Therapeutic Recreation programs are fully inclusive, and are offered throughout the city for persons with and without disabilities, age 6 through high school, and some adult programs. Therapeutic Recreation offers a variety of services that include art, leisure education, performing arts, gross motor activities, and games.
The Loma Linda Community Center houses the administrative offices for the Therapeutic Recreation program. The dates and times of programs will vary with each program.
Before and After School Program (School Year)
These programs are available only at the schools listed below. Before and after school hours are 7:00 am until classes begin, and from school dismissal until 6:00 p.m. Children kindergarten through 5th grades are eligible, including students in Special Education.
Loma Linda Community Center is an After School program only, and serves students from any APS school. Loma Linda Community Center serves k-12. Transportation provided from Lowell Elementary School only.
|Mark Twain Elementary School||6316 Constitution NE|
|McCollum Elementary School||10900 San Jacinto NE|
|Loma Linda Community Center||1700 Yale SE|
Recreation Program Dates
The program will begin the first day of school and continue through the last day of school. Check with the school to verify the date classes begin and end. Each program follows the Albuquerque Public School schedule, which means when the school is closed the program will be closed. Please check with your child’s school for a schedule of in-service days, as well as APS holidays.
Registration Date, Time and Place
Registration is usually held on the school campus prior to the first day of classes, during new student registration. Registration is limited and is held on a first come, first serve basis. If you are unable to register on the registration day, you will still be allowed to register your child in the program any time during the regular program hours, provided there is still space available for additional participants. If there is no space available, you can put your child’s name on a waiting list. Children with disabilities will be given priority. A completed registration form is required on any and all children that attend this program. For safety reasons, if there is not a registration form for a child, they will not be allowed to participate in the program.
There is a $25 Special Event Fee due at the time of registration. Extended Care fees apply for each student and need to be paid weekly to the Site Supervisor. There are no daily fees.
|Number of Children||Extended Care Fee|
|3 or more||$34|
Recreation Access Program
Therapeutic Recreation Programs provide recreation programming support at Community Center after school programs. We will take referrals for participants with disabilities who would like to attend City recreation programs.
All above registration requirements apply in addition to the following criteria:
- Ages: children in Kindergarten through age 14
- Willing to attend a Community Center program
- Adherence to all Community Center rules
- Referral by calling (505)764-1525
- Assessment of needs
Therapeutic Recreation offers Summer Recreation Program every year to children in school from 6 years old through high school. Sites include Apache Elementary School (ages 6-12), Loma Linda Community Center (ages 6-12 and 13 & 14), Barelas Community Center (teen site), and Mark Twain Elementary School (ages 6-12).
2013 Therapeutic Recreation Summer Program Dates
The 2013 program dates for Therapeutic Recreation program will begin on Monday June 10 and end on Friday July 26, 2013.
2013 Registration Information
Download Registration dates.
Registration is on a first come first serve basis. You may also register your child in the program at any time during regular program hours, provided there is space available. Once a site registration is full, a waiting list will be kept and maintained. Parents will be notified as space becomes available. A completed registration form is required for all children that attend the program. For safety reasons, if we do not have a registration form, the child will not be allowed to attend this program.
|Apache Elementary||12800 Copper NE|
|Mark Twain Elementary||6316 Constitution NE|
Loma Linda Community Center Teen Site at
Barelas Community Center
|1700 Yale SE|
- Regular Summer Recreation program hours are from 9am to 3pm Monday through Friday.
- Extended Summer Recreation program hours for Mark Twain and Apache Elementary are from 7 a.m to 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
- Extended Summer Recreation program hours for Barelas and Loma Linda Community Center's are from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
There is no charge to attend this program during regular hours from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday. However, there is a fee of $25 required for each participant to cover the cost of field trips, special events and swimming. There is also a charge for the extended summer recreation program. Please see the chart below for the weekly fee.
Extended Care Fee Chart
|Number of Children||Weekly Fee|
|3 or more||$34|
Department of Family and Community Services
Community Recreation Division
1700 Yale SE (Yale & Gibson)
Albuquerque, NM 87106
Phone (505) 764-1525 Fax (505) 764-1579