Dynamic Recreation Program

Parks and Recreation Director

Sheryl Ely
sely@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-4311

Lakeshore Park
5930 Lyons View Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919

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Dynamic Sports

The City of Knoxville’s Dynamic Recreation Program aims to provide leisure and recreational opportunities for individuals with varying disabilities in the Community. Through our programs, education and advocacy, individuals can build confidence, improve physical and cognitive abilities, expand support and social networks and enhance their overall quality of life.

SPECIFIC PROGRAM OPPORTUNITIES

Program Calendar: June 2017 Click Here

Upcoming Program Fliers:
Unified Softball Expo: Saturday, March 25, 2017 [PDF]
Spring 2017 Unified Softball League [PDF]

Special Olympic Sports: The mission of the Dynamic Recreation Program is to provide quality, year round Special Olympic sports training in a variety of Olympic-type sports for adults with developmental disabilities. Areas of training thus far includes, tennis, basketball, volleyball and track and field.

Types of activities, programs, and events facilitated through the Dynamic Recreation Program include but are not limited to: Bocce Ball; Pickleball (Dynamic Skills Division during the Spring 2016 Tournament; Adult Sized Foosball; Disc Golf; Flag Football Skills; Greenway's Walking Club; Power Soccer (Clinic in 2015 and team practice started in March 2016); Hosted Special Olympic Tennis Tournament in Spring 2016; TNABA Bowling and Community Day for visually impaired athletes; Geocaching; Kickball; BEEP Kickball for visually impaired athletes and Let's Move 2016.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Are you someone that wants to coach? Do you love leading craft projects? Do you like to make new friends? Support the City of Knoxville's Dynamic Recreation Program with your time and talents! For more information about current volunteer opportunities, please contact Daniel Alexander at dalexander@knoxvilletn.gov.

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Are you interested in gaining valuable career skills while serving the community? With Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists on staff in the City of Knoxville's Parks and Recreation Department, we offer practicum and internship opportunities for anyone in the country that are pursuing a degree in Therapeutic Recreation! Contact CTRS' Daniel Alexander or Angie Davidson for more information.

IN THE NEWS

"Summer Academy Shows Opportunities for Young Adults with Disabilities in Knox"

"Power Soccer is a Game for Everyone"


SURVEY FOR MAKING KNOXVILLE THE MOST FRIENDLY CITY FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES AND SENIORS

The City of Knoxville Mayor's Council on Disability Issues (CODI) wants to make this city the most friendly for people with disabilities and seniors. The attributes that make any city friendly for people with disabilities and seniors are transportation, housing, health services, civic and social involvement, recreational and leisure facilities, environment and weather, education, and employment. All of these factors are important for a high quality of life for people with disabilities and seniors as defined by national consensus and customized for Knoxville. This disability friendly initiative is designed to assist the city's efforts to improve livability for all of its citizens. 

Please complete this survey based on what you feel would make Knoxville (or your city) the most disability friendly city. Even if you don't live in Knoxville, completing this survey will assist us to understand the factors/facilities that are important for you. Click Here for the survey.

If you would like to have a hard copy mailed to you for completion, please call the City of Knoxville’s Disability Services Office at 865-215-2034 (Voice) 865-215-4581 (TTY) or email scook@knoxvilletn.gov

CONTACT US

Inskip Recreation Center
301 Inskip Drive
Knoxville, TN 37912
865-687-6321