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Parks and Recreation

Metro Parks' disABILITIES Programs

Disabilities Program participants

Hartman Park Regional Center
2801 Tucker Road
Nashville, TN 37218
(615) 862-8479

Metro Parks and Recreation has offered a supervised recreation program for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities for more than 40 years. A wide variety of activities are offered at selected Metro Parks community centers and various recreation facilities in the community. Offered throughout the year are adult day programs, a bowling league, and a variety of "Community Day" activities for various ages. During the summer months, day camps are offered for both adults and high school age youth. Summer camps utilize peer groups to partner with our campers each day.

In addition, Metro Parks partners with other local agencies including the Sports 4 All Foundation, Special Olympics Nashville, and Best Buddies Vanderbilt to offer special activities throughout the year. The Disabilities Program also works with MTA's Access Ride to help participants with getting to and from events and activities.

Since the program has a limited capacity, advance registration is required and a waiting list is maintained for those interested. The program is headquartered at Hartman Regional Recreation Center. For more detailed information, complete a short survey, email Glen Adkins or call the Disabilities Program staff at (615) 862-8479.

Downloadable Information

Program Information
Program Application
MPDP Conduct Policy
Community Center Participant Code of Conduct


Best Buddies
Bowling League
Community Days
Day Programs
Family & Special Events
Nature Pals
Special Olympics
Swim Team

Staff Directory

Adkins, Glen
Specialized Skills Instructor - Disabilities Program
Harriman, Hanna
Recreation Leader - Part Time
Hearn, Lisa
Specialized Skills Instructor
Pruitt, Charles
Recreation Leader
Segelhorst, Joyce
Recreation Leader - Part Time