Therapeutic Recreation

The district provides recreation for people of all abilities. We provide a wide variety of program options that offer opportunities for our participants to engage in activities that promote socialization, skill development, and physical activity.

For more information on this program area, contact:

 Youth and Teen Programs:

Parent’s Night Out: Ages: 3-14
This program is a once a month recreation program for youth with disabilities and their siblings. Kids enjoy games, crafts, and other seasonal activities. A snack is provided. You must pre-register for this program.

GRO (Growth Through Opportunities): Ages 6 – 12
This is a 4-week summer program for kids with disabilities. The program meets twice a week and kids will enjoy visiting various places around Central Oregon. Activities may include swimming in local lakes and parks, rafting, games, and crafts.

EXCEL:  Ages 13 – 18
Pack your sunscreen, swimsuit, and hiking shoes and prepare for an afternoon of swimming, boating, hiking, and visiting the sites of Central Oregon. This is a 4-week summer program for teens with disabilities.

Teen Skill Development Programs

Ages: 14 & up
These programs are taught varying times throughout the year and are offered through the therapeutic recreation department.

Physical Activity: Get Fit, Sports Spectacular, Zumba, Water Sports

Arts & Crafts: Creative Fridays, Play with Clay, Weird & Wacky Science, Fleece Making Workshop

Social: Games Galore, Theatrical Thrills, Saturday Club

Cooking: Holiday Baking, Down Home Cooking

Visit our Register page or download the Recreation Guide at the link above for days, times, fees and locations.

Adult Programs

Ages: 18 & up
These programs are taught varying times throughout the year.

WINTER-SPRING 2017 ADULT TR REGISTRATION : In an effort to make the registration process accessible to everyone, BPRD-TR is using this survey (click here) to increase the likelihood that many of you will be selected to enroll in several of your top choices for Winter/Spring programs. The survey will be open from December 12th-January 1st. You will be notified by January 5th of your classes and arrangements for payment must be received by January 10th, or your spot will be forfeited. After January 10th, any unfilled classes will be open for anyone to register. If at any time you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Cheryl Kelley at 541-706-6121 or cheryl@bendparksandrec.org.

Skill Development Programs

Physical Activity: Get Fit, Sports Spectacular, Zumba, Water Sports, Dance Camp

Arts & Crafts: Creative Fridays, Play with Clay, Weird & Wacky Science, Fleece Making Workshop

Cooking: Holiday Baking, Down Home Cooking, Cooking Camp

Social Skills Development Programs: Games Galore, Theatrical Thrills, Movie Camp, Saturday Club, Service Club, Seasonal Dances

Trips: Summer Campouts, Oregon Coast Trip

Visit our Register page or download the Recreation Guide at the link above for days, times, fees and locations.

Adapted Sports Programs

BPRD strives to provide life-enhancing recreation opportunities for people with physical disabilities and their families. The adapted sports and recreation program offers adapted equipment for rent, clinics focusing on skill development, and sports programs that promote physical activity and group camaraderie.

Adaptive Equipment Rental:
1 Adult Hand-cycle
2 Youth Hand-cycles
Adapted Golf Cart
Sports Wheelchairs

Sports Programs:
Adapted Sports Night
Wheelchair Tennis
Adapted Snow-skiing

Visit our Register page or download the Recreation Guide at the link above for days, times, fees and locations.

Accessible Places for Play

Discover a few of our staff and patrons’ favorite opportunities for accessible play. BPRD strives to make parks, trail and facility amenities safe and accessible for everyone.

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Winter-Spring 2017 registration
begins Dec. 12!

View the
BPRD Winter-Spring 2017 Playbook
(Note: 5 MB pdf file)
Review programs and register online.


Fall 2016 recreation
i
s now open!

Download the BPRD Fall 2016 Online Playbook (Note: 5 MB pdf file)
Review programs and register online.

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