Adaptive Programs

Adaptive Recreation Programming, group painting.


Lincoln Parks and Recreation has been providing adaptive recreation opportunities for 50 years and counting. We are committed to providing fun, structured, social opportunities for growth and building friendships for individuals with special needs.

Special Olympics

Lincoln Parks & Recreation sponsors the Lincoln Shooting Stars team with competition in a variety of seasonal sports. Our team is open to athletes from ages 8 on up, with Young Athletes programs available to younger athletes of all abilities.

Adult Day Structure Programs

Our Day Structure program is held in a supportive, caring environment, with trained and experienced staff, volunteers, and community specialists who lead activities and special programs. Participants are encouraged to set personal goals and engage in a broad spectrum of activities.

Our program offerings include: Exercise & Physical Activities, Arts & Crafts, Gardening, Theatre/Drama, Nutrition & Cooking, Leisure Education, Life Skills, Special Events/Holiday Parties, Community Outings, and much, much more!

Call 402-441-7901 for more information. 

Day Structure 1

For adults with mental health diagnoses. 
Day: Monday-Friday
Time: 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Day Structure 2 

For adults with medical/physical health diagnoses. 
Day: Monday-Friday
Time: 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM 

Adaptive Recreation Clubs 

Lincoln Parks & Recreation Adaptive Recreation Clubs are offered to individuals with disabilities. Clubs provide a safe supervised setting for social interaction with friends, and offer a variety of age-appropriate activities.

Call 402-441-7901 for more information or register as a new participant today.

Hi-Time Club

Join in the fun and games at Hi -Time Club. Enjoy spending time with peers during activities, talent shows, guided painting, local high school sporting events, dances, and karaoke. 

Ages: 14-21 years old
Location: Auld Pavilion, 1650 Memorial Drive in Antelope Park, or community venues
Day: Mondays
Time: 6:30-8 PM

Social Club / Friendship Club

Socialize with friends and engaging, caring staff! Activities include dances, movies, crafts, local sporting events, bingo, costume parties, and so much more.  

Ages: 21+
Location: Auld Pavilion, 1650 Memorial Drive, or other community venues
Day: Wednesdays
Time: 6:30-8 PM 

Respite and Recreation Programs

Respite & Recreation

An adaptive program held on Wednesday afternoons at Easterday Recreation Center giving individuals the opportunity to participate in a variety of recreational activities while providing respite time for families. Respite and Recreation is designed for individuals ages 21+ who are not currently receiving day services. Pre-registration is required.

Call the center, 402-441-7901, for more information and to register.

Fee:$3.00 per day
Location: Easterday Recreation Center, 6130 Adams Street

Day: Wednesdays
Time: 1:00-4:00 PM

Adaptive Recreation Co-ed Bowling League

Teams bowl each week following regulation league rules and handicaps. Trophies are awarded at the end of every season. Pre-registration required. Call Easterday at (402) 441-7901 for more information or to register.

Age: 17+
Location: Hollywood Bowl, 920 N. 48th Street
Fee: $10 per session + $11 per week
Day: Saturdays
Time:  1:00-4:00 PM

Indoor Soccer for Young Children Utilizing a Walking Aide

A time for children and caregivers to learn, play, exercise, and socialize.

Call Darcia Cole at the Easterday Recreation Center, 402-441-7877, to join in on this new opportunity!

Art for all Abilities

Art Class: Holiday Ceramics

Come learn how to paint ceramic pieces using a variety of techniques! Call Easterday at (402) 441-7901 for more information or to register.

Ages: 17+
Location: Easterday Recreation Center, 6130 Adams Street
Fee: $26.75 for 3 weeks - Includes the cost of project supplies.
Day:  Three Saturdays of each month
Time:  9:30 - 10:45 AM or 10:45 AM- Noon

Art Class

A new class for art lovers. Call 402-441-7901 for class updates and to register.

Participants will create pieces of art through step-by-step guidance from the artist instructor. This class is open to people of all abilities and all skill levels. Pre-registration is required.

Ages: 14+
Location: Easterday Recreation Center, 6130 Adams Street
Fee: Varies depending on project.
Day: Saturday Mornings
Time: 9:30-11 AM