Special Olympics

  1. Parks and Recreation
  2. Parks and Recreation Programs
Parks and Recreation

Dean Road Rec Center

307 S Dean Rd

Elizabeth Kaufman

Elizabeth Kaufman

Therapeutic Programs Coordinator

Special Olympics sport offerings are currently limited to certain sport practices only, due to COVID-19 restrictions set by Special Olympics National. Practices will resume as listed below for Spring 2023 sports.

Auburn Parks and Recreation supports Special Olympics by sponsoring teams for many of the Special Olympic events. Currently we support athletes for basketball, bowling, golf, powerlifting, volleyball, flag football, swimming, and track and field events. Practices take place throughout the year (depending on the sport) with the help of local Special Olympics’ volunteer coaches. You must be at least 8 years of age and meet the requirements of the Alabama Special Olympic Guidelines in order to participate.

Swimming: 5:15-6:15pm on Wednesdays (Opelika SportsPLEX)

Bocce: 2-3pm on Sundays (MLK Park) - Resumes Spring 2023

Bowling: 2-4pm on Mondays (AMF Lanes)

Golf: 3:45-5pm on Sundays (Moore's Mill Country Club) - Resumes Spring 2023

Track: 5-5:45pm on Tuesdays (AU Coliseum) - Resumes Tuesday, March 13, 2023

Powerlifting: 4:15-5:15pm on Thursdays (Crossfit on the Plains)

Note: Email [email protected] for practice details as practices are seasonal and subject to change.


We currently need coaches for our Special Olympic Athletes!

If you have the time and the interest to help coach these dynamic and fun-loving athletes, please contact the Lee County Special Olympics Director or the State office today! Registration is required and includes completing health forms and release forms.

Lee County Special Olympics Director: Elizabeth Kaufman, (334) 501-2939, [email protected]