• LCSRA Sensory Room Campaign

    "Building a Safe Place"

    To serve the growing need of having a safe space for children and adults to de-stress and regulate their emotions, Lily Cache Special Recreation Association (LCSRA) has set a goal to equip a sensory room at the Annerino Community Center in Bolingbrook.


    Bolingbrook Park District has served the special needs population through the partnership with Lily Cache Special Recreation Association (LCSRA). The goal has been to provide recreational programs which build self-esteem and promote a lifetime of growth. In an effort to continue to serve our community and allow for future growth, LCSRA is transitioning to Northern Will County Special Recreation Association (NWCSRA). Our residents benefit from the same LCSRA team they have come to love with the addition of the NWCSRA team. This transition is taking place July 1, 2020. Staff are currently working together to make sure the transition is as smooth as possible for all involved.

  • What is a sensory room?


    A Sensory Room is specially designed room which combines a range of stimuli to help individuals develop and engage their senses. These can include lights, colors, sounds, sensory soft play objects, aromas all within a safe environment that allows the person using it to explore and interact without risk.


    • Reduces stress, anxiety and pain.
    • De-escalates heightened emotions or behaviors.
    • Encourages increased concentration, new ways of learning, motor development, cognitive development, and language skills.
    • Improves alertness, mobilization, creativity, communication and socialization.


    Individuals with varying sensory disorders such as autism benefit greatly from a sensory room experience. This is what is commonly associated with a sensory room. Another population that can benefit greatly are those who suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The addition of a sensory room would allow LCSRA to serve a larger segment of the population.

  • Stories

    Think about this scenario: You have a big meeting with your boss first thing in the morning. You’ve prepared all week, laid out your clothes the night before and got your 8 hours of sleep. You plan to wake up early to make sure you have plenty of time to get ready and make final preparations....
  • What We Do

    Lily Cache Special Recreation Association (LCSRA) represents the partnership between Bolingbrook and Plainfield Park Districts in their mission to serve the special needs population. Programs start from ages 3 years & up and include participants with any disability, both mild or severe.


    Learn more: www.lilycachesra.org


    Help support us in the cause. Donations to the LCSRA Sensory Room Campaign can be made here:

  • Contact Us

    Have any questions? Want to get more involved? Give us a call.

    201 Recreation Dr.
    (630) 739-1124
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