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Special Populations programs are designed for any individual, youth or adult, with a mental or physical disability who chooses not to participate in regular Derby Recreation Commission programs. 

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The Derby Free Spirits will be going for the gold as they compete in the largest Special Olympic sporting event of the year.  Sports include swimming and track and field.  Athletes will enjoy a fun-filled weekend with family and friends.  Athletes must compete in South Central area competitions to be eligible.  Ages 8 and up.

Day       Date         Time               Location       

F-Su      6/2-6/4      6:00a-6:00p     Maize HS     


This class is designed for individuals with learning and developmental disabilities.  Utilizing art making within the group setting, this class will help to foster social skills and provides a framework for increased self awareness and emotional expression.  Each week participants focus on a different theme, exploring various art making processes in this hands on class.  The helping hands of caregivers are always welcome.  Ages 6 and up.

Day      Date             Time               Fee       Location    

Th        6/8-6/29        4:30p-6:00p      $10       DHS         

Th        7/6-7/27        4:30p-6:00p      $10       DHS         


Join us as we celebrate all the successes of the Free Spirits Spring sports season.  We will honor participants in swimming and track & field.  Dinner will be served, and certificates will be awarded.  Family and friends are invited.  You must register by June 12.  All ages.

Day    Date         Time               Fee        Location     

T        6/13          6:30p-8:00p     FREE     OAC          


Don't miss your chance to cheer on the local Wichita Wingnuts.  Experience a memorable game of exciting baseball and fun ballpark entertainment.  Transportation will be provided.  You must register at the DRC.  Family and Friends are an additional fee.  All ages.

Day      Date      Time                Fee      Location               

F          8/25       6:00p-10:00p    FREE   Lawrence Dumont


Join the Free Spirits for bocce.  Weekly practices will be held to prepare the team for the Special Olympic state tournament in Olathe.  The State tournament will be held in September.  Ages 8 and up.

Day     Date           Time               Fee        Location    

T         8/8-9/26      6:00p-7:00p     FREE     Hand Park


Dart Warz is an indoor foam dart battlefield.  Darts fly across the field. Players dodge from bunker to bunker.  Teams try to capture each other’s flags and eliminate as many people as possible along the way.  Bring your family and friends for the fun, nonstop action.  Registration deadline is July 19.  Ages 8 and up. Free for Free Spirits.

Day     Date          Time                  Location      

Th       7/20           6:00p-8:30p        Dart Warz   


Aviate Extreme Air Sports is an indoor trampoline facility which offers 20,000 square feet of extreme entertainment with the largest foam pits in town, obstacle courses, flying trapeze, and more.  Bring your family and friends for this awesome night of fun.  Registration deadline is August 9.  Ages 8 and up. Free for Free Spirits.

Day    Date       Time                 Location                   

Th      8/10        6:00p-8:30p       Wichita Sports Forum