Therapeutic Recreation

The Therapeutic Recreation team of the Rockford Park District is committed to providing community based recreation to promote the development, maintenance, and expression of a meaningful leisure lifestyle to people with disabilities. We deliver our services promoting and/or providing access, inclusion, specialty recreation, leisure education, and skill development.

Click here to view our program guides and brochures; or use the main navigation menu of this website under "TR" to select from our program and resource listings.


The Therapeutic Recreation Team of the Rockford Park District can answer questions and assist you in the process of finding appropriate recreational programs or services to accommodate interests with an individualized approach.

Inclusion Services

Inclusion within the Rockford Park District means individuals with disabilities are welcome to participate in the same recreation programs and activities as their peers.

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Visual Systems

In collaboration with the Rockford Park District’s Therapeutic Recreation Department and The Autism Program (TAP) Service Center, a program of Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago these Visual Systems have been created with the intention of providing accessibility for individuals who benefit from their use. Visual Systems are used as a communication tool and have numerous benefits. They can set a schedule for individuals and let them know what to expect for the day’s events, they can be used as a transition tool; they can be used when writing social stories, and so much more. Click here to see the Visual Systems for Rockford Park District facilities.

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One of our trained staff members would be happy to meet with your organization, social service agency, or community group to present information about Rockford Park District services, offerings, and other disability related topics, such as disability awareness and program adaptations.

Individualized Education Plan (IEP) Meetings

Therapeutic Recreation services can be listed as a related service on your child’s I.E.P. or student planning meeting. Please invite us to be a part of this process.


Through mutually beneficial partnerships, agencies can leverage resources to serve citizens that they could not serve alone. The Rockford Park District celebrates the following agencies and business that work together with the Therapeutic Recreation team to “Help People Enjoy Life."

NASR National Inclusion Project


For the Rockford Park District to be the best urban park and recreation system in North America, as measured by national standards and the citizens we serve.


To 'help people enjoy life' by providing a quality park and recreation system.

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