Specialized Recreation

Apex Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources, where possible, attempts to provide recreational programs for special populations by request and/or inclusion in existing programs. Those with special needs who are interested in participating in existing programs should check with Recreation Programs Specialist Allie Prelaske to discuss their particular situation.  For classes and programs see the Sep-Dec 2016 Program Guide, under Specialized Recreation.

If you are a qualified professional for specialized programs and would like to be an instructor for special population classes, please contact Allie Prelaske via email or by phone at 919-249-3402.

Additional Resources for Special Populations:

Town of Cary Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources
Variety of programs and services are offered including adaptive sports, fitness and art programs.
(919) 469-4000

City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources
Programs offered include fitness, sports, social activities, overnight trips, arts and crafts, summer camps and swim lessons.
(919) 996-3285

Town of Holly Springs Parks and Recreation - Buddy Sports Club
Buddy Sports is a program for special needs children with varying levels of ability. It focuses on ages 5-13, although other children may participate.
(919) 567-4278

Kraft Family YMCA
Programs offered include a variety of summer camps, sports and recreational classes.
(919) 657-9622

Miracle League of the Triangle
To create positive life experiences for children with special needs and for their families through baseball.
(919) 238-0333

Special Olympics of North Carolina
(919) 719-7662

Arc of Wake County
The Arc of Wake County partners with people with developmental disabilities and their families to help them achieve their life goals.
(919) 832-2660

Horse and Buddy Therapeutic Horseback Riding
(919) 367-7740

Additional Services in Wake County:

Autism Society of North Carolina
(919) 743-0204

(866) 880-2742

NC Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments
(919) 469-8879

Triangle United Way
(919) 460-8687

Wake County Human Services
(919) 212-7301

Triangle Volleyball Club
(919) 544-9400