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Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation Events  June 2022

Community Center

We support our diverse community by providing enriching opportunities and giving every person a place to belong.  With our variety of amenities and programs, you'll find something just for you. 
 

Aquatic Center

Exercise in our lap pool, play in our activity pool, or relax in the hot tub. View our weekly schedule, register for a swim lesson, or check out our website for more info. May is National Water Safety Month. Be on the lookout for more information.
 

Climbing Wall

A state-of-the-art rock climbing structure that offers top rope and auto-belay routes. Join a climbing class or visit during staffed climbing hours and let us take you to new heights. Check out this video of amazing kids!

video of climbing wall instructor with child
 

Fitness

The center features a Cardio & Strength Balcony, an Indoor Track, a Fitness Studio, and an Indoor Cycling Studio.  Come enjoy excellent fitness opportunities including Pre/Postnatal Pilates beginning June 6th, Yoga in Spanish beginning June 1st, Zumba in Two Rivers Park beginning June 7th, and Wulfsohn Hikes beginning June 1st. See our Fitness Class options here.
 

Little Rec Care

Trust our Explorer team to care for your little one while you work out! Your kids will look forward to a new theme each week to enjoy learning, crafts, sensory table, and movement & music.
 

Little Rec and Junior Explorer Programs

Little Rec programs are for ages 1 to 7 years old. Junior Rec programs are for school aged children 5 to 11 years. Programs include Indoor Playground, Little Bakers, Junior Rec Club, and more.
 

Silver Adult Programs

Older Adults will find social, wellness, fitness and road trip opportunities.  Board games, Bingo and Bridge are favorites. Expert fitness instructors are prepared to meet your fitness needs.
 

Room Rentals

Whether you are hosting a meeting, wedding, birthday party, holiday celebration, or other special occasion, our team is ready to help you plan any event.
 

 

Coming Soon


June & July
Learn to Swim

May 31–June 2
LG Training

June 1
Silver Trip to CO National Monument

Starting June 6
Tri Swim Conditioning

Starting June 6
Summer Jr Rec Club

Starting June 8
Youth Climbing Classes

June 12th

Inclusive Day of Play

Join us for a fun-filled day of adaptive and inclusive recreation! Participate with your family and friends in adaptive rock climbing, swimming, arts & crafts, games, music and more! Registration not required, and people with and without disabilities are encouraged to join. Need accommodations? Contact Kaleb Cook at kaleb.cook@cogs.us
 

Athletics and Outdoor Recreation

From school yard fun to competitive leagues, we have the fun you are looking for.  With Summer weather upon us and Fall on our minds, we have just what you need to get active.  Don’t see what you are looking for?  Check out our website or give us a call at (970) 384-6318 and let our team help. 
 

New Glenwood Springs Special Olympics Teams

The City of Glenwood Springs Therapeutic Recreation Department is seeking athletes, volunteers, and coaches to join our new Special Olympic teams starting June 20th. This summer we will be offering Softball, Bocce, and Tennis. All ages and abilities are encouraged to join! Want to join the team? Contact Kaleb Cook at kaleb.cook@cogs.us.

 
Sand Volleyball 
Itching to feel the sand between your toes?  This recreational league will feature 4v4 and 2v2 teams. Games will be played at both Veltus and Sayre (as needed) Parks.  Coed 4v4 and Men’s and Women’s 2v2 will be offered on Wednesday nights in July and August.

Youth Baseball / Softball  
The Roaring Fork Valley Baseball/Softball League is for players ages 7-12.  Glenwood Springs teams will compete against other towns throughout the Valley. These eight-week (approximate) programs are designed to teach fundamental skills, sportsmanship, and team unity.  The goal of these programs is to provide each participant the opportunity to enjoy the game of baseball or softball by learning, playing, and having fun.

Little Demon T-Ball 
Little Demon T-Ball is an introductory league for participants 5 & 6 years of age.  The program is an opportunity for participants to learn the fundamentals & rules of baseball in a fun, engaging experience. 
 
Adult Kickball 
Looking to relive your youth?  This schoolyard game will be played at on the softball/baseball field at Two Rivers and Sayre (as needed) Parks.  This coed league will be played using modified World Kickball Association Rules. The league will play on Wednesday nights beginning in August.  
 
Adult Softball 
Our second season of Coed and Men’s softball will begin in August and run through mid-October.  We will offer recreational and competitive leagues for Coed and a Men’s league.  Each league will play 10 games.

Youth/Adult Tennis Lessons 
Improve your game with help from the Valley’s finest USTA Certified Tennis Coaches.  Sessions available for all ages and abilities. Summer Session 1 will begin June 6.  Can’t join us for Session 1 or looking to continue to grow your game, summer Session 2 will start July 11.


