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Program Details


Activities Offered
  • Bowling
  • Camp
  • Dance
  • Horseback Riding
  • Various Recreational Activities
  • Accessible by Public Transportation: No

  • Transportation Provided by the Program: No


The River Valley Special Recreation is an association formed by member agencies to provide community-based therapeutic recreation to individuals with special needs.

The RVSRA views itself not as an extra program, but a completion of the commitment of each associating Park District's responsiblity to serve all its citizens including individuals with special needs. RVSRA programs are designed to create, stimulate and utilize interest in the world around us and the world within us. It is our hope to contribute to the growth and development of participants by increasing opportunities to participants in community recreation, park, cultural and leisure activities.

Program emphasis will center around sports, cultural, environmental and family activities. Stress will be placed on social development to help individuals grow socially and appreciate their own value. Weekly Programs include: Bowling, Swimming, Horseback Riding, Arts & Crafts, and Dance Classes. Special Events & Trips include: Movies, Dinners, Cubs & Sox Baseball, Weekend Trips, Camp-outs, and Dances. Special Olympics include: Swimming Team, Volleyball Team, Equestrian Competitions, and Golf. Also offered during the summer is a nine-week day camp program for ages 6-19.