BV Recreation programming update during the covid-19 pandemic

Our goal at BV Rec is to offer as much of our annual programming as possible. All of our programs will only operate under the guidelines from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and Chaffee County Public Health. The guidelines for each program will be listed on the program page. 

    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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    August 2022

    Adult Men’s Softball League 2022

    August 11 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday and Friday, repeating until August 12, 2022

    Softball Field, Softball Field
    Buena Vista, CO 81211 United States
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    Adult Men’s Softball League – Ages 16+   Team Registration Fee: $250/team, Player Registration Fee: $35/player   Thursdays-Fridays, 6:00-10:00pm   June 9-Aug 12 Grab your glove and get ready for another season of Adult Slow Pitch Men's Softball on Thursday and Friday evenings! 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 9 games, including tournament. Twelve teams maximum, so please register early! Team Registration Deadline:…

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    Adult Open Gym Basketball – Summer 2022

    August 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until August 21, 2022

    Buena Vista Middle & High School Gyms, 559 S Railroad St
    Buena Vista, CO 81211 United States
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    $3

    Open Gym Basketball Coed   Ages: 16+   $3/participant Sundays, 6:00-8:00pm   June 12-August 21 Buena Vista High School - Red Gym Registration: Drop-in Come join us for Adult Open Gym Basketball at the Buena Vista High School - Red Gym! Anyone is welcome, whether you are an expert basketball player or are new to the sport. This program is offered for people to have fun and play some basketball. $3 per visit. Click Here to Sign the BV Rec Waiver Online!

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    Monday Morning Art

    August 15 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 9:30 am on day Third of the month, repeating until December 19, 2022

    Community Center, 715 E Main Street
    Buena Vista, CO 81211 United States
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    $1

    Monday Morning Art – Ages: 18+   $1/visit   3rd Monday of the Month, 9:30am-12:00pm   January 17, February 21, March 21, April 18   Community Center, Aspen Room Artists of all mediums are welcome! Bring your projects to the Aspen Room at the Community Center and socialize while you work. The program is held the third Monday of each month. Registration: Drop-in CLICK HERE TO SIGN THE BV REC WAIVER ONLINE!

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    Bridge Club

    August 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 29, 2022

    Community Center, 715 E Main Street
    Buena Vista, CO 81211 United States
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    $1

    Bridge Club – Ages: 18+   $1/visit   Thursdays, 1:00-4:00pm   January 6-December 29     Community Center, Pinon Room Bridge Club meets every Thursday from 1:00-4:00pm at the Community Center. Call Jim and DeDe Williams at 719-395-6530 or email dedeinbv@gmail.com by Tuesday night each week to reserve your spot in the weekly session. Registration: Drop-in CLICK HERE TO SIGN THE BV REC WAIVER ONLINE!

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    Concerts in the Park – 2022

    August 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 18, 2022

    McPhelemy Park, Hwy 24 and Main Street
    Buena Vista, CO 81211 United States
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    FREE

    FREE! - Thursdays starting June 23 through August 18, 2022 - 6:00-8:00pm Concerts in the Park showcase local and regional performers at beautiful McPhelemy Park located right next to the Buena Vista Town Pond. Gather your family, pack a picnic, grab your beach chair, and come enjoy the atmosphere of our free Concerts in the Park!  A great variety of musical acts from week to week.  Donations to musicians are always appreciated! 6-23-22 Mountain J 6-30-22 Bill Kelly 7-7-22 Alex…

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    Buena Vista Youth Tackle Football – Grades 3-6 – Fall 22

    August 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until October 15, 2022

    An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until October 15, 2022

    Buena Vista High School Football Fields, 559 S Railroad St, Buena Vista, CO 81211
    Buena Vista, CO 81211 United States
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    $120

