Therapeutic Recreation Program

Information about the Therapeutic Recreation Program.

Contact Us

Loma Linda Community Center
1700 Yale SE, 87106
(505) 764-1525


Therapeutic Recreation programs are fully inclusive, and are offered throughout the city for persons with and without disabilities, age 6 through high school, and some adult programs. A variety of services are offered including art, leisure education, performing arts, gross motor activities, and games. The dates and times of programs will vary with each program.

Before and After School Program (School Year)


Programs are available at the schools listed below. Before and after school hours are 7 a.m. until classes begin, and school dismissal until 6 p.m. Children kindergarten through 5th grades are eligible, including students in Special Education.

Loma Linda Community Center is an After School program only, and serves students from any APS school. Loma Linda Community Center serves K-12. Transportation provided from Lowell Elementary School only.


Site Hours Grades Address
Mark Twain Elementary School Before and After School and Summer Break K-5 6316 Constitution NE
McCollum Elementary School Before and After School and Summer Break K-5 10900 San Jacinto NE
Loma Linda Community Center After School, Winter Break, Spring Break and Summer Break K-12 1700 Yale SE

Recreation Program Dates

Program runs from  the first day of school to the last day of school. Each program follows the Albuquerque Public School schedule, which means when the school is closed the program will be closed.

Please check with your child’s school for a schedule of begin and end day, in-service days, and holidays.

Registration Date, Time & Place

Register at Loma Linda Community Center Administration Office, Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (505) 764-1525

Registration is limited.

If there is no space available, you can put your child's name on a waiting list.

Children with disabilities will be given priority.

A completed registration form is required on any and all children that attend this program.

For safety reasons, if there is not a registration form for a child, they will not be allowed to participate in the program.


Special Event Fee
To enroll children there is a one time Special Event Fee of $30.00 per child to pay for any field trips & special activities that take place on site. Make Special Events Fee checks payable to ATRS (Advocates for Therapeutic Recreation Services).

There is a one-time Program Registration Fee of $10.00.  APS sites have a monthly fee.  Please call 764-1525 for more information.

Recreation Access Program

Therapeutic Recreation Access Programs assist and support Community Centers and the Playgrounds Programs.

Eligibility Criteria:

All above registration requirements apply in addition to the following criteria:

  • Ages: children in Kindergarten through age 14
  • Willing to attend a Community Center program
  • Adherence to all Community Center rules


  • Register for Community Center or Playgrounds Program
  • Referral through the Community Center or Playgrounds Program
  • Assessment of needs
  • Plan for Inclusion Supports
  • Implement plan
  • Evaluate Implementation

2021 Therapeutic Recreation Summer Program Information

Therapeutic Recreation offers Summer Recreation Program every year to children in school from 6 years old through high school.

Program Dates & Hours

The 2021 Therapeutic Recreation program begins Monday, June 14 and ends Friday, August 6, 2021. Regular Summer Recreation program hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.


Before registering, participants must apply for the 2021 Therapeutic Recreation Summer Program. Please see dates below:

  • May 10 - May 14, 2021: Application Week - Apply for Therapeutic Recreation Program
  • Week of May 17, 2021: Notification Week - Families receive notification to register or are placed on the wait list.
  • May 24 - May 28, 2021: Registration Week - Registration in-person and on-line is required.

Once a site registration is full, a waiting list will be kept and maintained.

Parents will be notified as space becomes available. A completed registration form is required for all children that attend the program. For safety reasons, if we do not have a registration form, the child will not be allowed to attend this program.


Site Address
Loma Linda Community Center 1700 Yale SE
Mesa Verde Community Center 7900 Marquette NE
Barelas Community Center 801 Barelas SW

Program Fees

A $10 registration fee and a Special Event fee of $30 required for each participant in addition to the weekly fee.

Weekly Fee

Number of Children  Summer Weekly Cost 
1 $30
2 $35
3 or more $40