- Monthly Newsletter
February at Widefield Parks & Recreation…
February 10 - Galentine’s Movie Night
February 12 - Sweetheart Swim @ The Pool
February 12 - Sweetheart Swim @ The Pool
February 21 - Office closed in observance of President’ Day
Celebrate With Us!
Come guess how many sweethearts are in the jar for a chance to win a plunge pass on us! Make sure to drop by our craft table to make a card for your special Valentine! Celebrate with us February 12 from 1 - 2:30pm! $2 special event admission fee. Please register your party for guaranteed entry!
Create With Us!
Come craft and create with Ms. Piper in this class designed to reach your inner artist! You will use your creative side to make a cool bracelet with fabric scraps. There will be fun conversation and learning.
Date: February 11 @ 10am - 12pm. Fee: $15. Ages: 9 and up. Register by February 4.
Expand your woodworking skills at The MILL, while safely utilizing industry standard equipment and machines to create your own classic shaker sofa/hallway table. Instruction includes reading basic shop drawings, material handling, and safe operation of equipment. Please bring a tape measure. All other materials and equipment are provided.
Dates: February 15, 16, & 17 @ 5:30 - 7:30pm. Fee: $150. Ages: 16 and up.
Register by February 4.
This adult art class is for beginners and seasoned artists alike. You’ll be taken step-by-step through a beautiful paper butterfly creation on canvas. Every participant will walk away with a canvas they created to take home. No need to bring anything, except your creativity!
Date: February 16 @ 6:30 - 8:30pm. Fee: $20. Ages: 16 and up. Register by February 8.
Have you ever painted without paint?!? Learn how to use a “bleeding” tissue technique to make a colorful painting that you get to take home! All materials are provided.
Date: February 23 @ 6:30 - 8:30pm. Fee: $15. Ages: 6-15 years. Register by February 15.
Play With Us!
Make swimming a part of your weekend routine! We are open every Friday night from 5:30pm to 7pm and every Saturday from 1pm to 2:30pm! 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 must register each person in their party on SignUp prior to open swim. See our website for current Open Swim Hours!
Get your team together and register for the Adult Volleyball Indoor League this spring. The recreational league (self-officiated) has a fee of $120 and the competitive league has a fee of $240. Each league will consist of eight games on Tuesdays, beginning March 15. Prizes for the winners! - REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
Come learn the fundamentals of the fastest growing sport in America! Pickleball lessons are now being offered! Sessions are a total of 4 hours, Monday through Thursday. Only $40! Sounds like a great Dill! Make sure you register for our February intermediate lessons! Relish the opportunity!
Then, be sure to check the pickleball page to see when we have open gym play. Drop-ins are FREE!
Spring Soccer & Cheerleading registration is now open. Sign up to learn fundamentals of the sports in these 5 game outdoor leagues for just $35!
Challenger soccer is back with Tiny Tykes & Camps. There will be a Spring Tiny Tykes session starting April 2. Tiny Tykes is an exciting soccer child development program for ages 2 - 5 years. Challenger is also bringing back the Spring Break Soccer Camp for 6 - 10 year olds! Register now at challengersports.com before all the spots are filled!
Move With Us!
Join this introductory class that focuses 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. Date: Wednesdays, February 23 - April 13 @ 5:00 - 5:45pm (no class 3/23). Fee: $35. Ages: 6-11 years.
We have so many Fitness classes to choose from, check us out! View our current schedule or pick one up in the office. Drop in for only $3 per class!
Learn With Us!
There are limited spots in our Preschool classes for the 2021/2022 school year! 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 now to secure your child's spot!
This is a blended learning course including an online portion and an instructor-led classroom skill session. The classroom skills session is on February 12 from 9 - 11am. You will learn how to recognize and treat the following conditions and emergencies: unconsciousness, broken bones, head, neck, and back injuries, stroke, diabetic emergencies, seizures, fainting, poisoning, recognizing signals of heart attack, and more.The online portion must be completed prior to attending the in-class portion. Allow approximately 3 hours to complete the online portion. Adult First Aid/CPR/AED valid for two years. Fee: $70. Ages: 11+ years.
Register by February 4.
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 March 25..
Class Dates: April 1 & 8 @ 4 - 7pm and April 2 & 9 @ 7am - 3pm
Location: Parks & Recreation Pool
Cost: $150/participant per 4-day session (*If you are hired on with us as a Lifeguard, we will reimburse the $150 fee after 150 hours of work!)
Save the Date:
March 10-17 - Leprechaun Hunt
New Recreation Center is coming to Widefield Parks and Recreation
We are excited to be moving forward with plans to build a new recreation center. After soliciting feedback from a facility expansion committee made up of community stakeholders and holding informational meetings at several schools across the district, we have completed conceptual plans for a new recreation center to be built on the main campus of Widefield Parks and Recreation located at 705 Aspen Drive. In collaboration with Architects LKA Partners and Nunn construction, we have spent the past several months working on the facility details during the design and development phase. Final design plans will be submitted for permits in the coming weeks. If materials are available as expected, we plan to start construction mid-March of 2022 with an estimated completion early May of 2023.
The new recreation center and surrounding area will have new and improved features for the community to enjoy. The campus will see improvements and expansion of current parking lots, roadway changes, and on-site stormwater. The new facility will be approximately 65,000 square foot. The first floor will include a gymnasium containing three full-size basketball courts, dividing curtains, storage rooms, and a suspended walking track around the interior perimeter; two community meeting rooms with a kitchen; a child watch/preschool area, with storage, and teacher work rooms; an administration area; and men’s and women’s locker rooms. A second floor will include two exercise rooms, outdoor exercise deck, cardio, fitness and weight areas with staff offices. A subsequent future phase will convert the first floor general storage to family changing rooms and add 13,860 square foot for a lap pool and zero entry recreation pool.
Construction is expected to cost $22.5 million.
$17 million in certificates of participation (COPs) bonding
$5.5 million from the Widefield Parks and Recreation general fund
The debt service to pay back the COPs will be paid from:
Annual $1 million general fund transfer
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 needs in the future. We apologize for the temporary inconvenience.
We invite you to visit our Facility Expansion webpage for the most up to date information on the new recreation center.
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:
Swim Lesson Instructors
Please visit our website for more information.
View our activities and register online! #WPRPlayWithUs
From the School District
Widefield School District 3 is hiring!
Substitute/Guest staff are a valuable resource in our schools and support our students when classroom Teachers or Educational assistants must be absent. All Substitute/Guest staff members are able to select the days and schools they would like to work.
The following positions are available:
Guest Educational Assistants
Please contact the WSD3 Human Resources Office for information on how to apply and to see if you are qualified; 719-391-3015, email@example.com. Thank you for the consideration in supporting our students!