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Special Recreation

Veterans Park District offers special recreation programs for children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities. Qualified staff lead programs that promote socialization and fun!


VPD Special Recreation Annual Dance - Dancing with the Stars

From the hit television show Dancing with the Stars, come be a STAR
at the Veterans Park District Annual Dance. Sparkle and shine as you show off your best dance moves!

Age Date Day Time R/N Fee Code #
High School to Adults January 25 F 5-9 PM $15 311131Q3

Location: Bulger Hall, 1601 Hirsch St., Melrose Park

Chop it Like it's Hot

In this hands-on program, participants will learn how to cook and prep delicious dishes of their own. Each week, we will make food from a different category, (i.e. breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert), to help promote independent living skills throughout the hours of the day. While the dishes are cooking, the participants will be interacting in a fun, creative game to learn more facts about the type of foods they are preparing.
Participants will be asked to sign a safety waiver since we will be working with sharp utensils and hot temperatures.

Age Date Day Time R/N Fee Code #
15+ Jan 15-Apr 16* Tu 2:30-5 PM $50/55 311141A1

*No class Mar 19, 26
Location: Trumbull Park
Min/Max: 6/12
Transportation: Pickup from Leyden High School

Kick it up Fitness Class

Kick it up with energy boosting exercises and activities aimed to keep you physically active and ready to move. The program focuses on: body control, increased strength, flexibility, and relaxation techniques.

Age Date Day Time R/N Fee Code #
7-11 Jan 8-Feb 12 Tu 4:30-6 PM $20/25 311141A5
7-11 Mar 5-Apr 16* Tu 4:30-6 PM $20/25 311141A6

*No class Mar 26
Location: Cimbalo Fitness Center Min/Max: 4/10
Transportation: Parent drop-off/pickup