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Accessible Recreation

EVENTS SUSPENSION AND FACILITY CLOSURES FOR SAFETY PRECAUTIONS: 

All special events requiring a Special Events Permit will be suspended until further notice. All City events including The Farmers Market and sports tournaments will be suspended until further notice. The Adult Activity Center, Merrick House, Passport Acceptance Facility, Venetian Pool, Tennis Centers, Youth Center and Granada Golf Course will be closed until further notice. All City advisory board meetings are suspended until further notice. All City quasi-judicial board meetings are suspended for the month of April. City Trolley service and Freebee service will continue until further notice. All other city services and facilities will remain open until further notice.
Consistent with Miami-Dade County's declared state of emergency, City of Coral Gables Mayor Raúl Valdés-Fauli has declared a City State of Emergency effective March 12, 2020 due to the public health threat of COVID-19. This proactive measure allows the City to better ensure the public safety of our residents. For up-to-date information visit: https://www.coralgables.com/Emergency 

Follow us in Facebook at www.facebook.com/cityofcoralgables for a variety of virtual activities for you to enjoy from the comfort of your home. #playgablesathome 

Accessible Recreation Program

The objective of this program is to provide enjoyable
recreational experiences to all participants through inclusive programming, accessible facility design and provision of accommodations.
This program is a three-tier initiative designed to identify and meet the recreational needs of underserved populations within the community.

Play for All. Coral Gables. Accessible RecreationTier One: Inclusion
This phase will provide immediate training and support to maximize inclusion opportunities for participants in existing City recreation programs. 

Tier Two: Adaptive Programming and Events
This phase will establish new programs and events specifically designed to meet the unique needs of special population groups within recreation. 

Tier Three: Transition Support
This phase will introduce programs through external partnerships, to support young adults with disabilities to transition from recreation youth programs into volunteer positions to promote self-determination and provide valuable work experience. 
For additional information contact us at 305-460-5344 or via email at ADA@coralgables.com 

Inclusion Process [PDF]

Information about COVID-19 in ASL 

Coral Gables, a Model of Inclusion

Advisory Board on Disability Affairs

To request accommodations, or agenda items, please contact ada@coralgables.com two weeks before the meeting you wish to attend.

First Wednesday of each month 8:00 a.m.

Coral Gables War Memorial Youth Center, Second Floor Conference Room. 
405 University Drive, Coral Gables, FL

*Meeting dates are subject to change please confirm in advance.
All meetings are open to the public. 

Social Club for Adults with Disabilities

A social and recreational group of adult persons with disabilities
(21 years of age and above)

Join us for an evening of fun! 
The fun activities are up to you, and can include: Board Games, Movies, Dominos, Music, Computer Games, and Chatting with Friends. Caregivers, parents or personal assistants are welcome! 
Call the Adult Activity Center at 305-461-6764 on every first Thursday of the month to confirm activities.

Every First Thursday of the month
6 - 8 p.m.

At the City of Coral Gables Adult Activity Center, 2 Andalusia Ave, Coral Gables.
Complimentary valet parking is available across the street at The Palace.
Free parking is available in the garage above the building with validation. 
To receive validation, bring your ticket with you inside to the Registration Office.

Free Boccia Program

At the Adult Activity Center

Adult Services and PLAY for All are joining forces to bring an all-new, all ages, all abilities, family friendly program to the Adult Activity Center. Boccia is a unique sport that was specifically designed to create competitive equity between players with and without impairments that affect motor skills. Players on opposing teams score points by propelling colored balls closest to a target ball on a long, narrow, indoor playing court. In Boccia, all participants play seated, whether in a wheelchair or not. Balls can be propelled by throwing, kicking, or utilizing a ramp — making the game an extremely adaptable sport for players of all ability levels. 

This program will provide participants with everything needed to start playing Boccia, including rules, drills, strategies, and all equipment (balls, chairs, and ramps). No experience needed. 

Thursdays
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

This program is FREE, no registration is required.

American Sign Language

Ages 16 years old and above

Have you ever wished you could talk with your hands? Do you think it would be cool to chat casually with your friends through windows, or underwater?  What would you say if you could communicate with a Deaf or hard of hearing neighbor? Here is your opportunity to do exactly that! Learn American Sign Language the fun way, through interactive game, stories and music. No experience needed. 

Tuesdays,  6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

Session 4: April 7 - 28

Fee
Resident: $35
Non-Resident: $45

Gifts in Golf (GIG)
KIDS - Swing Into Golf

Inclusive and adaptive program for boys and girls with functional autism
Ages 6 - 16 years old.

The GIG – Gifts in Golf “Golfing with Autism” golf clinic offers an introduction to golf specifically designed for those individuals on the autism spectrum.  Each clinic will run for 1.5 hours once a week for six consecutive class weeks.

Participants will be instructed on fitness exercise, golf basics, putting, chipping, pitching, full swing, golf etiquette, rules, and tournament play.

Saturdays, 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Session 2: 
February 22, 29 March 7, 14 April 4 & 11

Session 3:
April 18, 25 May 2, 9, 16 & 23

6-Day Session Fee:
Resident: $200
Non-Resident: $225

Junior Golf Inclusive &  Adaptive Afterschool

Ages 6 - 16 years old

This junior golf program is an inclusive and adaptive instructional program designed for all youth to enjoy learning golf. Classes are open to all abilities of students. We have an excellent schedule of golf-planned putting, chipping pitching and on golf course play. Golfers will participate in a number of different types of contests and games according to skill level. This program provides excellent quality golf instruction while teaching participants confidence, responsibility and sportsmanship.  

Tuesdays, 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Session 3: April 7, 14, 21, 28
May 5, 12
Registration deadline: April 5.

6-Day Session Fee:
Resident: $200
Non-Resident: $225