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Recreation and Inclusion Services for Everyone (R.I.S.E.) is the therapeutic recreation program for the City of Lakewood’s Recreation Division. We provide special and inclusive recreation opportunities to individuals with disabilities, age 6 through senior adult.
R.I.S.E. believes that everyone, regardless of ability, deserves choices for health, leisure, recreation and wellness to enhance quality of life. The goal of R.I.S.E. is to ensure that all individuals have equal access to activities that interest them and to offer opportunities to interact with peers and the community.
Our year-round programs include recreation and leisure opportunities for youth and adults of all ability levels, including after school sports programs for children and teens, social dances for adults, a bowling league, field trips to museums, athletic and cultural events, Special Olympics athletic training, and classes and overnight trips to various locations around Colorado.
Inclusion and Sign Language Interpreter Services
RISE staff provide inclusion assistance and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities in all Lakewood Recreation programs. This includes providing direct support for disabled participants and working with program leaders to increase accessibility.