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Party This Summer With Par-te-Rec, Eau Claire’s Accessible Rec Program

summer activities offer adults of varying abilities opportunities to express themselves creatively

Keely Khoury |

PARTY AT PAR-TE-REC. Par-te-Rec has expanded into the summer months! Check out this superb opportunity to learn, socializ
PARTY AT PAR-TE-REC. Par-te-Rec has expanded into the summer months! This program makes available a new slew of outdoor activities for adults with physical and cognitive challenges. (Submitted photos)

An exciting schedule of themed parties, crafts, and games are slated for this summer, offering unique opportunities to adults of varying abilities through Eau Claire’s Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Department.  

Previously running only during the fall and winter months, Par-te-Rec’s expansion into June and July makes available a new slew of outdoor activities for adults with physical and cognitive challenges. This semi-structured social program provides adults of varying abilities a wide range of opportunities to learn, play, grow, and express themselves creatively.  

“My daughter has missed seeing her friends and having something ‘fun’ to look forward to,” said Sarah Bredle about her daughter, Anna. “Par-te-Rec has impacted her life by providing a peer group within the community (for) people who face similar challenges.”

The seven-week long summer season meets in Boyd Park from 6-8pm every Wednesday evening, with summer fun beginning on June 16 with Boyd Bingo!  

Other headline activities include karaoke, backyard games, and beach-blanket bingo. Dressing up for the two themed evenings is highly encouraged, so dig out your best Hawaiian Luau outfit and put together something red, white, and blue for the Star Spangled event.  

Participants must register beforehand – either for an individual session or the entire season. The fee for a single evening is $4, and a season pass costs $28. Once registered, attendees receive a membership card.  

As a city-subsidized program, Par-te-Rec benefits greatly from volunteers and donations. If you or someone you know would be interested in contributing, please email volunteers@eauclairewi.gov.


To register online, visit eauclaire.maxgalaxy.net.