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April 2023 Newsletter

Important Dates:

March 27 - April 10: Circle Drive Closed for Paving
April 1: Summer Program Registration Opens
April 14: Night Owlz
April 15: Pool Closed for SeaPerch Event
April 28: Day Without Hate Celebration 

Stay Connected!

New Registration System

WPR has upgraded to a new registration software, Civic Rec. We encourage you to create your online profile in Civic Rec by visiting the Widefield Parks & Recreation Civic Rec page

Road Closures

Widefield Parks and Recreation is getting new asphalt! The circle drive and some of the road heading east towards Widick Street will be closed from March 27 - April 10. The parking lot north of the new playground and pavilion, off of Aspen Drive will be open. All parking lots accessible from the Widick Street entrance will also be open. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please plan to park and walk farther when arriving at WPR or Security Public Library during these times. Following the completion of this project, there will be two-way traffic through the WPR Main Campus. 

Learn With Us!

For the 2023/2024 school year:
You are now able to submit your application for FREE 4 year old Universal Preschool! Watch this short video to walk you through the process. Once selected, we will contact you to fill out WPR Preschool required paperwork.

Registration for WPR 3 Year Old preschool is open! Please visit the preschool page for more details!

Celebrate With Us!

Celebration at the Pool 
Try to find the invisible water bottles in the pool for a prize, rock out with glow sticks, and have a lit party with us! Join us on Saturday, April 8 @ 1 - 2:30pm! Please register your party for guaranteed entry! 

Grow With Us!

Community Garden - Small Plot
The Community Garden at Talbott Park is a place for community members to grow the flower or vegetable garden they have always wanted. Work side by side with neighbors or a new friend in a peaceful atmosphere with unlimited possibilities. Plot size: 6'x8' with 3.5' pathways. Garden season dates: March 1 - October 31, 2023. Ages: All. Register before the plots are gone.
Fee: $35 with a $25 refundable deposit. 

Create With Us!

Crafting with Ms. P - Adult Junk Journal
Enjoy a morning of crafting with Ms. P. You will make a junk journal to match your personality, using fun paper, material, paint, and charms of your choice. 
Date: Saturday, April 11 @ 8am - 12pm. Ages: 18 and up. Fee: $35. Register by April 4. 

Painting P-art-y - Flower
This adult painting class is for beginners and seasoned painters alike. You will be taken step by step through a painting of flowers to take home and enjoy. Participants will learn mixing techniques and layering effects, no previous knowledge is necessary. Our art instructor directs you through the painting process to help bring out your inner artist. Every student will walk away with a canvas painting. No need to bring anything with you, except your creativity! 
Date: Wednesday, April 26 @ 6:30 - 8:30pm. Ages: 18 & up. Fee: $25. Register by April 19. 

Crafting with Ms. P - Quillow 
Join Ms. P and learn how to make a small patchwork quilt that folds into a pillow! 
Date: Friday, April 21 @ 9am - 12pm. Ages: 9 - 16 years. Fee: $45. Register by April 16. 

Crafting with Ms. P - PJ Shorts  
Join Ms. P in this class for beginner sewers. You will learn pattern reading and cutting, basic use of a sewing machine, and some hand sewing. You will leave with a completed pair of pajama shorts to enjoy.  
Date: Friday, May 12 @ 8:30am - 12pm. Ages: 9 - 16 years. Fee: $45. Register by May 7. 

Make Your Own Book  
Get ready for summer reading by writing your own story and making your own book. You will write a story Madlib style and then turn it into a book! 

Date: Friday, May 12 @ 9am - 12pm. Ages: 6 - 13 years. Fee: $25. Register by May 7. 

Play With Us!

Warm weather is approaching and we have open swim sessions during the school year! Did you know we have a diving board, rock wall, and a Wibit bridge? Or you can just come in and play! (Some people just float around!) Patrons are encouraged to register each person in their party on SignUp prior to open swim for guaranteed entry. See our website for Open Swim Hours
The pool will be closed on April 15 due to a districtwide Robotics SeaPerch event! Make sure to check our social media for pictures and videos of the event! 

