Therapeutic Recreation (TR)
Therapeutic Recreation is a purposeful intervention designed to bring about positive emotional, social, physical or cognitive changes in individuals with disabilities. Interventions are designed to foster independence and develop skills for improved quality of life. 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 activities to provide programs that enhance a participant’s ability to enjoy recreational activities and promote healthy, independent leisure lifestyles.
- Teaches new skills and knowledge
- Builds strong minds and healthy bodies
- Enhances self concept, self esteem and confidence
- Fosters peer relationships and community integration
- Develops life-long leisure skills
- Improves quality of life
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 2013 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