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May at Widefield Parks & Recreation…

Important Dates:

May 8 - Summer Softball, Baseball, and T-Ball Registration Deadline
May 20 - Movie in the Park - “Encanto” @ Grand Mountain School
May 28 - Summer Pool Hours Begin

Celebrate With Us!

Free Movies in the Park returns Summer 2022 with a traveling road show. Join us on May 20 at Grand Mountain School for our first movie,  “Encanto.” The movie will begin at dusk. 

Camp With Us! 

The 40+ year tradition of students attending Bear Trap Ranch continues this summer!
Located in Pike National Forest, Bear Trap Ranch provides the accommodations for our trip to experience Colorado's great outdoors. Our experienced and qualified staff will lead 6th, 7th and 8th grade (as of 2022/2023 school year) students on a hike to a great vantage point to oversee Colorado Springs from a new perspective. Campers will also rappel a boulder face, learn about nature, leave no trace, sing around a campfire with s'mores, and stargaze during a night hike. A great trip for all students whether this is their first time in the mountains or they already appreciate the outdoors. The overnight adventure with great food, new experiences, and friends will be something your child remembers forever! Dates: May 25 @ 7:30am - May 26 @ 5:30pm. Mandatory parent meeting on May 18 @ 6pm at Watson Jr. High School. Ages: 6-8th grade (2022/2023 school year). Fee: $95. Register in person by May 13. 
 
Camp WPR is an explorative and educational day camp focused on providing safe recreational programs, experiences and activities.  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.  Each camper receives a drawstring bag! 
Birth certificate, current immunization record, current physical, and completed Parks & Rec paperwork for Camp WPR is required when registering. Automatic credit card payment available for multiple-week attendees! Date: June 6 - July 29 (8 weeks of fun). Grades: 1st - 5th (2022/2023 school year). Fee: $150 per camper/week (Week 5: $120). Register in person by Monday prior to each camp week. 
Week 1: June 6 - June 10 - Sports Challenge - Rocky Mountain Vibes Baseball Stadium
Week 2: June 13 - June 17 - Dinosaurs - Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Ridge
Week 3: June 20 - June 24 - Capture the Flag - Dart Wars & Palmer Park
Week 4: June 27 - July 1 - Buggin’ Out - Butterfly Pavilion
Week 5: July 5 - July 8 (Monday closed) - Creative Cooks -  Dion’s Pizza
Week 6: July 11 - July 15 - Movin’ & Groovin’ - Skate City
Week 7: July 18 - July 22 - Nature Exploration - Fountain Creek Nature Center/Fountain Creek Regional Park
Week 8: July 25 - July 29 - Animals in the Wild - Pueblo Zoo

Create With Us!

Want to create the perfect card for mom?? Come join Ms. P. and make your own custom card for Mother's Day! All materials are provided. Date: May 4 @ 6 - 8pm. Ages: 8-17. Fee: $10. Register by May 2. 
 
Summer is right around the corner! To celebrate, we will make a paper garden with a healthy collection of bugs...in this case, colorful paper bugs! All materials provided. Date: May 6 @ 10am - 12pm. Ages: 8-15. Fee: $15. Register by May 4.
 
Do you need a break or just some time for you? Come enjoy sewing, good conversation, and music. You choose whether you would like to make a hot pot holder, placemats, or table runner. All materials are provided. You are welcome to bring your own sewing machine. Date: June 11 @ 8am - 12pm. Ages: 18 and up. Fee: $35. Register by June 3.

Play With Us!

Cool off at the pool! Starting May 28, we will have all new open swim hours and will be open on Sundays! Until then, we are open every Friday night from 5:30 - 7pm and every Saturday from   1 - 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. Spots fill up fast! See our website for current Open Swim Hours
 
Get your team together and register for our Summer Slam Volleyball tournament. Registration deadline is June 26, games will start in July. Winners receive campfire/BBQ prizes! We also are registering for our summer Grass Volleyball league if you are more of a grass player! The Grass League has a fee of $120 and games are self-officiated. Prizes for the winners!  REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
 
Time to get your Softball team together and register for our summer season! Coed teams will play on Mondays and Men’s on Tuesdays. Each league has a team fee of $350. Registration is 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 beginner and intermediate lessons! Relish the opportunity! - NOW OFFERING MORNING SESSIONS! Be sure to visit our pickleball page for the full list of session dates. Great minds dink alike!

 
Summer Softball, Baseball, and T-Ball registration is now open through May 8! Sign up today! 
 
Love to run? Join us in the CARA Track & Field team.  The CARA Track & Field program gives kids ages 5 - 16 the opportunity to participate in track meets against other recreation districts in Colorado. Participants will compete in heats at events based on their age and gender. You can choose to try new events at each meet or stick with your favorites! Meets will be held on Saturdays at various locations across the state (participants are responsible for transportation to and from meets). The season begins in June and culminates in July. 
 
Challenger soccer is back with Tiny Tykes & Camps.  There will be a Summer Tiny Tykes session starting June 8.  Tiny Tykes is an exciting soccer child development program for ages   2 - 5 years.  Challenger is also bringing back the Summer Soccer Camp in June for ages 3 - 14! 

Move With Us!

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!
 
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. Mondays & Wednesdays @ 6 - 7:30pm. No class on 5/23 & 5/30. Ages: 7 and up. Fee: $80. Register by May 10.

Learn With Us!

Registration is now 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. 
 

Save the Date:

June 4 - Widefield Family Health and Fitness Day

What’s new at WPR? 

Refund Policy - Effective immediately, Widefield Parks and Recreation has implemented a new refund policy.  We recognize that participants need to withdraw or miss activity sessions due to unforeseen circumstances. Registration fees are based on a variety of costs determined by the number of staff required, supply cost, and overhead fees, based on the number of registered participants. Because many of these costs must be paid in advance, withdrawals would result in unjustifiable costs to Widefield Parks & Recreation. We appreciate your understanding.
 
Fee Increases - Due to the rising cost of staffing, supplies, and other expenses, Widefield Parks and Recreation will increase activity fees and drop in rates in order to maintain quality programming and opportunities for our community members.

WPR Recreation Center

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 WPR Recreation Center 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: 
  • Seasonal Grounds
  • Summer Camp Program Leader
  • Tennis Instructor
  • Sports Officials
  • Lifeguards
  • Fitness Instructors 
  • Swim Lesson Instructors 
Please visit our website for more information.
 
 
 

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 Teacher
  • Guest Educational Assistants
  • Bus Drivers
 
There are also several full-time licensed and non-licensed positions available. Please contact the WSD3 Human Resources Office for information on how to apply and to see if you are qualified; 719-391-3015, humanresources@wsd3.org. Thank you for the consideration in supporting our students!
 
Congratulations Class of 2022!
Graduation ceremonies are around the corner for seniors in Widefield School District 3.
 
Discovery High School
May 13 @ 4pm - Widefield High School Auditorium
 
D3 My Way
May 13 @ 6pm - Widefield High School Auditorium
 
Widefield High School
May 14 @ 10am - Bowers Gym 
 
Mesa Ridge High School
May 16 @ 7pm - World Arena
 
Save The Dates!
Widefield School District 3 in partnership with Pikes Peak Christian Church is hosting a Backpack Bash on Saturday, August 6 between 10am and 1pm at Pikes Peak Christian Church. FREE backpacks and school supplies will be available for students! There will also be other activities, entertainment, and services. 
 
The District Parade will take place on Saturday, September 24. The parade begins at 10:30am from the Big R parking lot and ends at C.A. Foster Stadium. The rivalry football game between Mesa Ridge and Widefield starts at 1pm.