Meeting Special Needs
Meeting the special needs of individuals with disabilities is important to the St. Charles Park Board. The Park District will not discriminate against any eligible participant on the basis of a disabling condition.
For a list of the Park District's most accessible playgrounds, click here. (link coming soon)
Along with other area park districts, the St. Charles Park District is a founding member of the Fox Valley Special Recreation Association (FVSRA), which provides year round recreational programs for individuals with disabilities by working with staff to mainstream participants into Park District sponsored recreation programs.
If you require special accommodations, such as a physical assistance, to participate in a program, please indicate your needs on the registration form completed at the time of registration or by notifying staff at 630-513-6200 at least two weeks in advance of a any start date to make appropriate accommodations.
Persons interested in attending a District meeting should notify staff at least 36 hours in advance of the meeting. If requested, a sign language interpreter can be provided for Park Board meetings or other important meetings. Minutes of Park Board meetings and other official documents can be available in an alternative format (audio tape or Braille) upon request. For more information, contact Candy Boulay at 630-513-4316.
Help for the Hearing-Impaired: 1-800-526-0844
If you have a hearing impairment or know of someone who does, please take advantage of this free service. An Ameritech operator will assist callers by speaking directly to Park District staff after transcribing the message from the caller's telecommunication device.
Fox Valley Special Recreation Association
Formed in 1976, FVSRA is a leader in mainstreaming participants into recreation programs, which are designed to include opportunities that enhance skill development and socialization, encourage self-awareness and community exploration, promote independence through personal choice of least restrictive environments and provide a sense of enjoyment, satisfaction and fulfillment.
FVSRA services the following agencies:
- St. Charles Park District
- Fox Valley Park District
- Geneva Park District
- Batavia Park District
- Oswegoland Park District
- Sugar Grove Park District
- Village of South Elgin Parks and Recreation Department
- Opportunities which enhance skill development and socialization
- Encourage self-awareness and community exploration
- Promote independence through choice of least restrictive leisure environments
- Provide a sense of enjoyment, satisfaction, and fulfillment
FVSRA offers programs and assistance for individuals with special needs in various recreational activities throughout the community. FVSRA serves a variety of individuals from young children to senior citizens with varying abilities. FVSRA provides a complete schedule of programming that is updated each season. Assistance is also available for Park District Programs on an individual basis. An initial assessment is conducted on each individual in order to find the best program for the participant. FVSRA offers a wide range of programming to meet the needs everyone involved.
What is the Importance of Community Therapeutic Recreation?
FVSRA services help increase the overall quality of life for individuals with disabilities through active involvement in community leisure activities.
- Physical conditioning.
- Improvement in overall health.
- Enhanced independent skills.
- Community integration.
- Elevated emotional well-being.
- Increased life and leisure satisfaction.
- Increased self-esteem.
- The learning of acceptable behaviors.
Health & Fitness
Lifetime Leisure Clubs
Parent & Child Programs
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Clubs & Dances
Trips to sporting events