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Western DuPage Special Recreation Association (WDSRA)

Community-Based Recreational Programs and Inclusion Services for Park District Programs

WDSRA Recreational and Social Programs

WDSRA provides fun, engaging recreational and social programs, trips, and special events for children, teens, and adults with special needs. Programs are structured to allow everyone to participate at their own ability level. Through WDSRA each individual has the opportunity to grow personally, connect with their community and discover their potential.

WDSRA offers a wide range of programs to reach a variety of interests. Over 1,500 annually!

  • Sports

  • Special Olympics

  • Music and Dance

  • Art and Drama

  • Bowling

  • Social Clubs

  • Camps

  • Special Events

  • Adaptive Sports

  • Overnight Outings

  • Weeklong Trips

  • Much, much more!

Volunteers & Part Time Staff Welcome

We are always looking for volunteers to assist in all of our programs and at our events. Hours are flexible. Training is provided. Apply at

Inclusion Services for Park District Programs

Inclusion services are designed to provide the least restrictive environment while providing the maximum opportunity to participate in regular park district programs. There is no charge for WDSRA's support. To register for services, simply indicate that special accommodations are needed on the park district registration form. Two-week advance notice is requested for inclusion support.


Mission: We enrich lives, connect communities and create fun through inclusive recreational opportunities.

Vision: A world of opportunities, belonging and individuals reaching their full potential.

WDSRA is a cooperative extension of the West Chicago Park District.










West Chicago Park District and the ADA

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) took effect in January 1990 and the West Chicago Park District complies with the legislation's purpose which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. The West Chicago Park District will make reasonable accommodations in recreation programs to enable participation by an individual with a disability that meets essential eligibility requirements for that leisure program and facilities. The ADA requires that recreation programs offered by the Park District be available in the most integrated setting appropriate for each individual. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to contact the park district at 630.231.9474 about special accommodations needed for the enjoyment of park district programs. Those who use the Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) may reach the park district by calling 800.735.2962 If you have questions about west Chicago Park District's commitment regarding the ADA policy or you believe you have been unfairly discriminated against by the Park District, please call us at 630.231.9474.

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Why Choose Special Recreation at WDSRA?
  • All disabilities and ages welcome safe learning environment

  • Caring, dedicated, trained staff

  • High staff to child/adult ratio

  • Improves self-confidence

  • Provides socialization opportunities

  • Offers opportunities to establish friendships and gain social independence

  • Programs that grow with your child

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