Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation welcomes and encourages individuals with disabilities to participate in recreation programs and provides two main ways an individual can do so: Inclusion Support Services and Therapeutic Recreation Programs. Not sure what the differences are or how to access the appropriate service or program? The chart below will help you determine which offering would best meet your needs.
||Inclusion Support Services*
||Therapeutic Recreation Programs*|
||A service that ensures individuals are provided with opportunities to participate in our programs and facilities in an inclusive environment.
||A programming unit that provides skill development, leisure education and recreation participation programs for individuals with disabilities.|
||Making every reasonable effort to accommodate individuals with barriers (i.e., physical, mental, economic, access), thus enabling successful participation.
||Serving individuals with various abilities and disabilities. Specific target populations are noted for each program. See the Programs & Activities Catalog for details.|
||Free for individuals who request the service. (Must be registered for a general recreation program
|Fees are specific to each program. Please see the Programs & Activities Catalog for more information.|
||Course Registration Options
Inclusion, Accommodation & Special Needs Request Form*
*Submit form to any Recreation Center. Inclusion Specialist will contact individual. Two weeks notice is required
|Course Registration Options |
New participants must complete and submit the Therapeutic Recreation Programs Participant Packet
to the TR Office, Kempsville Recreation Center, Room 103
||Call any recreation center and ask to be speak with an Inclusion Specialist
||Therapeutic Recreation Office at Kempsville Recreation Center: (757) 474-8877|
* Patrons with disabilities are not required to use either of these services