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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    June 2022

    Adult Open Gym Basketball – Summer 2022

    June 26 @ 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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    Girls Softball – 14U & 18U – Live Pitch – Summer 22

    June 27 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until July 13, 2022

    An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Monday and Thursday, repeating until July 14, 2022

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

    Girls Softball League – Ages: 11-18   14U & 18U: $70/participant Practices: Weekday Mornings; Games: Mondays, Thursdays, and some Saturdays   May 31-July 16  Sheila Stout Memorial Softball Field   The Girls Softball League is back for Summer 2022! Practices for the Girls Softball League will begin the week of May 31. Practices will be held from 9:00-11:00am on Tuesdays & Fridays for 10U, and on Mondays & Wednesdays for 14U & 18U. A BV Rec Practice Facilitator will lead practice on…

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    Become a Licensed Home Childcare Provider

    June 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until November 30, 2022

    Buena Vista, CO 81211 United States + Google Map
    Free

    Become a Licensed Home Childcare Provider!!! There is a great need for licensed childcare in Chaffee County, especially for infants and toddlers. The Chaffee County Early Childhood Council can help you to understand and complete licensing requirements, as well as help you cover some of the costs to open your home childcare facility. As an incentive, the state is offering monthly awards & bonuses for new providers, as well as for established providers who increase their ratings with the state! If…

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    Bus to Swimming Lessons – 2022

    June 28 @ 9:00 am - 11:45 am
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    An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until June 30, 2022

    One event on August 1, 2022 at 9:00 am

    One event on August 2, 2022 at 9:00 am

    One event on August 3, 2022 at 9:00 am

    One event on August 4, 2022 at 9:00 am

    One event on August 8, 2022 at 9:00 am

    One event on August 9, 2022 at 9:00 am

    One event on August 10, 2022 at 9:00 am

    One event on August 11, 2022 at 9:00 am

    Community Center, 715 E Main Street
    Buena Vista, CO 81211 United States
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    $70

    Ages 6+    $70 per participant     The Buena Vista Recreation Department is working with Salida Recreation to provide transportation to swimming lessons. Participants will meet at the BV Community Center each morning to ride the bus to Salida, and be dropped off back at the Community Center after each lesson. Participants are expected to change clothes before and after swimming. Please only sign up through Buena Vista Recreation if you would like us to provide transportation to and from…

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    Youth Baseball – 12U – Live Pitch – Summer 22

    June 28 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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    An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until July 12, 2022

    An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until July 13, 2022

    Youth Baseball Field, 38.845694, -106.124012
    Buena Vista, CO 81211 United States
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    $70

    12U Live Pitch – Ages 11-12   $70   Mondays & Wednesdays, 4:00-8:00pm   May 31-July 13   Grab your bat and your glove and get ready for the Youth Baseball League! Live Pitch is for ages 11-12, as of 4/30/22. Practices for the Youth Baseball League will begin the week of May 31. Live Pitch will have one 1-hour practice per week as scheduled by the volunteer team coach, and one practice per week led by the BV Rec Baseball Practice Facilitator…

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    Girls Softball – 10U – Machine Pitch – Summer 22

    June 28 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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    An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday and Friday, repeating until July 15, 2022

    An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Monday and Thursday, repeating until July 14, 2022

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

    Girls Softball League – Ages: 7-10   10U: $60/participant Practices: Weekday Mornings; Games: Mondays, Thursdays, and some Saturdays    May 31-July 16 Sheila Stout Memorial Softball Field   The Girls Softball League is back for Summer 2022! Practices for the Girls Softball League will begin the week of May 31. Practices will be held from 9:00-11:00am on Tuesdays & Fridays for 10U, and on Mondays & Wednesdays for 14U & 18U. A BV Rec Practice Facilitator will lead practice on Wednesdays…

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    Youth Mountain Bike Skills Camp – Summer 22

    June 28 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday and Wednesday, repeating until June 1, 2022

    One event on June 7, 2022 at 12:30 pm

    One event on June 8, 2022 at 12:30 pm

    One event on June 14, 2022 at 12:30 pm

    One event on June 15, 2022 at 12:30 pm

    One event on June 21, 2022 at 12:30 pm

    One event on June 22, 2022 at 12:30 pm

    One event on June 28, 2022 at 9:00 am

    One event on June 29, 2022 at 9:00 am

    One event on July 5, 2022 at 9:00 am

    One event on July 6, 2022 at 9:00 am

    One event on July 12, 2022 at 9:00 am

    One event on July 13, 2022 at 9:00 am

    One event on July 19, 2022 at 9:00 am

    One event on July 20, 2022 at 9:00 am

    Community Center, 715 E Main Street
    Buena Vista, CO 81211 United States
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    $160

    Mountain Bike Skills Camp – Ages: 7-12      $160      Tuesday-Wednesday 4 weeks per session; 16 hours per session 1 Beginner Level Group per Session and 1 Intermediate Level Group per Session Max of 10 kids per level per session Session 1 Dates: May 31-June 22 (Afternoons) Session  2 Dates: June 28-July 20 (Mornings) Session 1: May 31 - June 22 (Afternoons) Beginner Level: Tuesday, May 31 and Wednesday, June 1 – 12:30-2:30pm Tuesdays, June 7, June 14, June 21 – 12:30-4:30pm…

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    Youth Baseball – 8U – Coach Pitch – Summer 22

    June 28 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until July 14, 2022

    An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Monday, repeating until July 14, 2022

    Youth Baseball Field, 38.845694, -106.124012
    Buena Vista, CO 81211 United States
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    $60

    8U Coach Pitch – Ages: 7-8   $60   Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:00-8:00pm   May 31-July 14 Grab your bat and your glove and get ready for the Youth Baseball League! Coach Pitch is for ages 7-8, as of 4/30/22. Practices for the Youth Baseball League will begin the week of May 31. Coach Pitch will have one 1-hour practice per week as scheduled by the volunteer team coach, and one practice per week led by the BV Rec Baseball Practice Facilitator on…

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    Youth Baseball – 10U – Modified Live Pitch – Summer 22

    June 28 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday and Wednesday, repeating until July 14, 2022

    An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Thursday, repeating until July 21, 2022

    Youth Baseball Field, 38.845694, -106.124012
    Buena Vista, CO 81211 United States
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    $60

    10U Modified Live Pitch – Ages 9-10   $60  Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 4:00-8:00pm   May 31-July 13 Grab your bat and your glove and get ready for the Youth Baseball League! Modified Live Pitch is for ages 9-10, as of 4/30/22. Practices for the Youth Baseball League will begin the week of May 31. Modified Live Pitch will have one 1-hour practice per week as scheduled by the volunteer team coach, and one practice per week led by the BV Rec Baseball…

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    Adult Coed Softball League 2022

    June 28 @ 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 10, 2022

    Softball Field, Softball Field
    Buena Vista, CO 81211 United States
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    Adult Coed Softball League – Ages 16+   Team Registration Fee: $250/team, Player Registration Fee: $35/player   Tuesdays-Wednesdays, 6:00-10:00pm   June 7-August 10 Grab your glove and get ready for another season of Slow Pitch Softball on Tuesday and Wednesday 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. Teams should consist of 5 males and 5 females in the batting…

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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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