A signature gathering space for individuals with disabilities, our Therapeutic Recreation program offers the most innovative play experiences truly inclusive for all.
Chandler Fun Run
10 a.m. - noon
Kick-off Disabilities Awareness Month with us at the 12th Annual Chandler Fun Run. The one-mile walk/run boasts a fun, carnival-like atmosphere complete with live music, face painters, balloon artists, photo booth and lunch. The free event is open to individuals ages 5 to 21 years. This unique field trip opportunity is a great way to create new friendships with students from other schools and lasting memories. Please RSVP with the number of students, adults, and caregivers that will be attending from your school.
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.
Summer just wouldn’t be the same without the excitement and adventure of Camp Challenge programs. Each week is designed to entice kids with their favorite activities, engage them in weekly challenges and themes, and entertain them with new buddies, dedicated staff and silly surprises scattered throughout summer. Discover the nurturing environment of Camp Challenge: where campers learn, grow and play.
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.