Adult Pickleball Lessons
Come learn the fundamentals of the fastest growing sport in America! Pickleball lessons are now being offered! Sessions are a total of 6 hours, Monday through Thursday. Sounds like a great Dill! Make sure you register for our beginner or intermediate lessons! Relish the opportunity! - Be sure to visit our pickleball page for the full list of session dates. Great minds Dink alike! 

Adult Cornhole League
The league is open to players 16 years and up who want to socialize and sink a few bags, all while having a blast. Registration is team based (2 players per team). The game schedule may consist of multiple matches per night. Schedule format will depend on the number of teams registered. Only $50 a team! Summer registration ends on May 29.

Adult Softball Leagues
Make sure to register your team for our upcoming summer softball leagues. The COED league will play on Mondays and Men’s league will play on Tuesdays. $450 to register your team for a 10-game season. Registration ends on June 4. Limited spots available!

Adult Volleyball Leagues
If you are more of a spiker or a digger, our grass volleyball league is just the thing! Registration is only $150! Registration ends June 4.

Adult Volleyball Tournaments
Our annual Indoor Summer Slam tournament registration is now open! Dates are July 11, 18, and 25. This tournament consists of a 3 game guarantee and winners win BBQ and camp-out prizes! Fee is only $150! Registration ends July 2.

Baseball, Softball, & T-ball
Register to play ball with us by May 14. The baseball, softball, & T-ball games will take place from June 3 to July 30. The cost for 4 years/Pre-K and 6th-8th divisions will be $40 and they will play 5 games. Kindergarten to 5th grade will cost $50 and they will play 7 games.

CARA Track & Field
Don’t miss this chance to compete in track and field meets against other youth in Colorado. Meets are held in various locations around the state on Saturdays (participants are responsible for their own transportation). Practices are held at Mesa Ridge High School on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10am to 11am. The season will take place from June 5 to July 22. Register for $40 by June 5.

Fall Cheer, Flag Football, & Soccer
Register to play a fall sport with us by July 9. The cheer, flag football and soccer games will take place from August 5 to September 30. Flag football will be offered for children 4 years to 5th grade. Cheerleading will be offered to children 4 years to 5th grade. Soccer will be offered to children 4 years to 8th grade. The cost for 4 years/Pre-K and 6th-8th divisions will be $40 and they will play 5 games. Kindergarten to 5th grade will cost $50 and they will play 7 games.

Multi-Sport Camp
Learn eight sports over four mornings with us at WPR. The sports include: baseball/softball, basketball, flag football, basketball, golf, track, soccer, tennis, and volleyball. Children ages 6 - 13 are invited to register for the camp on WPR Main Campus that takes place from 8am - 12pm Tuesday, May 30 - Friday, June 2.

Golf Lessons
Children ages 6 - 12 can learn proper stroke mechanics and golf etiquette at WPR this summer. The lessons will be held from 4 - 5pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 13, 15, 20, & 22. The lessons will conclude with 2 hours of golf at Sand Creek Golf Course from 8 - 10am on June 27. No equipment needed. The cost to participate is $55.

Soccer Camps by Challenger Sports
Challenger Sports is holding soccer camps at Widick Field June 5 - 9 and July 10 - 14. Challenger offers various options during these camps for ages 3 to 14. To register for Challenger Sports visit their website at

Tiny Tykes Soccer Class
Widefield Park and Rec partners with Challenger Sports to offer soccer programming for ages 2 - 5 years. Register at Challenger’s website for upcoming Tiny Tykes Soccer classes Saturdays, April 8 - May 13.

Night Owlz 
We have openings in our April and May Night Owlz! Drop off your pre-registered child for a fun night while parents take a well-deserved break on April 14 from 6 - 9pm! Your child will have the opportunity to splash around in the pool, play games, create arts and crafts, and enjoy a movie to end the night. Pizza, juice, and pudding will be served for dinner. Ages: 7 - 12. Fee: $25.

Move With Us!

Come Get Fit With Us
We have many fitness classes to choose from, check us out! View our current schedule or pick one up in the office. Drop in for only $4 per class!

We have a new class! Join Ruth for a Step Class, Tuesdays @ 4 - 4:45pm.

