Therapeutic Recreation

The purpose of our Therapeutic Recreation Program is to improve quality of life for individuals with disabilities by offering a variety of enriching adapted programs, specifically designed to meet their unique needs. Our experienced and friendly staff work with people of all ages and abilities to help develop and improve physical, cognitive, emotional and social skills; as well as provide a fun, enjoyable experience!

Customized Individual Programs 

  • Adapted Swim Lessons
  • Fitness Buddies
  • Leisure Links

Group Programs & Classes

  • Art & Cooking
  • Life Skills
  • Sports & Fitness
  • Trips & Outings
  • Youth Day Camp (Summer & Winter)
  • Special Events
For a complete list of all upcoming programs and classes, including dates, times and fees please visit our online registration site or check out the current brochure.

Inclusion Assistance

We offer inclusion assistance for individuals with disabilities who wish to participate in other recreation programs offered by our department and need individual staff support to do so. 
Please note, our staff cannot provide personal care assistance (i.e. changing clothes, feeding, bathroom care, etc.) If you're interested in registering in a general recreation class and need inclusion assistance, please contact Beth June at least two weeks in advance.

Therapeutic Recreation Scholarship

Wheat Ridge Parks and Recreation offers scholarship funds for individuals with disabilities who have limited financial resources to participate in recreation programs. Scholarship funds may cover all or a portion of program or membership fees.

Application Process

Complete the Scholarship Application (PDF) for each individual. Applications may be submitted by email, fax, mail or drop off.

Email: Beth June
Mail/Drop Off:

Wheat Ridge Recreation Center
Attn: Beth June
4005 Kipling St
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033