Cincinnati Recreation Commission
The Cincinnati Recreation Commission (CRC) was created in 1926 to serve the citizens of Cincinnati and now serves the greater metropolitan area of the City of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, and the Tri-State Area (Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky & Indiana), with a total population of one million people. CRC currently operates 31 Community Centers, 20 Senior Centers, 46 Pools and 7 Golf Courses. It has approximately 242 full time employees and 1,500 part- time employees
The CRC began serving individuals with disabilities in 1967, originating as a consulting service to area nursing homes. This service evolved into the Division for the " Ill and Handicapped." This eventually became the Division of Therapeutic Recreation, representing the connection with the TR process. Therapeutic Recreation has offered a wide variety of specialized programs for individuals with disabilities. Since the passage of the ADA in 1990, the Division of Therapeutic Recreation has advocated the "Recreation for All" philosophy and began educating its employees about the ADA.