Recreation Program Resources
Special Recreation Cooperatives Serving District 99 Communities
The concept of a special recreation association developed as park districts recognized that they were not meeting the leisure needs of their special populations, including individuals with physical and mental disabilities. Special recreation associations are formed by two or more park districts and/or villages to provide community-based recreation activities for residents with disabilities. By working together, each agency is better able to serve its residents. (SEASPAR)
Darien, Downers Grove, Lisle, Westmont, Woodridge:
South East Association for Special Parks & Recreation (SEASPAR)
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Specializing in adapted sports, life skills enrichment programming, community outings, a variety of daily and weekly programing. SEASPAR also provides; technical assistance, workshops, and direct staff support when residents with disabilities participate in their home park district or recreation department programs.
Lily Cache Special Recreation Association (LCSRA)
230 E. Briarcliff
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
Specializing in personalized and compassionate care while giving participants opportunities to grow and build self-esteem.
Gateway Special Recreation Association
15W431 59th St.
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
630-325- 3857 x110
Specializing in meaningful recreational and cultural activities and sports programs, camps and services that maximize health, well-being and quality of life.
Surrounding Area Special Recreation Cooperatives
Chicago Park District Special Recreation Unit
Kennicott Park, 4434 S. Lake Park Ave.
Chicago, IL 60653
TTY 312-747- 2001
*Chicago Park District provides special recreation programming but is not a special recreation cooperative.
Fox Valley Special Recreation Association (FVSRA)
2121 W. Indian Trail
Aurora, IL 60506
Northeast DuPage Special Recreation Association (NEDSRA)
1770 W. Centennial Pl.
Addison, IL 60101
Tri County Special Recreation Association (Tri County)
10 Montrose Dr.
Romeoville, IL 60446