The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other inclusion laws has advanced access to programs. Title II of the ADA applies to public entities and requires agencies to make reasonable modifications to its services and programs to make them readily accessible to and usable by people with disabilities. Many park and recreation providers are upgrading their services, programs, and facilities in order to accommodate all visitors. Advancing technology continues to create new adaptive and assistive equipment. Individuals with disabilities are finding more recreation opportunities available to them.
Excerpted from: The Health and Social Benefits of Recreation.
Family bonds are improved by sharing leisure time and essential in promoting well-being and healthy development. Families tend to be closer and more cohesive.
Numerous studies connect physical activity to reduced risks for chronic diseases and obesity. Some studies even demonstrate how physical activity can increase your life expectancy in measurable increments.
Improve Self-Esteem &Mental Stamina
Individual studies show how exercise, physical activity and even mentally recalling outdoor recreation activities can have positive effects on depression, stress and self-esteem. Two-thirds of Californians consider outdoor recreation important to their quality of life.
Enhance Relationships and Skills
Participating in group activities such as sports, art and crafts and social clubs fosters friendships, teaches individuals the concept of team play, positive conflict resolution, appropriate risk taking and a healthy sense of competition and sportsmanship – all important life skills.
Recreation and Leisure Activities
City Park & Recreation Programs
|City of San Diego||Program Guide|
|City of Chula Vista||Program Guide|
|City of Coronado||Program Guide|
|City of Imperial||Program Guide|
|Helen Woodward Animal Center Therapeutic Riding|
|Ivy Ranch Park Association|
|Poway Valley Therapeutic Riding Center|
|San Diego Hippotherapy|
|The Magic Horse Therapeutic Riding Center|
Music & Dance
|Coast Music Therapy|
|Culture Shock Dance Studio|
|Music Therapy Center of California|
|North Park Vaudeville STARS|
|Positive Action Community Theatre|
|Susie’s Dance Party|
|Zumba® (Inclusive) Classes|
Social Activities & Camps
|Arms Wide Open|
|Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego|
|Camp Tuolumne Trails|
|Teens in Motion|
|The Arc of San Diego PALS|
|Transportation Security Administration Medical Notification Card|
|Medical Equipment Rental for San Diego Visitors|