Cooperative Special Recreation Initiative

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 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. Friend CSRI on Facebook to find out more about what's going on.

CSRI dance group picture

CSRI Sweetheart Dance

An afternoon of fun for our special needs community and their families

  • Saturday February 2nd 12 – 3 pm at Banquet on the Green at Turkey Creek Golf Course
  • Lunch, dancing and fun
  • $5.00 for each attending
  • Advance ticket purchase required by Jan 25th

Turkey Creek Golf Course
Banquets on the Green
6400 Harrison St. 46410
Merrillville, IN

For Tickets please call:  219-765-7275

Advance tickets required, no tickets will be available at the door. 

csri wheelchair accessible hayride

For families with special needs presented by the Lake County Parks

  • Oak Ridge Prairie County Park
  • 2019 Date and Time TBA
  • Working dogs are welcome free of charge!
  • Limit 80 people
  • Pre-registration required by Wednesday, October 17th
  • Call 219-769-7275

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.