Therapeutic Recreation

We offer an extensive program for developmentally-disabled individuals who choose not to participate in the integrated recreation program. Register for these programs at the Parks and Recreation office, 1101 Poyntz Ave., or by calling 785-587-2754. You can also ask to be put on the Therapeutic Recreation mailing list to be the first to know about new programs.
Check out our Summer Therapeutic Recreation Brochure HERE!!

Click HERE to Register!

Special Events


Annual prom night! Need we say more? Start planning for a wonderful night! This year's theme will be "Safari" at Sunset Zoo!
6:00-9:00 p.m.   |   May 5   |   Sunset Zoo   |   $/person

Outdoor Karaoke

AJ's Karaoke will be coming again for us to enjoy. They have many songs for us to choose from and our families can even come and watch us having fun from the bleachers/tables. In case of inclement weather we will have a Plan B location.
7:00-9:00 p.m.   |   June 23   |   City Park   |   $15/person

Bowling Tournament

Come join in on our annual Bowling Tournament. Each lane will play a single game competing for 1st-5th medals and ribbons. Awards ceremony, pictures and refreshments provided.
1:00-3:00 p.m.   |   July 14   |   KSU Student Union   |   $15/person

Summer Picnic

Come join us for the Summer Picnic and water fun. We will have a fun picnic dinner then play in the "creek" with water toys. Blue Earth Plaza is the area next to the Discovery Center. Wear clothes that you can get wet in.
5:00-6:30 pm   |   August 4   |   Blue Earth Plaza   |   $15/person

Classes (June 4 - August 4)

Cooking Class

Cooking classes are hands-on and teach skills in basic preparation of healthy, budget-friendly recipes. Each month, recipes follow a theme. Two items are prepared per class. This may not qualify as a meal.
4:30-5:30 p.m.   |   Mondays   |   Community House   |   $30/month
June Healthy summer meals - Cold fix meals for hot weather months
July                 Christmas in July - Because of our December break, we will play with some holiday foods in summer.

Bowling Blast

Come and be a part of the bowling fun with your friends each Tuesday! In July, we will have our annual bowling tournament, be sure to look for it and sign up. It will be a separate weekend event.  
4:00-5:00 p.m.   |   Tuesdays   |   KSU Student Union Bowling Alley   |   $45/season


Let's grow some food, then learn how to use it! Gardening will introduce some classes on basic self-sufficiency and sustainability to our activities. Class will be outdoors when temperatures are between 50-90 degrees Fahrenheit and it is NOT raining/severe weather warnings. If weather is above or below those temperatures, class will meet at the Community House indoor gardening room.   
Community Gardens   |   $15/season
Saturday June 9 - August 4 9:00-10:00 a.m.

Arts & Crafts

This semester we will continue to offer 2-3 craft choices, a coloring tables for 'while you wait' and a specialty arts table each week. Specialty arts will include yarn art, ceramics/pottery, water color painting and fabric art (sewing).
4:30-5:30 p.m.   |   Thursdays   |   Community House   |   $30/month
June Summer, sunshine and warm weather fun
July                  Christmas in July - Because of our December break, we will play with some holiday craft ideas in summer.

Friday Fun Nights

We will offer gym sports, air hockey, pool, foosball, Uno games, puzzles, coloring, karaoke, line dancing and Wii games. If you don't feel like doing these activities, you can also sit, relax, and visit with friends. Don't forget the Un-Birthday Party!
4:30-5:30 p.m.   |   Fridays   |   Community House   |   Free