All Therapeutic Recreation Programs have been cancelled due to COVID-19.  We will post updates on this page when available.

Therapeutic Recreation (TR)

Therapeutic Recreation is a purposeful intervention designed to bring about positive emotional, social, physical or cognitive changes in individuals with disabilities. Indoor and outdoor therapy and interventions are designed to foster independence and develop skills for improved quality of life. These therapy programs are highly structured, goal-oriented opportunities to bring about change while incorporating a participant’s individual leisure interests.

Our Therapeutic Recreation division is staffed with trained professionals and features the appropriate equipment and community based therapeutic activities needed for our participants. We believe this helps us reach our goal of enhancing a participant’s ability to enjoy recreational activities while promoting healthy, independent leisure lifestyles.

Therapeutic Recreation activities:


  • Teach new skills and knowledge
  • Build strong minds and healthy bodies
  • Enhance self concept, self-esteem and confidence
  • Foster peer relationships and community integration
  • Develop life-long leisure skills
  • Improve quality of life

Our Mission

To improve the quality of life for individuals with disabilities by providing community recreational and leisure opportunities and promoting lifelong skills.

Please use the links in the left-side panel of this page to explore programs of your specific interest.

For More Information

Sherrie Mitchell, CTRS 
Therapeutic Recreation Coordinator
Ottenheimer Community Center
7201 Dahlia Drive
Little Rock, AR 72209
Phone: (501) 570-1131
Fax: (501) 371-6832