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  • NEDSRA is a unique cooperative of eleven park districts and villages in the western suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. NEDSRA was formed in 1976, through the vision of the partners, to provide for those with disabilities, the same variety of recreation services available to the general public. From humble beginnings in 1977, when the first summer day camp was offered, NEDSRA now provides more than 600 programs, serving 4,000+ separate individuals a year.

    At NEDSRA, each program is geared towards a specific age and ability group so we can better meet the recreation and leisure needs of our consumers. Annually we implement more than 600 programs and special events assuring and promoting CHOICE for each individual and family.

    Our programs promote many benefits that add to the quality of life for each individual. Depending on the program, focus may be placed on any or all of these benefits:
    • Physical development and fitness
    • Leisure education/community integration
    • Mental challenge and stimulation
    • Development of lifelong hobbies/skills
    • Socialization/promoting friendships
    • Money management & making choices
    • Fostering healthy self esteem
    • Fun and enjoyment
    • Sportsmanship and teamwork
    • Competition and achievement


Communities We Serve

NEDSRA is an integral part of the overall recreation services of each of our partners. These partners continue to Put People First by cooperatively fulfilling their obligation to meet the needs of all residents. One representative from each of the partners serves on our Board of Trustees, collectively providing leadership, vision and governance for the Association.

Our member community web sites and phone numbers are:
  • Addison Park District 630-833-0100
  • Bensenville Park District 630-766-7015
  • Butterfield Park District 630-858-2229
  • Village of Glendale Heights 630-260-6060
  • Itasca Park District 630-773-2257
  • Lombard Park District 630-620-7322
  • Medinah Park District 630-893-2560
  • Oakbrook Terrace Park District 630-627-6100
  • Village of Schiller Park 847-678-2550
  • Village of Villa Park 630-834-8525
  • Wood Dale Park District 630-595-9333