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.

Date Activity LocationTime Fee
9/20/22Scovill Zoo and Picnic Scovill Zoo 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. $8.00
9/26/22Special Olympics Bowling Practice Sparetime Lanes 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. $5.50
9/27/22Game night, craft night, and cookout Scovill Activity Center3:30 - 5:00 p.m. $10.00


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.  View the September SRA Calendar HERE. To receive this in the mail, please call Sparkle Hill at 429-7750. Volunteers are always appreciated!

Camp I Can

Swim, create art and crafts, and visit the zoo! This summer camp is designed for special kids with special needs. Fun activities at Nelson Park, Splash Cove, Scovill Zoo and more!
Click here for a 2022 registration form!

Camp F.I.R.E22

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 for details about the 2022 summer camp.

Click here for a 2022 registration form!

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 Bill Clevenger at 422-5911.

ADA Cover Letter
ADA Summary Document