Underserved and Special Populations
Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department is committed to providing high-quality recreation programs for all. Inclusive programs provide leisure opportunities for persons with special needs, including those with physical, mental, or emotional disabilities. Persons with special needs are encouraged to participate in any of the recreation programs offered by the Recreation Division. Inclusive programs are offered in structured, success-oriented environments in the areas of sports & fitness, arts, music & movement, independent living skills, clubs, social activities, and special events.
Program registration is available online through Activenet, or by downloading the Special Populations Registration Form. To register over the phone call 319-356-5100 or print and fill out the Special Populations Registration Form and mail it to 220 S. Gilbert Street, Iowa City, IA 52240.
Spring Inclusive Recreation Programs
Summer recreation registration begins Thursday, March 18, 2021, at 8 am. To learn more about the spring inclusive recreation programs offered by Iowa City Parks and Recreation or to register online through Activenet click on the program categories below.
Summer Inclusive Recreation Programs
Summer recreation registration begins Thursday, April 29, 2021, at 8 am. To learn more about the summer inclusive recreation programs offered by Iowa City Parks and Recreation or to register online through Activenet click on the program categories below.
Inclusive Recreation and Special Olympics
The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competitions in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children 8 years of age and older as well as adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.
Special Olympics Eligibility
According to the requirements of Special Olympics Iowa, all athletes must have a current Release and Medical Form signed by a physician on file before they can participate in training or competition.
Be a Champion
To become involved in the Special Olympics program as an athlete, coach, or volunteer, contact RaQuishia Harrington or 319-356-5100.
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