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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    November 2021

    Open Gym Pickleball – Fall 21

    November 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Friday, repeating until December 31, 2021

    An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 26, 2021

    An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Monday, repeating until December 27, 2021

    Darren Patterson Christian Academy, 518 S San Juan Ave
    Buena Vista, CO 81211 United States
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    $3

    Adult Open Gym Pickleball Coed   Ages 16+   $3 Per Visit Mondays, 9:00am-12:00pm; Fridays, 6:00-9:00pm  October 1-December 31 Darren Patterson Christian Academy Registration: Drop-in Open Gym Pickleball for Ages 10+ Coed   Ages 10+   $3 Per Visit Sundays, 1:00-4:00pm October 3-December 26 Darren Patterson Christian Academy Registration: Drop-in This game mixes badminton, tennis, and ping pong skills creating a fun, active, low-impact sport for individuals of all ages and athletic backgrounds! No experience required. Click Here to sign the BV Rec Waiver…

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    Adult Open Gym Volleyball – Fall 21

    November 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 19, 2021

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

    Open Gym Volleyball Coed   Ages: 16+   $3/participant Sundays, 6:00-8:00pm   November 7-December 19 Buena Vista High School - Red Gym Registration: Drop-in Come join us for Adult Open Play Sand Volleyball at the Buena Vista High School - Red Gym! Anyone is welcome, whether you are an expert volleyball player or are new to the sport. This program is offered for people to have fun and play some volleyball. $3 per visit. Click Here to Sign the BV Rec Waiver Online!

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    Yoga

    November 29 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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    An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Monday, repeating indefinitely

    peak fitness, 620 Antero Circle
    Buena Vista, CO 81211 United States
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    $8

    This class will help participants gain improved flexibility, balance, strength and posture while incorporating beginner and intermediate yoga poses with stretching. 

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    Youth Basketball League – Grades K-2 – 2021

    November 29 @ 5:00 pm - 6:45 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Monday, repeating until December 6, 2021

    An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Saturday, repeating until December 11, 2021

    Darren Patterson Christian Academy, 518 S San Juan Ave
    Buena Vista, CO 81211 United States
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    $50

    Youth Basketball League – Grades: K-6 $50 for K-2, $60 for 3-6   Practice Times Vary, Games on Saturdays October 18-December 11   Registration Deadline: Monday, October 11 BV Rec & BVHS Boys Basketball are partnering again to bring you the Youth Basketball League! Boys & girls will be split into volunteer-coached teams in the K-2, 3-4, and 5-6 grade divisions. The League is open for players in K-6th Grade. Games will typically be played 4v4 on a full 2-hoop side court.…

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    Women’s Self-Led Workout Group

    November 30 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
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    An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until May 27, 2022

    Community Center, 715 E Main Street
    Buena Vista, CO 81211 United States
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    $2

    Ages 18+   $2 per visit  Fridays, 8:00-9:30am October 8-May 27 Community Center Aspen Room Join in this weekly, self-led women's workout group that focuses on body weight interval training, including both cardio and muscle conditioning. This group encourages consistent exercise and offers healthy support to each other. No formal instruction will be provided. Each participant is responsible for taking care of their own body and knowing their own limits. Registration: Drop-in

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    Adult 4-on-4 Basketball League – Fall 2021

    November 30 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 21, 2021

    Darren Patterson Christian Academy, 518 S San Juan Ave
    Buena Vista, CO 81211 United States
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    $15

    Adult 4-on-4 Basketball League – Ages: 16+   $15/participant   Tuesdays, 6:00-9:30pm   November 2-December 21   Darren Patterson Christian Academy Team Registration Deadline: Monday, October 25 This 4-on-4 Basketball League is a half-court, recreational league. Teams are guaranteed a minimum of 8 games. Teams will play best 2 of 3 games to 25 (by 2’s and 3’s) against a scheduled opponent each week. Players will call their own fouls. Click Here to Register a Player Online! Click Here to Register a Team Online!

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    December 2021

    Animal Crackers

    December 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 15, 2021

    Buena Vista Public Library, 131 Linderman Ave
    Buena Vista, CO 81211 United States
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    Animal Crackers—Weekly Location: Buena Vista Public Library Date: Every Wednesday Time: 10:00 a.m. Audience: Ages 2 to 5, siblings welcome The Salida Circus teaches stretches, games, and circus skills including juggling, tumbling, parent tot acrobatics, stilt walking, and so much more. Instructor Laura Hart, a trained early childhood educator and a member of the Salida Circus, leads this exciting program to help kids build gross motor, fine motor, and social emotional skills.

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    Reading to Rover (R2R)

    December 1 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 15, 2021

    Buena Vista Public Library, 131 Linderman Ave
    Buena Vista, CO 81211 United States
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    R2R: Reading to Rover—Weekly Location: Buena Vista Public Library Date: Every Wednesday Time: 3:30 p.m. Audience: All Ages To sign up please call: 719-395-8700 Research shows that reading to dogs can boost reading skills in children while also developing social and emotional skills. That’s why at BVPL, we have friendly dogs that will sit with people, one-on-one, while they read. Any reading level or age is welcome. Reading times are assigned 15-minute blocks.

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    Wiggles & Giggles

    December 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until December 16, 2021

    Buena Vista Public Library, 131 Linderman Ave
    Buena Vista, CO 81211 United States
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    Wiggles & Giggles—Weekly Location: Buena Vista Public Library Date: Every Thursday Sept-Dec No class Oct 7 & Nov 25 Time: 10:00 a.m. Audience: 0-5 years old Unstructured, free play and socialization for littles and caregivers.

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    Bridge Club

    December 2 @ 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 30, 2021

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

    Bridge Club meets every Thursday from 1:00pm-4:00pm at the Community Center. Call Jim or DeDe Williams at 719-395-6530 or email dedeinbv@gmail.com by Tuesday night to reserve your spot in the weekly session. Registration fee is $1 per visit at the door.

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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.

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