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Accessible Recreation

Play for All. Coral Gables. Accessible Recreation

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.

Tier 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 

Inclusion Process Flowchart

Text Only Inclusion Process [PDF]

Coral Gables, a Model of Inclusion

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.

Junior Golf Inclusive & Adaptive Summer Camp

At Granada Golf Course
Ages: 6 years old and above

Campers will be paired in groups based on age and skill level. This camp is taught by PGA Golf Professionals and is designed to meet the needs of junior golfers of all abilities. Campers will participate in different types of contests and games while learning swing and shot techniques, golf rules, tournament play, and participate in Golf Olympics. 

Registration is open to participants with or without disabilities. All participants must register at the Youth Center.
For additional information contact Philip J. Argianas, at 305-238-7507 or email

Monday - Friday 
Half Day AM: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Half Day PM: 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Week 1: June 10 - June 14
Week 2: June 17 - June 21
Week 3: June 24 - June 28
Week 4: July 1 - July 5*
Week 5: July 8 - July 12
Week 6: July 15 - July 19
Week 7: July 22 - July 26 
Week 8: July 29 - August 2
Week 9: August 5 - August 9
Week 10: August 12 - August 16
*No camp on July 4th. Prorated fee.

Half Day Weekly Fee: $225

Free Boccia Program

At the Adult Activity Center
Demographics: Tweens - Seniors, families, people with and without disabilities

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. 

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

This program is FREE, no registration is required.

Special Olympics Bocce Program

At the War Memorial Youth Center

The basic principle of the sport is to roll a bocce ball closest to the target ball, which is called a palina. Bocce as a Special Olympics sport provides participants the opportunity to have social contact, develop physically and to gain self-confidence. Next to soccer and golf, bocce is the third most participated sport in the world. This program provides adaptive and inclusive training in the sport of Bocce, with opportunities to participate in Special Olympic competitions during the spring season. Participants do not need any prior training or experience for this program. 

Registration is open to participants with and without disabilities. 


Ages 8 - 15 years old
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Ages 16 years old and above
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Session 1: August 21 – September 11
Session 2: September 18 – October 16*
Session 3: October 23 – November 13
Session 4: November 20 – December 18*

*No class October 9, November 27

Fee 4-Week Session
Residents $35
Non-Residents $45

Free Community Bocce Nights

At the War Memorial Youth Center
405 University Drive, Coral Gables
For all ages and abilities

Bocce, also known as lawn bowling, is one of the most widely played games, all over the world. Simple rules and easy set-up make Bocce a relaxed, but strategic game that people of all ages and skill levels can play together. Bocce is known as a calming, and competitive way to bring friends together to enjoy the outdoors.

Meet by the batting cages at the Coral Gables War Memorial Youth Center for an introductory lesson, followed by a relaxed game of Bocce. 

Playing area is outdoors, please dress for the weather and bring water.

Every third Monday
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
September 16, October 21,  November 18 and December 16

This program is FREE

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 1: August 27 – September 17 
Session 2: September 24 – October 15
Session 3: October 22 – November 12
Session 4: November 19 – December 10

Fee 4-Week Session
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 1: September 7, 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12 
Session 2: October 19, 26, November 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 1: September 10, 17, 24, October 1, 8, 15 
Session 2: October 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19, 26

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