Therapeutic Recreation



 What is Therapeutic Recreation? Therapeutic Recreation is a systematic process that utilizes recreation and other activity-based interventions to address the needs of individuals with illnesses and/or disabling conditions, as a means to psychological and physical health, recovery and well-being.

The Salina Parks and Recreation Department has a strong Therapeutic Recreation program to offer Salina and the surrounding areas. There are multiple activities offered on a weekly basis. Activities are most often held on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and there are usually activities every week of the month!

Some of the activities offered are Fit Ball, 30/30 Club, Bowling at The Alley, an afternoon movie at the AMC theater, Design Time, Healthy Cooking, Cooking Class, and holiday parties. These activities on average last between an hour to an hour and a half. Transportation to and from these events and activities are also available for a small additional price!


If you're interested in participating in the Therapeutic Recreation Program, you can contact Linette by phone at 785-819-2321or by email at linnette.burger@salina.org. You may also stop in at the Recreation Office located at 300 W. Ash, Room 100. 

Fit Ball I: Friday, March 6th

Fit Ball II: Friday, March 27th 

Give this class a try. It's a blast! We will utilize exercise balls to perform easy, no impact stretching, toning, and balance exercises on a soft, padded surface at the Salina Fieldhouse.  The class will run from 3:00pm to 4:00pm.

30/30 Club I: Monday, March 9th

30/30 Club II: Monday, March 23rd

Join us at Genesis Health Club for 30 minutes of cardio and 30 minutes of weight training.  You may also spend the entire 60 minutes doing cardio only or weightlifting only.  Pick-ups begin at 2:00pm and the class runs from 3:00pm to 4:00pm. *T.R. Staff reserves the right to refuse attendance for participants who are not dressed appropriately for this class! Appropriate attire is mandatory!!

Bowling I: Wednesday, March 11th

Bowling II: Wednesday,March 25th

Bowl 2 games each session. Cost includes shoe rental.  Pick-ups begin at 2:00pm and this activity runs from 3:00pm to 4:00pm at The Alley.

Afternoon Movie: Monday, March 30th

Treat yourself to a movie at the AMC Theater in the mall.  Pick-ups begin at 2:45pm.  Drop-offs MUST arrive at the mall by 3:45pm, or call Linnette with their movie choice!  I will choose several movies from the line-up and you may choose which one you wish to attend.  Please bring money if you would like to purchase snacks!  Depending on the movie choices, this activity will run from 4:00pm to 6:30pm.

Design Time: Wednesday, March 18th

Get your creative juices flowing and design something wonderful at the Salina Art Center.  Join us from 2:00pm to 3:00pm.  Pick-ups begin at 1:00pm.

Cooking Class: Friday, March 13th(Non-Accessible)

Join us at the Salina Emergency Food Bank for a cooking lesson from 3:00pm to 4:00pm.  Participants will help prepare a dish to take home and help clean up after the lesson.  Pick-ups begin at 2:00pm.  You may only attend one cooking class to give everyone a chance to attend.

Healthy Cooking: Monday, March 16th(Accessible)

This class is held in Room 109 at the City/County Building.  Participants will prepare a dish to take home and help clean up after the lesson.  This month's recipe is Pumpkin Energy Balls.  Pick-ups begin at 2:00pm.  You may only attend one cooking class to give everyone a chance to attend.

Rec Time at the Fieldhouse: Wednesday, March 4th

It's recreation time at the Fieldhouse! Pick-ups begin at 2:00 pm and the class runs from 3:00 to 4:00 pm/ This month we will be playing Bocce Ball.

One Night of Queen!: Saturday, March 21st in Manhattan

Pick-ups will begin at 3:30 pm. We will depart Salina by 4:30 pm from the JCPenney parking lot on the west side.  We will make a supper stop prior to the concert.  Our approximate arrival back in Salina will be 11:00 pm, with drop offs following.  Cost includes your ticket (including all associated fees), your supper (meal, drink, tip) door-to-door transportation, and Therapeutic Recreation Supervision.  Reserve your spot with a $40 deposit. Tickets are limited and non-refundable.