Special Olympics

  1. Parks and Recreation
  2. Parks and Recreation Programs

Dean Road Rec Center

307 S Dean Rd

  1. Email:
  2. Phone: (334) 501-2930
  3. Hours:  M-F: 8AM-5PM

Elizabeth Kaufman

Therapeutic Programs Coordinator

  1. Phone: (334) 501-2939
  2. Email:

Special Olympics sport offerings are currently limited to certain sport practices only, due to COVID-19 restrictions set by Special Olympics National.

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: 6:45-7:45 on Wednesdays (Opelika SportsPLEX)

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

Bowling: 9-10:45am on Mondays (AMF Lanes)

Track and Field: 4:30-5:30pm on Tuesdays (AU Track)

Golf: 3:45-5pm on Sundays (Moore's Mill Country Club) - Resumes Fall 2022

Powerlifting: 4:15-5:15pm on Thursdays (AJHS Fieldhouse)

Note: Email for practice details as practices are seasonal and subject to change.


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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,