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Painting of Trees changing colors in the fall.
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Important Dates:

September 28 - Winter program registration opens (New registration system)   
October 1 - Fall Fun Day Picnic
October 10 - WPR Office & Pool Closed
October 12 - Nondestructive Testing Course Informational Meeting @ 6:30pm at The M.I.L.L.
October 29 - Halloween Celebration at the Pool 

New Registration System - LAUNCHING ON SEPTEMBER 28!

WPR is upgrading to a new registration software, Civic Rec, which we will utilize for any program beginning in November and moving forward.  All programs that have a start date prior to November 1, will be in the old system, Active Net.
We encourage you to create your online profile in Civic Rec prior to registration opening on September 28, by visiting the Widefield Parks & Recreation Civic Rec page

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. 

Celebrate With Us!

Celebration at the Pool 
Join us for our Halloween Celebration! Come swim with us for our spooky themed open swim! Make sure to stop at the front desk to guess how many candy corns are in the witch's pot for a big prize! Celebrate with us October 29 from 1-2:30pm! Please register your party for guaranteed entry! 

Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration
Mark your calendars for the 17th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration on December 6 @ 5:30pm, presented by Children’s Hospital of Colorado. There will be Food Trucks, and fun activities for the entire family. The festivities kick off at 5:30pm when Santa lights the tree. We will be collecting gently used or new coats for “Warming Communities….One Coat at a Time.” This event is FREE for everyone! We want to see you there! 

Create With Us!

Crafting with Ms. P - Patriotic Flower
Come craft with Ms. P and make a beautiful red, white, and blue flower for Veteran's Day. This paper flower will be large enough to hang on your door! Date: November 5 @ 8:30 - 11am. Ages: 16 and up. Fee: $25. Register by October 28.

Crafting with Ms. P - Patriotic Flag
Come craft with Ms. P and make a 3D paper flag craft to hang for Veteran's Day! Date: November 11 @ 10am - 12pm. Ages: 8-16. Fee: $25. Register by November 4. 

Painting P-Art-y - Fall Red Truck
This adult painting class is for beginners and seasoned painters alike. You'll be taken step by step through a fall red truck scene, learn mixing techniques, and layer effects! 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: November 9 @ 6:30 - 8:30pm. Ages: 16 and up. Fee: $25. Register by: November 2. 

Crafting with Ms. P - Pumpkin Centerpiece
Want to dress up your table for fall? Come craft with Ms. P and learn to make a yarn pumpkin, the perfect centerpiece! Date: November 21 & 22 @ 9 - 11am. Ages: 8-16. Fee: $25. Register by November 15. 

Paint, Drip, & Stitch - Oh My!
This two-day art class will focus on color, textures, and creativity. We will use unique art techniques to create colorful paintings and crafts that celebrate Thanksgiving! Date: November 21 & 22 @ 1 - 2:30pm. Ages: 6-13. Fee: $45. Register by November 15. 

Sewing with Ms. P - Crazy Quilt Class
Come relax and sew with Ms. P. You will make a crazy quilt out of any scraps you like... Just go crazy! All materials are supplied, but you may bring scraps of your own as well. Date: November 29 - December 1 @ 6 - 8:30pm. Ages: 18 and up. Fee: $60. Register by: November 22. 

Youth Camps!

Hunter & Gatherer Camp 
Learn and experience archery, fly making, nature, plant identification and more over Thanksgiving break! Participants will be given lessons and have hands-on practice time with archery and fly making as well as play games and create crafts that teach them about plants and nature. Date: November 22 @ 8am - 1pm. Ages: 8-14. Fee: $30. Register by November 17. 

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. Open swims are limited due to the High School Swim Team. See our website for Open Swim Hours

It’s time to get your team together and register for our Adult Indoor Halloween Tournament! The tournament has a 3 game guarantee and is only $150! Halloween-themed prizes for the winners! Last day to register is September 28.

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!

Register for our 3v3 Basketball Tourney for boys or girls in 6th-8th grade. Create your dream team and have an adult representative/coach sign you up to play. Registration closes on October 28 @ noon.

Register for Youth Basketball, open to children in kindergarten through 5th grade. Sign up today for the 7-game season that runs from January - March 2023. You can volunteer to coach while registering your child. Registration ends on January 2.

Register to play Youth Volleyball in our 6th-8th grade co-ed league. This league takes place in February - March 2023, and is tournament-style with a 5-game guarantee. Registration closes on January 16.

Move With Us!

Come Get Fit 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 $4 per class!

We have a new class starting October 5.  Join Wilma for Pound Gold on Wednesdays from 10:00 to 10:45am. It is a fun low impact drumming class!

Martial Arts - November & December 
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 November and December @ 6 - 7:30pm. *No class on November 21 & 23 and December 26 & 28. Fee: $97.50. 

Yogi Kids - October & November
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. Dates: Wednesdays @ 5 - 5:45pm - October 5 - November 30 (No class on November 23). Ages: Kindergarten - 5th grade. Fee: $48. Register by September 30.   

Certification Classes!

Nondestructive Testing Inspector Pathfinder Course 
Nondestructive testing is any of a wide group of analysis techniques used in Science and Technology industries to evaluate the properties of a material, component, or system without causing damage.Any industry that uses welds uses NDT to certify their work. If you have completed welding, construction, or engineering courses or are interested in this type of career, then enroll today! Courses include Liquid Penetrant (16 hours), Magnetic Particle (24 hours), and Ultrasonic Testing (80 hours). Enrollment includes all three courses and class attendance is mandatory.If you have questions prior to enrolling, please contact WSD3's Work Based Learning Coordinator at menak@wsd3.org or 719-391-3592. WSD3 residents and full time benefited employees will receive a 50% discount on their registration fee. Limited grant funds are available to cover registration fees for Active and Retired Military.
Join us for a free informational meeting presented by Jared Williams at the M.I.L.L. on October 12 @ 6:30pm. Classes begin November 7. Ages: 18 and up. Fee: $1,500. Register by November 1. 

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: November 5 @ 9 - 11am. Ages: 11 & up. Fee: $75. Register by October 28. 

Babysitting Bootcamp
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. Date: November 21 & 22 @ 9am - 3pm. Ages: 11-16. Fee: $120. Register by November 14. 

Save the Date:

December 6 - Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration 
January 26 - Friends’ Night Out 

WPR Recreation Center

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Watch construction progress by checking out our timelapse camera

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: 

  • Recreation Specialist - Sports (Full Time, Benefitted Position)

  • Tennis Instructor

  • Lifeguards

  • Fitness Instructors

  • Swim Lesson Instructors 

Please visit our website for more information.

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From the School District

Widefield School District 3 is hiring!

  • Teachers

  • Bus Drivers

  • Technicians

  • And more!

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!

Free and Reduced Price Meal Applications
Families must apply for a meal application in order to qualify for free or reduced price meals for the 2022-2023 school year.