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 those who have developmental disabilities. Developmental disabilities are a variety of conditions that cause mental and/or physical limitations, and include autism, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, mental retardation 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 disabled residents 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 disabled residents of the Town.  Inclusive of the Villages of Ardsley, Dobbs Ferry, Elmsford, Hastings, Irvington and Tarrytown.  Resident families of disabled children can purchase a seasonal pool pass at the Anthony F. Veteran Park.  Disabled children must reside with the resident family.  Please call or email Noel Broccoli for application.  All applications must be submitted with a current IEP.  

 

Upcoming Programs:

 

Special Recreation Tennis

Saturdays, September 11 – October 30, 2021 from 9:00-10:00am at the Anthony Veteran Park Tennis Courts.  Ages 5 and up.  

 

Special Recreation Yoga:

Tuesdays, September 14 – October 19, 2021 from 5:15-6:00pm at the Anthony Veteran Park Multi-Purpose Patio (outside).  Ages 5 and up.  

 

Tuesdays, November 2 – December 7, 2021 from 5:15-6:00pm at the Anthony Veteran Park Multi-Purpose Building.  Ages 5 and up. 

 

Special Recreation Walking Program:

Saturdays, September 18, 25, October 2, 9, 23, 2021.  Drop off and pick up will be at different locations locally.  We will email the week of with instructions where to meet.  We will be walking the County Trail, the Riverfront at Dobbs Ferry, The Old Croton Aqueduct, and the Mario Cuomo Bridge.  Ages 16 and up.  

 

Special Recreation Challenger Basketball:

Sundays, January 9 – March 13, 2022 (no program February 20 & 27) from 1:30-4:00pm at Ardsley Middle School.  Program will be divided into 2 sessions depending on age and ability.  You will be notified closer to the start of the program as to what your actual playing time will be.  Parent volunteers needed!

 

 

Camp Victory Summer 2022:  

Monday thru Friday, June 27 - August 5, 2022 from 9:00-3:00pm located at Ardsley High School.   Ages of the camp are 5-21.  

This camp is for children who have developmental disabilities.  This camp provides a variety of activities geared to meet the needs of the children.  The campers participate in activities such as art & crafts, sports, swimming, tennis/pickle ball, and game.  

 

 

 

 

  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