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 2018 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 12, 2017 – January 1, 2018. You will be notified by January 5 of your classes and arrangements for payment must be received by January 8, or your spot will be forfeited. After January 8, 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: Weight Room Workouts, Zumba, Lap Swimming, Circuit Training, Pedal-On, Fitness Games, Yoga 101, Aqua Zumba

Arts & Crafts: Let’s Paint, Glass Art, Drawing Animals, Working with Wood

Cooking: Cozy Casseroles, Delightful Desserts, Cooking Across the USA, Chef’s Choice

Social Skills Development Programs: Ice Skating Night, Young Women’s Social Club, Bowling Night, Valentine’s Day Dance, WinterFest, Night at the Pool, Spring Fiesta Dance, Dinner & A Movie

Trips: U of O Basketball Game, Wildlife Safari, Portland Zoo

Visit our Register page or download the Winter-Spring 2018 Playbook 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.

Winter Spring 2018 Playbook

Winter-Spring 2018
is now open!

View the
Winter-Spring 2018 Playbook
(Note: 5 MB pdf file)

BPRD Fall 2017 Playbook

Fall 2017 registration
is open!

View the
Fall 2017 Playbook
(Note: 5 MB pdf file)

Review all programs
and register online.

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