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Adaptive Recreation

Brooklyn Park Recreation and Parks offers a wide range of adaptive recreation programs available for people with developmental disabilities. Check out our programs and services below!

Fall 2022 programs

Adaptive Fitness – all ages

Join us for an active session of adaptive fitness!  This class is intended for individuals of all ages with a developmental disability. Participants will enjoy staying active through various fitness games and activities, modified for all abilities.  We will focus on learning different exercises and techniques within a fun group dynamic! 

Aquafinners – ages 5-14

This group lesson is designed to meet the needs of children who have developmental disabilities and want to learn how to be safe in and around the water.  These lessons will be held during quiet pool time to minimize sensory overload and distractions.  We will focus on learning basic water safety and introduction swimming skills in an inclusive and supportive environment.

Aqua Fun Fit – Ages 15+

Join us for a fun and active aquatics class! This class is specifically designed for teens and adults with developmental disabilities who already have a sense of water safety and basic swim skills and are looking for a fun way to stay active in the water with their peers. Participants will engage in various games and activities, modified for all ability levels.

Registration

Click here for more information about Adaptive Recreation, Inclusion Services, and Reach for Resources offerings!

About Inclusion Services

We welcome people of all abilities to participate in our programs! Please let us know if you require an accommodation specific to a disability-related need, a behavioral support, an allergy, or other need for inclusion services.  Please register early to allow adequate time to process requests.

The inclusion process is as follows:

  1. Register for program, indicating a need online or to the person taking your registration.
  2. If you are registering a new participant requesting inclusion services, you will be contacted to discuss strategies for inclusion and to gather participant information. Returning participants will be contacted as needed to determine inclusion services.
  3. Inclusion plans will be developed based on individual need. Inclusion staff come from the Brooklyn Park Recreation staff or Reach for Resources.

Adaptive Recreation, community partnerships and opportunities

Reach for Resources 

Reach offers a variety of adaptive recreation programs specifically adapted to meet the needs of people with developmental disabilities in Brooklyn Park and the surrounding areas! The programs are designed to promote physical health, gain confidence, enhance team building skills and to have fun! Reach offers a non-competitive environment and programs are designed for a variety of ages.

Our adaptive recreation program is a cooperative effort with these cities: Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Chanhassen, Golden Valley, Maple Grove, Plymouth, St. Louis Park. If you live in another city, please pay the non-resident fee upon registration. 

Reach also works with city recreation & parks departments to provide inclusion services within a variety of recreation programs.

Reach counseling, therapy, and community services

Reach offers in-person and virtual individual therapy and group therapy services to adults, adolescents, and families of all abilities in need of emotional support. Community living services include: Employment Support, Housing Services, and In- Home Supports. Reach also offers community- based mental health services for children and adults.

For more information on Reach for Resources services or to register for Reach for Resources programs, call 952-200-3030, email info@reachforresources.org, or visit reachforresources.org.

Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute Adaptive Sports and Recreation

Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute Adaptive Sports and Recreation offers a wide variety of recreational and competitive sports programs and events for youth and adults in northeastern Minnesota, northwestern Wisconsin, and the Twin Cities metropolitan area.

Courage Kenny worked in partnership with the City of Brooklyn Park to develop the only dedicated competitive wheelchair softball field in the five-state area.  Todd Anderson field is located at Northwoods Park in Brooklyn Park. 

Brooklyn Park Recreation & Parks and Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute Adaptive Sports and Recreation have partnered since Summer 2020 to offer adaptive recreation program opportunities for youth and adults with physical and cognitive disabilities. Check back for more opportunities to come in Summer 2023!

For more information or to register for programs, call 612-775-2277, email CKRIsportsrecreation@allina.com, or visit their website.