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Therapeutic Recreation

This program will be used in ways which enhance health, functional abilities, independence and quality of life in individuals with disabilities.All programs will provide opportunities to bring about change in individual behaviors and abilities while incorporating participant’s individual leisure interests.

What is Therapeutic Recreation?          Program Mission

Our Therapeutic Recreation Program Leader is Amber Havens.

For more information about this program and its events, please contact Amber at 501-690-0059 or

Recent Posts

Come out to Funland on December 14th and join us for a fun-filled day of activities.

•     Train Rides     •     Santa     •     Penguin Slide     •     Snowball Toss     •

•     Sled Run     •     Hot Cocoa     •     Holiday Crafts     •     Carousel     •

•     Sensory Activities     •

Contact Amber for more information at 501-690-0059 or

Posted by Jeff.Caplinger  On Dec 10, 2019 at 2:21 PM

This program meets on Saturday morning at the Burns Park Soccer Complex and is run by Arkansas United Soccer Club. 

For more information, contact:

Arkansas United
(501) 603-9880 or (501) 868-1212

Posted by Jeff.Caplinger  On Mar 20, 2019 at 11:01 AM

On Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 10 - 2 pm

Families of children with disabilities are invited to join us for a picnic  at the large pavilion next to One Heart Playground in the beautiful Burns Park.  Therapeutic Recreation staff will be on hand for supervised play in the playground and to lead fun fall games and activities for kids of all ages.  Hamburgers, hot dogs and all the fixings will be served.  

While this event is FREE, please RSVP so that we may have enough food for everyone. Please RSVP using one of the following options:

                 RSVP to: Amber Havens at or call 501-690-0059
                 You can also RSVP thru the NLR Parks & Recreation FaceBook page.

Posted by Jeff.Caplinger  On Jun 13, 2018 at 10:32 AM 148 Comments

Saturday, December 15, 2017 at North Little Rock Community Center (2700 Willow Street)

- Decorate Cookies - Christmas Carols - Board Games - Snacks - Silly Santa -

Christmas celebration for adults with disabilities.  To play Silly Santa, participants must bring a wrapped gift (must cost $3 or less).

For more information and to register, contact Amber at 501-690-0059 or

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Posted by Jeff.Caplinger  On Jun 13, 2018 at 10:32 AM 120 Comments

Lace up those bowling shoes and prepare to shake your tail feathers as we see which families have the most game.

When: Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 1-3 pm
Where: Millennium Bowl at 7200 Counts Massie Road in Maumelle, AR
Cost: $3.15 per game (shoe rental is included)
Registration is required

Register by emailing Amber at or calling 501-690-0059

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Posted by Jeff.Caplinger  On Jun 13, 2018 at 10:32 AM 175 Comments

You are invited to join us for a fun night of singing, dancing, games and pizza.

When: Friday, November 17, 2017 from 6-8 pm
Where: North Little Rock Community Center at 2700 Willow Street, North Little Rock, AR

RSVP to Amber by email at or calling 501-690-0059

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Posted by Jeff.Caplinger  On Jun 13, 2018 at 10:32 AM 115 Comments

TR Family Christmas

Saturday, December 9, 2017 at North Heights Community Center (4801 Allen Street)

- Games - Crafts - Christmas Carols - Cookies - Hot Cocoa - Pictures -

Two sessions:

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • 1:00 - 3:00 pm (this session is geared towards those with sensory sensitivities)

For more information or to register, contact Amber at 501-690-0059 or

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Posted by Jeff.Caplinger  On Nov 30, 2017 at 1:04 PM

Adults with disabilities (18 years and older) and their families/caregivers are invited to join us for a fun night of dancing, refreshments, a costume contest, photo booth, and other games and activities.

When: Friday, October 27, 2017 from 7-9 pm
Where: North Heights Community Center - 4801 Allen St, NLR, AR 72118

To RSVP for large groups or questions please contact Amber Havens at or call 501-690-0059.    

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Posted by Jeff.Caplinger  On Oct 19, 2017 at 2:09 PM

The Therapeutic Recreation Mini-Skills Camp will take place at Rose City Community Center (400 Rose Lane - NLR, AR 72117) August 7-11 from 9am-3pm.

Cost: $25 (Must register and pay the Friday before camp begins)
                  > Online Registration <

Monday: Music Madness – Explore the wonderful world of music through instrument songs and dance.   We will have a music themed craft and sport as well as a special guest.
Tuesday: Sports Spectacular – Football, baseball, hockey, oh my!  Today, we will try our hands at different sports while we learn the basic rules of the games while being active and working as a team.  
Wednesday: Art Exploration - Dress for a mess and come out ready to create!  The group will explore different kids of art with fun twists and sensory focus.  We will create in the studio as well as the kitchen, learning some basic cooking in a safe environment.
Thursday: Mad Science - Grab you lab coat and googles and get ready for some fun experiments.  The group will learn some basic science knowledge while conducting mini experiments.  
Friday: The Great Outdoors – We are hitting the trails and getting in touch with nature.  The group will make a snack for the trail and go on a hike.  We will learn about the outdoors while doing scavenger hunting and taking pictures.

Contact Amber at 501-690-0059 or

Posted by Jeff.Caplinger  On Jul 27, 2017 at 3:49 PM