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Fall Festival Fun – FREE!

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

It’s time for Aspen Recreation Center’s Fall Carnival to be held at the ARC on Thursday, October 28  from 2-5pm.

This fun filled event will include pumpkin decorating, bobbing for apples, Halloween crafts, face painting, games by the pool area, bounce house (weather permitting), and more!

This event is FREE!

More Info? 970-544-4100

Featured Activity: Soccer Shootout

Sunday, September 19th, 2010

Soccer – it’s a kick!
Soccer season is in full gear and what’s better than a good ‘ol soccer shootout!

Local Soccer Shoots are sponsored by the Aspen Elks #224.

  • Friday, September 17 | 3:3opm at Arbaney Park, Basalt
  • Wednesday, September 22 | 2-5pm at Rotary Field at the Aspen Recreation Center

Mountain District Soccer Shoot

  • Sunday, September 26 | 10am | Aspen High School Football Field

For more information on the soccer shootouts contact 970-920-5140.

A.R.O.C.K. = Aspen Recreation Outdoor Climbing “Klub”

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

The A.R.O.C.K. (Aspen Recreation Outdoor Climbing “Klub”) has been busy this summer scaling up the rocks of Independence Pass. Every Tuesday kids ranging from ages 8-18 join climbing instructor Jeremy Graham and one of Aspen Expeditions qualified and reputable guides for a day of climbing in the mountains of Aspen.

Kids learn the basics of knots, rope work, and belaying. No experience or technical equipment is needed to participate.

Check out the latest photos below and sign up for remaining July and August classes at

FORE! Aspen Junior Golf

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

If you’re looking for the perfect summer activity for your child – try golf! Not only is it a game that children will learn to play for a lifetime, but is also a fun outdoor activity for the entire family.

The Aspen Junior Golf foundation has lessons for children as young as 4! The idea is to make swinging a golf club as natural as walking.

Not only does Aspen Junior Golf boast a wide range of programs and lessons for kids age 4-18, but junior have their own clubhouse and their own driving range. That’s hard to beat!

So sign up the kids for golf lessons and then head out to the Aspen Golf Club and put those skills to the test.

Aspen Junior Golf – or 970-920-3221

Aspen Golf Club – 0r 970-429-1949

Schools Out for Summer – Kids Activities Galore!

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

Now that school is out what is a kid to do!? We have so many activities going on it might be hard for your little one to choose!

Youth Day Camp
Summer Day Camp with the Aspen Recreation is so much fun! Kids spend the day doing arts and crafts, playing outdoors, heading to the Aspen Recreation Center for swimming, skating, climbing and more, or heading to fun places for special field trips! Just look at the schedule for the first week of camp!

Just $32 a day for Aspen residents and $57 for non-residents.

More info on youth camps here.

Cool down this summer in the pool at the Aspen Recreation Center. Youth swimming lessons begin June 7 and there’s a level for everyone.

Youth Swimming Schedule

Skating & Hockey
Want to play for the Colorado Avalanche when you are older? Start with Learn to Skate classes right here in Aspen. Saturdays 12:30-1:3opm or Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30pm.

Hockey 101 is being  held June 1, June 10, June 17 and June 24 starting at 6:30pm. Cost is just $15 for 1 hour and 15 minute class sesssions.

Boys Only & Girls Only Learn to Play Hockey classes
Begins June 8 and loaner sets of equipment for class participants are available. Boys Only is Tuesdays at 5:45 and Girls Only is Wednesdays at 5:45pm.

Head outside and put your climbing skills to the test. The A.R.O.C.K. (ASpen Recreation Outdoor Climbing “Klub”) holds fun trips up Independence Pass for youth ages 8-18. Special Jr. A.R.O.C.K. sessions are held for ages 4-7.

More Outdoor Climbing Info

Junior Golf
Need just a little more practice in your youth before heading out on the PGA Tour? Get it here with the Aspen Junior Golf program. A wide range of dates and times are available for ages 4 – 13+. Check out more information about the Aspen Junior Golf program at

If that’s just not enough activities take a look at our daily calendar for a list of daily and ongoing events and activities. Events Calendar

Winter Wonderland in Aspen

Friday, February 26th, 2010

Sledding, skating, skiing, and snowshoeing all in one spot!? Sounds too good to be true, huh?

The Aspen Recreation Center’s Winter Wonderland features all these great outdoor activities that are perfect for après or just an afternoon family outing.

Take a ride on the “Whoa Nelly” Sledding Hill. Grab your friends and hang on to your hats! See who can race down the hill first – winner carries the other sled back up the hill.

Whether you have fresh new snow or are sledding down the dips and jumps created by other sled goers you’re going to have fun. Sled rentals are available inside the Aspen Recreation Center for $5 or bring your own and sled for FREE!

After you’ve finished your ride down the sledding hill strap on your skates and try out the new outdoor skating pond – the ARC-tic Pond. During dusk the lights turn on and the twinkling trees help give it that magical, nighttime ambiance.

You’re not done yet! If you couldn’t fit in all in for one day – come back the next and test out your cross-country skiing or snowshoes skills. With 3 new trails that take you around the Aspen Recreation Center it’s the perfect way to spend Aspen’s blue bird days outdoors. If you’re looking for a more athletic endeavor take a look at the cross-country map that boasts over 90 kilometers of trails from Snowmass to Aspen.

New to Aspen?

Sunday, January 10th, 2010

New to Aspen? Unfamiliar with our programs? First off Welcome and Congratulations! We don’t think you could have picked a better paradise than Aspen!

We offer a little something for everyone here at Aspen Parks and Recreation.

Coming Soon! Check out our Spring/Summer/Fall 2010 Recreation Guide online. This comprehensive guide details all of the great programs we have going on right now. Hard copies are available at the Aspen Recreation Center (0861 Maroon Creek Road) and Red Brick Recreation Center (110 E. Hallam, Suite 135).

You can also check out all of our recreation center, programs, and special events at