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April at Widefield Parks & Recreation…

Important Dates:
April 1 - Summer registration opens

April 9 - Night Owlz Fun Night
April 14 - Spring Painting P-art-y

 

Celebrate With Us!
Join us for our last Spring Night Owlz Fun Night on April 9! Register your child now for an evening of fun while you get that well-deserved break. We will swim, play games, eat, do crafts, and watch a movie from 6 - 9pm. Night Owlz is for kids 7 - 14 years old.

 

Let's celebrate our awesome community by decorating our Community Garden at Talbott Park with painted rock masterpieces! We invite you to paint positive, quirky, or beautiful rocks for everyone at the garden to enjoy! Between April 6 and May 6 decorate your rocks (provided by you) and drop them off at our front desk. We will be placing the rocks in the garden space at the Pollinator Party on May 6. For details visit our website.

Play With Us!
We are excited to partner with Exploration Kids! Enrichment to offer Youth Dance lessons. Classes are offered for children ages 3 to 12. All of the classes follow the Dance to Learn Curriculum and are designed to teach the whole child through the 5 Methods of Dance; Discovery, Movement, Acceptance, Creation, and Expression.

 

Youth Summer Baseball, Softball, and T-ball Leagues for 4 year olds - 8th grade are open for registration through May 9. The seasons will begin in June and end in July.


Get your team together and register for the Adult Volleyball Summer Tournaments; the Fam Jam Grass tournament on June 12, the Summer Slam Indoor tournament on July 6, and the Tracy Vsetecka Memorial tournament on July 24. Each tournament has a three game guarantee. Only $60/team for grass tournaments and $110 for indoor tournaments - registration now open!

 

Registration is open for the summer season of Adult Softball, Coed and Men's Leagues. “Out of the Park” prices this season - only $350 per team for 10 games!!! The season starts in June and ends in August. Limited spots - gather your friends and get a team in the league by May 16! 

Are you ready to sink a few bags?! Grab a friend and register for the Summer Adult Cornhole League. Games will be on Wednesday evenings beginning in June. Only $40/team - register by May 23!

We are bringing Adult Grass Volleyball back! Grab your friends and register your team before May 31. Games will be played on Thursday evenings starting in June. Only $120 per team!

Join Widefield Parks & Recreation and Security Public Library for our NEW Aspen Teen Club where teens can hang out together for free in a fun and safe environment.  We will have snacks, drinks, games, Chromebooks, hot spots, coloring, crafts, yard games, athletic equipment, and more! We've now added special swimming days too! Pre-register for the days you want to come at: https://signup.com/go/xJwdUUK. Thank you to WingStop for sponsoring the teen club!

 

Open swim is every Saturday from 1 - 2:30pm. Come check out our diving board and 15 foot rock wall! Patrons must register each person in their party on SignUp.com prior to open swim: https://signup.com/go/BxPfbWn.

Create & Grow With Us!
Keep an eye on our social media pages for our monthly Virtual Art Challenges! Each month there is a new theme (April is pottery). Participants will have two weeks to submit their photo, then the public will vote for a winner on our Facebook page.

How does your garden grow? Come be a part of our newly remodeled Community Garden at Talbott Park. New 6'x8' plots are now available to rent for the 2021 growing season! Annual fee is only $25 per lot (plus a one-time $25 deposit).


We have a variety of fitness classes for all levels. View our current schedule or pick one up in the office. Drop in for only $3 per class! Reserve your spot online using SignUp.com.

 

Are you interested in Martial Arts? Now is your chance to try it out! Register now for the Intro to Martial Arts Mini-Camp. This Mini-Camp is for kids ages 7 - 11 years and will take place on Thursday evenings in April.

Learn With Us!
Preschool registration for the 2021/2022 school year is open! We offer separate programs for 3 and 4 year olds in order to meet the needs of each student, providing them the opportunity to love learning while preparing them for Kindergarten. Check the Preschool page on our website for details. Register early to secure your child's spot and receive the early bird discount!

Join us April 23 & 24 for a two-day Babysitting Bootcamp class for 11 - 15 year olds. 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 handle bedtime and discipline issues effectively.

 

Get your Lifeguard Certification this month! This 2-year American Red Cross Certificate 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 illness until EMS personnel take over. Classes will run April 9 & 16 from 4 - 7pm and April 10 & 17 from 7:30am - 3pm.

 

We are excited to offer American Red Cross Swim Lessons to children ages 3 & up! ARC Learn to Swim program will teach all abilities how to swim skillfully and safely. All Aquatic and safety skills are taught in a logical progression by our own certified and trained staff. The objective is to teach people how to swim and be safe in, on and around the water! Check our Aquatics page for dates and times!

 

Are you in need of a break and just some time for you? Join this Saturday Mornings for Moms - Sewing Pillowcases Class where there will be instruction, coffee, snacks, and good music all in the company of other moms. This is a simple sewing class for beginners and new sewers alike!

 

Join us for our adult Spring Painting P-art-y on April 14. You'll be taken step by step through a cheery spring scene to take home and enjoy! Participants will learn mixing techniques and layering effects, no previous knowledge is necessary.

 

 

Save the Date: May 1 - Mommy & Me Painting Class

May 6 - Community Garden Pollinator Party

May 21 - Movie on the Field "Onward"

May 24 - Summer Pool hours start

June 12 - Widefield Family Health & Fitness Day and Grand Opening of new playground

 

 

Facility Expansion

We are excited to share with you some new possibilities because of our growth and prosperity. Data collected over the past five years overwhelmingly support expansion of programming and facilities. Specific facility needs are a multi-use field house, fitness areas to include an indoor walking track, group exercise rooms, and an area for weight-lifting, community rooms, and staff office space. As a part of making our main campus located at 705 Aspen Drive a community hub, we have started to explore options for constructing a building that would better meet the needs.

General information community meetings will be held on the following dates, time and location.

 

  • April 21, 5pm at Widefield High School

  • May 5, 5pm at Grand Mountain School

  • May 12, 5pm at King Elementary School

We invite you to visit our Facility Expansion webpage. The webpage will be updated regularly with new information as we move through this process.

 

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