    Join Buena Vista Youth Tackle Football for the Southern Colorado 11v11 Youth Tackle Football League this Fall! The program will feature a 3-4 Grade age group and a 5-6 Grade age group. BV Rec will be assisting the program by running registration and helping communicate to the participants. The registration fee is $120 per participant. Practices will be held Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday nights from 5:30-7:00pm at the BVHS Practice Football Field. The first practice will be held on Monday,…

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    Youth Soccer – 2011-2012’s – Fall 22

    August 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Monday and Thursday, repeating until October 15, 2022

    An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until October 15, 2022

    Soccer Field Buena Vista, CO 81211 United States + Google Map
    $75

    Youth Soccer – Ages: Born in 2011-2018      $45 for 2017-2018's, $60 for 2015-2016's, $70 for 2013-2014's, $75 for 2011-2012's      Practice Times Vary (Schedule Below), Games on Saturdays August 29-October 15  -  BV River Park Fields   Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 17 Fall Youth Soccer is here! Players will be placed on parent-volunteer coached teams in 2017-2018's, 2015-2016's, 2013-2014's, 2011-2012's age groups. Practices will be led by trained Practice Facilitators. Game schedule and locations will be released after the…

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    Youth Soccer – 2017-2018’s – Fall 22

    August 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:45 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Monday, repeating until October 15, 2022

    An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until October 15, 2022

    River Park, 717 E Main Street
    Buena Vista, CO 81211 United States
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    $50

    Youth Soccer – Ages: Born in 2011-2018      $45 for 2017-2018's, $60 for 2015-2016's, $70 for 2013-2014's, $75 for 2011-2012's     Practice Times Vary (Schedule Below), Games on Saturdays August 29-October 15  -  BV River Park Fields   Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 17 Fall Youth Soccer is here! Players will be placed on parent-volunteer coached teams in 2017-2018's, 2015-2016's, 2013-12014's, 2011-2012's age groups. Practices will be led by trained Practice Facilitators. Game schedule and locations will be released after the season…

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    Youth Soccer – 2013-2014’s – Fall 22

    August 30 @ 4:30 pm - 7:15 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Tuesday and Wednesday, repeating until October 15, 2022

    An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until October 15, 2022

    Softball Field, Softball Field
    Buena Vista, CO 81211 United States
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    $70

    Youth Soccer – Ages: Born in 2011-2018      $45 for 2017-2018's, $60 for 2015-2016's, $70 for 2013-2014's, $75 for 2011-2012's      Practice Times Vary (Schedule Below), Games on Saturdays August 29-October 15  -  BV River Park Fields   Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 17 Fall Youth Soccer is here! Players will be placed on parent-volunteer coached teams in 2017-2018's, 2015-2016's, 2013-2014's, 2011-2012's age groups. Practices will be led by trained Practice Facilitators. Game schedule and locations will be released after the…

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    Youth Soccer – 2015-2016’s – Fall 22

    August 31 @ 4:00 pm - 6:15 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Wednesday and Friday, repeating until October 15, 2022

    An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until October 15, 2022

    Soccer Field Buena Vista, CO 81211 United States + Google Map
    $60

    Youth Soccer – Ages: Born in 2011-2018      $45 for 2017-2018's, $60 for 2015-2016's, $70 for 2013-2014's, $75 for 2011-2012's      Practice Times Vary (Schedule Below), Games on Saturdays August 29-October 15  -  BV River Park Fields   Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 17 Fall Youth Soccer is here! Players will be placed on parent-volunteer coached teams in 2017-2018's, 2015-2016's, 2013-2014's, 2011-2012's age groups. Practices will be led by trained Practice Facilitators. Game schedule and locations will be released after the…

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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 an Event

    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.

    Refunds

    Refunds for recreation programs will be given if a participant withdraws before the registration deadline for the program. Full or partial refunds may be given if a participant withdraws after the registration deadline due to a medical or family emergency including COVID-19 quarantines. Refunds will not be granted for program cancellations due to inclement weather or other circumstances beyond the control of the Recreation Department. Late registrations for youth sports programs will be accepted until the first games of the season have been played. 

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