Thursday, January 22, 2015

Out & About With . . . Gateway Fun Park

Imagine!’s Out & About department was created in 1997 in response to the requests of community members with disabilities and family members who care for those with disabilities to have more options for community-based recreation services.

That “community-based” element is key - rather than scheduling activities in a segregated setting, you will find Out & About participants (both adults and children) utilizing recreation centers, bowling alleys, movie theaters, museums, and even amusement parks.

Of course, Out & About wouldn’t be able to provide those services without the support of the many, many community organizations that collaborate with Out & About to ensure that participants are able to receive positive instruction, within a therapeutic framework, to encourage growth, learning, community participation, socialization, health, safety, and the achievement of individual goals.

Today, I’d like to acknowledge Gateway Fun Park in Boulder for its support of Out & About. Out & About has been going to Gateway Fun Park for many years with their Sports & Games classes for both adults and children. Gateway Fun Park has always welcomed the O & A group and made them feel welcomed. O & A staff members and participants alike always leave having had a great time.

Thank you, Gateway Fun Park, for your commitment to your community and all of its members.

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