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Therapeutic Recreation

Center for Individual Development (CID)
8088 Palm Lane
San Bernardino, CA 92410
(909) 384-5426

Ken Joswiak, CID Manager
Cynthia Alvarado, Recreation Therapist

Hours of Operation:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday -  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

CID: A place for people with disabilities, their families, and friends.


CID is a regional recreation center that focuses on providing recreation programs for people with disabilities. Opened in October of 1980, it is a 15,000 square foot one story building. The original name of the CID was "Center for Individuals with Disabilities." In 1996, the CID Advisory Council recommended that the name be changed, it was felt that the acronym "CID" had become well known in the community, so a name was chosen that kept the acronym.

CID serves people with the following disabilities: physical disabilities, developmental disabilities, and mental illness. People without disabilities and senior citizens are welcome to attend many CID programs.

CID is operated under the auspices of the Authority for the Handicapped. This is a joint powers authority made up of the City of San Bernardino Parks, Recreation & Community Services Department (lead agency), County of San Bernardino Behavioral Health Department, and the San Bernardino City Unified School District.

CID focuses on the concept of "CHALLENGE-SUCCESS-ENJOYMENT"


  • Warm water 15 meter swimming pool (temp 90°)
  • Spa (temp 102°)
  • 2 Multi-purpose rooms
  • Kitchen
  • Ceramics Room
  • Meeting Room

Available for Rental

  • Pool
  • Multi-purpose rooms
  • Kitchen

All rentals are subject to availability

Programs Offered

  • Merri-Mixers - Social-recreational activities for adults with developmental disabilities. Includes crafts, cooking, community outings & cultural events, shopping and bowling. Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Fee: $20.00 per month (resident), $22.00 per month (non-resident)

  • Teen Club - Recreational activities for teens with mental retardation and their friends (ages 13 & up). Dancing, swimming, outings, crafts, etc. July - Monday - Friday, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.. August - Monday - Friday, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, Fee: $47.00 per month (resident), $51.70 per month (non-resident).

  • Sunshine Club - Recreational activities for children with mental retardation and their friends (ages 6 - 12). Includes games, crafts, bowling, excursions, and sports. Schedule and fee are the same as the Teen Club.

  • Aerobics - Exercise to music and get fit! Instructions are in Spanish. Monday & Wednesday, 10:30 - 11:30 am, Friday, 9:15 - 10:15 am.

  • Twinges in the Hinges - For adults with physical disabilities, senior citizens, and their friends. Aquatic exercise, open swim, and socialization. Donations are welcome and encouraged. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 2:45 - 5:00 p.m.

  • Adult Swim - The pool is available for individual exercise for adults. Wednesday & Friday, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

  • Family Swim - Open swim for all families. Persons with disabilities and their families are especially welcome. No charge. Thursday, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Special Events

CID Night at 66er's Baseball
It will be CID night at the old ballgame! Join us for hot dogs, peanuts, and baseball. Meet us in section 121 along the 3rd base side. All CID participants are invited.

Date & Time: TBD
Location: Arrowhead Credit Union Park
              280 S. "E" Street

CID Family Day
Swimming, dancing, live DJ, and more! CID program participants, parents, and friends are welcome.

Date & Time: TBD
Location: CID

Volunteers are also needed to help in CID programs with people with disabilities and also to help with the Harvest Fair. For further information, contact the CID (909) 384-5426. Please note: Tax deductible donations are encouraged. All CID programs have either a nominal fee or no fee.

*Programs subject to change without notification. Please contact center for additional registration information.

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