We are committed to enhancing the quality of life for people with disabilities and their families, and thereby increasing the public's knowledge and sensitivity. This mission will be accomplished through the provision and facilitation of
Adaptive recreation programs that promote leisure and play
Training and skill development
Resource and referral services
Community awareness and education
This section provides a variety of recreational activities for people of all ages with disabilities.
The Club Managers Association of America
Therapeutic Recreation Complex
The Club Managers Association of America Therapeutic Recreation Complex, with The Gleneagles Country Club Aquatic Center, The Fountains Recreation Center, and The Murray, Meyer and Rachelle Grodetsky Family Foundation Athletic Center, incorporates a state-of-the-art accessibility design with sophisticated adapted equipment. People of all ages and abilities are able to train and compete in sports, participate in rehabilitation and fitness programs, and experience a wide variety of visual and performing arts programs. In addition, marketable talents can be developed for future employment and independence.
Special Olympics provides a variety of sports training opportunities and competitions during the year for over 1,000 athletes with developmental disabilities throughout Palm Beach County.
Coaching opportunities are available throughout the county, as well as training courses for those interested in becoming a Certified Special Olympics Coach. Interested in coaching, competing, volunteering or becoming a sponsor? Please contact Rich Fleming, County Coordinator for more information at (561) 966-7015.
Many visual and performing art opportunities are available including classes and events such as West Fest and a Holiday Showcase. For more information, please call 561-966-7015
Participation in General Recreation Classes-Individuals with disabilities are also encouraged to participate in general recreation classes offered through the Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department. If a reasonable accommodation is necessary to participate, the request can be made to program staff or through the Therapeutic Recreation Section.