Specialized Recreation Activities

Welcome to Pierce County Parks Specialized Recreation - Adventure Within Reach. We are so excited to offer a variety of programs for participants of all ages and abilities in Pierce County. Remember we are on an Adventure so do not be afraid to try something new.

We have designed our programs based on the most recent “Safe Start” guidelines and are committed to modifying them from virtual-only to in-person (or a combination of both), as soon as it’s safe to do so.

Interested in
Special Olympics?
Check out the events
being offered for 2021.

Special Olympics


  • Pre-Registration is required. Class sizes are limited. 
  • Pre-register online or by phone at (253) 798-4177 from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • To pre-register online for activities, please select the course number(s) listed below.

This program is supported by DDA funding and respite money may be used. If using DDA funds, please be sure to mention DDA funds when calling to have a registration processed.

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Many of our activities/locations are accessible by Pierce Transit Shuttle services. For more shuttle information call 253-581-8000. 

  • Select the program categories below to the view all of the fun activities available.
  • Sign up for one or several sessions/events at a time.
  • For virtual activities, we will meet online. Log in each day from a personal device. A ZOOM link will be emailed to you after registration.

  • View our PCSR Adventure Within Reach July/August Flyer.
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  1. Sports & Fitness
  2. Social Groups
  3. Virtual Programs
  4. Camps
  5. Events & Parties

PCSR FUNctional Fitness

Off Season Basketball Skills

Join us in the gym for a FUN fitness group focusing on basketball skills like running, shooting, defense, and passing. In addition to learning basketball fundamentals each Saturday, we'll also run through low impact exercises focusing balance, flexibility, strength, and cardio.

For:  All ages

Location: Lakewood Community Center, 9112 Lakewood Dr. SW, Lakewood, WA 98499 (map)

Course #Day(s)DatesTimeLocationFee
16517SaturdaysJuly  10, 17, 24, 3110:30 am-12:00 pm
16518SaturdaysAugust 7, 14, 21, 2810:30 am-12:00 pm

PCSR Softball Skills

Are you ready to get out and have a great time improving your softball skills? We'll meet each week at Heidelberg Sports Complex to practice the basics of hitting, catching, throwing, fielding, and baserunning. Masks or face shields are required on and off the field. 

For:  All Ages

Meet at: Heidelberg Davis Park1902 S Tyler St, Tacoma, WA 98405 (map)

Course #Day(s)DatesTimeLocationFee
16503ThursdaysJuly 1, 8, 15, 22, 295:30-7:00 pmHeidelberg Davis Park$30
16504ThursdaysAugust 5, 12, 19, 265:30-7:00 pmHeidelberg Davis Park$30

PCSR Bowling 

Our Specialized Recreation bowling meets once a week at Narrows Plaza Bowling for 4 week sessions. Teams of two will be competing for the win. If you want to join with a friend, please sign up together and specify when you register. Price includes all costs.

For:  Ages 8 & Older

Meet at: Narrows Plaza Bowling, 2200 Mildred St W, University Place, 98466 (map)

Course #Day(s)DatesTimeLocationFee
16489TuesJuly 6-273:30-5:00 pmNarrows Plaza Bowling$40
16490TuesJuly 6-275:00-6:30 pmNarrows Plaza Bowling$40
16523TuesAugust 3-243:30-5:00 pmNarrows Plaza Bowling$40
16524TuesAugust 3-245:00-6:30 pmNarrows Plaza Bowling$40

PCSR Movin' & Grovin'  - NEW

Let's get movin' and have fun while we learn! Each week we'll warm up and stretch, practice some basic dance steps, and then put them all together as we learn a new dance, step by step.

For:  All ages

Location: Lakewood Community Center, 9112 Lakewood Dr. SW, Lakewood, WA 98499 (map)

Course #Day(s)DatesTimeLocationFee
16543MondayJuly 12, 19, 263:30-5:00 pmLakewood$30
16544MondayAugust 2, 9, 163:30-5:00 pmLakewood$30