Coming Soon 

NFL Flag Football (Ages 5-14) 

Adult Soccer 

Adult Flag Football 

Adult and Youth Volleyball 

Introduction to Archery


June 5 Little Demon T-Ball Registration Ends  June 13 Little Demon T-Ball Begins  June 24 Sand Volleyball Registration Ends  Archery Registration Ends  July 6 Sand Volleyball Begins  July 22 Adult Softball Registration Ends  Kickball Registration Ends  August 1 Adult Softball Season Begins  Kickball Season Begins

June 4th & 5th

Colorado Free Fishing Weekend 

The fish are biting! Enjoy the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Free Fishing weekend. Need a pole? Borrow from our Gear Library

Parks

Summer is in full swing and our City of Glenwood Springs Parks are too. If you are interested in renting a Park Pavilion or hosting, here is info about rentals and permits.

Glenwood Springs spring flower beds and beautification

Downtown

Our green thumbs have been hard at work in all the garden beds around town, and we have have dozens of new planters brightening up our city. June is the kickoff for all sorts of summer events under the bridge and in our surrounding parks—so don’t forget to check our community calendar!

REI volunteers help clean up trail

Trails & Open Space 
REI 3 Mile Clean Up/Fire Mitigation work. 

REI, our community partner, performed critical fire mitigation and trash clean up along 3 Mile Creek and half a ton of trash and debris were removed!  RFOV and other local volunteer groups such as SGM will continue fire mitigation efforts around critical areas like Wulfsohn Mountain Park.  RFMBA is sponsoring a community clean up in South Canyon, on Tuesday, May 31, 5:30pm-8:00pm. Dinner and drinks provided! Click here to sign up today.
 

1st Annual Glenwood Springs Pride Festival at Bethel Plaza, Friday, June 24thpride heart

Join us to celebrate Glenwood Springs First Annual Pride Month Celebration. Enjoy live music under the bridge, drag performances, and drink specials in area downtown businesses. This event is open to all ages and abilities! Friday, June 24th from 5:30-7:30, downtown crawl following.


Deveraux Trail Opening

(above) Jonathan Godes City of Glenwood Springs Mayor, Nancy Heard General Manager Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, Jessica Bowser COGS Engineer, Charlie Willman City Councilman, Dan Roper COGS Parks Superintendent
 
On May 20, Glenwood Springs celebrated the opening of the new Devereux Trail, a 10’ wide multi-use path connecting Two Rivers Park and Highway 6&24. This connection is improving safety for the many bicyclists and pedestrians already using the path. 

Bear Safety Download our simple guide (versión en Español) on how to avoid attracting bears.
Illustration of bear looking inside a residential trash can
 

Community Art Center

Our doors are open for everyone to create, connect, and revel in art. Please visit, sign up for a studio class, join a public art tour, meet new folks, and become part of the vibrant art beat and Community Art Center family. 

Community Open House and Topeks Better Together Mural Project Kick Off

Join us on Saturday June 4th from 2:00 – 6:00 pm for the Community Art Center Open House and a “Better Together” Mural Project Kick Off featuring live music by Kyle Jones and Friends, art making activities, live demonstrations, games, a food truck and more.

Western Colorado University disAbility Film Festival

Expect to be inspired! Join us for a special evening of films highlighting the power of inclusive education. Presented in partnership with Western Colorado University’s Communication Arts/Film and Education Departments and the Glenwood Vaudeville Revue, this family friendly festival is free and open to the public. Dinner and drinks are available for purchase from 6:00 – 7:00 PM. Film Festival starts at 7 PM.  Reservations required.

Summer Youth Art Academy

Accessible half day and full day art programs for children entering Kindergarten through age 14, including Teen Workshops. 

Summer 2022 Themes: Art in Our Backyard & Art in the Streets 

Participants will create artworks that add to the beauty and creativity of GS community. Register here.
 


Coming Soon


June 8 & 22
Summer Evening Drawing

June 23
Clay It Forward
 
June 23
Mixed Bag Art Walk

Starting June 6
Summer Youth Art Academy
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Americans with Disabilities Act

The City of Glenwood Springs ensures meaningful access to City programs, services, and activities to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and reasonably provides: translation, interpretation, modifications, accommodations, alternative formats, auxiliary aids, and services. To request these services, email pio@cogs.us or call 970-384-6441.
 

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La ciudad de Glenwood Springs garantiza un acceso apropiado a los programas, servicios y actividades de la Ciudad para cumplir con la Ley para Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA) y proporciona adecuadamente: traducción, interpretación, modificaciones, adaptaciones, formatos alternativos, ayudas y servicios de asistencia. Para solicitar estos servicios, envia un correo electronico a pio@cogs.us o llame al 970-384-6441.

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