Mission

The Buena Vista Recreation Department’s vision is to serve the local community by facilitating affordable and inclusive recreational opportunities.

Our mission is to support individuals’ well-being by:

  • Facilitating recreation programs that inspire a variety of interests including sports, outdoor recreation, fitness, and fine arts.          
  • Providing oversight to special events to ensure public safety and community engagement. 
  • Encouraging stewardship of our local recreation resources.
  • Engaging with the Recreation Advisory Board to address the evolving needs of the community.

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.

Recreation Staff

Shane Basford

RECreATION SUPERVISOR

Office: 719-395-2408 
Cell: 719-581-0412 
Email Shane

Earl Richmond

Recreation SPECIAL PROJECTS MANAGER

Office: 719-221-1461
Email Earl

Tucker Wildeson

Program Coordinator (1) 

Office: 1-719-581-1051
Email Tucker

Catelin Miles

Program Coordinator (2) 

Office: 1-719-581-1051
Email Catelin

Benjamin Eichel

Reservations and  Special Event Permitting

Office: 719-581-1029
Cell: 719-966-9984
Email Ben

Jenny DEPEW

RECREATION ADMINISTRATIVE ASSITANT

Office: 719-395-1939 

Email Jenny

Advisory Board

 

  • Recreation Advisory Board duties are to make recommendations to the Trustees regarding the operation, improvement, and maintenance of the Town’s recreation programs and facilities, and to bring to the attention of the Board of Trustees any matter pertaining to the Town’s recreation programs and facilities.
  • The Recreation Advisory Board has seven (7) voting members and two (2) alternates will be appointed by the Board of Trustees. The Recreation Advisory Board also includes the recreation staff and a designated Board of Trustees member, both of whom serve as non-voting ex officio members.
  • Recreation Advisory Board guiding documents: Recreation Master Plan, River Park Master Plan.
  • The Recreation Advisory Board meets at 7:30 AM or 6:30 PM on the third Wednesday of each month at the Community Center (715 East Main St).
  • Please contact the Recreation Supervisor with any questions.

Recreation Advisory Board Members

Members

McKenzie Lyle, Chair
kenzlyle@gmail.com

Marcus Trusty, Vice Chair
mtrusty@bvpeakfitness.com

Rick Bieterman                                                             rickbieterman@gmail.com

Danielle Ryan
danielleryan1986@gmail.com

Luke Urbine
luke@whitewaterphotography.com

Jan Johnson
janlmenj2014@gmail.com

Alternates

Ashley Davis
abeez522@gmail.com

Jan Johnson
janlmenj2014@gmail.com

Trustee Liaison

Devon Rowe
trusteeRowe@buenavistaco.gov

Ex Officio Members

Shane Basford, Recreation Supervisor
bvrec@buenavistaco.gov

Agenda and Minutes

Please click here to review the Agenda and Minutes of the BV Recreation Advisory Board.

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