Adaptive Recreation


Due to the City of Abilene’s precautions for COVID-19, we are currently closed until further notice. However, current participants can pick up a meal between 11am-1pm Monday through Friday at Rose Park Senior Activity Center. Meals will be delivered by drive thru, 2 meals per vehicle.


Staff plans and coordinates a variety of structured activities that teach life skills, games that improve cognitive and motor skill development. These programs include:

  • Arts and Crafts
  • Dances
  • Field Trips
  • Integrated Classes
  • And More


One way transportation is available within the City of Abilene limits. Bus riders can either pick-up or take home clients. Rides must be scheduled a minimum of 24 hours in advance.

Lunch Program 

The Adaptive Recreation Services Program has a free daily lunch program. The lunch program is prepared at the Rose Park Senior Activity Center. Funds are courtesy of the United Way of Abilene.

Program Fees

The fee is $40 a month, per person.


March’s Menu: March lunch schedule

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be able to attend structured classes and activities without being disruptive to the programs offered.
  • Must be able to understand and carry out instructions given out by staff.
  • Must be Adult (8 years-older may attend during the summer months).
  • Must be evaluated as being mature enough to attend classes/activities.
  • Must have a diagnosis of cognitive and/or physically challenged.
  • Must have self-help skills.

Special Olympics

Adaptive Recreation offers 4 sports for Special Olympic participation. The team name is the "Rec’ing Crew". Athletes must have a current Special Olympic physical form on file to be able to practice and compete.

Adaptive Recreation Services competes in the Area 14 - Big Country of Special Olympics of Texas. Adaptive Recreation Services is always seeking volunteers to participate on unified teams. For more information, please contact Barbara at 325-676-6575


  • January through February: Basketball
  • March through April: Track and Field
  • August through September: Bocce
  • October through November: Bowling
Collage of Adaptive Recreation Activities