South Suburban Special Recreation Association

815.806.0384
info@sssra.org
19910 80th Avenue
Tinley Park, IL
Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The SSSRA Office got a makeover last week! Our parking lot has been replaced, and new lines/stripes have been added for the parking stalls. Our staff cleared weeds, trimmed bushes, and raked to make our landscaping look beautiful! ...

Christine Martinez has accepted the position of Recreation Specialist at SSSRA! Christine graduated from The University of St. Francis with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Recreation & Sports Management, with a concentration in Therapeutic Recreation. Christine recently completed a 14-week internship with SSSRA, and we are so glad to have her on our team!Welcome, Christine! ...

Laura Pubins has accepted the position of Operations Manager at SSSRA! Laura has worked for SSSRA since 2004, initially as a part-time Program Supervisor. In 2013, she switched roles and became one of our full-time Secretary/Registrars. She missed seeing participants at programs, so she began working as a Recreation Specialist in 2019. Laura has a Bachelor of...

Hello SSSRA Friends!Summer is almost here! We have been making plans to bring oodles of fun in 2021.We’re looking forward to sunny days, warm breezes, smiling faces, and laughter all around. SSSRA has a great line-up of in-person programs and special events that focus on wellness and safety, but if you’re more comfortable with a...

We are excited to present SSSRA’s new logo!We asked our participants, families, staff, and board of directors to describe SSSRA in three words. Fun, caring, and social were the most common themes in the responses we received. The shapes of the logo symbolize coming together and forming a connection. Blue is refreshing, friendly, and calming....

Due to the generosity of the following foundations, service clubs, and individuals, program expenses for select programs will be covered, and programs fees will be lowered or free for our residents during 2020: Gina Prayne White, Chillicothe500 Face Coverings Ms. Gail Sturm, Frankfort$100 for virtual programs Mr. & Mrs. Kye Stockwell, Walpole, MAIn Honor of Janet Porter $500...

Back Row, L-R: Lisa Hill, Matteson Recreational Division; Michelle Havran, Lan-Oak Park District; Ashley Turner, Richton Park Parks and Recreation Department; Cindy Grannan, Oak Forest Park District; Kevin Adams, Park Forest Recreation and Parks Department; Dwone Ross, Sr., Country Club Hills Park District Front Row, L-R: Greg Palumbo; Mike Palumbo; Tony Palumbo; Stephanie Simpson, Homewood-Flossmoor...

On March 13, 2019, John Braun, our Vehicle Maintenance Coordinator, was awarded the Boy Scouts of America District Award of Merit. The District Award of Merit is a council award presented by districts. The award is available to scouters who render service of an outstanding nature for youth at the district level. Crossroads District is...

During 2018, SSSRA went through a comprehensive risk management assessment, conducted by the Park District Risk Management Agency (PDRMA). The review included an examination of agency policies and practices, in both administrative areas and areas of special recreation service delivery. The association attained a score of 99.77%!PDRMA is a self-governed, member owned risk management agency...