Recreational Facilities

Description: Recreational facilities, including parks, athletic facilities, and community centers. Facilities may offer structured programs and classes, self-directed activities, or individual instruction. Contact a facility to find out about programs, fees, and adaptive options. See also Disability Related Sports and Recreational/Leisure/Arts Activities & Instruction.

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RI

Ashaway, RI

40 Collins Road
Ashaway, RI 02804
Phone: 401-525-8912
Address: 40 Collins Road
Ashaway, RI 02804
Phone: 401-525-8912
Eligibility: application [http://gaitsofharmony.webs.com/get-involved]
Services Provided: Therapeutic Riding for all ages
Volunteer opportunities

Mailing address above-
Gaits of Harmony
2150 Tower Hill Road
Saunderstown, RI 02874
Provider Profiles: Gaits of Harmony will provide Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT) under the standards and guidelines PATH Intl provides to members, instructors, and the industry as a whole. The center’s services will include therapeutic riding, therapeutic horsemanship, hippotherapy, and interactive vaulting. Gaits of Harmony will also provide educational opportunities for the community, staff, volunteers, and families of participants.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/10/2019

Cranston, RI

45 Sherman Ave
Flander's Park
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: 914-522-7126
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Address: 45 Sherman Ave
Flander's Park
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: 914-522-7126
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Email: 401aleagueofourown@gmail.com
Wheelchair Accessible: yes
Services Provided: 401 A League Of Our Own is a league designed to enable all individuals with special needs what ever their abilities are, to be able to participate in a unified game of T-Ball/Softball this Spring and Fall. Cranston Parks and Rec host the games at Flanders Park at 45 Sherman Ave. Cranston RI weather permitting on Saturday mornings (April-June and Sept.-Oct). This is a free program to bring everyone together to enjoy the game and make new friends and share ideas about enriching our kids lives and the community.We are looking for players, buddies and volunteers to come together to give the joy of baseball to all individuals from the ages of 5-25 with special needs. The players will have a buddy (12 years old and older) working with them to coach and assist in batting, running bases and fielding. A schedule of games is to be announced and you must signup and fill our player/buddy info sheet. All players MUST have a parent or guardian with them at all times at the games. This is a grassroots start up club and will not have uniforms this season and limited equipment. All involved are encouraged to bring your own gloves and bats if you have one, equipment donations appreciated.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/4/2019
1441 Park Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: 401-854-3434
Organization Name: Best Buddies International
Address: 1441 Park Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: 401-854-3434
Services Provided: Best Buddies Rhode Island offers One-to-One Friendship and Leadership Development programs – positively impacting nearly 11,950 individuals with and without disabilities in Rhode Island.
Provider Profiles: Best Buddies International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/10/2019
1280 Park Ave
Cranston, RI 02910
Phone: 401-439-5653
Address: 1280 Park Ave
Cranston, RI 02910
Phone: 401-439-5653
Wheelchair Accessible: yes
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 2/27/2019

East Greenwich, RI

3355 South County Trail
East Greenwich, RI 02818
Phone: 401-886-STAR
Organization Name: Aim High Academy, Inc
Address: 3355 South County Trail
East Greenwich, RI 02818
Phone: 401-886-STAR
Email: info@aimhighacademy.com
Services Provided: The Cosmic Kids Special Needs Program will build self-confidence, develop coordination and balance, and improve gross motor skills. The instruction will emphasize proper posture and balance, increase flexibility and strength, enhance attention spans and the ability to focus on auditory and visual skills. During this time we will be helping participants develop and achieve set goals in a motivating setting.
Provider Profiles: Aim High Academy is located at 3355 South County Trail in East Greenwich, RI. The state of the art facility hosts programs for gymnastics, an early learning center, dance, proshop, café, and birthday party rooms.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/10/2019

East Providence, RI

Address: 70 Boyd Avenue
East Providence, RI 02914
Email: matthew_miller1@brown.edu
Services Provided: Group Warm-Up
Hand-Eye Coordination
Racquet Skills
Volleys
Groundstrokes
Group Games
parent fact page

[https://aceingautism.org/faq/]
Provider Profiles: Each week participants will work on different fundamentals of the game of tennis. Participants will have an opportunity to increase their social skills through taking turns, working in teams, and following instructions. Activities each week will include:

Group Warm-Up
Hand-Eye Coordination
Racquet Skills
Volleys
Groundstrokes
Group Games

We will provide racquets and all equipment. Participants should wear athletic clothing and sneakers and bring water. We ask that parents/caregivers be responsible for assisting with any toileting or self-care if necessary.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 2/26/2019

Exeter, RI

160 Yawgoo Valley Road
Exeter, RI 02822
Phone: 401-294-3802
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Address: 160 Yawgoo Valley Road
Exeter, RI 02822
Phone: 401-294-3802
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Eligibility: Advance reservations required and fee
Services Provided: Adaptive Ski and Snowboard lessons from STRIDE Adaptive Sports [https://www.stride.org/sports/ski-snowboard/]

