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.



    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.


    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

    Girls Softball – 10U – Machine Pitch – Summer 22

    June 30 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm 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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    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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    Concerts in the Park – 2022

    June 30 @ 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 11, 2022

    McPhelemy Park, Hwy 24 and Main Street
    Buena Vista, CO 81211 United States
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    FREE Thursday Concerts in the Park showcase local and regional performers at the beautiful McPhelemy Park right on 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 each week.  Donations to musicians are always appreciated! Date Performer June 23 Mountain J June 30 Bill Kelly July 7 Alex Johnstone (Of Rapidgrass) July 14 Bob Weir July…

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    Adult Men’s Softball League 2022

    June 30 @ 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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    July 2022

    Adult Open Gym Basketball – Summer 2022

    July 3 @ 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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    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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    Become a Licensed Home Childcare Provider

    July 5 @ 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

    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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    Monday Morning Art

    July 18 @ 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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    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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    Adventure Camp – Summer 2022

    July 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until July 28, 2022

    Buena Vista, CO 81211 United States + Google Map

    Adventure Camp – Ages: 6-12   $80/Session   Monday-Thursday, 1:00-4:00pm   Meet at the Community Center Spend a week with BV Rec and experience cool activities, some new and some favorites. We have a lot of fun in store this summer: sports, hikes, crafts, exploration, field trips, and each lead to a new adventure. Minimum: 8 participants per session; Maximum: 24 participants per session Session 1: July 18-21 Registration Deadline: Session 1 - Thursday, July 14 Click Here to Register Online for Session…

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    Middle School Volleyball Clinics – Summer 22

    July 19 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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    An event every day that begins at 9:30 am, repeating until July 20, 2022

    Darren Patterson Christian Academy, 518 S San Juan Ave
    Buena Vista, CO 81211 United States
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    Middle School Volleyball Clinic – Grades 6-8 (as of Fall 2022)    $30    Tuesday-Wednesday, 9:30am-12:00pm    July 19-20    DPCA Gym (Darren Patterson Christian Academy - 518 S San Juan Ave in Buena Vista) The Town of Buena Vista Recreation Department will be holding a Middle School Volleyball Clinic this summer! This volleyball clinic is designed to teach the game in a relaxed, educational, and fun learning environment. We will focus on individual player development and will concentrate our…

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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 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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