Western DuPage Special Recreation Association

The Western DuPage Special Recreation Association (WDSRA) is a cooperative extension of the Carol Stream Park District.

WDSRA Recreational and Social Programs

WDSRA provides a fun, engaging recreational and social programs, trips, and special events for children, teens, and adults with special needs. Programs are structured to allow everyone to participate at their own ability level. Through WDSRA each individual has the opportunity to grow personally, connect with their community, and discover their potential.

WDSRA offers a wide range of programs to reach a variety of interests. Over 1,500 annually!

  • Sports
  • Special Olympics
  • Music and Dance
  • Art and Drama
  • Bowling
  • Social Clubs
  • Camps
  • Special Events
  • Adaptive Sports
  • Overnight Outings
  • Weeklong Trips
  • Much, much more!


Inclusion Services for Park District Programs

Inclusion services are designed to provide the least restrictive environment while providing the maximum opportunity to participate in regular park district programs. There is no charge for WDSRA’s support. To register for services, simply indicate that special accommodations are needed on the park district registration form. Two-week advance notice is requested for inclusion support.



Choose Special Recreation at WDSRA

Why Choose Special Recreation at WDSRA?

  • All disabilities and ages welcome
  • Safe learning environment
  • Caring, dedicated, trained staff
  • High staff to child/adult ratio
  • Improves self-confidence
  • Provides socialization opportunities
  • Offers opportunities to establish friendships and gain social independence
  • Programs that grow with your child

Volunteers & Part-Time Staff Welcome

We are always looking for volunteers to assist in all of our programs and at our events. Hours are flexible. Training is provided.


WDSRA Mission & Vision

WDSRA Mission

The development of individuals through recreation.

WDSRA Vision

Opening a world of untapped potential and a lifetime of possibilities.

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