2 ½ hours of private instruction (includes time for equipment fitting)
Adaptive and/or standard ski or snowboard equipment
Lift ticket
Provider Profiles: STRIDE offers adaptive skiing and snowboarding lessons at four mountain resorts in New England: Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort in Hancock, MA; Catamount Mountain in Hillsdale, NY; Ski Sundown in New Hartford, CT, and Yawgoo Valley in Rhode Island. Our volunteer coaches teach over 2000 annual lessons during the winter to individuals with developmental, intellectual and physical disabilities. Private adaptive lessons are offered for 2.5 hours, and lessons include specialized equipment and rentals.

January -March, Sat/Sun 9:30-12:00 am; 12:30-3:00 pm
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/23/2019

Foster, RI

86 Foster Center Road
Foster, RI 02825
Phone: 401-397-9242
Address: 86 Foster Center Road
Foster, RI 02825
Phone: 401-397-9242
Email: info@cornerstonefarmri.com
Eligibility: Fee and complete a client packet [http://www.ridenewhorizons.org/contact.html] financial aid request in packet.
Services Provided: Therapeutic Riding
Dressage for Advanced Riders
Provider Profiles: The New Horizons Center for Equine Assisted Therapy was created to bring these opportunities to more individuals! Recently designated as a 501©3 non-profit foundation, New Horizons provides riding and driving instruction, as well as un-mounted equine facilitated therapy to individuals of all ages at Cornerstone Farm.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/10/2019

Johnston, RI

2952 Hartford Ave
Johnston, RI 02919
Phone: 401-886-7827
Organization Name: Aim High Academy, Inc
Address: 2952 Hartford Ave
Johnston, RI 02919
Phone: 401-886-7827
Email: info@aimhighacademy.com
Services Provided: The Cosmic Kids Special Needs Program will build self-confidence, develop coordination and balance, and improve gross motor skills. The instruction will emphasize proper posture and balance, increase flexibility and strength, enhance attention spans and the ability to focus on auditory and visual skills. During this time we will be helping participants develop and achieve set goals in a motivating setting.
Provider Profiles: Welcome to our newest location, 2952 Hartford Avenue, Johnston, RI 02919-1623. We are dedicated to providing the local community with an established gymnastics program geared to ages 8 months – 12 years old.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/4/2017

Kingston, RI

State 4-H Office
75 Peckham Farm Road
Kingston, RI 02881
Phone: 401-874-2959
Organization Name: 4-H Foundation
Address: State 4-H Office
75 Peckham Farm Road
Kingston, RI 02881
Phone: 401-874-2959
Fax: 401-874-2435
Eligibility: Youth ages 5-18.
Services Provided: There are over 35 4-H projects areas. Some examples and resources…

Leadership and Life Skills
Healthy Living
Science, Technology and the environment
Animal and Veterinary Sciences
Communications and Expressive Art
Educational Resources Booklet– Free Educational materials to borrow!
Summer Fairs
National Conference
Rhode Island Military Youth programs!
Provider Profiles: 4-H is a leader in youth development, which began on the local level in response to evolving needs for new kinds of educational experiences for youth. From the beginning, this youth-serving organization offered “hands-on” learning activities for young people so they might become productive citizens. Youth participating in 4-H activities have opportunities to offer positive contributions to our diverse and changing society. 4-H uses the far-reaching Cooperative Extension System network to offer youth programs and activities to diverse groups of young people in all 3,150 counties across out nations. RI 4-H is the youth outreach education program of Cooperative Extension in the University of Rhode Island’s College of the Environment and Life Sciences.
4-H offers opportunities for Belonging – young people don’t just join 4-H. . .they belong!
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/10/2019

Providence, RI

1000 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, RI
Phone: 401-785-3510 x394
Address: 1000 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, RI
Phone: 401-785-3510 x394
Toll Free Phone: 02907
Email: programs@rwpzoo.org
Services Provided: There is an inclusion specialist on staff for summer camp who will speak with each family to find out the needs of each child to be sure that camp will be a fun and successful time. Call Beth Capporelli in the education department at 783-5310 ext 394 for any questions you may have. There will be an open house to come and view the camp and the places that the children will be going and a social story will also be available. There are scholarships available for those with Autism to help defray the camp cost.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/15/2019
Organization Name: Spectrum Theatre Ensemble
Address: Providence, RI 02903
Services Provided: Productions
Workshops
Provider Profiles: The Spectrum Theatre Ensemble is a group of theatre artists, both neurotypical and on the autism spectrum, based in Providence, RI.
By producing relevant and high-quality productions and workshops, STE aims to engage both artists and audience to develop social skills, empathy, and understanding, and to spread the message of inclusion all over the world.
To contact go to link
[https://spectrumtheatreensemble.com/]
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 2/5/2018
Address: 201 Washington Street
Providence, RI 02903
Wheelchair Accessible: The theater is fully wheelchair accessible, with elevator services to the Chace Theater on the second floor. Please see a front of house staff member for assistance.
Services Provided: Theatre Productions
Sensory Friendly performances for each production
Open Captioned performances for each production
Assistive Listening Devices
Children and Teen Programs
Studio Classes
Young Actors Summer Institute
Teen Ambassadors
Youth Internships
Provider Profiles: The Pell Chafee Performance Center, located at 87 Empire St., is home to our Brown/Trinity Rep MFA performances and education programs.

