Therapeutic Recreational Program


Irving Parks and Recreation serves individuals with special mental and physical needs through an adult Therapeutic Day Program and Irving Special Olympics. These programs currently are housed at Lively Pointe Youth Center (909 N. O'Connor Road). Interested participants and volunteers are welcome to call (972) 721-8098 or email: for more information.

For additional information and resources, please visit the Irving Disabilities Website.

Therapeutic field tripAdult Therapeutic Day Program
Our goal is to provide a recreation program designed to assist Irving residents with mental and/or physical disabilities. The program was created for adults who require moderate staff assistance and instruction with leisure activities and physical fitness. Daily activities teach social and recreational skills and provide learning opportunities which promote a healthy independent lifestyle. The program hopes to improve the quality of life for this special population. For ages 18 and older.

The Therapeutic Day Program operates from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. We offer four eight-week sessions which run during the Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall; as well as a five-week Mini Session which operates between the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. Cost for each session is $175, and includes one field trip each week.

Special Olympics basketballSpecial Olympics Program
This program provides quality, recreational programs for ages 12 and older. Special Olympics programs vary throughout the year, based on each sports' schedule. Program practices are currently held on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Classifications and tournaments for Special Olympics Area 10 are held on Fridays and Saturdays for each sport. This Program is free but each participants has to purchase an IPAR ID card for $5.

The City of Irving currently participates in the following sports through Special Olympics Area 10:
Basketball (December through May); Softball (June through August) and Volleyball (September through November).