Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association (NISRA)

Do you know someone with a disability who would like to go out, have fun, and make friends? Since 1976, NISRA has provided recreation programs for people with disabilities through meaningful, recreation experiences. Socializing, building physical skills, learning, relaxation, and fun are some of the benefits gained from participating in NISRA's year round activities. Sports, fitness, social, cultural, outdoor and preschool programs, along with camps, special events, and trips offer enjoyment for children, teens, and adults of all ability levels. NISRA also offers Special Olympics training and competition in 15 sports.

The Crystal Lake Park District and 12 other districts form NISRA. Pick up a brochure at the Crystal Lake Park District Administration Building or view it online at or contact NISRA at 815.459.0737.

NISRA serves residents with disabilities in Barrington Park District, Cary Park District, Crystal Lake Park District, Dundee Township Park District, City of Elgin, Hampshire Park District, City of Harvard, Huntley Park District, Village of Lake in the Hills, Marengo Park District, City of McHenry, Wauconda Park District, and City of Woodstock.

NISRA Website