Trinity Rep offers a series of accessible programs and offerings to meet the needs of the theater’s diverse audience. Tickets for open captioned performances and sensory-friendly performances are available for each production every season, and even come in subscription packages.[https://www.trinityrep.com/box-office/accessibility/]
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 2/5/2018

Smithfield, RI

Audubon of RI Headquarters
12 Sanderson Road
Smithfield, RI 02917
Address: Audubon of RI Headquarters
12 Sanderson Road
Smithfield, RI 02917
Services Provided: Environmental Education Center
School Programs
Summer Camps
Conservation Programs
Bird watching
Wildlife Refuges
Volunteer, internship and Community Service opportunities
Provider Profiles: Audubon offers a broad array of programs, classes, camps, and special events throughout the year for people of all ages. Families, retirees, school groups, scouts, garden clubs and many more enjoy discovering the natural world with Audubon.The Audubon Society of Rhode Island, independent and unaffiliated with the National Audubon Society, was founded in 1897.Today, with 17,000 members and supporters, the Audubon Society of Rhode Island is dedicated to education, land conservation and advocacy. Audubon independently protects or owns almost 9,500 acres of woodlands and coastal property embracing diverse natural habitats. More than 33,000 students from area schools participate annually in our educational programs. A voice in statewide ecological issues, the Society actively fulfills its environmental stewardship through preservation and protection of Rhode Island's natural heritage.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 6/21/2018
370 George Washington Highway
Smithfield, RI 02917
Phone: 401-349-4900
Address: 370 George Washington Highway
Smithfield, RI 02917
Phone: 401-349-4900
Email: info@specialolympicsri.org
Eligibility: Special Olympics training and competition is open to every person with intellectual disabilities who is at least eight years of age and who registers to participate in Special Olympics. There is no maximum age limitation for participation in Special Olympics Rhode Island so long as that person completes the registration process required by the Special Olympics General Rules. Any person wishing to participate must first have a medical exam, a signed Medical Release, a signed Parent/guardian/individual Release and a signed Athlete Code of Conduct.
Services Provided: Special Olympics Rhode Island hosts over 40 statewide tournaments and competitions each year in 19 official and demonstration sports.
Programs for ages 8-adults adults [https://specialolympicsri.org/athletes/]
Provider Profiles: The mission of Special Olympics Rhode Island is to provide year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

All training and competition opportunities are provided free of charge to the athletes and their families, enabling everyone to experience the benefits of Special Olympics that extend well beyond the playing field. Special Olympics was created by the Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation. Special Olympics Rhode Island is authorized and accredited by Special Olympics, Inc. for the benefit of persons with intellectual disabilities.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 10/31/2018

Nationwide

Address:
Eligibility: Contact for program information.
Services Provided: Information about locations and programs at various national parks.
Original Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 6/13/2019

MA

Boston, MA

89 South Street Suite 603
Boston, MA 02111
Phone: 617-982-2763
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Address: 89 South Street Suite 603
Boston, MA 02111
Phone: 617-982-2763
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Email: info@adaptivesportsne.org
Eligibility: Teen through adult with visual or mobility impairments.
Services Provided: SPORT CONCIERGE AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
Free Sport Concierge service, provides individualized consultation to youth and young adults who have visual or mobility impairments on how to get involved in local leagues, teams and programs.
PARALYMPIC SPORT CLUB BOSTON AND PARTNER PROGRAMS
Paralympic Sport Club programs partners and conducts a wide range of Paralympic sport activities from wheelchair basketball to track and field.
[http://adaptivesportsne.org/what-we-do/]
Provider Profiles: The mission of Adaptive Sports New England is to increase participation in sports among New England youth and young adults who have visual or mobility impairments.
There are PSC programs for athletes at all levels of skill and competitiveness from novices to Paralympians.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/23/2019

North Attleboror, MA

19 North Washington Street
North Attleboror, MA 02760
Address: 19 North Washington Street
North Attleboror, MA 02760
Services Provided: We are a dance school that services typically developing children as well as having a therapeutic track for children with Autism.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 2/12/2019