Adaptive & Inclusion

Dance Party PosedThe Chaska Parks and Recreation Department celebrates the inclusion of all people. We have some great programs and fun events for you and your loved ones!

PROGRAMS AND SUPPORT



SHOULDER TO SHOULDERChaska Police Department squad car in front of City Hall
The Chaska Police Department is committed to serving all our community members and visitors. This event will provide an opportunity for our special-needs community members and families to increase familiarity with their officers, learn how to provide vital information they would like our officers to have in the event the police are called to assist them, and to network with others.  The Chaska Police Department wants you to know we are part of your support network and will navigate challenges with you – shoulder to shoulder.

Date: Aug. 13, 10am - Noon
Location: The Lodge at the Community Center

Llama croppedLLAMA LOVE!

Join us for a unique and up-close experience with some friendly llamas. You'll be able to learn about llamas, pet them, brush them, hug them, feed them treats, and of course, get your picture taken with them. Are you ready for some llama love?!

Ages: 6+
Date: Sat, Sept 17 3:30-5pm
Cost: $15 Resident, $20 Regular rate
Location: The Lodge at the Community Center


ADAPTIVE BASKETBALLBasketball Cropped

This basketball program is designed for individuals of all abilities to play. Everyone shoots, scores, and has fun! We will create teams based on participation level and attendance each week. *If the participant requires 1:1 support and an adult or PCA cannot stay with the participant, please note this at time of registration.

Ages: 6+
Dates & Time: Thursdays, Sept. 22-Nov 3, 6:00-7:00pm
Cost: $70 Resident, $85 Regular rate
Location: Chaska Community Center


SENSORY PLAY

Join us for adapted play time! Participants can use exercise balls, yoga blocks, gymnastics mats and other equipment. Play time will be directed by our Inclusive Fitness Trainer, Tonya Andruskiewicz. Program time is 1.5 hours to allow for flexibility and joinina at vour convenience. *If the participant requires 1:1 support and an adult or PCA cannot stay with the participant, please note this at time of registration.

Ages: 6+
Dates & Time: Saturdays, Oct 29 - Dec 10, 1:00 - 2:00pm
Cost: $70 Resident, $85 Regular rate
Location: Chaska Community Center

IMG_5155WOBBLE & GOBBLE DANCE PARTY

Let's burn some calories and show off your dance moves before the Thanksgiving holiday. Colored lights, glow sticks, hula hoops and other fun dance accessories provided!

Ages: 6+
Date: Friday, Nov 18, 6:00 - 8:00pm
Cost: $20 Resident, $25 Regular rate
Location: Carver City Hall


ROBOTICS, ENGINEERING & CODING:

Join us as we explore lego robotics, cubelets modular building and coding, and engineering. We'll learn as we build, experiment and code each week. A PCA or family member is encouraged to participate at no charge. Led by Snapology.

Ages: 8-25
Date: Saturdays, Dec 3-17, 2:00 - 3:00pm
Cost: $37 Resident, $45 Regular rate
Location: Chaska Community Center


Reach for Resources

Register starting Mon, Aug 1!

Registration for these programs is standard procedure online or at the Chaska Community Center front desk. Reach for Resources provides inclusion facilitators for children and adults with disabilities who would like to participate in any of our Chaska Parks and Recreation programs.For special needs questions and inclusion requests, please email Joan or call at 952-227-7760 to discuss the needs for yourself or your loved one. Please register and call early to allow for adequate time to process.


ICONIC- Inclusive Communities CoalitionInclusive Communities Coalition

The goal of the Inclusive Communities Coalition is to build and strengthen a genuinely inclusive community that embraces equal opportunities and a sense of belonging for people of all ages in Carver County.

Additional Adaptive Athletics Resources

  • TOPSoccer is a community-based soccer program that is designed to meet the needs of athletes ages 8 and older with physical and/or developmental disabilities.
  • West Metro Miracle Athletics