The City of Federal Way strives to create an accessible environment in our general recreation programs for our diverse population. People of all abilities are invited to consider registering for any recreation program Federal Way Parks has to offer provided minimum eligibility requirements are met. To request an accommodation please allow 10 business days prior to the start of the course and fill out this form Inclusion Request Form (pdf). We also offer programs designed specifically for people living with disabilities in our Inclusion Programs listed in our quarterly brochure.
What We Offer
We offer an array of life-skill courses aimed at promoting independence, enhancing social skills, educating participants, and promoting a healthy life style. Course offerings include: Arts & Crafts, Therapeutic Drumming, Fitness, Theatre, Cooking, Special Olympic Sports, Social Clubs, Day Trips & Overnight Trips, Nutrition, Personal Safety, Job Skills, Personal Finance, Therapeutic Gardening, Reading Clubs, and more!
Quality of Life – Through inclusive recreation programs, an individual gains positive feelings of self-worth and personal growth. Our programs also focus on a healthy lifestyle that helps promote personal wellness. Social integration helps participants grow as individuals and provides self-satisfaction. Finally, support, accommodations & assistance are provided to individuals to help facilitate a positive experience in our programs.
Removal of Barriers – Attitudinal barriers are minimized through education, staff training, and interactions between participants with and without disabilities. Physical barriers are eliminated to help facilitate participation by people of all abilities. Finally, our programs encourage the ideas of “risk taking,” personal growth, personal choices & social integration to help encourage an inclusive environment.
Interaction Within Our Community – Our trips are designed to help foster social interactions of our participants with the community as a whole. We offer a full array of activities in diverse settings which help to educate our participants and other citizens of Federal Way. These interactions will help to provide positive future notions of people with disabilities.
Please join us on our exciting day-trips throughout the Puget Sound region! Please have participants arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time. All fees include admission if applicable. Please bring a sack lunch on all trips.
Cougar Mountain Zoo 5/7 | 9–4PM | $42
Fall City Wallaby Ranch 5/21 | 9–4PM | $44
Packwood Flea Market 5/28 | 8–5PM | $32
Wolf Haven 6/11 | 9–4PM | $38
Bellingham Tour 6/18 | 8–6PM | $32
Fort Nisqually & Pt. Defiance Picnic 7/9 | 10–4PM | $30
Kubota Gardens 7/23 | 10–4PM | $26
Hurricane Ridge 7/30 | 8–6PM | $32
Coupeville Arts & Crafts Festival 8/13 | 8–5PM | $32
Bloedel Reserve 8/20 |9–4PM | $30
DINNER AND A MOVIE
Dinner at a local restaurant and a movie at local theater is a great way to spend your Friday night! We will eat at the food court. Bring $15 for dinner.
Taco Time 5/6 | 4:30–9:45PM | $35
Roundtable Pizza 5/27 | 4:30–9:45PM | $35
Burger Express 6/17 | 4:30–9:45PM | $35
Chick-Fil-A 7/8 | 4:30–9:45PM | $35
Chipotle 7/29 | 4:30–9:45PM | $35
Common’s Mall 8/12 | 4:30–9:45PM | $35
BRUNCH & A MOVIE
Join us for brunch then on to the movie theater in the afternoon. Bring $15 for brunch.
Q’Doba 5/14 | 10–3PM | $35
Five Guys Burgers 6/4 | 10–3PM | $35
Taco Bell 6/25 | 10–3PM | $35
Ivar’s 7/16 | 10–3PM | $35
MOD Pizza 8/6 | 10–3PM | $35
Common’s Mall 8/27 | 10–3PM | $35
Please join us at Secoma Lanes! Bring $5 each week for your games.
SPRING EARLY Mondays | 4/4–6/13 | 3–4PM | $44
SPRING LATE Mondays | 4/4–6/13 | 4–5:15PM | $44
SPRING WHEELCHAIR Mondays | 4/4–6/13 | 4–5:15PM | $44
SPRING WEDNESDAYS 4/6–6/15 | 3–4:30PM | $44
SUMMER EARLY Mondays | 6/20–8/29 | 3–4PM | $44
SUMMER LATE Mondays|6/20–8/29 | 4.–5:15PM | $44
WINTER WHEELCHAIR Mondays| 6/20–8/29 | 4–5:15PM | $44
WINTER WEDNESDAYS 6/22–8/31 | 3–4:30PM | $44
TRACK & FIELD
Wednesdays | 3/30–5/25 | 5:30–7PM | $44
Wednesdays | 3/30–5/25 | 5:30–7PM | $44
Monday & Thursdays | 6–8PM | 6/20–8/18 | $44
Sundays | 6/19–8/14 | 4–5PM | $44
Monday & Thursdays | 6–8PM | 6/20–8/18 | $44
Join our self-advocacy club that has guest speakers every month!
