The Therapeutic Recreation (TR) Unit provides year-round recreation, sport and leisure programs for children, teens, and adults who have difficulty participating in recreation due to the presence of a disability. Participants of Therapeutic Recreation programs include individuals with cognitive, neurological, physical, or emotional disabilities, and/or sensory impairments. A formal disability diagnosis is not required for participation.
|Recreation Supervisor||Cecilia Laufenberg, Recreation Therapist Certified|
|Recreation Coordinator||Devon Herbert, Recreation Therapist Certified|
Benefits to participation in Therapeutic Recreation programs may include improved social skills, enhanced self–esteem, increased independence and self-reliance, enhanced communication skills, eased fears, improved overall health, well-being, physical ability and functional ability, improved
Our park includes a one-of-a-kind "SensAbility Playground", an interactive play area stimulating senses and abilities. The playground features many unique play pieces including "Playville" miniature village, elevated sand table, "Sand Works", one back hoe digger, Tenor Marimba (a xylophone-like musical piece), Talking Bob, talking horns, a sign language
Other important staff members include Recreation Leaders Tracy Hull, Jamison Demorest, Michelle Bonds, and Amzie Meredith. Also, our Basketball & Tennis Coach Albert (Al) Rodriguez.
Volunteers are a very important part of therapeutic recreation services contributing over 7,000 hours of service annually. A variety of volunteer opportunities
The Conejo Valley Therapeutic Advisory Council (CVTAC) provides advocacy, financial and volunteer support to Therapeutic Recreation Services. Members of this working committee represent various aspects of the special populations served by the Therapeutic Recreation
The current Therapeutic Recreation Unit Advisory Council members are Kelly Cox, Occupational Therapist; Donald Geagan, Sr., parent; Merja Reed, parent; Kevin Bradley, member at large; Susan Ward, parent; Richard Quinn, program participant; Cecilia Laufenberg, Conejo Recreation and Park District liaison; Donald Geagan, Jr., program participant; Laurie and Will Moodie, parents; Ron Weiss, QMRP, UCP agency representative.