Social Activities & Programs
Recreation & Socialization
The Smithtown Recreation Department's "Special Young Adult Socialization Program" offers active and passive recreational activities for developmentally disabled young adults in a setting conducive to camaraderie and friendship. Social skills are enhanced and social interactions fostered through group discussions and regular social events such as dining out and trips to movies, shopping and museums. The program operates in the evening, year round, and is staffed by teachers and professional recreation personnel.
This program is free to town residents but some individual activities require a small fee. For further information call the Smithtown Recreation Department at (631) 360-7644.
Parks & Beaches
The Smithtown Parks Department has an ongoing program to make town parks accessible for all our residents. Several of our neighborhood parks have been equipped with handicapped accessible playground areas. For their locations, call the Parks Department at (631) 269-1122.
The swimming pools at the town-owned Smithtown Landing Country Club are fully accessible, with ramps leading to the pool area. Residents must obtain a pool pass, available at a nominal fee. For further information, call the Smithtown Recreation Department at (631) 360-7644.
An adaptive wheelchair that can be taken on the beach is available at Short Beach. To reserve the "beach chair", call the Smithtown Parks Department at (631) 269-1122.
I.D. Cards & Access Passes
Suffolk County's Office for People with Disabilities ID cards to permanently disabled county residents. The card gives free weekday admission to county parks, reduced rates at some recreational activities and reduced fares on County bus routes. Call Suffolk County Office for People with Disabilities at (631) 853-8333 for more information and a brochure detailing their many programs for the disabled.
New York State has an "Access Pass" for the permanently disabled, which allows free use of state parks, historic sites and recreational areas. Call (631) 669-1000 for more information.