Doug Tew Therapeutic Recreation Center
About the Center
The facility was built in the 1950’s and most recently was renovated and upgrades made for handicap accessibility. Renovations included construction of two teaching kitchens for life skills and culinary programs, a large pantry/storage area, renovations to commercial kitchen to include new equipment and storage space, a large game room, two classrooms used for day program activities, a pottery classroom, gymnasium, upgraded pool dressing rooms/restrooms to include full handicap accessibility, and a family restroom. The center has been transformed and now houses programs and events for our special need’s population.
The Doug Tew Therapeutic Recreation Center provides quality programs and events that enhances the health, independence, and well-being of individuals with intellectual disabilities while creating community awareness through partnerships that promote creative, social, and educational experiences in a safe and supportive environment.
We are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to assist with Therapeutic Recreation programs, Special Olympics sports programs, and the Dothan Miracle League. For more information about volunteer opportunities please contact Lorena Guttowsky at 334-615-4751.
Bowling Unified Bowling
Hands on Drumming Yoga
Hanging out with Friends Life Skills programs
Special Olympic swim team Cycling
Half-day program Christmas Crafting Workshop
Miracle League Baseball Fall Camporee at Camp Ascca
Hall Foundation Camp at Camp Assca Summer Camps
Valentine Dance Fall Carnival
Smile, Sparkle, & Shine Pageant Archery
Choir Movie Nights
Coloring with Friends Family Fishing & Cookout
Special Citizen’s Day at the Fair Field Trips
Matt Heard Summer Basketball Camp
Other amenities located on the 15-acre property include five ball fields, a swimming pool, outdoor basketball court, picnic pavilion, and a playground area. Three Dixie Youth baseball fields and one Dixie Boys Ozone Field are located in the athletic complex. Also, located at the baseball fields is a small picnic area, and restrooms. Closest to the community center is a girls’ softball field.
For more information, email Center Manager, Angie Lowe or call her at (334) 615-3720.