Therapeutic Recreation Services

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Meaningful and Purposeful Activities are planned that Develop and Enhance:

  • leisure awareness
  • personal growth & development
  • self-esteem
  • increased independence
  • social skills
  • community awareness
  • self-confidence
  • community pride
  • communication
  • fine & gross motor coordination
  • health & wellness
  • quality of life


    Social Recreation, Special Interest/Wellness Classes and
    Co-Sponsorship Programs provide opportunities to
    his/her own level of functioning.  Programs and activities
    are positive, achievable and non-competitive oriented
    focusing on one's ABILITIES rather than disabilities 

    Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists and qualified Therapeutic Recreation Staff ensure the highest quality and knowledge of therapeutic modalities and intervention. Enthusiastic teams of Therapeutic Recreation Leaders serve as positive role models and are prepared to meet the social and recreational needs of individuals with disabilities. Disabilities served include, but are not limited to, developmental disabilities, autism, physical disabilities, cerebral palsy, neurological disabilities, aphasia, hearing/visual impairments and emotional/behavioral challenges.

    There are a variety of social recreation programs offering participants (ages 4 - 65+) an opportunity to experience recreational activities in a positive, fun and welcoming environment. Activities may include group games, music, fitness/exercise, arts and crafts, dancing, creative dramatics, table games, sports and more. Program goals emphasize social and physical development. There are also special interest programs including social interest clubs by age range, dance programs, exercise programs, swimming, and more. For more information on the programs offered and staff-to-participant ratios, see the information in the current Recreation Activities Guide and TRS Summer 2018 Newsletter.

    Therapeutic Recreation Services will be hosting a SportAbilities Camp program for individuals with developmental and cognitive disabilities. Participants will be introduced to team building and basic sports skills. Participants must be able to function in a 1:4 staff to participant ratio or provide an attendant. For more information on this exciting 3 day camp contact Lauren Council at (408) 615-3169

    Please note:  Before the start of each session, all participants are required to have an updated TRS Registration form on file.  Click here to download the TRS Registration form (Adobe PDF). New Participants must complete and assessment with the Recreation Coordinator prior to class registration.

    For more information on the City's Therapeutic Recreation Services, contact the Therapeutic Recreation Coordinator at  (408) 615-3169 or email


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