The Troy Parks and Recreation Department, through its Adaptive Recreation Program, offers recreation programs for persons with disabilities. We encourage your input. Please contact Elaine Torvinen at 248.524.3484 with your suggestions.

For more details on all of these adaptive programs, ages 13 and older should call 248.524.3484

All participants in the Adaptive Recreation Program are required to have a Registration/Medical Form on file. Please complete the Adaptive Registration/Medical Form and bring it to your first activity.

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Offered fall and winter at the Troy Community Center on Tuesday evenings for persons with developmental disabilities. Registration is required. Minimum age: 16


Bowling every Saturday, 10 am until 12 pm at Bowl One Lanes at 1639 E. 14 Mile Rd. from September until early May. $9 per week in cash includes three games of bowling and shoe rental and holiday party in December.

Daytime Friendship Club

For adults with developmental disabilities. Meets at the Community Center every Tuesday and Thursday from 10 am - 3 pm Activities include sports, fitness, movies, games and more. Registration by the month is required. Minimum age: 18

Friendship Club

For teens and adults with developmental disabilities, this club meets on the second, third and fourth Monday evening at the Troy Community Center. The second Monday is Movie and Pizza night, the third Monday is Karaoke and Dancing, and the fourth Monday is Bingo night. Reservations are not required. Minimum age: 13. 

Friday Frolic

This dance for teens and adults with developmental disabilities is held on the second Friday of each month at the Troy Community Center from 7–9:30 pm. Nominal fee at the door. Reservations are not required. Minimum age: 16

Special Events

Countywide special events are offered by Oakland County Parks and Recreation for people with cognitive and physical impairments. Call 248.858.7596 to receive the Oakland County Parks newsletter.

Special Olympics

Team Troy Special Olympics participates in swimming, track and field, and golf. Watch for information in the Friendship Club Newsletter. Minimum age: 8. Call 248.370.0922 or visit for more information.

Weight Watchers

For teens and adults with developmental disabilities. Tuesdays at 5:30 pm and again at 6 pm at Big Beaver United Methodist Church, 3753 John R, Troy. Through a scholarship from Weight Watchers, the fee is .50 per week plus a $1 initiation fee. Braille is available. Persons accompanying a program participant may participant for the same fee. Co-sponsored by the ARC of Oakland County. Call Allison Murowany at 248.816.1900 for details.