St. Petersburg Therapeutic Recreation aims to provide education and recreation services help people with illnesses, disabilities and other conditions to develop and use their leisure in ways that will enhance their health, functional abilities, independence and quality of life. The St. Petersburg Therapeutic Recreation Office coordinates programs at various St. Petersburg locations and are supervised by Nationally Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists (CTRS).
Through our programs, St. Petersburg Therapeutic Recreation strives to:
Provide education on the constructive use of leisure
Alleviate stress and anxiety
Introduce new recreation and cultural opportunities
Develop self-esteem through recreation participation
Provide emotional and social support to participants
Adapt activities, as necessary, to ensure the success of the participant
St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation provides accessible programming and reasonable accommodations for people of all abilities. Participation in classes at your neighborhood recreation center is encouraged. Assistance is available for individuals interested in participating in classes offered at any St. Petersburg recreation center.