Parker Therapeutic Recreation
Therapeutic Recreation Contact
Heather Ballantyne | Email | Ph: 303.805.3208
Therapeutic Recreation Opportunities
Parker’s Therapeutic Recreation (TR) Program is designed to ensure individuals have equal opportunity to participate in quality leisure experiences, regardless of ability level. This is accomplished through adaptive programming, as well as including individuals with disabilities in programming with their typical peers.
Please read the Parker /DocumentCenter/View/1449 Therapeutic Recreation Program Policies (pdf) and complete a /DocumentCenter/View/1448 Therapeutic Recreation Assessment Form. One annual assessment per participant is sufficient for all TR programs.
TR Programs may include weekly socials, adaptive sports and fitness, music classes, adaptive swim lessons and more. View the current TR Activity Calendar (pdf) for a complete list of opportunities or register online.
Parker Recreation also offers Adaptive Training, including fitness training, swim lessons and climbing wall sessions.
Programs are designed to minimize barriers, increase leisure awareness, promote skill building, celebrate individual successes and promote overall well-being for participants.
Train as a Special Olympics athlete! Athletes will improve skills and personal fitness, under the supervision of experienced coaches. Basketball, swimming, soccer, flag football and softball seasons are offered. For Special Olympics information, email Teri Koren.
Day Program Facility Use
Day programs serving individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities may use Parker Recreation facilities at a discounted or waived fee, through the use of TR scholarships. All visits must be scheduled with the Therapeutic Recreation Coordinator to ensure space is available. Prior to your visit, please compete the Day Group Waiver (pdf).
The Town of Parker’s Therapeutic Recreation Scholarships are designed to help individuals with disabilities who have limited financial resources to participate in Parker Recreation programs and facilities. Scholarships may provide a portion or all of registration costs or membership fees for individuals, or groups that service individuals with disabilities.
Scholarship Eligibility and Application
Therapeutic Recreation Scholarship applicants must be diagnosed with an intellectual or developmental disability and be a resident of Douglas County, with proof of primary residency (i.e. utility bill, lease, etc.) Complete the TR Scholarship Application Form (pdf) for each person or group; incomplete forms will not be considered.
Examples of accommodations Parker Recreation can make include, provide ASL Interpreter, develop behavior support plan, give additional staff support and training, and furnish adaptive equipment.
Become a Volunteer
Volunteers are vital to our program’s success. If you are interested in volunteering or learning more about Therapeutic Recreation opportunities, please visit https://town-of-parker.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/ VolunteerParker.org.