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  • 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.

    PLAY for All Coral Gables Accessible Recreation LogoTier 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 [PDF]


    Coral Gables, a Model of Inclusion

    Advisory Board on Disability Affairs

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

    From virtual to reality, join the fun at our parks with Actionbound We are bringing our PLAY Gables virtual programming outside with Actionbound. Use the free app to discover exciting activities hidden in our parks. Each Park’s Bound has 10 challenges for players to complete and earn points. Challenges include Coral Gables history, fitness, wellness, imagination and nature exploration tasks. Discover a new park each week.

    To access the Park's Bound: Click any of the links below and you will be taken to the Actionbound website where you can download the Actionbound app and start having fun with it!

    Park's Bound:

    Ingraham Park 4751 West Ingraham Terr.
    William H. Kerdyk, Jr., and Family Park 6611 Yumuri Street
    Coral Bay Park 1590 Campamento Avenue.
    Jaycee Park 1230 Hardee Rd..
    Salvadore Park 1120 Andalusia Avenue.
    Ruth Bryan Owen Waterway Park 3940 Granada Blvd..
    Fred B. Hartnett Ponce Circle Park 2810 Ponce de Leon Blvd..
    Ferdinand Park and Country Club Prado 1500 Coral Way.

    Disability Resouce Guide

    Fall programs

    My Squad
    A social gathering for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and autism.

    Karaoke Night
    Wednesday, Sept. 29, 6 - 9 p.m. 
    At the Coral Gables Adult Activity Center

    Come sing, dance, cheer for your friends and party with glowsticks under the disco lights. Create your perfect dinner from McAlister’s Mac and Cheese Bar.

    This event is FREE. Please register for tickets in advance through the Coral Gables Events Calendar at Masks are currently required within all City facilities.

    Haunted House Night
    Tuesday, Oct. 28,
    At the War Memorial Youth Center

    Get in touch with your spooky side and have a VIP look into the preparation for one of the City’s most beloved events, the annual Haunted House! Meet the team behind the magic, help them set up the attractions, and then enjoy a pizza dinner and Monster Mash Dance together to celebrate a job well done. Participants at this event will be invited back to help pass out candy during the event on Saturday, October 30th, and enjoy a complimentary trip through the Haunted House.

    This event is FREE. Please register for tickets in advance through the Coral Gables Events Calendar at Masks are currently required within all City facilities.

    Poker Night
    Thursday, Nov. 18
    At the Adult Activity Center

    Spend the evening playing cards, board games, boccia and Name That Tune with your Squad. Make a meal just the way you like with options from Chipotle.

    This event is FREE. Please register for tickets in advance through the Coral Gables Events Calendar at Masks are currently required within all City facilities.

    Magical Wintery Night
    Thursday, Dec. 16
    At the Adult Activity Center

    Decorate Cookie, sing your favorite holiday songs, and discover a magical gameland hidden right in the middle of the Squad room! Keep things exciting with Breakfast for Dinner from Panera.

    This event is FREE. Please register for tickets in advance through the Coral Gables Events Calendar at Masks are currently required within all City facilities.

    American Sign Language
    Ages 16 and above ( Ages 8 and above are welcome with a parent or sibling over 16)

    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 - 7:00 p.m.
    Sept. 14 - Nov. 16, 2021

    Fees for a four-week session:
    Residents: $88
    Non-residents: $113

    Register online at

    Hybrid Family Sign Language Class
    Families of children with hearing loss up to age 12

    This lowkey sign language class taught by a Deaf adult is designed exclusively for families of children with hearing loss. Wear your jammies, show off your pets, step away to care for your children as needed. A loose curriculum will focus on signed vocabulary, and fostering a positive Deaf identity, with ample time for questions, stories and shared experiences. All devices and communication modalities are welcome without judgment. This program is only for families with Deaf or Hard of Hearing children up to age 12 and limited to 5 families.

    Tuesdays 7 - 8:00 p.m. 
    Sept. 14 - Nov. 16, 2021

    10-week session: $50

    Register online at

    Dance is Universal
    Ages 6 -10

    Children ages 6 - 10 are invited to come learn dance moves and make new friends during our newest dance program lead by a Spectrum Dance Certified instructor.
    For more information please e-mail:

    Mondays and Wednesdays 6 - 7 p.m.
    September (3 weeks) 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29
    October (3 weeks) 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27
    November (3 weeks) 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17
    December (3 weeks) 29, 1, 6, 8, 13, 15

    Fee per session:
    : $45
    Non-Resident: $55

    Register online at

    Family Bocce and Pizza Nights
    All Ages

    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. Enjoy pizza and time outdoors with your neighbors. 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 your own non-alcoholic beverage. Pizza will be provided.

    Tuesdays, Oct. 12 - Dec. 14, 2021

    Tickets are $5 and can be reserved at