Therapeutic Recreation

TR Unified Basketball Team!

Games: Wednesdays, January - February 5:15 p.m.
Game Schedule


Sweetheart Dance

Ages 16 and older
Friday, February 26, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., Southridge Recreation Center, Auditorium
Come for the fun, come with your friends and meet new ones too. Dress up and dance the night away! RSVP by February 15 by calling 303-471-7043. more

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Activity Guide for January - April TR Classes

For more info about participating or volunteering email us.

What is Therapeutic Recreation?

HRCA Therapeutic Recreation Programs are intended to enhance the quality of life of individuals with special needs. Programs are facilitated by Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists and/or qualified staff. We provide a quality and compassionate community-based environment for participants of all ages and abilities. Our goal is to challenge participants and support general independence, choice, self-determination, and self-confidence. We want each participant to enjoy recreation. We work towards social independence in a fun and safe environment, while encouraging a general sense of health, wellness, and improved quality of life.

Also, HRCA staff members in all program areas work together to support the leisure interests of people of all ages and abilities. Check the other sections of the guide for mainstream program opportunities when participants are ready for more independence. Ask the registration staff about free valet parking.

Who can participate?

Those age 8 and up with a physician's approval. Those under 8 years can practice with approval of the Therapeutic Recreation staff. Special Olympics Almost 8 Just Can't Wait (ages 5-7) For kids who are almost 8 and just can't wait to be an athlete! Provides an introduction to Special Olympics sports and skills. HRCA's Special Olympic sports are bowling, basketball, swim team, and tennis.

More Information

For information about Therapeutic Recreation programs, birthday parties, scholarships, personal instruction appointments, or to volunteer contact the Therapeutic Recreation Coordinator at 303-471-7043 or email us.

Therapeutic Recreation Classes

A parent or caregiver may be required to assist during Therapeutic Recreation Programs if a participant needs 1:1 assistance.

Splash Swim Group

Ages 3-7
Learn water safety activities, blowing bubbles, and swimming skills. Recreation Center at Southridge, Fitness Pool.

Details & Register


Special Olympics Swim Team

Ages 8 and older, Friday, April 1 - May 27, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Eastridge Recreation Center, lap pool
All abilities are welcome to join in the swimming fun on Friday nights to increase water safety and encourage proficiency in a variety of strokes in a recreation environment.

Details & Register

Special Needs Tumbling

Ages 3 - 7
Movement skills, strength, coordination and balance are enhanced as children experience the joy of moving through space. Recreation Center at Northridge, Conundrum.



Special Needs Hip Hop Dance Class

Ages 5 - Adult
The focus of this class is a fun dance environment. Come learn dance steps and creative movement to music. As a member of this dance group, participants will have increased self confidence and poise. The dancers are included in the studio wide shows. Sign up today. Mondays 5:30-6:30 p.m., at Streetside South Studio

Details & Register

Thrilling Thursdays

Ages 16 and up
Join the program and participate in a variety of activities that increase motor skills, balance, and social skills. Activities include swimming, soccer, art, basketball, cooking, fitness, and more!  Recreation Center at Southridge.

Details & Register

Spring Break Sports Camp

Learn the skills necessary to play a variety of sports.

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Special Needs Tae Kwon Do

Ages 5 - Adult
Designed to help students improve balance, concentration, self-control, and confidence. Belt testing is determined by our certified instructor and requires a separate fee. Recreation Center at Southridge, Fitness Studio

Details & Register

NOTE: Martial Arts classes are not pro-rated. Please note when there is no class and take that into consideration when registering. The cost of the class sessions will remain the same; make-up classes will not be held for the days missed due to facility closures.

Unified Basketball Team

Learn the skills necessary to play basketball and the rules of the game

Details & Register

Special Needs Indoor Soccer

Ages 8 and up
Learn the skills necessary to play soccer. Also learn the rules of the game, focusing on good sportsmanship and teamwork.  Recreation Center at Southridge, Gym.

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Scholarships are available for participants who need financial assistance to join groups or for personal instruction. Completion of a scholarship form is required.


Therapeutic Recreation Individual Service Plan

An Individual Service Plan (ISP) is required to participate in Special Needs Programs. For new enrollees, an ISP must be completed before service begins and for all participants an annual update is required each year thereafter.

Therapeutic Recreation Individual Service Plan (ISP)

ISP Annual Update


Therapeutic Recreation Personal Instruction

Designed for individual needs, interests, and abilities in our gyms, pools, weight rooms, or in the community. Cancellation notice of less than 24 hours can result in a charge for the session.

Therapeutic Recreation Small Group Instruction

Designed for small group needs, interests, and abilities in our gyms, pools, weight rooms, or in the community. Small groups will be with one Therapeutic Recreation staff member. Call the Therapeutic Recreation program to form groups.

Special Needs Family Swim

Bring your family and enjoy some water fun during your one-on-one session. Perfect for program guests.



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