APRIL 4/26 | 7–8:30PM | FREE
MAY 5/31 | 7–8:30PM | FREE
JUNE 6/28 | 7–8:30PM | FREE
JULY 7/26 | 7–8:30PM | FREE
AUGUST 8/30 | 7–8:30PM | FREE
LEARN 4 LIFE
This classroom-style program focuses on different life-skills each month. Join as we learn to become more independent and gain crucial skills for our ever-changing world!
APRIL—Perspective Talking 4/5–4/19 | 5:30–7PM | $30
MAY—Positive Thinking 5/3–5/31 | 5:30–7PM | $35
JUNE—Relationship Building 6/7–6/20 | 5:30–7PM | $30
JULY—Vision Board 7/5–7/26 | 5:30–7PM | $35
AUGUST—Personal Presentations 8/2 –8/30 | 5:30–7PM | $35
Join our social club as we hang out on Friday evenings. We will have a different theme each week! Light snacks will be provided.
Fridays 6–9PM $12
5/20 Spring Art
6/10 Movie Night
6/24 Garden Projects
7/15 Outdoor Games
7/22 BPA Walk
8/5 Luau Dance
8/26 Sport Night
CULTURES & CRAFTS
Discover new craft projects each month. All supplies and crafts will be provided
APRIL 4/5–4/19 | 7–8:30PM | $30
MAY 5/3–5/24 | 7–8:30PM | $35
JUNE 6/7–6/21 | 7–8:30PM | $30
JULY 7/5–7/26 | 7–8:30PM | $35
AUGUST 8/2 –8/23 |7–8:30PM | $35
The 2022 performance of Beauty and the Beast will be 6/23–26.
SUMMER Mondays/ Thursdays | 4/4–6/26 | 6:30–8PM | $66
Let’s get fit together by joining today! We will work on our stability, strength, balance and more!
SUMMER SESSION I Mondays | 4/4–6/6 | 5:15–6:30PM | $120
SUMMER SESSION II Wednesdays | 6/22–8/25 | 5:15–6:30PM | $120
Sit N Fit
This virtual class meets on Zoom. Participants are taken through a series of seated exercises including strength training, yoga, stretching, cardio and flexibility training
SPRING SESSION Mondays & Wednesdays | 4/4–6/13 | 9:30–10:30AM | $140
Although some of our programming is on pause, there are still many things we can do to stay healthy, happy and engaged. Below is a list of resources that can help you and your loved ones during these difficult times. Many of these tools are designed for people with disabilities, but these tools can be helpful to people of all abilities as well. If you have resources that you would like to share, please email Kevin Hutchinson at firstname.lastname@example.org and they can be added to the list.
The Arc of King County– This webpage has tons of resources for people with disabilities including Special Education support, COVID-19 information regarding people with disabilities, FAQs regarding stimilus checks, and much more. Click Here
COVID 19 Virtual Town Hall–The Developmental Disabilities Administration, The Arc of Washington State and Developmental Disabilities Administration team up to discuss and answer questions related to the Coronavirus and its impacts on the DD community.Click Here
Best Buddies “Virtual Hang In”- Join this virtual hang out every Tuesday evening. You can play games, do trivia and just chat with your friends on Zoom. BBWA Virtual Hang-In Flyer
Best Buddies Citizens Program- Best buddies matches adults with and without IDD together in mutually enriching one-on-one friendships. Best Buddies Citizens Program_How to Join
Mental Health & Self-Care
Crisis Counselor Text Line: Here you can sign up to text with a mental health practitioner if you are feeling anxiety, depression or need any kind of help. Click Here
Mental Health Toolkit: This website has tons of resources for your mental health during this pandemic. Click Here
Meditation: This website has many different meditations to help you through this crisis. This can be a very useful tool to help anxiety, help to sleep and reduce stress overall. Click Here
Disabiltiy Resource: Here you will find some tips on mental health and phone apps. Click Here
Common Sense Media: Virtual music lessons, virtual drawing lessons and virtual story time. Click Here
Flip Grid: Great for quick and easy video discussions, free. Click Here
PBS: How to talk to your kids about Coronavirus Click Here
Health & Fitness
Special Olympics of Washington: Join the “Fit 5 Challenge” and do these exercises to stay fit at home! Click Here
MoveItMonday- YouTube channel focusing on fitness videos for people of all abilities.Click Here
National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD)– Another great source for free videos. Click Here
Special Strong- Adaptive at-home workout plan. Click Here
Art & Leisure
Travel & Leisure: Tour 50 Museums from home.Click Here
Seattle Aquarium: Experience the aquarium from home! There are many activities, webcams and virtual lessons.Click Here
Monterey Bay Aquarium: Live Stream animals! Click Here
Road Trip from Home: Virtual Field Trips. Click Here
Explore the wonders of Dubai’s Museums: Virtually. Click Here
Best museums in Singapore: Virtual Tours. Click Here
Best Virtual Tours in Ireland: Click Here