- Monthly Newsletter
March 2023 Newsletter
March 1: WPR 3 Year Old Preschool Registration Opens
March 10 - 17: WPR Leprechaun Hunt
March 27 - 31: Spring Break Open Swim @ 1pm to 2:30pm
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.
The roads on WPR’s main campus will be resurfaced beginning late in March. Please visit our website mid-March for specific dates and traffic impact information. Following the completion of the resurfacing project, there will be 2-way traffic on all WPR roads.
Hunt with us!
Hunt Leprechauns in our parks all week long! St. Patrick’s Day items will be scattered across WPR’s parks and playgrounds for everyone to find. Take pictures of five different items and scan the QR code on the items to upload the photos. When all five items are uploaded, you will win a prize and be entered into the Grand Prize Drawing! The hunt lasts the entire week, until 4:30pm on St. Patrick’s Day.
Learn With Us!
Creative Kids & Terrific Tots Preschool
Registration is still open for the 2022/2023 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 in person to complete all required paperwork.
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 will open up March 1! Please visit the preschool page for more details!
Celebrate With Us!
Celebration at the Pool
Join us and compete in the WPR water wars for the chance to win a cool PRIZE! Be sure to bring a friend for the relay races! Join us on Saturday, March 18 @ 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 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!
Sewing with Ms. P - T-Shirt Quilt Class
Do you need a break and some time for you? Join this weeknight simple sewing class for any skill level sewers, including beginners. There will be instruction and good music. We will be making a small personalized t-shirt quilt, with shirts that you bring. Sewers will learn cutting and basic machine sewing skills. No experience needed for this class. Dates: Monday, March 20 & Tuesday, March 21 @ 5 - 8:30pm. Ages: 18 and up. Fee: $60. Register by March 13.
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, March 11 @ 8am - 12pm. Ages: 18 and up. Fee: $35. Register by March 4.
Space Art Camp
In this two day art camp, we will focus on color, textures, and creativity! We will use unique art techniques to create colorful paintings and crafts that celebrate space and our amazing universe! Date: Monday, March 27 & Tuesday, March 28 @ 1 - 2:30pm. Ages: 6-13. Fee: $35. Register by: March 20.
Sewing with Ms. P - Drawstring Backpack
Join Ms. P to learn basic sewing skills and create a drawstring backpack to take home. You will learn how to cut material, thread the machine, sew straight seams, press seams, and some hand sewing. Date: Wednesday, March 29 & Thursday, March 30 @ 9am - 12pm. Ages: 9 & up. Fee: $55. Register by March 20.
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 a flower 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.
Play With Us!
We still have open swims 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. See our website for Open Swim Hours!
Cannon Ball into Spring Break! We will have a 1 - 2:30pm Open Swim Monday, March 27 through Saturday, April 1! Make sure to register each person in your party on SignUp prior to open swim for guaranteed entry.
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! Click HERE to register!
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! Registration ends on March 26.
Adult Softball Leagues
Make sure to register your team for our upcoming spring softball leagues. COED 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 March 26. Limited spots available!
Adult Volleyball Leagues
If you are more of a spiker or a digger, our volleyball leagues are just the thing! Indoor Competitive ($300/team), Indoor Recreational ($180/team), and Grass ($150/team) leagues are available. Indoor league registration deadline is March 6. Grass registration ends March 26.
Register to play soccer with us this spring. The league is open to children 4 years old through 8th grade. Sign-up for the 5-game season that runs from April - May 2023. You can volunteer to coach while registering your child! Registration ends on March 12.
Sign up your little cheerleader for the season. Children ages 4 years old to 5th grade are welcome. Sign up for the 5-game season that runs from April - May 2023. Cheerleaders games will coincide with soccer games. You can volunteer to coach while registering your child! Registration ends on March 12.
Challenger Spring Break Soccer Camp
Widefield Park and Rec partners with Challenger Sports to offer soccer programming for various ages. The camp will take place from March 27 - 30 at Widefield Parks and Recreation Main Campus Field 2.
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 or Saturdays April 8 - May 13.
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 - March & April
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 March and April @ 6 - 7:30pm. *No class on March 27 and 29. Ages: 7 and older. Fee: $112.50
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.
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. Dates: Wednesday, March 29 & Thursday, March 30. Ages: 11-16. Fee: $120. Register by March 22.
Save the Date:
April 1: Summer Program Registration Opens
April 28: A Day Without Hate Celebration
WPR Recreation Center
The main structure of the recreation center is complete. Interior walls are framed and being drywalled now. The indoor walking track above the gym is almost complete. If the construction schedule holds, we are planning on a mid-July opening. Membership details and pricing will be published and communicated this Spring. 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 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:
Swim Lesson Instructors
Please visit our website for more information.
From the School District
Widefield School District 3 is hiring!
Technology Support Technician
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, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.