Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association (NISRA)
Do you know someone with a disability who would like to go out, have fun and make friends? Since 1976, NISRA has provided recreation programs for people with disabilities. At Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association (NISRA), socializing, building physical skills, learning, relaxation and fun are some of the benefits gained from participating in NISRA's year round programs. Sports, fitness, social, cultural, outdoor and preschool programs, along with camps, special events and trips offer enjoyment for children, teens and adults of all ability levels.
The Crystal Lake Park District and 13 other park districts and recreation departments form NISRA. Pick up a brochure at the Park District office, view it on-line at www.nisra.org or call NISRA at (815) 459-0737 to have one mailed to you.
How about a Park District Program?
NISRA staff assist the Crystal Lake Park District staff with including residents with disabilities in Park District programs. Types of support may include staff training, adapted equipment, sign language assistance or a program aide. Call (815) 459-0737 with questions about inclusion, or contact the Park District to register for a program.
NISRA provides local Special Olympics training and competition in alpine skiing, aquatics, basketball, bocce ball, bowling, cross country skiing, golf, power lifting, rhythmic gymnastics, soccer, softball, snowshoeing, tennis, track & field and volleyball. Volunteer coaches and officials are needed for some sports and training is provided.
Summer Programs and Day Camps
Join NISRA for summertime fun! Boating, swimming, hiking, attending outdoor concerts, making crafts, taking trips and eating ice cream are just a few of the delights waiting for participants. Programs and day camps are offered in Crystal Lake and other sites throughout NISRA's member communities.
NISRA…serving residents with disabilities in:
Barrington Park District, Cary Park District, Crystal Lake Park District, Dundee Township Park District, City of Elgin, Hampshire Park District, City of Harvard, Huntley Park District, City of McHenry, Marengo Park District, Wauconda Park District, City of Woodstock and Lake In The Hills.
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