Adaptive Programs & Inclusion
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.
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. For more information, including the AR&LE program catalog, visit www.richfieldmn.gov/arle
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.AR&LE Program Catalog
For a complete list of AR&LE programs, view the current seasonal AR&LE Program catalog.
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
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
Ski/Snowboard Volunteers Needed!
Volunteers are needed to teach individuals with developmental disabilities how to ski or snowboard at Hyland Hills. Program is held on Thursday evenings in January and February. Training provided. A volunteer application and background check is required. Must be at least 16 years of age.
Thursday, Jan 9, 6:30-8:00 pm
(1st & 2nd year volunteers only)
Sunday, Jan 12, 8:30 am-3:30 pm
(all volunteers must attend)
Thursdays, Jan 16-Feb 20, 6:30-8:45 pm
Thursday, February 27
If you have any questions about the program, check out the AR&LE Ski/Snowboard Fact Sheet, click here or call 612-861-9361 to talk with Adaptive Recreation Supervisor Ann Jindra.