Get fit, have fun, and play in beautiful Buena Vista, Colorado!

BV REC works with local enthusiasts, instructors, businesses and citizens, and currently provides over 75 athletic, cultural, and expeditionary activities. We know you’ll find something here you’ll like! If what you’re looking for isn’t offered, we will work with you to find out where it is offered or what might be required to get it going.

Programs

Athletics

Sports leagues or recurring athletic programs. This includes softball, basketball, volleyball, pickleball, and other recreational and competitive leagues.

Outdoor Rec

Nature-based programs aimed at community engagement & conservation like group bike rides, 4x4 meet ups, cross country skiing, or trail building.

Fitness

Organized activities aimed at physical fitness and health. This includes yoga, group workout classes, swimming, gymnastics, martial arts, and more.

Special Events

Local community events that focus on recreation activities. Examples include concerts, tournaments & races.

Special Interests

Fun programs geared toward special topics of interest like bridge, seniors, dog lovers, or children's play groups.

Fine Arts

Recurring activities focused on artistic expression such as weekly art classes, music lessons, and dance classes.

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June 2019

Paddle on the Pond

June 18 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until July 30, 2019

McPhelemy Park, Hwy 24 and Main Street
Buena Vista, CO 81211 United States
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Ages: All ages Tuesdays in June and July 4:00-6:00 pm Cost: FREE!  (A $5 donation is suggested) Town Pond, McPhelemy Park Buena Vista Recreation partners with CKS to host Paddle on the Pond in McPhelemy Park every Tuesday in June and July. CKS brings paddle boards and necessary equipment to enjoy the pond. For participants under the age of 18, a parent must be present to sign a liability waiver before participating. Registration: Drop in

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Webelos Scouts

June 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

Congregational United Church of Christ, 217 Crossman Ave
Buena Vista, 81211
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$50

Cub Scouts for 4th and 5th grade boys and girls meet twice a week during the school year, with an additional outdoor activity about once a month. Cost is $50 for the year plus some event fees.

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Dance Lessons 2019 – Country Western Two Step and Swing Intermediate

June 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until September 24, 2019

Community Center, 715 E Main Street
Buena Vista, CO 81211 United States
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$5

Enjoy an evening of dancing to country music with Country Two Step and Swing Dance Lessons! Dancing is a great form of exercise that keeps the mind and body sharp. It is a great social activity for people of all ages! Previous dance experience is required for this class. Join instructor Bill Ridout to build on your existing dance skills with two-step and country swing. The class is open to singles and couples. The drop-in fee is $5 per class,…

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Adult Coed Softball League – Summer 2019

June 18 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday and Wednesday, repeating until August 14, 2019

Softball Field, Softball Field
Buena Vista, CO 81211 United States
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Grab your glove and get ready for another season of Slow Pitch Softball! The league will consist of a round-robin season, followed by a post-season tournament. Games will be officiated by paid umpires. Teams are guaranteed a minimum of 10 games, including tournament.  Coed Softball will be held on Tuesdays and Wednesday evenings from 5:30-10:30pm at the River Park Softball Field. Ages: 16+,  Team Registration: $250,  Individual Player Registration: $30 Printable Team Registration Form & Roster 19 - Adult Softball…

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Dance Lessons 2019 – Waltz and Latin Music Beginner

June 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until September 24, 2019

Community Center, 715 E Main Street
Buena Vista, CO 81211 United States
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$5

Learn how to dance to waltz and Latin music with Beginner's Waltz and Latin Dance Lessons! Dancing is a great form of exercise that keeps the mind and body sharp. It is a great social activity for people of all ages! Join instructor Bill Ridout to learn the basics of waltz and Latin dance. The class is open to singles and couples. The drop-in fee is $5 per class, pay at the door.   Click Here to Register!

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Girls Softball 2019 – 14U

June 19 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until July 13, 2019

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Monday and Thursday, repeating until July 13, 2019

Softball Field, Softball Field
Buena Vista, CO 81211 United States
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$60

The Girls Softball League is back for Summer 2019! The Girls Softball Program is available for girls ages 7-18, as of December 31, 2018. Players will be played on volunteer-coached teams in the 10U, 14U, and 18U Age Divisions. 10U will use Machine Pitch, and 14U & 18U will use Fast Pitch. Games will be played in Buena Vista, Salida, Woodland Park, Gunnison, and other communities as scheduled. A pre-season Skills Clinic will be held on Friday, May 17 from…

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Open Play Pickleball Summer 2019

June 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, repeating until September 27, 2019

River Park Tennis Courts Buena Vista, CO 81211 United States + Google Map
$2

Ages: 16+   May 15-Sept 27  River Park Tennis Courts: $2/visit   Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00am-12:00pm This game mixes badminton, tennis, and ping pong skills creating a fun, low-impact sport for individuals of all ages and athletic backgrounds!  No experience required. Click Here to Register Online!

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SilverSneakers Yoga

June 19 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Wednesday and Friday, repeating indefinitely

peak fitness, 620 Antero Circle
Buena Vista, CO 81211 United States
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Move your body through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support is offered to safely perform a variety of postures designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity. 

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Silver Sneakers Splash

June 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, happening 26 times

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, happening 52 times

Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort, 15870 County Road 162
Nathrop, CO 81236 United States
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free

Come join us in the pool for a gentle, shallow-water total-body conditioning class. This class will improve your range of motion, agility, and cardiovascular health which will translate to a healthier, more active lifestyle.

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Beginner’s Youth Tennis Clinic – 2019

June 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until July 17, 2019

River Park Tennis Courts Buena Vista, CO 81211 United States + Google Map
Free

Beginner's Youth Tennis Clinic – Ages 11-14   FREE!   Wednesdays, 1:00-3:00pm   June 12-July 17   Min. 4, Max 7 River Park Tennis Courts Join instructor Cindy Puckett for the new Beginner’s Youth Tennis Clinic. Participants will learn the basic tennis strokes, serving, and scoring. All participants will need their own tennis racquet. Pre-registration is required. Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 5 Click Here to Register Online!

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As you explore local programs online, you can sign up instantly! You can also print this Program Registration Form and return it by mail (PO Box 2002, Buena Vista, CO 81211) or drop it off at Town Hall (210 E Main Street). Please contact us or the specific program organizer with any questions! 

Submit a Program

This website is intended to be a one-stop source for all things recreational in Buena Vista. In addition to programs hosted by the Town of Buena Vista Recreation Department, other organizations are welcome to submit programs that fall within the mission statement of the Recreation Advisory Board. 

Program Proposals

We’d love to hear your ideas for new programs that inspire a variety of interests, including sports, music, and fine arts. Please submit your ideas for events and activities that promote community development through positive social interaction and facilitate stewardship of our outdoor recreation resources.

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Refunds

Refunds for recreation programs will be given if a participant withdraws before the registration deadline for the program. Refunds may be given if a participant withdraws after the registration deadline due to a medical or family emergency. Refunds will not be granted for program cancellations due to inclement weather or other circumstances beyond the control of the Recreation Department.

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