Adaptive Programs & Inclusion

Recreation Services for Individuals with Disabilities
The City of Richfield is committed to providing reasonable accommodations and accessibility to all participants.  We proudly  offer both adaptive recreation programs and inclusion services for people with disabilities.
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Adaptive Recreation
The Richfield November/December program flyer is available
here
The City of Richfield is a member of the four-city Adaptive Recreation & Learning Exchange (AR&LE) cooperative. AR&LE offers opportunities for people with disabilities to actively participate in recreation, leisure and community education opportunities specifically designed to meet the needs of people with disabilities in the four cities of Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Edina and Richfield. 

Inclusion Services
The City of Richfield offers inclusion services to support individuals with disabilities in all City-sponsored recreation programs. To ensure that we meet your program needs, please call our Adaptive Recreation Supervisor at 612-861-9361 when registering or prior to the start of a program.

Participant Profile
Each participant must complete a participant profile in order to participate in AR&LE programs and to be placed on our mailing list. We require a profile to be kept up-to-date on a participant's needs and contact info. Family members, support staff or professionals wishing to be added to the electronic mailing list should e-mail that name and phone number to parksrec@BloomingtonMN.gov. An electronic copy of the current AR&LE catalog is available online at our website www.ARLEMN.org

Adaptive Recreation Contacts
If you have any questions about the ARLE program, contact one of the supervisors listed below. For callers with hearing impairment who use TTY or TDD devices, any of the following people can be contacted through the MN Relay Service at 711.

City of Richfield
Ann Jindra, Recreation Supervisor
7000 Nicollet Ave, Richfield, MN 55423
P: 612-861-9361 |  Email 

City of Eden Prairie
Nicole Weedman, Adaptive Recreation Supervisor
8080 Mitchell Rd, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
P: 952-949-8456 | Email | Website

Learning Exchange (Bloomington Community Ed)
Janet Clarke, Coordinator
2575 W 88th St, Bloomington, MN 55431
P: 952-681-6121   |  Email | Website

City of Bloomington
Jenna Smith, Recreation Supervisor
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd, Bloomington, MN 55431
P: 952-563-8891 |  Email | Website

City of Edina
Amanda Clarke, Adaptive Recreation Supervisor
4801 W 50th St, Edina MN 55424
P: 952-826-0433  |  Email | Website

NEWS
Ski/Snowboard Volunteers Needed!
Volunteers are needed to teach individuals with developmental disabilities how to ski or snowboard. Program is held at Hyland Hills Ski Area on Thursday evenings in January and February. Training provided. A volunteer application, waivers and background check are required.  Must be at least 16 years of age.

     -New Volunteer Packet
     -Returning Volunteer Packet

Key Dates:
Dry-Land Training
Thursday, Jan 6, 6:30-8:00 pm
Richfield Community Center
(1st year volunteers only)

On-the-Hill Training

Sunday, Jan 9, 8:30 am-3:30 pm
Hyland Hills
(1st year volunteers only)
Program Dates
Thursdays, Jan 13-Feb 3, 6:30-8:30 pm
Hyland Hills
Make-Up Date
Thursday, February 10 

If you have any questions about the program contact our Adaptive Recreation Supervisor, Ann Jindra, at ajindra@richfieldmn.gov or 612-861-9361.