Adapted Recreation

Recreational Opportunities for Individuals with Special Needs
The Plano Parks and Recreation Adapted Recreation programs offer recreational opportunities for individuals with special needs from 12 months to over 60 years of age. Programs are offered year round and provide a variety of activities such as; fitness, crafts and fine arts, education, outings and a variety of other programs that meet the needs of children/teens and adults with disabilities. Most classes are held at Liberty Recreation Center, 2601 Glencliff Drive. See our Leisure Catalog for location, dates and times.
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Although these programs are recreational, there are many benefits that are inherent within each of the programs. They stress social interaction, self-direction, speech and language and community involvement. These recreational programs provide a safe environment, respite for parents and caregivers, and learning through a variety of classes. Staff and volunteers are there to assist each participant in getting the most out of each program they attend.

Click here to watch a brief video about our programs.

Keeping Current

Stay current with Adapted Recreation by viewing our Fun with Adapted Recreation Newsletter. The newsletter is sent monthly by email. If you are not currently receiving the newsletter and would like to, please make sure we have your current email on file. You may also view the newsletter by clicking on the link below.  
October 2016 Newsletter

Special Events

Team Building Retreat (10-22 Yrs)
Planning mighty big things for this event!!  Lots of indoor and outdoor activities for this event.  Activities will be divided into age groups and rotated throughout the day. Please bring a sack lunch and drink. Snacks in the afternoon will be provided. Drop off and pick up will be at Oak Point Park Nature & Retreat Center, 5901 Los Rios Boulevard.
179730          Saturday, October 29                         10am-3pm                        $85

Holiday Party (15 Yrs & Up)
Put on your fancy dress/suit, and come out to a fun, fantastic holiday party and enjoy dancing and dinner with your peers. Bring an unwrapped, NEW toy which will be donated to the Plano Cops toy drive to be distributed to needy families. Parents and care providers may also register for the dinner if they prefer to stay and eat. Drop off and pick up at Crystal Banquet, 6300 Independence Parkway, Suite B, Plano.
179731           Friday, December 9                6:30-9:30pm                           $35

New Classes for Younger Kids!
Plano Adapted Recreation is so excited to offer Gymnastics, tutoring, Karate and Parties for younger kids up to 14. What a perfect way for kids with any kind of delays to increase gross motor skills, strengthen eye hand coordination, body awareness, discipline, and self-esteem.  Each child will progress at a rate which they are most comfortable and modifications will be made for any child that should need them. Check out the classes below! 
Stuff For Kids!

Adapted Swimming
Adapted swimming will adapt lessons for all individuals to help them gain confidence and improve kicking and stroke ability.  Check out the fall schedule for ages 4 years and up.
Fall 2016 Adapted Swimming Classes

Monthly Classes 
Dance Club
A fun night of dancing for ages 15 and up.  The dance is held monthly at the Plano Senior Center, 401 W. 16th Street, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Monthly Dance Club Themes

Fun Bunch Bowlers
Fun Bunch Bowlers, for ages 15 and up, is held at Allen Bowling, 1011 S Greenville Avenue, Allen, on alternating Saturdays from 10-11:45 a.m.
2016 Fun Bunch Bowlers Schedule

Parents and Guardians
Kids Night Out
Monthly respite program for children with disabilities from 1-10 years of age and their siblings held at Liberty Recreation Center, 2601 Glencliff Drive. It is usually held the second Friday of each month, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 
Kids Night Out Flyer

Workshops for Parents

Adapted Recreation is dedicated with providing parents with the most current information available to help them with their children.  Read here and find workshops to help you plan for your child’s over all well-being.
Parent Workshops 

Adapted Recreation Program Guidelines
Adapted Recreation Attendance and Refund Policy


Adapted Recreation welcomes anyone over the age of 15 that would like to volunteer during our programs. Volunteers do need to fill out an application form and a background check will be done on all adults.

Volunteer Form for Adapted Recreation