Special Recreation


The Greenburgh Parks and Recreation Department, in cooperation with the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, offers a variety of recreation programs for persons with developmental disabilities. Developmental disabilities include intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and other neurological impairments.  

The Town has made a progressive step in providing programs and services for individuals with developmental disabilities. Under the Department of Parks and Recreation, a full-time Director of Special Recreation, Noel Broccoli, administers and coordinate activities for residents who are disabled in the unincorporated area of Greenburgh and the incorporated Villages of Ardsley, Dobbs Ferry, Elmsford, Hastings, Irvington, and Tarrytown.  The Director is the Recreation Inclusion Officer for all concerns regarding disabilities.  
 
 The Town and the six incorporated Villages have entered into an inter-municipal agreement to share facilities and resources for providing therapeutic recreation activities for our developmentally disabled residents.

 

For more information, please contact Noel Broccoli at 914-989-1815 or by email at nbroccoli@greenburghny.com

 

 

Special Recreation Family Season Pool Pass:

Based on Special Authorization of the Town Board of Greenburgh, the Department of Parks and Recreation if offering recreation opportunities for residents who have a child with developmentally disabilities in the Town.  Inclusive of the Villages of Ardsley, Dobbs Ferry, Elmsford, Hastings, Irvington and Tarrytown.  Resident families can purchase a seasonal pool pass at the Anthony F. Veteran Park. Children who are developmentally disabled must reside with the resident family.   Please email Noel Broccoli for an application.  All applications must be submitted with a current IEP.

 

Programs include: 

Challenger Basketball:

Sundays, January – March

Participants are able to learn or build on basic basketball skills

 

Yoga:

Tuesdays, September – June

Participants are able to relax, stretch and perform basic yoga poses. 

 

Tennis:

Saturdays, Spring (May – June) & Fall (September – October)

Participants are able to learn the basic skills of tennis

 

Softball:  

Wednesdays, June – July

Participants play a modified game of softball and afterwards come together for a BBQ with their families.  Participants must be 16 and up in age.

 

Community Awareness:

Saturdays, September – June

Young adults have the opportunity to take local trips to local areas of interest for active/passive recreational activities.  For example, movies, lunch, apple picking, bowling etc.)

Participants must 16 and up in age. 

 

Camp Victory: 

Monday-Friday, June 26 – August 4th from 9:00-3:00pm at Ardsley High School

Participants participate in a variety of activities throughout the day such as sports, arts & crafts, tennis, swimming (free swim-no lessons) and trips.

 

 

For more information, please contact Noel Broccoli at

nbroccoli@greenburghny.com 

 

 

  1. Noel Broccoli

    Director of Special Recreation
    Phone: 914-989-1815

  2. Parks & Recreation

    Physical Address
    11 Olympic Lane
    Ardsley, NY 10502

    Phone: : 914-989-1800
    Fax: : 914-693-8938