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.
Camp Challenge Canceled
After much discussion, we’ve made the difficult decision to cancel Camp Challenge 2020 to continue to ensure the health and well-being of our community. As a result, this means there will be no DDD-funded summer camp in Chandler. We’re excited to announce the arrival of “The Pitstop,” a modified summer adventure program.
Family Luau Party Canceled
Saturday, June 27
Wipeout! This year’s Family Luau Party has been canceled. We look forward to celebrating with you again next summer.
The health and well-being of our participants continue to be the utmost priority. To that end, we're hosting daily Zoom calls featuring a variety of games and fun activities so our participants can stay connected during these times of uncertainty.
Zoom Activity Schedule
Join Chandler's Therapeutic Recreation community daily for exciting Zoom calls featuring brain games, fitness activities, and fun.
Monday 10 a.m. | Tuesday 5 p.m. | Wednesday 10 a.m. | Thursday 5 p.m.
Monday, June 15: Show n' Tell (Bring something special or share a special place you have visited)
Time Change 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 16: Workout with Austin
Wednesday, June 17: Musical Game (Name that Tune or Sound)
Thursday, June 18: Musical Game (Name that Tune or Sound)
Therapeutic Sports Programs
We’ve team 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:
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.