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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    September 2021

    Youth Soccer – 2016-2017s – Fall 21

    September 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:45 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 12, 2021

    An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until October 16, 2021

    River Park, 717 E Main Street
    Buena Vista, CO 81211 United States
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    $45

    Youth Soccer – Ages: Born in 2010-2017    $45 for 2016-17s, $55 for 2014-15s, $65 for 2012-13s, $70 for 2010-11s    Practice Times Vary, Games on Saturdays August 30-October 16    BV River Park Fields Registration Deadline: Monday, August 23 Fall Youth Soccer is here! Players will be placed on parent-volunteer coached teams in 2016-17s (U6), 2014-15s (U8), 2012-13s (U10), 2010-11s (U12) age groups. Practices will be led by trained Practice Facilitators. Game schedule and locations will be released after…

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    Youth Soccer – 2012-13s – Fall 21

    September 21 @ 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 13, 2021

    An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until October 16, 2021

    Softball Field, Softball Field
    Buena Vista, CO 81211 United States
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    $65

    Youth Soccer – Ages: Born in 2010-2017    $45 for 2016-17s, $55 for 2014-15s, $65 for 2012-13s, $70 for 2010-11s    Practice Times Vary, Games on Saturdays August 30-October 16    BV River Park Fields Registration Deadline: Monday, August 23 Fall Youth Soccer is here! Players will be placed on parent-volunteer coached teams in 2016-17s (U6), 2014-15s (U8), 2012-13s (U10), 2010-11s (U12) age groups. Practices will be led by trained Practice Facilitators. Game schedule and locations will be released after…

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    Buena Vista Youth Football – Fall 21

    September 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until October 23, 2021

    An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday and Saturday, repeating until October 23, 2021

    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 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-Thursday nights from 5:30-7:30pm at the BVHS Football Fields. The first practice will be held on Wednesday, August 25. Games will begin…

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    Men’s 4X4 Volleyball League – Fall 2021

    September 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 26, 2021

    Darren Patterson Christian Academy, 518 S San Juan Ave
    Buena Vista, CO 81211 United States
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    $20

    Men’s Volleyball League - Ages: 16+    $20/Participant    Tuesdays, 6:00-9:30pm    September 7-October 26    Darren Patterson Christian Academy    Registration Deadline: Tuesday, August 31 Get your team together for the new Men’s 4X4 Volleyball League! Teams are guaranteed a minimum of 8 games, including a postseason tournament. Teams will be scheduled for Officiating/Scorekeeping. The league will be split into A (advanced/competitive) & B (beginner/recreational) skill divisions, if possible. *Team Registration Deadline: Tuesday, August 31* Click here for online…

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    Reading to Rover (R2R)

    September 22 @ 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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    Youth Soccer – 2014-15s – Fall 21

    September 22 @ 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, 2021

    An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until October 16, 2021

    Soccer Field Buena Vista, CO 81211 United States + Google Map
    $55

    Youth Soccer – Ages: Born in 2010-2017    $45 for 2016-17s, $55 for 2014-15s, $65 for 2012-13s, $70 for 2010-11s    Practice Times Vary, Games on Saturdays August 30-October 16    BV River Park Fields Registration Deadline: Monday, August 23 Fall Youth Soccer is here! Players will be placed on parent-volunteer coached teams in 2016-17s (U6), 2014-15s (U8), 2012-13s (U10), 2010-11s (U12) age groups. Practices will be led by trained Practice Facilitators. Game schedule and locations will be released after…

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    Women’s 6X6 Volleyball League – Fall 2021

    September 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 27, 2021

    Darren Patterson Christian Academy, 518 S San Juan Ave
    Buena Vista, CO 81211 United States
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    $20

    Women’s Volleyball League - Ages: 16+    $20/Participant    Wednesdays, 6:00-9:30pm    September 8-October 2    Darren Patterson Christian Academy    Registration Deadline: Tuesday, August 31 Bump, Set, Spike! Registration is open for the Women’s Volleyball League! Teams are guaranteed a minimum of 8 games, including a postseason tournament. Teams will be scheduled for Officiating/Scorekeeping. The league will be split into A (advanced/competitive) & B (beginner/recreational) skill divisions, if possible. *Team Registration Deadline: Tuesday, August 31* Click here for online…

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    Wiggles & Giggles

    September 23 @ 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

    September 23 @ 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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    Bike Giveaway Day – Fall 21

    September 23 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Community Center, 715 E Main Street
    Buena Vista, CO 81211 United States
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    FREE!

    BV Rec will be offering their first ever free Bike Giveaway Day this Fall on Thursday, September 23 from 3:00-5:00pm at the Buena Vista Community Center! BV Rec has received the donation of numerous bikes from community members over the past few years, and we would like to give the bikes back to the community! We will have 20 bikes, 3 scooters, and 1 bike trailer for kids to giveaway. Most bikes are youth sizes (16-22" wheels). All items used,…

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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.

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    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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