South Suburban Special Recreation Association


 19910 80th Ave., Tinley Park, IL 60487
 Phone: 815-806-0384
 Fax: 815-806-0390
 711 (Illinois Relay System)

South Suburban Special Recreation Association (SSSRA) is a therapeutic recreation program that is an extension of the Park Forest Recreation & Parks Department. SSSRA is organized to provide individuals with special needs or disabilities the opportunity to be involved in year-round recreation programs.

SSSRA programs are for individuals from birth through adult who are in special education classes, sheltered workshops or who have recreational needs not met by traditional park district programs. Persons residing in SSSRA member agency communities are considered residents.

Programs and special events are offered seasonally throughout the year. They include programs in the areas of Early Childhood Development, Cultural Arts, Illinois Special Olympics, Summer Day Camp, Sports & Fitness, Social Programs, Adaptive Sports, Special Events and Overnight Trips.

A complete program brochure is available at the Park Forest Recreation & Parks Department and the SSSRA office. Please call the SSSRA office if you would like to receive the SSSRA brochure on a seasonal basis.

Professional staff with experience in the field of Therapeutic Recreation or a related field supervise all SSSRA programs. They are assisted by individuals who are trained by SSSRA staff in specific areas of therapeutic recreation. Scholarships are available to SSSRA residents with disabilities who would like to participate in one or more programs, but cannot afford the fees charged.


Through the Inclusion process, SSSRA staff members are available to help participants choose an

appropriate program, conduct staff trainings, or supply adaptive equipment if you or a family member

are interested in a park district or recreation department program.

For a complete listing of upcoming SSSRA programs  please visit our website at


Tuesday, May 21, 2019

South Suburban Special Recreation Association (SSSRA) provides therapeutic recreation programs for individuals with various types of disabilities. In addition, SSSRA provides Inclusion support for its ten member agencies. Member agencies include Country Club Hills, Hazel Crest, Homewood-Flossmoor, Lansing, Matteson, Oak Forest, Olympia Fields, Park Forest, Richton Park, and Tinley Park. 

SSSRA will be hosting a job fair on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 for summer Inclusion Aides. Interested applicants can walk in, pick up an application, ask questions about the position, or be interviewed. Inclusion Aides work one on one with an individual with a disability in one of the member park districts. Applications are available at or at the SSSRA office.

Job Fair Location:  SSSRA Office - 19910 80th Avenue, Tinley Park, IL 
Date:  Tuesday, May 21, 2019

10:00-11:30 am
2:00-3:30 pm
5:00-6:30 pm 

If you have questions, please contact Tammy McMahon at or 815-806-0384.