Our facility is an ideal playground for children with special medical needs, siblings and friends. Year-round classes and activities are free for children of all abilities and their families. We offer everything from golf to fishing to yoga for toddlers to teens.
Challenger Baseball

Challenger Baseball is designed specifically for kids and adults with developmental disabilities. Everyone bats and plays the field in every inning. We make sure everyone feels included. Don’t spend baseball season watching the pros on TV. Enjoy America’s favorite pastime firsthand!

DATES: Saturdays August 25 – October 13

TIME: 10:30am – 11:30am

AGES: 6 – 21

LOCATION: Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital

CONTACT: 314.872.6481

ADMISSION: Free (Pre-registration is required)

Infant Massage

Enjoy a bonding experience with your baby while learning Infant Massage. Infant massage promotes relaxation and may help your baby sleep more soundly, improve weight gain and provide relief from teething, congestion or colic. The class is designed for mothers and fathers of newborns and infants up to age eight months. Expectant parents and children with special needs are welcome.

DATES: August 25

TIME: 9:30am – 10:30am

AGES: Newborn to 8 months

LOCATION: Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital

CONTACT: 314.872.6481

ADMISSION: Free (Pre-registration is required)

Therapeutic Fishing

Through the Therapeutic Fishing Program, kids, ages five through 16 are introduced to the wonderful world of fishing. Beginners welcome! One on one teaching is provided for this relaxing lakeside activity. Friends and family members are encouraged to attend. Come enjoy nature, learn about conservation and relax!


June 4, 18

July 2, 24

August 6, 20

September 6, 17

October 1, 15

AGES: 6 – adult

LOCATION: Forest Park Hatchery

CONTACT: 314.872.6481

ADMISSION: Free (Pre-registration is required)

Learn to Play Golf

Gateway PGA Pro Kevin Corn from Innsbrook Golf Club teaches these special one-hour golf classes. This one-of-a-kind program provides children who may typically be excluded from participating in golf due to physical or mental limitations a chance to play. Lessons are available for children six years and older. Your child will be encouraged to interact with a diverse group of peers while improving strength, mobility and flexibility.

DATES: Golf Day is every Wednesday

TIME: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

AGES: 6 – 21

LOCATION: Ranken Jordan

CONTACT: Please call 314.872.6481 to register


Pre-School Playgroup

Ranken Jordan’s Community Program is offering a free Pre-School Playgroup. The Pre-School Playgroup will help promote parent/child interactions and promote age appropriate social interactions and play. This group will help with preschool preparation and readiness skills while promoting an inclusive environment to develop social skills including turn taking and sharing.


September 7, 14, 21, 28
October 5, 12

TIME: 9:30am – 11:00am

AGES: 3-5

LOCATION: Ranken Jordan

CONTACT: Please call 314.872.6481 or email janine.roe@rankenjordan.org to register

ADMISSION: Free, however pre-registration is required before Aug. 31

Youth Group

Ranken Jordan is offering a new youth group for participants 13-21 years of age of all ability levels. This program would provide all participants a safe environment for questioning and examining faith.

DATES: 2nd Tuesday of each month

TIME: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

AGES: 13 – 21

LOCATION: Ranken Jordan

CONTACT: 314.872.6481


Pre-registration is required