The City of Eugene’s Recreation staff is committed to making all reasonable efforts to ensure that its facilities, programs and services are accessible to and usable by everyone.
The following services are available with advanced notice. Some requests may take up to two weeks to secure.
Adult/Adaptive Inclusion Services
Inclusion Services are available by discussing the request with the person taking your registration and/or requesting accommodations using a Eugene Rec Inclusion Request form. Once a request has been received, a Recreation staff member will contact you. We are committed to making all reasonable accommodations to ensure extra support in programs is provided to those who need it through our inclusion process. Contact us for more information.
Youth Inclusion Services
We recognize that some youth require additional support in order to participate fully in recreational activities. Through the Inclusion Services Program, parents, caregivers and youth work with the Inclusion Services Coordinator to create a plan to support the youth’s individual needs. This process will be unique to each participant and we look forward to working collaboratively to support every child.
Inclusion Services are available by discussing the request with the person taking your registration and/or requesting accommodations using a Youth Inclusion Services Request form. Once a request has been received, a Recreation staff member will contact you. For more information contact Nicole Cooksley at 541-682-5359.
What you can expect from the Eugene Rec Staff Team:
- Eugene Recreation Youth Programs are designed as public recreation camps, afterschool programs, or no-school day programs, not as therapeutic environments. Through Inclusion Services, we will work to provide activity modifications, environmental supports and extra support staff as needed. Rec staff will not fundamentally change the nature of the program. For example, general program activities will not be eliminated as an accommodation.
- The Youth Inclusion Services Coordinator will provide on-going training and mentorship to youth program staff. Training and mentorship opportunities include how to implement individual support plans, ways to adapt directions, environments and activities to provide universal or individual support as needed, and the importance of creating inclusive recreation opportunities.
- In general, staff will not work exclusively with one child. If you feel that your child needs support beyond what is outlined in this agreement, please advocate and communicate with us. We will encourage those who need one-on-one support for any reason to provide a Personal Support Worker.
- The Youth Inclusion Services Coordinator and Program Supervisors will address concerns with timeliness and transparency through your preferred method of communication. Decision-making is based on the safety and health of all participants and staff and will be at the discretion of the Program Supervisor or Inclusion Services Coordinator.
The City of Eugene Recreation Services strives to make recreational opportunities available to everyone. We are committed to supporting the Americans with Disabilities Act.
- An accessible van with wheelchair lift is available for activities that provide van transportation. Please make your request at the time of registration since demand for use is high. The van is booked on a first come, first served basis.
- Braille sections of large publications can be made available with three working days advance notice.
- FM System Hearing Assistance Equipment is available for classes, special events and cultural performances with three days advanced notice.
- Large print and audiotape can be provided with three work days advance notice. Five or fewer large-print copies can be provided upon request.
- Readers are available by phone or in person. A staff person will read the requested sections of publications to you.
- American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation is available for classes or presentations with three work days advance notice.
- Adaptive Technology at the Library: 27" monitors, large keyboard letters, adjustable tables and screens, magnifying software, JAWS (computerized reader), and a Braille embosser.
For additional information and/or questions regarding inclusion, accessibility and accommodations, email or call us at 541-682-5311.