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.
The Father’s Day 5K is ARO's biggest fundraiser! This year's race was a success with 530 racers, and a total of $15,761.10 raised! This fundraiser allows ARO to provide quality recreation programs for those of all ages and all abilities in the community. THANK YOU for supporting a good cause!
ARO's 20th Anniversary Celebration was a success and we are looking forward to a great 20th year!
From Left to Right: Karlin Levine-Smith, Sharon Maas, Michelle Sutherland
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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:
The Recreator is a comprehensive community resource that includes information on City of Fort Collins Recreation facilities, programs, events and activities. It features a diverse collection of community-wide opportunities for all ages and abilities.
The Recreator is published quarterly and is available at in multiple formats on fcgov.com/recreator.