Therapeutic Recreation

Therapeutic Recreation (TR)

Therapeutic Recreation is a purposeful intervention designed to bring about positive emotional, social, physical or cognitive changes in individuals with disabilities. Indoor and outdoor therapy and Interventions are designed to foster independence and develop skills for improved quality of life. Indoor and outdoor therapy programs are highly structured, goal oriented opportunities to bring about change while incorporating a participant’s individual leisure interests

The Therapeutic Recreation division of Little Rock Parks and Recreation utilizes trained staff, adapted equipment and community based therapeutic recreation activities to provide programs that enhance a participant’s ability to enjoy recreational activities and promote healthy, independent leisure lifestyles.

Therapeutic Recreation activities:

  • Teach new skills and knowledge
  • Build strong minds and healthy bodies
  • Enhance self concept, self esteem and confidence
  • Foster peer relationships and community integration
  • Develop life-long leisure skills
  • Improve quality of life
The Benefits are Endless

Our Mission

To improve the quality of life for individuals with disabilities by providing community recreational and leisure opportunities and promoting lifelong skills.

Click here to view the complete Spring 2014 Program Brochure, or use the links to the right to explore programs of your specific interest.

For More Information

Sherrie Shinn - CTRS
Therapeutic Recreation Coordinator
Ottenheimer Community Center
7201 Dahlia Drive
Little Rock, AR 72209
Phone: (501) 570-1131
Fax: (501) 371-6832
Email:
sshinn@littlerock.org