Specialized Recreation

Social Opportunities And Recreation (SOAR)

The Snohomish County Parks and Recreation Department provides recreation programs and activities for people of all abilities.

The primary goal of SOAR is to provide opportunities for learning and growth through the experience of recreation and leisure activities for people living with disabilities.  This program is designed to give persons with developmental and/or physical disabilities the opportunity to participate in activities and events within Snohomish County and the surrounding area.

SOAR is an Adapted Recreation program that is open to all ages.  Caregivers, parents and siblings are always welcome to attend.  We strive to provide reasonable accommodations for all our activities. However, there may be some activities that are not conducive for people with limited mobility.  Please call prior to registration to ask if the activity will work for you.

SOAR Participants

Program staff does not support personal care needs, 1:1 attendant care for toileting, toilet transfers, feeding or behavior management.  If this type of assistance is needed you must provide an attendant for the activity.  Attendants who accompany participants are required to register and remain with their client, registration fees may be required for some events.   

Upcoming Scheduled Events


Family Fun Swim 
This is a great environment for families and friends who love to splash, play and float around in a warm water setting. We always have a certified lifeguard to supervise the pool. Family Fun Swim happens on the last Friday of the month, except July, October and December. 
Cost per participant:  $5.  
Click HERE for schedule
Girl wearing swim goggles and inflatable ring, wraps her arms around a woman holding her in the pool


Bowl and Lunch 
Tuesday March 10, 11 am-3 pm.   Come and join us!!
Do you love to bowl?  Meet us at Evergreen lanes the second Tuesday of every month for bowling and lunch!  Cost includes 3 games, shoe rental and lunch. 
Cost per participant: $15. 
Click HERE for schedule
Girl in a darkened bowling alley, clutches her ball tightly, as she starts her approach


Do you love movies or playing games?
Meet friends at Willis Tucker Park to watch a movie or play games.   We will alternate every other month between playing games and watching a family friendly movie.  Snacks and drinks will be provided.  This event will take place on the third Thursday of each month, except April and July.  
Cost per participant: $To be determined

For schedule click HERE 
SOAR participants gather around a table with their refreshments and bingo cards



Do you love to do draw, paint, cut and carve.  Join us at Willis Tucker Park to engage in a fun casual evening of arts and crafts.    We will do a variety of arts and crafts projects for the individual to take home with them; from drawing, painting, pottery and more.
Schedule and cost To be determined.
Easter art displayed on a round table


Let's get together and cheer on one of our local professional sports team.  Go Mariners, Aquasox and Silvertips 
Schedule of events to be determined.
Cost per participant:  To be determined. 
Auqasox Frog mascot gives thumbs-up while kneeling next to wheelchaired visitor

Sign-up now!

1.  Ensure you have completed a Participant Information and Liability Form
2.  Register and pay online
3.  Call 425-388-6614 or email Recreation Specialist to reserve your spot.

Needs Assessment Survey

 We are always looking for ways to improve our program.  Please complete the survey and return to Shane Marquardt, Recreation Specialist or call 425-388-6614 with your feedback and suggestions for programming.


If you are interested in volunteering with specialized recreation we could use your help. Whether it is one event per year or every month, we need help in all areas of our program. Please call Shane Marquardt at 425-388-6614 for questions and more information or complete the individual volunteer application form (PDF) and return to Shane.