Three Parks Programs for Adults With Disabilities

Plantation Heritage Park

Boca Raton, FL

  • Kickball for Individuals With Developmental Disabilities

The Special Populations Section of Broward County Parks will offer Kickball, for those with developmental disabilities, on Wednesdays, 3 to 5PM, from April 20th through May 25th, on Baseball Field #7 at Brian Piccolo Sports Park & Velodrome (9501 Sheridan St., Cooper City 33024; 954-357-5150).

Participants will learn and develop kicking and catching skills through teamwork. Preregistration is required by contacting SpecialPopulations@Broward.org, 954-357-8160/8170.Adherence to CDC guidelines for social distancing, hand sanitizing, and wearing facial coverings is recommended.

  • Program for adults living with Alzheimer’s

Broward County Parks’ Special Populations is collaborating with the City of Lauderdale Lakes to present Drum to the Beat, a drumming program for adults living with Alzheimer’s disease. The program will be offered free on Wednesdays, April 27th through June 1st, from 11:15 to 11:45AM, at the Alzheimer’s Care Center (4340 NW 36th St., Lauderdale Lakes 33319; 954-535-2804).

The program will focus on rhythmic patterns with various drums and percussion instruments to promote enjoyment and inclusion for all. Consistent attendance is required, as each week participants will learn new techniques that will build on skills they learned in the prior week’s class.

For more information or to preregister, contact SpecialPopulations@Broward.org or 954-357-8170.

  • Classes in arts and crafts for adults with disabilities

The Special Populations Section of Broward County Parks will offer 3R’s (Recycle – Repurpose – Reuse) at the Park, on Thursdays, from April 28th through June 2nd, from 4 to 5:30PM. The program is for adults with developmental disabilities and will be held at Shelter #1 at Plantation Heritage Park (1100 S Fig Tree Lane, Plantation 33317; 954-357-5135). 

The program focuses on creating new art projects using recycled, repurposed, and reusable materials. Participants will also learn basic art skills and how to draw using shapes. Consistent attendance is required, as each week participants will complete unfinished projects, start new ones, and learn new techniques.

The classes, for ages 18 and up with developmental disabilities, are free. Class size is limited, however, and preregistration is required by calling 954-357-8160/8170 or emailing SpecialPopulations@Broward.org.

Adherence to CDC guidelines for social distancing, hand sanitizing, and the wearing of facial coverings is recommended.

Recreation. Preservation. Education.About the Parks and Recreation DivisionBroward County Parks manages almost 6,500 acres, encompassing nearly 50 regional parks and nature centers, neighborhood parks, and natural areas at various stages of development. Hours and fees vary by location. Visit Broward.org/Parks for details. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations in order to participate in programs, services, and activities must contact the Special Populations Section at 954-357-8170 or TTY 954-537-2844 at least five business days prior to the scheduled meeting or event.

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