Special Recreation

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Recreation Announcements

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Special Recreation

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The Carbondale Park District will make every attempt to facilitate inclusion of individuals with special needs into all of our programs and activities.

The Carbondale Park District is a pioneer in offering recreation programs for people with disabilities.


Leisure Is For Everyone (LIFE)

The Carbondale Park District will make every attempt to facilitate inclusion of individuals with special needs into our programs and activities.

Inclusion within the Carbondale Park District means individuals with disabilities are welcome to participate in the same recreation programs and activities as their peers. Reasonable accommodations, such as adaptive equipment or an aide, are provided to enable an individual’s successful participation in a program.

If you have questions about inclusion, please call 549-4222 to speak with the Recreation Coordinator.

Special Recreation

In addition to inclusion in traditional recreation programs, the Carbondale Park District also has activities and programs that are geared towards individuals with special needs.

The goal of the Carbondale Park District special recreation program is to provide a diverse range of recreational opportunities for children and adults with disabilities.

As we begin to grow our special recreation program, we are open to any and all program ideas that will help expand our offerings.

Games with Friends
Come join us on Saturday mornings for games that focus on sports-related skill development and cooperative play. Improve social skills and locomotor activity through traditional playground games. This safe, welcoming environment is perfect for the independent special needs child.

Softball
Meet us Saturday, April 22 at the LIFE Community Center for a pick-up game of 16′ softball on the east side of the building at 11am. Bring a sack lunch to enjoy with new friends after the game. This is a free event that is open to all individuals. Don’t want to play ball? Come out to cheer, or just grab a lunch and meet up with us at noon.

Southern Illinois Autism Society Swim
This program is designed to provide students with special needs the opportunity to learn, enjoy, and thrive in an aquatic setting.

Sockhop
This fun-filled night is for individuals of all abilities and their friends and families at the Hickory Ridge Golf Course. The cost is only $5 for a night filled with music and dancing. There will even be snacks! Please pre-register.

Hickory Lodge Society
The Carbondale Park District has scheduled a series of get-togethers for adult special populations at the Hickory Lodge. Acitivies vary, but lively conversations, music, karaoke, games, and refreshments are planned. Come alone, with a friend, or in a group. Call 549-4222 to confirm your attendance.

Upcoming Special Recreation Events

Check back often to see what new events are coming up. Take a look at our events calendar for a full list of events.

Special Events

Scroll through some of the upcoming Special Recreation Events, or use the button below to view all events.

All Events

Special Recreation Classes

Special Recreation Programs

The Carbondale Park District also has activities and programs that are geared towards individuals with special needs. Here are just a few of our programs, check back often to view our expanded offerings:

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Course Name Time Duration Start Date
Autism Society Session 2
Sat. 11:20 – 11:50 am
8 Classes March 25, 2017
Games with Friends Session 2
Sat. 10:00 – 10:45 am
9 Classes March 25, 2017

Inclusion

Here are just a few of our programs that can be adapted to fit the needs of all participants:

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Course Name Time Duration Start Date
Beginner Session 3
Sat. 10:10 – 10:40 am
8 Classes March 25, 2017
Beginner Session 4
Wed. 5:00 – 5:30 pm
8 Classes March 29, 2017
Parent Tot Exploration Session 3
Sat. 9:00 – 9:30 am
8 Classes March 25, 2017
Preschool Session 3
Sat. 9:35 – 10:05 am
8 Classes March 25, 2017
Preschool Session 4
Mon. 5:35 – 6:05 pm
8 Classes March 27, 2017

Park District

P.O. Box 1326,
Carbondale, IL 62903-1326

LIFE Community Center

2500 W. Sunset Dr, Carbondale
(618) 549-4222 or (618) 549-6565

Super Splash Park

P.O. Box 1326
Carbondale, IL
Located at: 625 S. Lewis Lane

Hickory Ridge Golf Center

2727 W. Glenn Rd, Carbondale
(618) 529-4386

Hickory Lodge Administration

1115 W. Sycamore, Carbondale
(618) 529-4147

Park Operations & Maintenance Office

108 N. Williams, Carbondale
(618) 529-4149

Alice Wright Early Childhood Center

2500 W. Sunset Dr, Carbondale
(618) 549-4646

Kids Korner

101 N. Glenview, Carbondale
(618) 457-7356
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