The City of Fort Collins Recreation Department provides equal and quality recreation for community members with disabiities. Adaptive Recreation Opportunities (ARO) strives to ensure that people with disabilities have the necessary Accommodations or support to participate in any recreation program at their highest level of independence. Specialized programming is also offered to increase opportunities and meet unique needs of individuals. A Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) oversees the creation of support for each person and the specialized program offerings made available. So what do you like to do? YOU CAN DO IT and ARO is here to help.
ARO provides unique services and classes to individuals of all ages and abilities. Exciting learning opportunities are available through interships and volunteering.
Practice begins Monday, May 13th at Beattie Ballfields! The practice times for each team are as follows:
5-6 PM: Rattlers, Cougars, Tbones, Thunderbolts
6-7 PM: Sluggers, Red Sox, Badgers, Skyhawks
7-8 PM: Pirates, Sliders, Wildcats, Tigers
Then games start on Mondays in June at Rolland Moore Park.
Please contact Brenda McDowell at if you have any questions.
Adaptive Recreation Opportunities put on a splashin’ good time this spring with the Giant Friends Club ocean themed special event. We had face painting, crafts, games, snacks, and a special guest- “Pearl, the Magical Mermaid.” Children of all ages and abilities had a blast going “under the sea” and playing together. If you missed this great day at Inspiration Playground in Spring Canyon Park, do not be dismayed! Giant Friends Club will be back on Wednesdays, June 26th through July 31st for another fun-filled summer! Sign up online at www.fcgov.com/recreator to participate in a club that brings kids of all abilities together for fun and friendships. Themes, games, songs, crafts and more will be planned for a gigantic good time! For more information, please contact Renee Lee at
The Adaptive Recreation Opportunities program provides quality and equal opportunities for recreation and leisure programs to community members with disabilities. The ARO program offers healthy and fun experiences through the following three basic service areas: