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Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation Events—May 2022

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Experience our Art Community

Annie Henniger, Arts Center SupervisorBy Annie Henninger 
This summer, the Community Art Center opens its doors to the public with a fresh mission and exciting suite of opportunities and experiences for all learners, levels, and abilities. Enjoy our youth Art Academy, pottery workshops, music lessons, art talks, bilingual family days, classes for teens, community exhibitions, and more.   

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 Art Center

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.  

Clay Studio 

The art of working with clay provides unlimited opportunity for creativity, connection and relaxation. Register here.  

Adult Visual Art Programs  

Learn and engage through programs designed to spark curiosity and inspire your inner artist! Try out an Evening Drawing class or join a Mixed Bag Art Talk on the first Thursday of every month. Stay tuned for additional summer classes, including The Art Of…, a series of hands-on-workshops where participants can sample a variety of artforms taught by experts in the community.  

Community Art Center Open House 

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 art making, live demonstrations, music, a food truck and more.

Coming Soon

Starting April 25
Muddy Mondays

May 3 & 24
Evening Drawing

May 26
Clay It Forward

May 7
Mother’s Day Creativity Lab

May 15, 19, 29
May We Grow Lively

May 4, 11, 18, 25
Pre-K Morning Doodles

May 4, 11, 18, 25
Wednesday Afterschool Art Club

Starting June 6
Summer Youth Art Academy

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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.


Safe, convenient and enjoyable exercise opportunities. The center features a Cardio & Strength Balcony, an Indoor Track, a Fitness Studio, and an Indoor Cycling Studio. 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

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Outdoor Recreation

Get outside and get active! Meet new friends, try new things, and enjoy our beautiful Colorado weather. Don’t see what you are looking for?  Call at 970-384-6311 and let our team help.

Little Demon Soccer 

Little Demon Soccer is an introduction league for participants 5 & 6 years of age. Our league uses a 4v4 format of play to create a fun, engaging first soccer experience.

Youth Baseball/Softball 

The Roar Fork Valley Baseball/Softball League is for athletes 7-12 years of age.  Glenwood Springs teams will compete against other towns throughout the Valley.

Little Demon T-Ball 

Little Demon T-Ball is an introductory league for participants 5 & 6 years of age.  This program is an opportunity to expose your child to the fundamentals & rules of baseball in a fun, engaging experience.

Colorado Free Fishing Weekend 

Picture of a fishThe fish are starting to bite!  Take advantage of the Colorado Parks & Wildlife Free Fishing weekend June 4 & 5.  Need a pole and tackle? Borrow from our Gear Library

Coming Soon

May 2 
Little Demon Soccer Practices Begin 

May 11 
Little Demon Soccer Games Begin 

May 23 
Youth Baseball / Softball Registration Ends 

June 4 & 5 
Colorado Free Fishing Weekend – Gear Library 

June 5 
Little Demon T-Ball Registration Ends 



Illustration of bear looking inside a residential trash canBear Safety

Download our simple guide (versión en Español) on how to avoid attracting bears.


Be on the lookout for new spring plantings and pots in the downtown area as our maintenance crews are hard at work sprucing everything up to prepare for the warmer weather in our public spaces.

Trails & Open Space

Mountain bikers, please help keep our world-class trails open and rideable for all. If you are leaving a visible rut the trail is too muddy to ride. Thanks for your cooperation!

Spring Trail Openings

May 1
South Canyon: Lower Coal Camp Trail opens

May 16
Upper Coal Camp Trail opens
Ride Dirt Not Mud

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