WSSRA : Enriching lives through recreation


About Us

The West Suburban Special Recreation Association is a part of your local park district or village recreation program.

We provide recreation programs for adults and children who have a physical impairment, a mental disability, or any other type of disability.

Through WSSRA, residents of all ages can participate in year-round programming specifically designed to meet their individual needs.

What is the Mission of WSSRA?

West Suburban Special Recreation Association exists to provide year-round quality recreation services for persons with disabilities. We are dedicated to serving our consumers with
  • First class program opportunities
  • Distinctive customer service
  • Reliable transportation
  • Professional, caring staff
  • A safe and fun environment

We focus on the individual and their opportunity for fun!

WSSRA’s Total 2023 Operating Budget is $2,243,711

WSSRA has 14 Full-time staff and 1 Regular-Part-time staff

WSSRA’s current Board includes a Representative from each of our 12 Partner Communities, send all requests to communicate to the WSSRA Board via
Berwyn Park DistrictCathy Fallon, Executive Director
Village of Elmwood Park Ted Gruber, IT Support and Assistant Recreation Director
Park District of Forest Park Jackie Iovinelli, Executive Director
Park District of Franklin Park Dan LoCascio, Executive Director
Village of Harwood Heights Anna Wegrecki, Trustee
Norridge Park District Annemarie Flaherty, Executive Director
North Berwyn Park District Joe Vallez, Executive Director
Park District of Oak Park Jan Arnold, Executive Director
River Forest Park District Mike Sletten, Executive Director
Veterans Park District Carlene Buvak Greifelt, Director of Recreation
Village of North Riverside Colleen Broderick, Recreation Director
Village of Riverside Ron Malchiodi, Recreation Director

Public Records

The public may request all other information that is not posted online by sending an e-mail to the WSSRA FOIA officer or by mail to: Marianne Birko at WSSRA, 2915 Maple street, Franklin Park, IL 60131

Board of Directors





West Suburban Special Recreation Association
2915 Maple Street
Franklin Park, IL 60131
Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:00pm
P 847.455.2100 | F 847.455.2157
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