Cooperative Special Recreation Initiative Events
The Cooperative Special Recreation Initiative is a cooperative venture seeking ways to increase recreational opportunities for individuals of all ages who have special needs and abilities. To receive announcements of upcoming activities email CSRI at firstname.lastname@example.org or call one of the sponsoring agencies.
By working together toward a common goal we are able to provide more events to a larger amount of people than any one agency alone.
The following agencies are proud to partner to offer CSRI:
~ Crown Point Parks & Recreation ~ Dyer Parks & Recreation ~ East Chicago Marina ~ Hammond Parks and Recreation
~ Hammond Port Authority ~ Hanover Central HS Key Club ~ Highland Parks & Recreation ~ Lake County Parks & Recreation ~ Merrillville Parks & Recreation ~ Munster Parks & Recreation ~ North Township-Wicker Park ~ Schererville Parks & Recreation ~ St. John Parks & Recreation ~ Whiting Parks & Recreation
Help save postage and be more environmentally friendly by going paperless. We are keeping a CSRI email list so notifications of events can be sent out as they approach. If you are interested in being added to the CSRI mailing list or need to correct an address, name or contact person, please email email@example.com
The following event list is provided so you can "save the date." Registration may not begin until a later date as decided by the host agency. Typically full information will be emailed closer to the date of the event. Most programs have a registration fee and require advance registration.
Click Here for CSRI 2016 Calendar of Events (pdf format) Please note: The date for the CSRI Hayride is incorrect in the booklet.
C.S.R.I “Sweetheart Dance”
Saturday, February 11, 2017
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
$6 per person (including family/caregivers)
Turkey Creek Banquet Hall, 6400 Harrison Street in Merrillville, IN 46410
Advance tickets required
It’s a lovely party and you’re invited! We’ll provide the refreshments, music and crafts! Come dressed up for this wonderful afternoon, or come as you are – we would love to see you either way! Family and friends are invited as well.
Advance tickets are required and seating is limited. No tickets available at the door. Call 219-769-7275 to reserve your spot. Reservation deadline is Monday, February 6.
C.S.R.I. Ice Skating Party
Recreational events for families with persons with special needs
Deep River Waterpark Ice Skating Plaza
Saturday, January 28, 2017 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
$6 per person, includes crafts and skate rental for those who need them.
Pre-register and pre-pay by Jan. 23 at 2 p.m. Call 219-769-PARK to make reservations.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
- This private ice skating party is just for families with special needs for all ages and abilities.
- The ice plaza is outdoors.
- Next to the plaza is a cozy, heated eatery with crafts and games. Concessions for sale.
- We have walkers available that are designed for the ice and helpful for those who are unsure of their balance.
- Skaters are welcome to go on the ice with their sneakers or boots.
- There will be fun and games indoors and out!
- You don’t have to skate to have fun.
Deep River Waterpark is located at 9001 East U.S. 30 only 4 ½ miles east of I-65 on Route 30 in Merrillville.
C.S.R.I. Wheelchair Accessible Hayride
For families with special needs presented by the Lake County Parks
- Oak Ridge Prairie County Park
- Sunday, October 23, 2016
- Noon - 2:30 p.m.
- $3 per person
- Limit 80
- Pre-registration required by Oct. 19 at 4:30 p.m.
- Call 219-769-PARK (7275)
Please note: The date for the CSRI Hayride is incorrect in the booklet.
Come to Oak Ridge Prairie for a fantastic fall experience including music, snacks, crafts, games and a hayride. Our specially designed hayride wagon is wheelchair accessible and can transport two people in wheelchairs per trip. Families bringing people in wheelchairs will reserve their hayride time at the time of registration. All other guests will be assigned a hayride time upon arrival. Each hayride is about 20 minutes long. The last hayride will depart at 2 p.m. or when all in attendance have had a ride, whichever comes first.
For reservations and more information about the Lake County Parks Call 219-769-PARK
Mon-Fri 8:30am to 4:30pm Central Time (Chicago Time)
Lake County Parks and Recreation Department Corporate Office
8411 East Lincoln Highway, Crown Point, Indiana 46307
Just west of Deep River WaterparK 4.5 miles east of I-65 on Route 30