Note our new contact information below:
P.O. Box 547
Frankfort, IL 60423
New Office Location Inside
L-W Central High School
1801 E. Lincoln Hwy.
New Lenox, IL 60451
Enter at Door 43E
(front side of school)
NEW Phone: (815) 462-2900
NEW Fax: (312) 660-8831
Monday through Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
LWSRA Board Meetings
What is LWSRA?
Since 1976, the Lincolnway Special Recreation Association (LWSRA) has provided adaptive
and special recreation services for individuals with disabilities through a cooperative agreement
with Frankfort, Manhattan, Mokena, New Lenox, Peotone and Wilmington Island Park Districts. LWSRA is an
integral part of the overall recreation services of each of our partners. LWSRA programs are for
individuals from preschool through adult who have recreation needs that are not met by regular
park district programs.
Also available for residents of the above park districts: Door-to-door service for some programs and inclusion aides for those, after an evaluation, deemed appropriate to participate in regular park district programs with an aide.
Participants of LWSRA programs and events not only have fun, but make friends, increase physical activity, enjoy new experiences, and refine social and life skills.
LWSRA's mission is to provide recreation and leisure services for individuals with physical or intellectual disabilities while promoting greater disability awareness in the community.
A community without limits for individuals with disabilities.
||Utilizing community-based resources to enhance recreational opportunities and reciprocate goodwill back into the community through community outreach.
||Providing services to an ever expanding range of those with special needs.
||Developing an atmosphere that provides the opportunity to live a full & healthy life.
||Advocating and educating the importance of recreation and leisure.
||Focusing on creating the highest trained and knowledgeable staff.
||Striving for the highest quality and reliable service each and every day.
||Establishing an independent environment for individuals to belong, grow and succeed.
||Supporting a protective balance between health, well-being and opportunity.
||Promoting accountability, responsibility and familiarity.
The population that is served by the agency is anyone within the neighboring five park districts including; Mokena, New Lenox, Frankfort, Manhattan Peotone and Wilmington Island Park Districts. LWSRA programs are for individuals from preschool through adult who are in special education classes, sheltered workshops, or who have recreational needs not met regular park district programs. Special populations served are learning disabled, physically impaired, E.M.H., T.M.H., behavior problems, visually impaired, multiple disabilities, or those with other special needs. All attempts are made to place participants in programs according to their disabilities, age and peer group. Services provided are recreation-based activities that are usually within the community. There are a wide variety of these programs and they run year-round.
LWSRA and SSSRA Cooperative Agreement
LWSRA has a cooperative agreement with the South Suburban Special Recreation Association (SSSRA). This agreement enables participants who reside in LWSRA and SSSRA resident communities to participate in most programs offered by either association at resident rates. Registrations will be processed after the deadline is reached for agency residents.
Persons residing in the SSSRA member agencies are considered residents. These agencies are: Country Club Hills Park District, Frankfort Square Park District, Hazel Crest Park District, Homewood-Flossmoor Park District, Lan-Oak Park District, Matteson Parks and Recreation Department, Oak Forest Park District, Olympia Fields Park District, Park Forest Recreation and Parks Department, Richton Park Parks and Recreation Department, and Tinley Park - Park District.
We hope that through this agreement, each agency’s residents will have expanded opportunities for program participation. For additional information about this agreement, please call us at (815) 462-2900. To receive a copy of the SSSRA brochure, call the SSSRA office at (815) 806-0384.
Also visit www.sssra.org