The Parks and Recreation Department provides inclusive recreation opportunities. The goal of the program is to welcome, accommodate and successfully include individuals with disabilities within the existing Parks and Recreation Department programs.
The objectives are to:
National Sports Center for the Disabled
- Develop a community guiding coalition to support the development, implementation, evaluation and sustainability of this program.
- Build the capacity of existing and new City of Kansas City, Mo., Parks and Recreation Department staff to provide recreation services and support to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities.
- Provide opportunities for individuals with disabilities to "try out" and experience a range of recreation opportunities.
- Increase the number of individuals with disabilities and their families accessing the recreation activities currently being provided by the City of Kansas City, Mo., Parks and Recreation Department.
- Make the City of Kansas City, Mo., Parks and Recreation Department facilities and programs accessible to people individuals with disabilities.
- Provide individualized accommodation and supports to individuals with disabilities participating in the City of Kansas City, Mo., Parks and Recreation Department programs.
The Parks and Recreation Department serves as an affiliate for the National Sports Center for the Disabled, which is based in Denver. The National Sports Center for the Disabled provides therapeutic recreational sports activities for people of all ages with physical or mental challenges. In addition to sports camps, NSCD provides more than 20 other recreational sports including skiing, canoeing, golf and bicycling in an effort to enhance the quality of life for individuals with special needs.
NSCD-Kansas City provides services to more than 400 local children, youth and adults with disabilities and provides quality outdoor sports and therapeutic recreation programs that positively affect the lives of people with physical, cognitive, emotional or behavioral challenges.
To learn more or to make a tax-deductible donation, call 816-513-7590 or visit NSCD-KC's website. For more information about NSCD-KC and its programs please contact 816-513-7590.
Sporting KC Ability Sport Camp
Sporting KC Training Facility, 6310 Lewis Road, Kansas City, MO
5 - 8 p.m.
Ability Camps are an introductory skills development opportunity for people of all ability levels, including but not limited to, Developmental Disabilities, Physical Disabilities/Injures, Cognitive Disabilities and Vision Impaired. Participants will be divided into small groups according to age and/or abilities levels, and work on a variety of skills at four - five stations.Kansas City Royals Baseball Camp
Fred and Shirley Pryor YMCA Challenger Sports Complex, 2100 NW 87th Terrace, Kansas City, MO
Tuesday July 17
8:30 - 11:30 a.m.FREE baseball camp for kids ages 6 -18 with physical or developmental disabilities. The Camp will include instruction and skill development, use of equipment, games, prizes, snacks and scheduled appearances by select Kansas City Royals players. For more information about NSCD-KC and it's programs, please call 816-513-7590.
Football Ability Sports Camp
Legacy Park, 1300 Legacy Park Dr., Lee's Summit, MO
Saturday, Aug. 18
9 - 9:30 a.m. - Registration
9:30 a.m. to Noon - Camp
Penguin Park, N. Vivion and N. Norton, KCMO
Saturday, Oct. 6
Southeast Community Center, 4201 E. 63rd St., KCMO
Saturday, Aug. 18
9 a.m. to Noon
Aquatics (all ages)
Gregg/Klice Community Center, 1600 John "Buck" O'Neil Way
Aquacise, Monday/Wednesday 7-7:45 p.m., $20
Aquacise, Tuesday/Thursday 6-6:45 p.m., $20
Swim lessons, Monday/Wednesday 6-6:45 p.m., $30
For more information, call 816-513-0652.