Provide innovative recreation programs to individuals with disabilities; as well as inclusion services that foster access and health promotion.
Help Shape Adaptive Recreation Program Offerings
Adaptive recreation programs are designed for individuals with disabilities. Staff to participant ratio is 1:3. Participants should independently demonstrate the following skills:
- Ability to follow a schedule
- Willingness to try new things
- Communicate needs and wants
- Ability to dress oneself and use the restroom
If support is needed with one of these skills, a personal care attendant must accompany the participant. If a personal care attendant will be attending the program, there is no additional cost, unless noted otherwise.
Adaptive recreation participants express experiencing less anxiety, better stress management, and improved self-image.
The program offers diverse opportunities to experience your community while learning about recreation and free time, breaking down leisure barriers, developing new recreation interests, enhancing social skills, improving physical fitness, and stimulating cognitive functioning.
In addition, participating in Adaptive Programs assists individuals to become involved as independently as possible in community activities and events.
Low impact fitness classes at the Community Center designed to enhance your range of motion, strength and endurance.
Register and bring a parent, sibling or personal support staff at no cost, and workout together.
Sign up for Fun with Fitness Sessions
- Everything Fitness
- Strength Training
Improve your endurance by walking with small groups of friends and staff. Challenge yourself, choose your distance and go at your own pace. Plus, earn prizes for reaching your walking goals!
Meet in the Community Center lobby. Transportation provided to various walking sites.
Walk at an indoor track
Walk indoors at Eden Prairie Center mall
Walk outdoors at Round Lake Park
No Walking Club Jan. 20, 27; Feb. 17; March 30.
Have you ever wanted to try ice skating or develop your skills on the ice? The Community Center's ice rinks and instructors give you the perfect opportunity to improve your skating.
Instructor-to-student ratios are 1:2 or 1:1, as assessed by individuals who have completed adaptive instructor training through Learn to Skate.
Adaptive recreation offers trained instructors, adaptive equipment and rental skates — everything you need to give it a try!
Youth: Ages 8–18
Adults: Ages 18 and older
AR&LE is made up of two parts – Adaptive Recreation (AR) and Learning Exchange (LE). The cities of Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Edina and Richfield have teamed together to offer specialized recreation programs and services specifically designed for people with disabilities. AR&LE has provided recreation, enrichment and social options for more than 40 years.
Through AR&LE, Eden Prairie residents are welcome to choose from adaptive offerings available through any of the four cities in the cooperative. Just complete and submit your AR&LE participant profile [PDF] so you can register for any recreation or learning exchange offering through the cooperative.
Please contact Nicole Weedman, senior recreation supervisor, at 952-949-8456 for information and to receive a quarterly program catalog.
Eden Prairie Schools Community Education offers customized classes to meet the needs of adults with developmental or cognitive disabilities, who are ages 18 and older. Classes may include cooking, independent living skills, theater and performing arts, health, fitness, and other leisure learning activities.
Programs include softball, bowling, water aerobics, fitness programs, skiing/snowboarding, golf, as well as a number of social programs for youth and adults.