Who We Are

At NSSRA, play is the name of the game and we’ve got the market cornered. Itching to grab your cleats out of the closet and get out on the mound? Got a pair of swim goggles to put to good use? Or maybe you and the colored pencils are each other’s better half. Whether you have a knack for sports, a flair for artistry, or just a thirst for fun, NSSRA is your place to play!

NSSRA provides and facilitates year-round recreation programs and services for children, teens and adults with disabilities who live in the partner communities. NSSRA is an intergovernmental partnership of ten park districts, two cities and one village in the northern suburbs of Chicago. It includes intergovernmental partnerships with the Park Districts of Deerfield, Glencoe, Glenview, Highland Park, Kenilworth, Lake Bluff, Northbrook, Northfield, Wilmette, and Winnetka, the Cities of Highwood and Lake Forest, and the Village of Riverwoods. We have been creating an environment of belonging through play since 1970, and have the distinction as the first Special Recreation Association in Illinois.

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