The Park District’s Special Recreation Association (SRA) is dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities. All SRA programs are led by qualified, experienced staff.  Activities are offered on a monthly basis, and Special Olympics sports are offered year-round. To be added to the SRA mailing list, please call 429-7750.

Activities

BINGO
Put on your game face! BINGO is held monthly with prizes for winners ranging from shirts to cameras! BINGO night features seven games with drinks and snacks for your enjoyment.

Dances at KC Hall
A night of music, dancing and snacks! Dances are held the first Wednesday of every month from 6 – 8 p.m. at the KC Hall.

Lunch Brunch
Enjoy a delicious lunch and great atmosphere with your friends at a Decatur area restaurant.

Movie Night Out
Join your friends once a month on Tuesday for a night at the movies. Transportation provided.

Special Olympics
Compete in the Special Olympics! Through the Special Recreation Association, athletes participate in various sports which continue year round. Upcoming sports include track and field, volleyball, and bowling. Volleyball practice begins in July, with advancing teams competing at State in October. To participate, athletes must be at least 8 years old and have current medical application on file. For more information, call Dana Floyd at 429-7750.

 

Registration & Monthly Calendar

Special Recreation activities are included in a monthly calendar. Programs are designed specifically with developmental disabilities and are led by qualified, caring, experienced staff. You must register for any program no later than 24 hours prior to the event.  To receive this mailing, please call Dana Floyd at 429-7750. Volunteers are always appreciated! Click here for the July Activities Calendar!

Camp I Can

Swim, create art and crafts, and visit the zoo! This camp is designed for special kids with special needs. Fun activities at Nelson Park, Fairview Family Aquatic Center, Scovill Zoo and more! Call Dana Floyd to register or go online!

CodeAgeDayDateTime
529130- 356 - 14M - FJune 4 - 89 a.m. - 1 p.m.
529130-366 - 14M - FJune 11 - 159 a.m. - 1 p.m.
529130- 376 - 14M - FJune 18 - 229 a.m. - 1 p.m.
529130- 386 - 14M - FJune 25 - 299 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Fee: $68 ($63 with resident discount)

Camp F.I.R.E

Camp F.I.R.E. (Fostering Independent Recreation Education) is for youth aged 15 – 21 who are enrolled in High School with an IEP. Participants in this extension of Camp I Can will learn Special Olympic sports, take field trips, learn how to become more independent, and have a great time! Call Dana Floyd to register or go online!

CodeAgeDayDateTime
529140-3515 - 21M - FJune 4 - 8 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
529140-3615 - 21M - FJune 11 - 159 a.m. - 1 p.m.
529140-3715 - 21 M - FJune 18 - 229 a.m. - 1 p.m.
529140-3815 - 21M - FJune 25 - 299 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Fee: $68 ($63 with resident discount)

ADA Compliance Initiative

To ensure that the Park District complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act, in Spring 2012, we began a survey process conducted by Recreation Accessibility Consultants. 56 parks and facilities were reviewed, and results have been compiled in a 6-volume document that is available at the Administrative Office, 620 E. Riverside Ave. The cover letter from RAC President John McGovern and summary letter appear below. For more information, please contact Ryan Raleigh at 422-5911.

ADA Cover Letter

ADA Summary Document