Therapeutic Recreation Programs
John F. Kennedy Rec Center
12 Grand Street | 757-393-8584
The Department of Parks, Recreation, & Leisure Services offers a variety of recreation programs and leisure opportunities for citizens of all ages with various disabilities. To obtain further information about programs, requirements, and/or registration, contact Kirsten Kubik at 393-8481.
Learning Through Leisure
This program is designed to offer adults in the community the opportunity to develop and strengthen social, educational, & life skills. Target Population: Adults with developmental disabilities between the ages of 21-40.
• Mondays Time 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Ages 21-40 Location JFK
Visually Impaired Program (V.I.P.)
This adult support group meets weekly and participates in a variety of activities such as bowling, arts & crafts, informative speakers, nursing home visits, and road trips. You must be legally blind to join. Pre-registration is required.
• Tuesdays Time 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Ages 18+ Location JFK
This program is designed to offer children and young adults the opportunity to develop and strengthen both social and educational skills through socialization with peers and leisure awareness. Maximum number of registrants is 10. Call 393-8584 for further details. Target Population: School-aged children and young adults with developmental disabilities between the ages of 10-21. Target Population: Children and young adults with developmental disabilities between the ages of 6-21. Participants must be enrolled in school.
• Monday - Thursday Time 3:00pm – 6:00pm Ages 6 - 21 Location JFK
Hoop it up with Portsmouth Special Olympics! Whether you prefer the individual skills program or team competitions, Special Olympics has a sports training program to meet your needs. Target Population: Individuals ages 8 and up with developmental disabilities.
• Saturday (beginning in December – March) Time 10:00am – Noon Ages 8+ Location CD