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Sensory-Friendly Family Swim Night

3rd Sunday from 6:00 - 7:15P -Sept. 15, Oct. 20, Nov. 17, Dec. 15

Sensory Friendly Family Swim in Loveland 

The Chilson Recreation Center pool will be open after hours for families who include members with sensory needs. The crowd will be small, the environment accepting and the noise lessened by turning off the water features, with the exception of the lazy river. The outdoor hot tub will be closed. PARENT OR GUARDIAN PARTICIPATION IS REQUIRED. Lifeguards are on duty.

Pay the following fees or use your Chilson pass: Toddler (2-5) $2.00, Youth (6-18) $2.50, Adults (19-61) $3.75, Seniors (62+) $3.00

New! Come Dance With Me!

Oct. 12 - Nov. 16 on Saturdays from 1:45 - 2:20P - Register now!

An inclusive, free-flow dance class designed specially for those with adaptive needs, or for those more hesitant to get involved in a structured dance program.

Socialize with family and peers while expressing emotion through active movement.

Social Opportunities  

A social group for adults with intellectual disabilities (and their  parents or providers if assistance is needed) meets right here in  Loveland most Thursday evenings from 4:30-6:00P. The 2nd  Thursday of the month usually includes activities at the Chilson  Center or other Parks & Recreation locations throughout Loveland. Call 970.962.2462 to get a copy of the current calendar or for info.

Adapted Exercise 

Do you have a special need and want to exercise but aren’t sure where to start? The good news is a fitness plan can be designed  for just about anyone. The Adapted Recreation program will help you find the class most appropriate for your needs or help you design a program to help you meet your individual fitness goals.  Call Julie at 970.962.2462 with questions or to discuss how to meet your fitness goals.

Specialized Fitness Orientation 

Are you able to work out independently but need an orientation to our facility tailored to your own unique needs? Call 970.962.2462 to schedule a free one-time orientation tailored just for you. Guests pay the Chilson Center daily admission fee.

Senior & Specialized 10-Visit Fitness Pass

Participate in drop-in fitness classes with access to the fitness/ weight equipment, swimming pool, hot tub and walking track.  

More Information About Adapted Recreation in Loveland

Questions? Call Julie Gallagher 970.962.2462

The Loveland Parks & Recreation Department provides equal opportunities to its community members with disabilities. The Adapted Recreation Program offers the following opportunities in an effort to meet the varied recreational needs of the community.

The activities and services provided at the Chilson Recreation Center and Chilson Senior Center are:

  • Mainstreaming/inclusion
  • Chilson Center workouts
  • Specialized classes
  • Special Olympics
  • Challenger baseball
  • Adapted exercise classes

The City of Loveland welcomes individuals of all abilities into all of our  classes and programs. If you would like to participate in any class and are not sure what type of assistance or modifications can be made or if you would like help in making your recreation and leisure choices, please call the Adapted Recreation Coordinator at 970.962.2462. If you arrange for a friend or family member to provide needed assistance, that support person will be admitted at no extra charge except where noted. Call the Adapted Recreation Coordinator for more information. 

Additional Disabilities Resources
The City of Loveland also offers a comprehensive listing of additional disabilities resources and assistive technologies.