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Program Details


Activities Offered
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Camp
  • Snow Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Various Recreational Activities
Building Access
  • Meets ADA standards
  • Accessible areas of building: Locker Rooms; Shower Facilities; Parking Area; Front Desk/ Reception; Swimming Pool

Staff Training and Certification
  • Staff Training: Adapted Physical Education; Therapeutic Recreation

Adaptive Equipment
  • Adaptive equipment available
    sled hockey equipment; adaptive golf carts

  • Accessible by Public Transportation: Yes

  • Transportation Provided by the Program: Yes


The City of Edina believes that each person has the right to participate in the activities of his or her choice. For residents with disabilities, the City offers many adaptive recreation programs. In addition, the City offers support in general recreation programs through Inclusion, the process of providing help for individuals with disabilities to participate in general park and recreation programs.

Adaptive recreation programs are designed to meet the needs of people of all levels of ability. Edina residents are also able to access the Adaptive Recreation programs in the cities of Bloomington, Eden Prairie, and Richfield, through a cooperative called the Adaptive Recreation & Learning Exchange (AR&LE).

The Adaptive Recreation & Learning Exchange (AR&LE)

The Cities and school districts of Edina, Eden Prairie, Bloomington and Richfield work together to provide recreation and education for people with disabilities. This cooperative is known as the Adaptive Recreation & Learning Exchange (AR&LE).

Here are just a few of the exiting programs available through AR&LE:
  • Youth Bowling Club - The Saturday Bowling Club is for youth Grades 1-6, their friends and family. The program emphasizes basic skills and good sportsmanship. The program meets in the winter and fall.
  • Downhill Skiing - Downhill ski lessons and club are offered for individuals 7 and older. The group meets Thursday evenings in January and February.
  • Soccer - A summer soccer program is offered for teens. The program focuses on fun and fitness. The group meets Thursday evenings in June, July and August.
  • Teen Art - A variety of art classes are available for teens and adults. Classes build creativity, self-esteem and pride.
  • Adult Co-Rec Basketball - Adaptive co-rec basketball is available for adults 18 and older. The program focuses on skill building and teamwork.
  • Teen Day Camps - Two one-week long teen camps are offered in August. One camp is a theater program while the other one works on arts and crafts projects the entire week. Richfield Adaptive Recreation offers a Nature Camp for teens toward the end of August.
  • Charaka - South Hennepin Community Support Program - The Charaka program for adults with mental illnesses offers social and recreational activities, a drop-in center, counseling, outreach and a variety of other support services. The program serves adults in Edina, Bloomington, Eden Prairie and Richfield.

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