Meeting Special Needs
The District welcomes participation in all activities by individuals with disabilities and special needs by working cooperatively with the Fox Valley Special Recreation Association. The District is committed to inclusion by providing public recreation services in the most integrated setting, providing to the maximum extent feasible for interaction between people with and without disabilities.
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 or a household member has a special need or request for reasonable accommodation in accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, please indicate so at least two weeks in advance of an activity start date. Please understand that failure to provide timely and appropriate notice of a special need and/or request for reasonable accommodation may result in a delay in registration. For more details, call 630-513-6200.
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, call 630-584-1055.
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