Adaptive Recreation

Inclusive and Adaptive Recreation

The Washington Township Rec Center is committed to providing programs, services, and facilities that ensure inclusive and adapted access regardless of age, race, gender, color, religion, nationality, or disability. 

During these challenging times, and in light of reduced capacity in our fitness center and pool, we remain committed to providing an inclusive space for all individuals. Now, more than ever, we are prepared to adapt our programs so that everyone has access to recreation programs. The Rec Center is currently open by appointment only and we are here to help guide you through the process. For more information, please visit our Reopening Responsibly page or call us at 937-433-0130. 

Programs

While all programs and activities are inclusive, we have certain programs that have been specifically adapted for individuals with differing needs. 

logo for activities that are adaptedAccessAbility: A collaboration between the Washington Township Recreation Center, Centerville-Washington Park District and Washington-Centerville Public Library! AccessAbility rotates locations based on the monthly host. Activities will be adapted to give participants of all ages and abilities an enriching sensory, social and physical experience. 

Sports Leagues: Our adapted kickball, volleyball, basketball and t-ball leagues are played with lower hoops and nets, larger balls and color coordinated bases with flags at eye-level to ensure a fun experience for children of all abilities. 

Summer Camp
Rec Center summer camp staff have received Nonviolent Crisis Intervention training to learn how to better manage difficult behaviors using techniques that quickly identify and de-escalate behavior. This training allows our staff to better serve campers and creates an inclusive environment for children of all cognitive and physical abilities. 

Facilitiesman using pool lift in swimming pool

Both pools at the Rec Center have access to a portable lift. This allows individuals of all abilities to use both the lap pool and the smaller rec pool. Additionally, the rec pool offers zero entry access, meaning there are no steps to navigate.

All performances at Town Hall Theatre are inclusive. In addition to accessible seating areas, the theatre provides assistive listening units. Please allow two weeks notice for staff to coordinate additional inclusive services such as audio description, sign-interpreted performances or braille programs. Periodic sensory-friendly performances include reduced lighting, softer sounds, and visual cards for loud sounds such as thunder. 

People of all abilities can explore Countryside Park thanks to almost two miles of paved paths. 

Events

Special events at the Rec Center are a great opportunity to explore our facilities and find out more about the variety of programs we offer.

Woodland Lights: Our annual holiday light show covers 10-acres in Countryside Park behind the Rec Center and is spread out across 2-miles of paved, wheelchair accessible paths. Additionally, our staff is able to provide rides on the golf cart through the light show. Please note that only one golf cart is available and can be requested in advance by calling 433-0130. 
young man climbing rock wall with assistance from two people

Family Adventure Day: Held each year at the Rec Center, this Spring event is a fun chance for participants to rock climb, shoot a bow and arrow, slide down a zipline, kayak in our pool and much more. For those who need a break from all the action, we offer a sensory room with low lighting, quiet surroundings and soothing items for play. 

Adapted Climbing Day: Get ready to climb to new heights! This event is the perfect opportunity for individuals of all abilities to scale our climbing wall.