BV Recreation COVID-19 Update

We are working on a phased approach to reopening our facilities and programming this summer season. We hope to offer as much of our typical summer programming as we can, but we will only operate under guidelines that will allow us to recreate safely. Most programs will likely be modified and have a delayed start if we are able to offer them. Stay tuned for more updates and additional information.   


The following facilities are OPEN to local residents:

The Buena Vista Dog Park

Pump Track

Tennis, Pickleball, and Basketball Courts

Skate Park

Disc Golf Course

Town Trail System

Town Fields and General Park Areas

*Permitted usage in these spaces does not include any activities that would violate the six-foot distance requirements, group gatherings or activities that would involve the sharing of any equipment.



    The following facilities remain CLOSED:

    All Play Structures at:

    Columbine Park 

    Community Center Park

    McPhelemy Park 

    Millie Crymble Park 

    Rocks and Ropes Park 

    South Main Town Square Boulders

      All Pavilions and Picnic Areas:

      McPhelemy Park Pavilions

      Forest Square Park Pavilion

      River Park Pavilions

        BV Community Center 


        Buena Vista’s in-town open spaces and trails remain open to residents of Buena Vista and Chaffee County, but all playgrounds and pavilions are currently closed. Please avoid congregating in groups and only recreate with your immediate family or housemates. Expect limited services and bring your own hand sanitizer. Most importantly be safe and have some FUN.


         Additionally, BV Rec programs, Community Center rentals, and events are further postponed until at least June 1st. We will reassess future programming, rentals, and events as June 1st approaches. 


        Our team is here to assistant you in any way possible. For assistance, please feel free to call or email us so we can best serve your needs:  

        Programming Shane Basford 719-581-0412

         Rentals / Events Ben Eichel 719-581-1029

         Planning Earl Richmond 719-395-2408 

        Stay Happy, Stay Healthy, Stay Safe!  BV Rec  FB @BVParksandRec


        BV REC Programs

        BV Rec features a wide variety of recreational opportunities in Buena Vista that are hosted by the Town of Buena Vista as well as many other area organizations. 


        Athletic and sports leagues are available throughout the year in sports like baseball; girls, coed and men's softball; soccer; football; and basketball. 


        Let's play outside! Outdoor recreation opportunities abound in BV, including adventure camps, paddle boarding, rafting, rock climbing, and more! 


        It's easy to find a fitness class in Buena Vista! Explore options like Silver Sneakers, Jiu Jitsu, martial arts, PiYo, swimming lessons - even dance lessons!


        Every day is special in BV, but you'll discover a full calendar of concerts, festivals, races, workshops, tournaments, and more on our Special Events page. 

        Quick Links

        Parks & Facilities

        Find a Park

        Buena Vista may be a small town, but it’s jam packed with parks for your enjoyment! Check out all of our parks here.

        Community Center

        Need a spot for your next meeting or event? Consider the Buena Vista Community Center! Learn more below.

        Book a Facility

        To reserve time at one of Buena Vista’s facilities or parks, you can book all of your locations quickly and easily here!


        Local Trails

        Whether you would like to walk, hike, ride, or run, there is a trail for you, whatever your ability level! 

        Safe Routes

        Find the safest routes to Avery Parsons Elementary School and Buena Vista Middle School or High School. 


        Adopt a local trail to promote sustainability and keep BV trails beautiful for everyone!



        With the help of community donations, we fund hundreds of kids and adults to allow them to participate in recreation programs.


        Individuals and families are welcome to donate to the BV REC Scholarship Fund. We couldn’t do it without you!


        Corporate sponsorships provide your organization with exposure on local signage and t-shirts, and support the BV REC Scholarship fund.

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