Martial Arts - May & June
With martial arts as a foundation, participants have the opportunity to develop self-awareness and self-confidence. GOJO-RYU KARATE is a comprehensive martial art derived from the Okinawan system of self-defense. Participants of all skill levels can benefit from this program by relieving stress, help with weight loss, coordination, balance, flexibility, stamina, and assist in self-control. Dates: Mondays & Wednesdays in May & June @ 6 - 7:30pm. No class on May 29. Ages: 7 and older. Fee: $112.50.

Yogi Kids - April & May
Join us for introductory youth yoga classes that focus on relaxation, fun, and movement! Yoga is a great activity to start at a young age; it enhances flexibility, strength, coordination, body awareness, and confidence.  Dates: Wednesdays in April & May @ 5 - 5:45pm. Grades: Kindergarten - 5th. Fee: $54.

Certification Classes!

CPR & First Aid Blended Learning 
This is a blended learning course that includes an online portion (approximately 4 hours) and an instructor-led classroom skill session. The online portion must be completed prior to attending the in-class portion. Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a digital certificate for Adult First Aid/CPR/AED valid for two years. Date: April 8 @ 9 - 11am. Ages: 11 and up. Fee: $75. Register by March 31.

Lifeguard Training
Provides entry-level participants the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize, and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries, and sudden illnesses until EMS personnel take over. Participants who successfully complete the Lifeguarding course receive an American Red Cross certification for oxygen administration, valid for 1 year and Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED, valid for 2 years. Participants must be 15 years or older and meet prerequisites. Register by April 28!
Class Dates: May 5 & 12 @ 4 - 7pm and May 6 & 13 @ 7am - 3pm. Location: Parks & Recreation Pool. Cost: $180/participant per 4-day session (*If you are hired on with us as a Lifeguard, we will reimburse the $180 fee after 150 hours of work!)

Save the Date:

May 27: Summer Pool Hours Begin
May 29: WPR Office Closed

WPR Recreation Center

Construction Update
The WPR Recreation Center construction is still on schedule with a tentative grand opening to the public in mid-July. Interior finishes, paint, and locker rooms are complete. Mechanical systems are nearly finished and will be operational in the coming weeks. As the building is taking shape, WPR staff are getting excited about all the opportunities the new space will have to continue to serve the community at a high level. New programs and new events will be coming this summer and fall. Follow the construction progress by visiting the WPR Recreation Center information page on our website.

Impact of Construction
During the twelve month construction period, our campus will see several impacts. Parking lots, road ways, and sidewalks will have changes and improvements. This will make the campus easier to navigate and more accessible. Unfortunately during construction, some areas will be closed off and parking will be limited. The new recreation center and campus roadway improvements will allow us to better serve the community’s needs in the future. We apologize for the temporary inconvenience.

Join our Team

We are looking for enthusiastic, self driven, and motivated people to join our team. Currently we are accepting applications for the following positions: 

  • Recreation Specialist - Health and Fitness (Full-time Benefited, Leadership Position)

  • 2 Custodians (Full-time Benefited)

  • Recreation Assistant - Front Desk (Full-time Benefited) Posting in May 

  • Tennis Instructor

  • Lifeguards

  • Fitness Instructors 

  • Swim Lesson Instructors 

Please visit our website for more information.

From the School District

Upcoming Events!

  • Spring Break - March 27 - 31

  • District Art Fair - April 8 @ 10 - 2pm @ French Elementary

  • District Retirement Recognition - May 9 @ 3:30pm @ Widefield High School

Widefield School District 3 is hiring!

  • Bus Drivers

  • Technology Support Technician

  • System Engineer

  • Counselor

  • Social Worker

  • Special Education Teacher

Please contact the WSD3 Human Resources Office for information on how to apply and to see if you are qualified; 719-391-3015, Thank you for the consideration in supporting our students!

Connect with WSD3

District Delays & Closures

Widefield School District 3 is using a Weather Dial to show where we are in traditional weather closures before we move to virtual learning days. The District will also send updates to staff and families as we get closer to virtual learning days. Learn more about Delays and Closures.