Special Needs & Adapted Programs

Allen Parks and Recreation offers a variety of programs year-round for people with disabilities. Our SNAP program (Special Needs & Adapted Programs) is unique in that time is dedicated to skill development and social interaction during each class and event. See the latest SNAP program schedule

The goal is to offer everyone with special needs a fulfilling experience in a fun and supportive environment!

Our facilities feature handicap-designated parking and are wheelchair accessible. Most facilities have automatic front doors and several facilities offer extra-wide parking spaces for ramped accessible vehicles.

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Adapted Aquatics

This program introduces children, their parents, caretakers and adults of all ages to a safe aquatic environment for improving recreational swimming and water safety skills. Call 214.509.4700 to schedule a free in-water skills assessment or to find out more.

SNAP Dance for Adults

Each dance features live music, a fun and creative theme, snacks and a commemorative photo. Dances take place one Friday night each month. For more information, call 214.509.4750.


Project H.O.M.E. (Help Our Missing and Endangered Persons)

Project HOME helps Allen first responders identify children or adults who are unable to communicate their names or addresses due to a cognitive impairment. If the individual is found wandering, Allen Police can search the database for individuals who match the physical description.

To enroll, the individual (or his/her caregiver) should complete an information sheet and submit a photo to Allen Police Department. Records technicians upload the photo, physical descriptions and other information into our record management system. For more information, email Police Records or call 214.509.4350.

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