Washington TownshipMontgomery County, Ohio

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. 

Upcoming Programs & Activities
  • October 25 at 6pm: AccessAbility Halloween Carnival at the Rec Center
  • November 16 at 3pm: Adapted Climbing Day at the Rec Center
  • November 23 at 2pm: AccessAbility Afternoon at the Movies at Woodbourne Library
  • December 15 at 1pm: AccessAbility Mammal Mania at Bill Yeck Park
  • January 11 at 9am: AccessAbility Fitness Fest at the Rec Center
  • February 13 at 6:30pm: AccessAbility Tail Waggin' Tutors at Centerville Library

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 new 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.

AccessAbility Halloween Carnival
Friday October 25, 6pm
Washington Township Rec Center, 895 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd. 
$8 residents (includes 1 adult/caregiver + 1 child), $10 nonresidents (includes 1 adult/caregiver + 1 child), $3 each additional child 
Join us for a sensory-friendly Halloween carnival! There will be a costume contest, carnival game and other fun activities. Don't forget to bring your trick or treat bag for goodies. All members of the family will have a howling good time! All ages welcome. Registration happening now (46016-01) 

AccessAbility Afternoon at the Movies
Saturday November 23, 2pm
Woodbourne Library, 6060 Far Hills Ave.
Join us for a sensory-friendly showing of Beauty and the Beast, a Walt Disney Pictures live-action film. The room will be lighter, the volume will be lower, and audience members are welcome to talk, sing or move around. Snacks and water are provided. Bean bags and pillows are welcome. All ages welcome. For more information and to register visit wclibrary.info

AccessAbility Mammal Mania
Sunday December 15, 1:00-2:15pm
Bill Yeck Park, Smith House, 2230 E. Centerville Station Rd. 
Fee/family: $4 nonresidents
What are the furry animals doing now that the weather has turned colder and the days shorter? Come learn about Ohio's active and "sleeping" mammals during this interactive program. We will start indoors and learn about mammals through show & tell and sensory experience. Then, we will hit the paved path to look for signs of winter wildlife. This is a "Tools to Trek" program. Please dress for the weather. All ages welcome. www.cwpd.recdesk.com/Community/Home

AccessAbility Fitness Fest
Saturday January 11, 9-11am
Rec West, 965 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd. 
Fee: $5 Resident, $6 Non-Resident (includes 1 adult + caregiver)
A morning of fitness demos to include the formats of cardio, strength, and stretch all offered in short 20 minute segments. Participants should dress in workout attire and bring a towel and water bottle. Class demos are intended for ages 16 and older.

AccessAbility Tail Waggin' Tutors
Thursday February 13, 6:30-7:30pm
Centerville Library, 111 W Spring Valley Pike
Read to a therapy dog to improve reading skills and spend quality time with a furry friend! Schedule a 15-minute spot today with a librarian at the Children's Desk or call 937-433-8091 option 3. wclibrary.info


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.