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The City of Phoenix Adaptive Recreation Program offers safe, inclusive, and accessible recreational opportunities for all abilities; empowering individuals to lead meaningful lives and create a welcoming environment of acceptance and belonging. Through a wide variety of programs and events, we seek to educate, enrich, and empower those with intellectual and physical disabilities to lead healthy and active lifestyles!​

​Contact Adaptive Recreation: 602-534-0385 | jessica.latham@phoenix.gov

Adaptive Recreation Office: South Mountain Community Center, 212 E Alta Vista Dr

Healthy Adaptive Cooking Class

Welcome to this unique culinary experience open to individuals with disabilites! Get ready to discover delicous recipes, adaptable cooking techniques, and a supportive community that celebrates the joy of cooking for all! Let's embark on a flavorful adventure that nourishes both body and spirit! ​

When: January 8, January 22, February 5 and February 19

Day/Time: Mondays, 5:00PM-6:30PM

Where: Cesar Chavez Community Center, 7858 S 35th Ave​

Cost: $5.00/class

2024 Healthy Adaptive Cooking Class Flyer​

Special Olympics Cheerleading

Join the City of Phoenix Special Olympics cheerleading team! Participants will learn dance moves and cheers alongside their peers. *A current Special Olympics physical is required to participate.*

When: Starts January 2, 2024!

Day/Time: Every Tuesday, 5:30PM-6:30PM

Where: Sunnyslope Youth Center, 1702 W Peoria Ave

Cost: $20.00

Age: 7 years+

2024 Special Olympics Cheerleading Flyer​

Special Olympics Basketball​

Join the City of Phoenix Special Olympics Basketball team! Participants will practice drills, skills and all the fundamentals of basketball. *A current Special Olympics physical is required to participate.*

When: ​Starts January 3, 2024!

Day/Time: Every Wednesday, 5:00PM-6:00PM

Where: South Mountain Community Center, 212 E Alta Vista Rd

Cost: $20.00

Age: 10 years+

2024 Special Olympics Basketball Flyer​

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Did you know?

Telephone Pioneers Park
The Parks and Recreation Department manages Telephone Pioneers of America Park, the first barrier free park in the nation. This facility was built through community donations under the leadership of the volunteer organization, Telephone Pioneers of America.

The park features two beep baseball fields, a therapeutic heated pool, a wheelchair-accessible playground, an 18-station exercise course, racquetball, volleyball, tennis, basketball and shuffleboard. Ramadas, grills and picnic facilities also are available. A state of the art "all children" accessible playground was completed in January 2001.​

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