Schaumburg Park District Clubs and Special Populations

Clubs & Special Populations

It is the policy of the Schaumburg Park District to welcome all people to Park District services, programs and activities, regardless of physical limitations. If you or a family member has a disability, and are interested in participating in a program or activity, or if you or a family member require any Park District publications be provided to you in a special format (e.g., Braille, audio-cassette, large print), please advise Park District staff. To assist the District in making these accommodations, contact the director before the start of the program or event to discuss accommodations for a smooth inclusion. In addition to programs listed in this brochure, the Park District also provides specialized services for people with disabilities through NWSRA.

NWSRA

The Schaumburg Park District is a member of a cooperative agreement among 17 districts which form the Northwest Special Recreation Association (NWSRA). NWSRA’s team of full-time therapeutic recreation professionals and trained part-time staff offer safe, fun and quality year-round opportunities to individuals with disabilities of all ages and ability levels. Activities benefit participants through increased self esteem, physical, social and recreation skills development, improved fitness and health, experiencing new challenges, making friends and having fun! After school, evening and weekend programs feature cooperative sports and games, individuals and team sports, arts and crafts, fitness, cooking, and creative arts and drama. Camps, trips and special events are available at various times during the year. Inclusion assistance is provided by NWSRA to those individuals who wish to participate in their home district program. When registering for a program, the parent of the individual with a disability should inform the park district (and NWSRA, if desired) of any accommodation needed in order to successfully participate in the program. District staff will then contact NWSRA for assistance. For more information, brochures may be picked up at Schaumburg Park District facilities, or at the NWSRA office at Park Central, 3000 W. Central Road in Rolling Meadows. NWSRA may be contacted at 847/392-2848 (voice), 392-2855 (TTY) or 392-2870 (fax).

Americans with Disabilities Act

Schaumburg Park District intends to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act by making reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities. If you have any questions about the Park District’s compliance policy, contact A.D.A compliance officer Dan Otto at 847/985-2115 or daotto@parkfun.com.

Clubs

Schaumburg Community Garden Club
Interested in learning the basics or want to share gardening experiences with others? Join the Schaumburg Garden Club at 7PM the second Wednesday of each month at Spring Valley Nature Sanctuary. For more information, call 847/985-2100.

Camera Club
The Schaumburg Area Photographic Society (SAPS) is a dedicated group of photo buffs. The Club meets at 7:30PM the second and fourth Monday from September to May at the Community Recreation Center.

Spring Valley Nature Club
Spring Valley Nature Club members plan educational programs and tours of the Nature Sanctuary, volunteer to work on projects at Spring Valley, and raise funds to support conservation and education at the Nature Sanctuary. For more information, call the Club at 847/352-9680, or Spring Valley Nature Sanctuary at 847/985-2100.

Amateur Radio Club
The Amateur Radio Club teaches the Amateur Radio license classes through the Schaumburg Park District. You learn how to use radios to talk worldwide. The club meets at the Community Recreation Center on the third Thursday of every month at 7PM. Visitors are welcome! For more information, visit the Schaumburg Amateur Radio Club website or call 847/798-5248. For other details on classes, contact the Schaumburg Park District  at 847/490-7020.

Radio Control Scale Model Boat Club

The Fleet 4 Commanders Radio Control Scale Model Boat Club meets on the second and fourth Sundays at Volkening Lake from 8:30AM-noon, May to Oct. and at the Community Recreation Center Ceramics Room from 1 to 3PM, Nov. to April. Membership is open to all interested in the RC boats (non-gas). Membership in the Scale Ship Modeler’s Association of North America, the national organization, is mandatory. Yearly membership fee is $45. New members welcome all year. Contact Dick at 847/639-7894 or e-mail chvik@comcast.net.

Schaumburg Bicycle Club
The Schaumburg Bicycle Club is a group of active adults who cycle in the area and on the many bicycle trails in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. The club rides though Schaumburg and nearby towns and hosts rides in Busse Woods and Poplar Creek Forest Preserves. Members cycle on the scenic Illinois Prairie Path and Fox River bicycle trails. Club meetings are 7PM, the fourth Wednesday of the month at the Schaumburg Barn. For more information, visit www.schaumburgbicycleclub.org, or e-mail Jeff (JeffreyS39@ comcast.net), Vice President - Membership Director, Schaumburg Bicycle Club.

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