Therapeutic Recreation

A signature gathering space for individuals with disabilities, our Therapeutic Recreation program offers the most innovative play experiences truly inclusive for all.


We’re committed to providing life-enhancing recreation opportunities that welcome children and their families of all abilities. Each season we offer a variety of activities and events that encourage participants to engage in activities that promote socialization, skill development, and physical activity. From arts and crafts to cooking to social outings there’s always fun for everyone. Find daily inspiration by exploring our Break Time Recreation Guide, Newsletter or Calendar of Events.


Zoom Activity Schedule

Join Chandler's Therapeutic Recreation community daily for exciting Zoom calls featuring brain games, fitness activities, and fun. 
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Thurs., Apr. 1

Rec & Go Bag Pick-up

Anytime after 12 p.m. 

Reserve Bag


Mon., Apr. 5


4 p.m.


Wed., Apr. 7


6 p.m. 


Thurs., Apr. 8

Spring BINGO

4 p.m. 


Fri., Apr. 9

Spring Picnic

Desert Breeze Park

6 p.m. 

>> Register



Mon., Apr. 12

Mug Recipe:  Banana Bread

4 p.m. 


Tues., Apr. 13

Workout with Austin

4 p.m. 


Wed., Apr. 14


6 p.m. 



6 p.m.


Thurs., Apr. 15

Bouncy Balls

4 p.m. 


Fri., Apr. 16

Pizza & Games

6 p.m. 

>> Register



Mon., Apr. 19

Yoga Unwind & Stretch

4 p.m. 


Tues., Apr. 20

Disney Trivia & Name That Tune

4 p.m. 


Wed., Apr. 21


6 p.m. 

Thurs., Apr. 22

Bird Feeder

4 p.m. 


Mon., Apr. 26

Tissue Paper Painting

4 p.m. 


Wed., Apr. 28


6 p.m. 

Therapeutic Sports Programs

We’ve teamed up with Special Olympics of Arizona to introduce athletes to the world of sports and fitness. Each season sports enthusiasts can enjoy a variety of athletic offerings:



  • Gold Basketball
  • Traditional Basketball
  • Unified Basketball

Flag Football

Swim Team

  • 6-11 yrs
  • 12-21 yrs
  • 22+ yrs

Track & Field
Floor Hockey


All athletes competing in any Special Olympics sport must have a current Special Olympics Arizona Medical Form on file with the City before beginning practice for any sport. It is also important to note that there is a specific form to be filled out by a physician, as well as the family.

Get into the game by volunteering to be a Coach or sideline assistant.

Accessible Places for Play

Children (and adults alike) need to play, learn and grow together, side by side. Chandler has been a leader in creating play opportunities that allow children and their families to play together, regardless of their abilities. Discover our parks, trails, playgrounds and facility amenities that make Chandler Parks & Recreation truly inclusive for all.

Partners in Play

Collaboration is essential to our Therapeutic Recreation Programs success. We’re honored to partner with the following organizations to increase access, safety and social participation within our play experiences.