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.  
May 2016 Newsletter

New Classes for Younger Kids!
Plano Adapted Recreation is so excited to offer Gymnastics and Cycling classes for kids of all ages. What a perfect way for kids with any kind of delays to increase gross motor skills, strengthen eye hand coordination, body awareness, 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. See Leisure OnLine for more information on classes.
 
Gymnastic classes will begin on Sunday afternoons on June 5th at Oak Point Recreation Center on 6000 Jupiter Road.

Mom & Me Gymnastics (10 months to 3 yrs) - This is class for a parent to actively play with their toddler and have a chance to meet other parents.  Classes will provide activities to jump, walk across a balance beam, climb, hand on a bar, and much, much, more! Classes held on Sundays at 1pm.
 
Me Growing Up Gymnastics (3-5 yrs) - As your future gymnast becomes more independent with their basic gross motor skills,  this fundamental class will teach the very basic skills on the vault, bars, beam, floor, and trampoline.  This class will increase gross motor skills, strengthen eye hand coordination, body awareness, and self-esteem. Classes held on Sundays at 2pm.
 
Little Ones Gymnastics (5-7 yrs) - Just in time for the 2016 Summer Olympics!  This class will give its students a real since of accomplishment as they learn how to roll, hang, swing, and go upside down and do these skills all by their selves! Students will learn skills by using the vault, bars, beam, floor, and trampoline. Classes held on Sundays at 3pm.
 
Social Skills Gymnastics (8-up) - Kids just want to have fun!!  For this class, each child will work at his or her own ability level.  Students will practice social skills along with learning independence through the art of gymnastics. Classes held on Sundays at 4pm.

Cycling classes will begin on Sunday afternoons on June 5th at in the parking lot of the Oak Point Nature Preserve on 5901 Los Rios Blvd.  

Cycling (5-7 yrs) - This is for those kids who have not quite mastered the art of riding a bike.  Students will learn safety skills needed to enjoy a bike ride anywhere.  Class starts Sundays at 5:30 pm.
 
Cycling (7-11 yrs) -This is a great class for riders to learn how to take care of their bike and practice safety skills while riding.  Students will increase their skills riding and learn about tips to care for their bike and to keep it safe. 

Summer Camps

Special Edition Kid Kapers   (5-10 Yrs)              8:30am-11:30am  
New time!! Special Edition Kid Kapers has extended camp hours this year.  Kids of all ability levels, come for a morning of group fun and hands-on activities to strengthen social and life skills. Location: Liberty Recreation Center

Friendship Camp                  (11-15 Yrs)             12pm-4pm 

New changes!! This afternoon camp will provide a variety of hands-on activities to strengthen existing social and life skills. Each week on Tuesdays, this group will go on a field trip to a fun location within the area.  Swimming will be on Wednesdays, weather permitting.  Location: Liberty Recreation Center

Teen Trek                               (16-22 Yrs)             9am-4pm        

New location!! Teen Trek is an exciting full-day camp for teens and young adults.  On most days this group will travel to fun and exciting destinations and go swimming.  This year, participants will also enjoy hands-on activities to practice a variety of social and vocational skills such as job applications and budget activities. Location: Plano Aquatic Center

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

Fun & Fitness Combo

This combo exercise class is offered at Crull Fitness, 2701 Custer Road, Ste. 801, Richardson. 
Ages 9-16 is offered on Tuesday evening, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Ages 17-30 is offered on Thursday evening 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Respite for 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. 

Adapted Recreation Program Guidelines
Adapted Recreation Attendance and Refund Policy


Volunteers
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