaf
Arizona Center for Disability Law
Arizona Spinal Cord Injury Association
Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona
Take a look at what Ability360 Center has to offer:
The Ability360 Center is available for day and evening use and its venues provide the setting for meetings, conferences, holiday parties, weddings and other corporate and social events.
The Nina Mason Pulliam Conference Center is a state-of-the-art video conferencing facility that features 3,034 square feet of conference space that can be divided into two separate meetings rooms. In its entirety, the conference center can seat 110 guests and up to 150 people non-seated. Adjacent courtyards provide the perfect setting for an outdoor cocktail hour or buffet meal.
Conference Center features include:
Audio and video teleconferencing
Two laptop connections
Four large screens with projectors
A full service catering kitchen for events
Listening systems and descriptive video
At 526 square feet, Classroom A can accommodate 15 individuals and is ideal for a small meeting or seminar. The room has teleconference capabilities and is fragrance-free, with a dedicated HEPA filtration system for persons with multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS).
Classroom B measures 732 square feet and can accommodate 25 people. With teleconferencing and a fully accessible kitchen, Classroom B is perfect for a breakfast or lunch meeting.
Ability360 Center boasts a 7,400 square-foot lighted patio that accommodates nearly 500 guests. With sweeping panoramic views of South Mountain and Tovrea Castle to the north, the patio is a breathtaking and memorable setting for weddings, cocktail receptions and other outdoor events.
The 377-square-foot computer lab features 11 computer work stations- ideal for workshops and classes for smaller groups.
For more information about reserving one of our exceptional meeting spaces for your next event please contact Clinton McDaniel at 602 443 0714 or ClintonM @ability360.org.
That’s Not All
The Ability360 Sports & Fitness Center is located on the same campus as Ability360 and Ability360 Center.
This universally accessible sports and fitness center is designed to bring people together with all different types of disabilities, of all ages, to encourage wellness, physical fitness and nutritional health.
The 45,000-square-foot sports, fitness and aquatics center is the first of its kind in the Western United States. In addition to hosting competitive sports programs for persons with disabilities, the center accommodates fitness, health and wellness programs.
Ability360 Sports & Fitness Center
Ability360 Sports & Fitness Center is a 45,000-square foot, $13 million dollar facility located in Phoenix, Arizona.
Ability360 offers a wide variety of amenities to help you achieve your health and fitness goals.
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The Ability360 Sports & Fitness Center features wheelchair accessible weight machines, an aquatic area equipped with lifts and elevators, accessible locker rooms, and more! To find out more about what we have to offer, click the links below.
The Ability360 Sports & Fitness Center opened on October 31st, 2011. The center provides health, fitness and recreation programs to individuals with disabilities and their families, and also serves as a venue for local, national and international adaptive sporting events. The spectacular new center is co-located with the Ability360 Center in Phoenix, Arizona. The Ability360 Center and the Ability360 Sports & Fitness Center are owned and managed by Ability360. In addition to Ability360, eleven other disability services organizations call the Ability360 Center home. The Ability360 Center and the Ability360 Sports & Fitness Center comprise the first co-located, universally-designed (accessible) facilities of their kind in the United States.
The Sports Center is one of two centers in the U.S. that is specifically designed for individuals with disabilities, and the only center of its kind in the Western United States. It features two full-size sport courts, an indoor suspended track, 35-foot rock climbing wall, fitness center/weight room, group fitness room and an aquatic center. The sport courts can accommodate basketball, sit volleyball, power soccer, quad rugby, wheelchair lacrosse and other team sports. The spacious fitness center features accessible equipment which allows users to simply pull up to the machine to utilize its benefits. The aquatic center contains a lap pool, therapy pool and spa. All three pools are accessible by chairlift. The lap pool and therapy pools also provide entry by elevator. The lap pool is designed with a lowered bench for transferring directly from a wheelchair to the water.
The Sports Center is home to the 360 Heat wheelchair rugby team, whose roster includes gold-medal Paralympians, the Phoenix Wheelchair Suns and Banner. In addition to team practices and tournaments, the Ability360 Sports & Fitness Center hosts various clinics, such as sit volleyball, wheelchair lacrosse and Wounded Warrior clinics for veterans. Group fitness classes include circuit training, yoga, water aerobics, adaptive rowing and more. Educational nutrition and fitness classes are also offered. The facility offers health and fitness opportunities for both young and old, individual and team, and beginning and practicing athletes and fitness enthusiasts. The center is staffed by experienced individuals who are knowledgeable in disability and adaptive recreation programs.
- Strength equipment, featuring the Cybex Total Access line of accessible selectorized equipment, along with Cybex Bravo multi-cable stations
- Aerobic equipment featuring SciFit treadmills, elliptical trainers, recumbent and upright bikes, Game Cycles, Concept 2 Rowing Machines, a Marpo Kinetics Rope-Pull Trainer, a Stamina EMR rowing machine, and SciFit Upper Body Ergometers
- Free weights from 5-100 lbs., racks, and benches, Smith Machines, Magnum Fitness incline/shoulder machine, and a stretching area with medicine balls and mats
- Group Fitness Room, featuring mats, dumbbells (5-25 lbs.), Bodyblade, Heavy Bag, Stretch bands, Bosu balance trainer and kettle bells.
- The facility also features a wheelchair weigh-scale, medicine balls and rebounder
- Electronic Scoreboards
- PA System
- Spectator Seating
- 8 basketball hoops adjustable from 8’ to 10’
- Lockers and showers for teams
- Teams storage facilities
- Courts are available for rental.
- Lap Pool (30’x 75’) Features an elevator lift, a hydraulic lift and a transfer station for entry. The pool depth ranges from 4’6″-10′. The deep end of pool is suitable for scuba training. The lap pool is heated between 80-84 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Therapy Pool (14’x 48’) Features an elevator lift, a hydraulic lift and transfer access. The pool depth ranges from 3′-4′. The therapy pool is heated between 88-92 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Spa (14’ x 14’) Access with hydraulic lift and transfer access. The pool is 3′ deep. The spa is heated to a maximum of 102 degrees Fahrenheit.
For more information on the Kresge Foundation Aquatics Center, visit the Aquatic Center page on our website.