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Program Information

Weekly Programs and Special Events

Children at PicnicSEASPAR offers a variety of year-round recreation programs and special events for all ages. Weekly programs are offered to provide opportunities for socialization, to learn or improve a leisure skill, and to integrate into the community. Special events include seasonal dances, sporting events, plays, and unique outings, just to name a few.

SEASPAR is also proud to offer annual special events such as the Summer Kick-Off Party, SEASPAR/Kiwanis Team Bowling Tournament, and the Holiday Spectacular. Annual fundraisers are also held to support SEASPAR’s services, including golf outings, a Walk and Roll-A-Thon, and a Trivia Challenge.

Programs and events are offered at member entity facilities, private businesses, the SEASPAR office, and a variety of other locations in the community.

Download the current SEASPAR brochure to view all upcoming programs and events, or contact us for more information.

Day Camps

SEASPAR offers multiple day camps each summer to provide a structured environment in which to enjoy productive leisure activities. Download the day camp guide for summer 2017. Day camps are also offered during winter and spring school breaks. Campers enjoy a variety of structured activities, including games, sports, crafts, and field trips. SEASPAR also offers cooperative and collaborative summer programs with two local special education cooperatives, SASED and LADSE, to enhance the summer school students’ day. Contact us for more information.

Special Olympics

Special Olympics Softball PlayerSEASPAR offers a variety of sports for athletes to enjoy the spirit of competition, including golf, bowling, soccer, tennis, and many more. Athletes train under the guidance of experienced coaches who teach the athletes fundamentals, teamwork, and sportsmanship. SEASPAR teams compete against other Special Olympics teams throughout the season and have the opportunity to participate in local and state Special Olympics events and other competitions. Learn more on the Special Olympics page.

Adapted Sports

SEASPAR has become a Paralympics Club and has joined other agencies to host clinics and competitions for youth and adults with physical disabilities. The adapted sports lineup throughout the year may include power soccer, boccia, goalball, wheelchair table tennis, sled hockey, and more. Contact us for more information.

Wonders Multi-Sensory Room

SEASPAR’s award-winning multi-sensory room at the Lisle Recreation Center contains interactive equipment that pleases the senses in a variety of soothing ways. The room primarily benefits individuals of any age with autism/autism spectrum disorders, sensory processing disorders, ADHD, and dementia. Learn more on the Wonders Multi-Sensory Room page.

Home Front Health

SEASPAR, the Downers Grove Park District, and the Lemont Park District are pleased to provide the Home Front Health program for veterans who have a disability rating of 10% or higher residing in Downers Grove and Lemont. Home Front Health combines program elements to meet the physical, emotional, and the social health needs of veterans. For more information, visit the Home Front Health page.

EAGLES (Enhancing Adult Growth through Lifestyle Education and Service)

EAGLESThe EAGLES program is a year-round life skills enrichment program designed to assist adults with disabilities, ages 18 through 50, transition to life in the community. This program emphasizes leisure independence, community awareness, and social interaction with peers. Learn more on the EAGLES page.

Drop In Center

The Drop In Center provides individuals who have mental health needs an opportunity to spend leisure time in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Activities are designed to enhance relationships between friends, peers, and family members. For more information, visit the Drop In Center page.

Stroke Support Group

SEASPAR partners with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital to offer the Stroke Support Group, which provides educational, social, and recreational opportunities to stroke survivors and their families and caregivers. Learn more on the Stroke Support Group page.

Leisure Education Program

SEASPAR’s Leisure Education Program is offered in cooperation with schools throughout the communities SEASPAR serves. The program was developed to provide students with an increased awareness of healthy and beneficial leisure activities. SEASPAR staff work with the school staff to plan appropriate activities with the goal that the students will develop recreation interests through awareness and later enjoy these activities with their family and friends. Contact us for more information.

Inclusion

Staff with ChildSEASPAR assists each of its member entities in responding to its residents’ needs by providing technical assistance, workshops, and direct staff support when residents with disabilities participate in their home park district or recreation department programs. The inclusive recreational environment provides individuals with disabilities more choices for their leisure and allows residents to learn about one another as they participate in community programs. Contact us for more information.

Cooperative Programs

SEASPAR partners with many organizations to offer cooperative recreation programs. These agencies may include nursing homes, pediatric therapy clinics, hospitals, disability specific organizations, schools, group homes, and other agencies. Some of the activities offered are trips to zoos, museums, movie theaters, plays, restaurants, and shopping. Also offered are in-house programs such as dancing, arts and crafts, games, and sports. By sharing resources with these organizations, SEASPAR is able to provide service to a wider range of individuals with disabilities. Contact us for more information.