These programs are suited to people with a range of cognitive and physical disabilities. The Specialized Programs staff will also work with individuals or family members who would prefer to integrate into other Department programs but need accommodation such as an interpreter.
Lifelong Recreation programs focus on physical activity, social engagement, education, arts, creativity, and healthy lifestyles. Recreational programs are designed to serve adults of all abilities - those who are physically active, those who are just becoming active, and programs for those who have age-related limitations.
Seattle's Environmental Learning Centers (ELCs) are unique entities within the Parks and Recreation system serving many different roles. They are visitor centers to some of the largest parks in the city with information desks, way-finding maps, and nature interpretation exhibits.
We have a variety of adult sports programming. We also have a variety of community organizations we work with for leagues and games.
We offer a variety of classes, lessons, and exercises at our pools. Find a pool in your area or contact your location directly for dates, times, and availability.
We have many gorgeous waterways to enjoy by canoe, kayak, sailboat, motorboat, and more. We also offer sailing sailing and rowing class are our small craft centers.
ARC and its 36 advisory councils raise support through fundraising events, grants and generous contributions from dedicated individuals and businesses throughout our community. These funds allow us to offer program scholarships and improve service delivery, ensuring equitable access to high quality programming for all Seattle residents.