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May 2023 Newsletter


Important Dates:

April 28: Day without Hate Celebration
May 27: Summer Pool Hours Begin
May 29: WPR Office Closed - Pool is open! 

Stay Connected!

WPR App with registration QR codes
Summer Program Guide Flyer with QR Code to download

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

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 
Help us welcome summer with sidewalk chalk, games, and the opening of the Splash Park and Baby Pools (weather permitting)! Join us on Saturday, May 27 @ 3 - 4:30pm! Please register your party for guaranteed entry! 

Create With Us!

Painting P-art-y - Succulent 
This adult painting class is for beginners and seasoned painters alike. You will be taken step by step through a painting of a succulent 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, May 17 @ 6:30 - 8:30pm. Ages: 18 & up. Fee: $25. Register by May 10. 

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. 

Groove With Us!

Mini & Me First Notes Music Enrichment   
Join these mini and me music classes for our youngest musicians, consisting of a mix of movement, children’s songs, and original music!  
Dates: Wednesdays in June @ 9:30 - 10:15am. Ages: Infant - 2 years.
Fee: $40. Register by May 31. 
           Wednesdays in June @ 10:30am - 11:15am. Ages: 3 - 5 years.
Fee: $40. Register by May 31.  

Camp With Us!

Camp WPR   
Camp WPR is an explorative and educational camp focused on providing safe recreational programs, experiences and activities for 1st - 5th graders (as of the 2023-2024 school year). Campers will experience Maker Mondays, Training Tuesdays, Watching Wednesdays, Swim and Play Thursdays, and Field Trip Fridays. We will also participate in the SPL Summer Reading Program, play games, and enjoy the grounds of WPR. Camp fees include all activities and a daily snack, lunch is not provided. Camp themes will change weekly and coordinate with all of our exciting activities. Choose your favorite week or choose them all! Every camper receives a camp drawstring bag! Monday - Friday @ 8am - 3pm. Fee: $180 per week. Register by Monday prior to each camp week. 

Dates: *No camp on week of July 3.

Week 1

June 5 - 9

Geology Exploration

Paint Mines Interpretive Park

Week 2

June 12 - 16

Mad Scientists

Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Week 3

June 19 - 23

WPR Olympics 

U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum

Week 4 

June 26 - 30

Outer Space

Space Foundation Discovery Center

Week 5

July 10 - 14

Movin’ & Groovin’

Air City 

Week 6

July 17 -21

Sports All Stars

King Pin Bowling

Week 7

July 24 - 28

Animals in the Wild

Pueblo Zoo 

Perform With Us!

Summer Youth Theater Camp  
This 2 week camp will be an in-depth look into what musical theater is for students in 2nd - 8th grade (2023/2024 school year). The experienced instructors will offer an all-encompassing theater experience including set and costume design, as well as, music and acting classes. The camp culminates with a public matinee performance of "Disney's Finding Nemo Jr." on June 17 @ 2pm at Mesa Ridge High School. Students must arrive by 10am on June 17.  Dates: June 5 - June 16 @ 8am - 12pm. Location: Mesa Ridge High School. Fee: $225. Register by May 26.  

Play With Us!

Warm weather is approaching and the countdown to summer swimming has begun! Prices are changing from drop-in rates to daily rates starting May 27! SignUp prior to open swim for guaranteed entry. See our website for Open Swim Hours and NEW prices! 

Adult Pickleball Lessons
Come learn the fundamentals of the fastest growing sport in America! Pickleball lessons offered! We are offering 2-day and 3-day lessons. 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 has 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 youth 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 10 - 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 youth 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 about 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. Register by May 21. 

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. Register by June 8. 

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 2 to 14. To register for Challenger Sports visit their website at

Night Owlz 
We have openings in our May Night Owlz! Drop off your pre-registered child for a fun night while parents take a well-deserved break on May 19th 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. Prices are changing from drop-in rates to daily rates starting May 27!

We have a new class! Salsa Gold - Come learn basic salsa moves with fun upbeat music. Dance your way to your fitness goals standing or using a chair. All adults are welcome. Tuesdays @ 10am.

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 - May & June 
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 May @ 5 - 5:45pm. Grades: Kindergarten - 5th. Fee: $54. 

Free drop-in introduction classes: June 14, Kids only and June 28, Kids & Parents. Both sessions are 5 - 5:45pm.

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: May 13 @ 9 - 11am. Ages: 11 and up. Fee: $75. Register by May 5.

Babysitting Boot Camp  
This two-day class includes all of the skills and information covered in the American Red Cross Babysitting Class, plus Infant and Child CPR. This fun and interactive training includes lively discussions and real life problem-solving skills, how to handle emergencies and illnesses, basic care-giving skills, how to choose safe and age-appropriate toys and games, and how to effectively handle bedtime and discipline issues. Bring a sack lunch each day. 
Dates: May 30 & 31 @ 9am - 3pm. Ages: 11-16. Fee: $120. Register by May 23.
           June 1 & 2 @ 9am - 3pm. Ages: 11-16. Fee: $120. Register by May 25.

Save the Date:

June 10: Widefield Family Health & Fitness Day

June 16: Movie in the Park @ Pi-Ute Park - “DC League of Super-Pets” 

July 14: WPR Recreation Center Grand Opening

July 15: WPR Recreation Center Open House

July 14: Move in the Park @ WPR Green Field - “Turning Red”

Jul 22: Tracy Vsetecka Memorial Run/Walk

WPR Recreation Center

Construction Update
The WPR Recreation Center construction is still on schedule with a Grand Opening on July 14, 2023. 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: 

  • Night Custodian (Full-time Benefited)

  • Early Childhood Group Leader Assistant - Preschool (9 month 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!

  • District Retirement Recognition - May 9 @ 3:30pm at Widefield High School (list of retirees on

  • Discovery High School Graduation - May 19 @ 4 p.m. at Widefield High School

  • D3 My Way Graduation - May 19 @ 6 p.m. at Widefield High School

  • Widefield High School Graduation - May 20 @ 10a.m. at Widefield High School

  • Mesa Ridge High School Graduation - May 22 @ 7p.m. at The World Arena

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!


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