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Friday Night Recreation

Friday Night Recreation is a year round recreation program for Cole and adjacent county residents with mental and/or physical disabilities who are 15 years of age or older. Family members and friends are welcome and encouraged to attend our activities. 

Friday Night Recreation is sponsored by JC Parks. Snacks are provided by Cole County Residential Services.

The program includes social, physical and creative activities and tries to fill the leisure needs of our participants. Dances, game nights, dinners, hayrides, bingo, movies, and nature activities are some of the events we offer.

Anyone wanting to participate must purchase a punch card before attending activities. Pre-registration consists of filling out the registration/application form and returning it to the JC Parks office. This form includes a parent/guardian release, a brief medical history, and emergency contact information. 

For more information concerning Friday Night Recreation, contact JC Parks at 634-6482 or

Participants may purchase 12-pass punch cards at The Linc, 1299 Lafayette St. The punch card also functions as an ID card. Cards must be pre-purchased and brought to every activity. Purchases are non-transferable.