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Mac N Cheese Festival - September 12th!

Mac N Cheese Festival - September 12th!

Please join us on Restaurant Row for the 5th Annual Mac N Cheese Festival - Saturday, September 12th from 2pm - 5pm

Indulge in FREE samples of mac n cheese from the finest restaurants in Aspen!

Vote for your favorite to determine who receives the coveted "People's Choice Award" this year!

For more information, please click the link below!

Mac N Cheese Festival - Additional Info »



The Aspen Recreation Center is currently seeking interested individuals who would like to sit on the Recreation Center Citizens Advisory Committee. The two year appointment is open to individuals interested in representing the interests of the swimming community and general uses of the facility. Individuals must reside in Pitkin County and for a period of not less than 1 year. The Advisory Committee is made up of 7 individuals representing ice activities, swimming activities, the Aspen Youth Center, and general interests of the community as they relate to the Recreation Center.

The Aspen Recreation Center Citizen Advisory Committee meets once per month on the first Tuesday from 2:30pm to 4:30pm. The Committee assists staff with policy direction, review of financials, scheduling, master planning and various interests at the direction of the City Council.

◦Those individuals who are interested are asked to submit a resume’ and letter of interest to the Recreation Center front desk no later than September 30th, 2015. Please identify:
• Why you are interested
• Any relevant background you may bring to the committee which best qualifies you as a swimming representative.
• Where you reside
• Other pertinent information you feel may be helpful

A decision on these representatives will be made in October and confirmed by City Council in November.
Questions may be directed to:

Tim Anderson
City of Aspen Recreation Director
(970) 544-4104 or

ARC Survey - Win a FREE 20 Visit Punch Pass

ARC Survey - Win a FREE 20 Visit Punch Pass

Tell us how we're doing! 

Come to the ARC and fill out a survey!

A completed survey enters you to win a free 20 visit punch pass. 

Drawing will be held in September. 

Aspen Recreation Center Closure: September 12th - 20th

Aspen Recreation Center Closure: September 12th - 20th

The Aspen Recreation Center will be closed for cleaning and maintenance from September 12th through September 20th. 

The ARC will reopen at 6:00am with normal hours on Monday, September 21st.

We apologize for any inconvenience this causes you! 

Doggie Day at the ARC!

Doggie Day at the ARC!

Join us for Doggie Day at the ARC on Saturday, September 12th from 10am to 2pm! 

Bring your dog for a day of fun in the pool! 

Cost: $10 for the first dog, $5 for each additional dog.

All proceeds go to Lucky Day Animal Rescue Colorado.

Dogs must be current on rabies and get along with other dogs.

Humans are not permitted to enter the pool with the dogs! 

Labor Day Hours at the ARC

Labor Day Hours at the ARC

The ARC will be open on Labor Day (Monday, September 7th) from 9am - 6pm!

Enjoy your holiday!

2015 Colorado Elks Soccer Shoot

2015 Colorado Elks Soccer Shoot

Please join us on Tuesday, September 15th from 3:30 - 5pm for the 2015 Colorado Elks Soccer Shoot!

Let's see how accurately you can shoot a soccer ball!

Ages: Juniors: U8 and U10 & Seniors: U12, U14, U16

Juniors participate in a 5-Goal Contest: Each child earns a certain number of points per successful goal. The smaller the goal, the higher the number of points earned.

Seniors participate in a Grid Goal Contest: Points are awarded for each successful shot according to which grid section the ball passes through as it enters the goal. More points are given for upper corner shots while fewer points are given for shots that roll into the net.

For more information, please contact Keith Bulicz at (970) 920-5140.

Community Picnic - September 13th

Community Picnic - September 13th

Please join us for our annual Community Picnic on Sunday, September 13th from 11:00am to 2:00pm.   970-544-4100

Red Mountain Grill will cater a FREE BBQ style lunch for the first 750 people. Also enjoy a wide array of games and activities for everyone! Miniature golf, bocci ball, bounce house, frisbee, soccer, football, kite flying, tennis, kids activities, and more! Don't forget to bring Fido - this event is dog friendly!

Transportation Info:

Go Car Free - walk, ride, or take the bus to the event.

No parking is available - only ADA permitted vehicles & Truscott residents. No parking along Cemetery Lane. Limited parking available at the Aspen Schools and Aspen Recreation Center. Castle, Maroon & Cemetery Lane routes short walking distance. Burlingame/Hwy 82 route stops at golf course.

For more information, please call Special Events at (970) 429-2093 or visit the website at

Salomon Golden Leap Half Marathon - September 26

Salomon Golden Leap Half Marathon - September 26


Voted by Colorado Runner as the Best Half Marathon & chosen by Trail Runner Magazine as one of "America's 14 most scenic races". The Golden Leaf is one of the most beautiful foot races in the Rockies. This 13.1 mile half marathon traverses from Snowmass Village to the heart of Aspen on mountain trails and roads at the height of Colorado's breathtaking fall colors.

For more information, please visit the website at or call Special Events at 970-429-2093.