Rockford Park District
Helping People Enjoy Life!

Therapeutic Recreation

Therapeutic Recreation

The Therapeutic Recreation team of the Rockford Park District is committed to providing community based recreation to promote the development, maintenance, and expression of a meaningful leisure lifestyle to people with disabilities. We deliver our services promoting and/or providing access, inclusion, specialty recreation, leisure education, and skill development.


The Therapeutic Recreation Team of the Rockford Park District can answer questions and assist you in the process of finding appropriate recreational programs or services to accommodate interests with an individualized approach.

Visual Systems

In collaboration with the Rockford Park District’s Therapeutic Recreation Department and The Autism Program (TAP) Service Center, a program of Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago these Visual Systems have been created with the intention of providing accessibility for individuals who benefit from their use. Visual Systems are used as a communication tool and have numerous benefits. They can set a schedule for individuals and let them know what to expect for the day’s events, they can be used as a transition tool; they can be used when writing social stories, and so much more. Click here to see the Visual Systems for Rockford Park District facilities.


One of our trained staff members would be happy to meet with your organization, social service agency, or community group to present information about Rockford Park District services, offerings, and other disability related topics, such as disability awareness and program adaptations.


Through mutually beneficial partnerships, agencies can leverage resources to serve citizens that they could not serve alone. The Rockford Park District celebrates the following agencies and business that work together with the Therapeutic Recreation team to “Help People Enjoy Life."

Therapeutic Recreation


Therapeutic Recreation Department
401 S. Main St., Suite 108
Rockford, IL 61101
Phone: 815.987.1606
Fax: 815.987.1607