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September Newsletter

Important Dates:

September 5 - Come see us at the Fountain Fall Festival in the Kid’s Corner!
September 5 - WPR Office and Pool Closed
September 16 - Movie in the Park - “Encanto” - Pi-Ute Park 
September 18 - Indoor Soccer & Volleyball Registration Deadline
September 24 - Community Day Parade
September 28 - Winter program registration opens (New registration system)   

New Registration System!

WPR is upgrading to a new registration software, Civic Rec, which we will utilize for any program listed in this guide 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!

Our last Movie in the Park is on September 16 at Pi-Ute Park. We will be showing “Encanto” on the big screen at dusk. Big Papa’s Grill and Amazing Kettle Corn will be on site. 

Celebration at the Pool 
Join us for our Labor Day celebration! Bring the whole family for our open swim and make sure to enter our hot air balloon coloring contest for a chance to win a free plunge pass! Celebrate with us September 3 from 1-2:30pm! Please register your party for guaranteed entry! 

Create With Us!

Crafting with Ms. P. - Junk Journal
Come create and craft with Ms. P. in these classes designed to reach your inner artist! In this class, we will be making your own personalized junk journal. We will use fun paper, material, and doodads to create something custom and unique. You can use it to write in, draw in, and save mementos and pictures! Date: September 16 @ 10am - 12pm. Ages: 9 and up. Fee: $25. Register by: September 12. 

Adult Junk Journal
Enjoy two nights out and craft with Ms. P! You will make a detailed junk journal to match your personality, using fun paper, material, paint, and charms of your choice! Date: September 19 & September 21 @ 6:30 - 8:30pm. Fee: $35. Ages: 16 & up. Register by: September 14. 

Painting P-Art-y - Fall Trees
This adult painting class is for beginners and seasoned painters alike. You'll be taken step by step through a fall trees 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: September 28 @ 6:30 - 8:30pm. Ages: 16 and up. Fee: $25. Register by: September 23. 

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

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!

Registration is now open for Youth Indoor Soccer and Volleyball. Sign up today for the season that runs from October - December. You can volunteer to coach while registering your child. Registration ends on September 18.

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!

A great way to end an evening, shallow water aerobics with Eleanor. It is a 45-minute class Monday and Wednesday at 5:30pm. It is a great workout and lots of fun.

Martial Arts - September & October
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 September and October @ 6 - 7:30pm. *No class on September 5 and October 10. Fee: $112.50. 

 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.   

Save the Date:

October 1 - Fall Fun Day Picnic
October 10 - WPR Office Closed
December 6 - Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration 
January 26 - Friends’ Night Out 

What’s new at WPR?

Active Net Account Credits - Widefield Parks and Recreation is in the process of implementing a new registration software system, Civic Rec. We will be transitioning out of Active Net on September 28, 2022. 
Many of our community members currently have a credit on their Widefield Parks and Recreation account. That credit will expire on September 28, 2022.

If your account has a credit, please choose one of the following options:

1. Use the account credit for any registration, membership, or drop-in activity with Widefield Parks and Recreation, prior to September 28, 2022.
2.  Request that the credit be refunded to you via check, prior to September 28, 2022. If you choose this option, you will need to contact Nicole Reeves, Manager, at 719-391-3527 or with the following information:
First & Last Name
Mailing Address
The process of receiving the funds will take about two weeks.
3. Donate the credit to the Aaron Gutierrez Memorial Scholarship Fund, to support community members who do not have the financial ability to participate in programs and activities at Widefield Parks and Recreation. If you choose this option, please contact Nicole Reeves, Manager, at 719-391-3527 or 

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: 

  • 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!
Current available positions include:

  • CTE Cabinetry Teacher

  • Bus Drivers (We can train you!)

  • Counselor

  • Educational assistants

  • Secretary

  • Nutrition services assistant

  • System engineer

  • Mechanic

  • 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, Thank you for the consideration in supporting our students!

Meal Applications

Free/reduced meal applications for the 2022-2023 school year are now available!
Families need to apply for a meal application in order to qualify for free or reduced price meals. 
It is important to fill out the application even if you do not access the school lunch program for these reasons:

• Free and Reduced data is used by the Federal Department of Education to allocate funding through the Title programs to provide for much needed additional support for students in our schools

• Free and Reduced data is used by the State Department of Education as part of the school funding formula which provides much needed funding for all students.

By completing the form, you will help WSD3 access additional funding to help support all students throughout our schools.

 Save The Date!

The Widefield District Parade will take place on Saturday, September 24. This year’s theme is “One District, Many Voices.” The parade begins at 10:30am from the Big R parking lot and ends at C.A. Foster Stadium behind Widefield High School. The rivalry football game between Mesa Ridge and Widefield starts at 1pm.