Therapeutic Recreation Center

Therapeutic Recreation Center

The Therapeutic Recreation Center is located in Gene C. Reid Park.

Our mission is to provide programs that develop and enhance lifelong recreational pursuits for people with disabilities through adaptive, aquatic and inclusive recreation opportunities.

The City of Tucson is committed to ensuring that individuals with disabilities can participate in Tucson Parks and Recreation programs. Anyone in need of an accommodation should contact the department at least two weeks in advance if possible. For more details email the Inclusion Coordinator at or contact call 520-791-4504.

Recreation Inclusion Services for Youth and Adults

Recreation Inclusion provides opportunities for youth and adults, with and without disabilities to experience recreation and leisure time together.

If you have any inquiries regarding inclusion services, email or call 520-837-8060.

Behavior Expectations

As in all programs offered by Parks and Recreation, the expectation of every participant is to follow the basic rules of conduct.

A participant may be excluded from a program if their presence poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others, or requires a fundamental alteration of the program.

Monthly Social Dance

First Saturday of each month from 6-8 p.m. Dances are co-sponsored by Old Pueblo Civitan. To register, please call 520-791-4504.


Teen and Adult Programs

  • Summer programs for individuals with developmental disabilities for ages 3-22
  • Recreational Bowling for ages 14+, all disabilities, Wednesday afternoons at Lucky Strike Lanes
  • Central Social Club for ages 22+ with developmental disabilities, Friday evenings at the Therapeutic Recreation Center
  • Special Olympics Basketball (18+ starts in December)
  • Special Olympics Track and Field (8+ starts in February)
  • Multiple Sclerosis Support Group, 1st Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m.-noon at the Therapeutic Recreation Center. The Third Wednesday of each month is a planned community outing. RSVP or questions? Contact Becca Heinze.
  • JAWS: Juniors Active in Wheelchair Sports Saturdays, 10 a.m.-noon at the Donna Liggins Center, 2160 N 6th Ave. Free. Equipment provided. Families welcome!
  • Lobos Adult Wheelchair Sports: Ages 14+ Tuesdays & Thursdays at Donna Liggins Center, 2160 N 6th Ave. Beginner/Intro 5-6 p.m.; 6-8 p.m. Game time. Free. Equipment provided.
  • Tai Chi for Arthritis:  Free class for adults, ages 18+ held at Donna Liggins Center, 2160 N 6thAve.
    Combines deep breathing and relaxation with slow and gentle movements. Class can be done standing or from a seated position.  Call 520-791-4504 for more information or to reserve a spot for your first class.



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