Denver Parks & Recreation (DPR) offers therapeutic programs for people with disabilities at any age. Through numerous leisure activities, Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists (CTRS) and other DPR team members create opportunities to improve quality of life, foster independence and boost self-esteem.
Denver Parks and Recreation (DPR) strives to provide an atmosphere in which everyone feels welcome. We believe all people should have the opportunity to participate and interact together through promoting a nurturing environment open to diverse populations. DPR staff members and volunteers trust that empowering our citizens today will build a better place where everyone can live and thrive in the future.
American Sign Language (ASL) and Inclusion Support services are provided by request. To guarantee services by a specific date, requests need to be submitted at least five (5) business days prior to desired start date of services. Any request submitted less than five (5) business days in advance may result in a delay of services provided.
Saturday Challengers are drop-in bowling events hosted by Adaptive Recreation. Download Saturday Challenger schedule.
Adaptive Recreation programs are designed with the adaptations and additional assistance that is needed for successful programming for people with disabilities. Activities include:
Through the Adaptive Recreation Department, TRAC provides a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) to work individually with participants who have a disabling condition. A therapeutic exercise plan is developed to enable a smooth transition toward independent use of DPR recreation centers.
To speak to a therapist, call or email us.
The mission of the Denver Parks and Recreation, Special Olympics is to provide quality, year-round sports training in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with developmental disabilities. In addition, the Special Olympics provides opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, and experience friendships with their families and other Special Olympics athletes in the community.
Sports by Season
|Winter (January - March)||Spring (April - June)||Summer (June - August)||Fall (September - November)|
|Alpine Skiing||Track & Field||Tennis||Bowling|