Plan your Father’s Day celebration

Man in wheelchair by lake

Ideas for dads who use a mobility scooter or power wheelchair

It’s almost time to celebrate dear old dad for all that good advice and memorable adventures. Father’s Day is June 20. Do you have plans yet? If not, no sweat. We have some mobility device-friendly Father’s Day ideas that you can still get on the calendar.

If dad uses a power wheelchair or mobility scooter your options are plentiful thanks to accessibility laws. With any of these suggestions, be sure to do your own research for your specific destination. You may have to do some advance planning to get dad’s chair or scooter there. Luckily, many Pride Mobility models fold up or stow away easily.

Classic cookout

If television has taught us anything, dads love grilling. For Father’s Day, try prying that long metal spatula from his grasp. [1] It’s your turn to flip some burgers and tantalize your family’s taste buds. WIth you managing the grill, dad’s job is to take it easy.

The beauty of a cookout is you can have it at home or at public places like parks or beaches. When picking your location, double check that there is space for dad to navigate.


For many people, dad was their first fishing buddy. Whether you’re constantly hanging up your “Gone Fishin'” sign or your pole long ago, Father’s Day is a great time to get out there.

If you qualify as an amatuer angler, you can make this fishing trip simple. Find a local pond or lake with a sturdy dock. That way, you, dad and any other fishermen can safely set up camp. Dad will be able to comfortably sit in his chair and watch for bites.

Going out into the open water to fish is much more dependent on your access to a boat. If you have a large boat, or a friend with a large boat, bringing the mobility device on board may mean smooth sailing.

Regardless of where you fish, remember mobility devices have electronic components. Make sure to keep the control panel dry.

Catch a ballgame

Take dad out to the ball game. Buy dad some peanuts and Cracker Jacks. He won’t care if he ever gets back.

All modern Major League baseball stadiums in the US are wheelchair accessible. Older parks like Boston’s Fenway Park, Chicago’s Wrigley Field, and LA’s Dodger Stadium, have made improvements to accessibility in recent decades.

For the best experience, you should research your team’s stadium. That way you’ll get the right tickets, know how to get to your seats and where to park.

Minor league or independent ball clubs will also likely have accessibility for dad. We recommend looking into any stadium in advance so you aren’t met with surprises on game day.

Get out in nature

If Father’s Day brings nice weather, why not get outside with dad? Many cities and states have well-maintained walking paths. There are paved, crushed stone and dirt paths. If dad is using a power chair like a Jazzy or a scooter like the Victory, any of these surfaces will be conducive to a Father’s Day jaunt.

If you’re lucky enough to have one nearby, many national parks have accessible facilities and attractions. The National Park Service is committed to accessibility. You can visit its website for specifics about wheelchair access at any national park.

Enjoy nature with the grandkids

If dad also goes by grandpa, you’ve got to include your kids in the plans. We dare you to try not to. Outdoor activities that allow kids to burn off their energy are always nice to do on the weekend.

Gather up the whole family to visit a park or playground. The children can play and romp. The adults can watch or join in, while dad participates from his mobility device. Like the trails mentioned above, many parks – especially state parks – offer accessible features like fishing piers, paved paths and comfortable bathrooms.

The real gift of Father’s Day is spending time together. Wherever you go and whatever you do, take a moment to enjoy him.

Published by Pride Mobility

Welcome to Pride Mobility! We are a leading manufacturer of mobility products, including power chairs, scooters, lift chairs, and more. Our goal is to help people with mobility challenges live their best lives by providing innovative, high-quality, and reliable products that enhance their independence and comfort. Our company was founded in 1986 with a mission to improve the quality of life for people with mobility limitations. Since then, we have grown to become a global leader in the industry, with a wide range of products designed to meet the unique needs of individuals with varying levels of mobility. At Pride Mobility, we are committed to delivering exceptional customer service and support. Our team of knowledgeable and experienced professionals is dedicated to helping our customers find the right products to meet their specific needs, and we are always here to answer any questions or concerns. We take pride in our products and stand behind them with a comprehensive warranty and service program. Whether you are looking for a power chair to help you navigate your home or a scooter to explore the outdoors, you can trust Pride Mobility to provide the quality, comfort, and reliability you deserve. Thank you for choosing Pride Mobility as your partner in mobility. We look forward to helping you live your best life!

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