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Therapeutic Recreation


To provide therapeutic recreation services for individuals who have disabilities that focus on abilities, rather than disabilities and encourage people to attain their highest level of independent leisure functioning by increasing leisure skills, improving social and communication skills, increasing independent living skills and increasing their awareness of and involvement in community recreational activities; to advocate for and ensure inclusive opportunities in all program services; to act as advocates for individuals with disabilities by promoting accessibility at all Department parks, facilities, programs, special events and classes.
For a listing of programs check out the TR Wire.
 Paralympic Sport Metrolina
For a complete list of Therapeutic Recreation programs, visit us at eParks
To be added to the TR Wire mailing list, email TR Info
For more information about anything regarding the Therapeutic Recreation Division of the Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation Department, please contact Karla Gray,
Accommodation Request Form

Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation encourages and promotes inclusive leisure experiences in all of our programs, activities, sports, classes and events. Inclusive leisure experiences encourage and enhance opportunities for people of varying abilities to participate and interact in life’s activities with dignity. We also provide an environment that promotes and fosters physical, social and psychological inclusion of people with diverse experiences and skill levels. Inclusion enhances individuals’ potential for full and active participation in leisure activities and experiences.

If you would like to request an accommodation, please complete and submit an Accommodation Request Form.

Calling all volunteers!

The TR Division is seeking volunteers to assist with our on-going programs and special events. Interested persons who want to be a part of and help with any of our programs, please contact Lori Saylor, Resource Development Coordinator at 704.336.5478 or visit Volunteer Opportunities webpage.

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