Parks and Recreation – The Pagosa Springs SUN http://www.pagosasun.com The most trusted source for news and information about Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Thu, 12 Dec 2019 20:45:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.5 Town of Pagosa Springs receives $15,200 GOCO grant to improve Centennial Park GGP facilities http://www.pagosasun.com/town-of-pagosa-springs-receives-15200-goco-grant-to-improve-centennial-park-ggp-facilities/ Thu, 12 Dec 2019 22:00:31 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=192785 By Rosemary Dempsey
Special to The SUN
This week, the Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Board awarded a $15,200 grant to the Town of Pagosa Springs Parks and Recreation Department to hire a Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) crew to make improvements to Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership (GGP) public education facilities in Centennial Park.

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Public Meetings http://www.pagosasun.com/public-meetings-200/ Thu, 05 Dec 2019 22:00:40 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=192392 The following meetings are subject to change.
Monday, Dec. 9
Pagosa Peak Open School Board of Directors work session and regular meeting. 4 p.m. work session, 5 p.m. regular meeting, 7 Parelli Way.
CSU Extension Advisory Board meeting. 11:30 a.m., CSU Extension office, 344 U.S. 84.
Tuesday, Dec. 10
Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners work session. 8:30 a.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Archuleta County Republican Women’s meeting. Noon, Boss Hogg’s, 157 Navajo Trail Drive.
Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners regular meeting. 1:30 p.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Archuleta School District Board of Education work session and regular meeting. 5 p.m. work session, 6 p.m. regular meeting, Pagosa Springs High School auditorium, 800 S. 8th St.
Pagosa Springs Area Tourism Board meeting. 4:30 p.m., Visitor Center, 105 Hot Springs Blvd.
Combined Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting. 5:30 p.m., Ross Aragon Community Center, 451 Hot Springs Blvd.
Pagosa Fire Protection District Board of Directors meeting and Board of Trustees of the Pagosa Fire Protection District Firemen’s Pension Fund regular meeting. 6:30 p.m., Station 1, Training Room, 191 N. Pagosa Blvd.
Wednesday, Dec. 11
Upper San Juan Library District board meeting. 4 p.m., Ruby M. Sisson Memorial Library, 811 San Juan St.
Archuleta County Planning Commission regular meeting. 6 p.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Thursday, Dec. 12
Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners special meeting — budget adoption. 8:30 a.m., Archuleta County administration building, commissioners’ meeting room, 398 Lewis St.
Public meeting information should be sent to editor@pagosasun.com with “Public Meeting” in the subject line. The deadline is noon Monday each week prior to publication for that week’s issue.

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Youth activities, classes and programs offered http://www.pagosasun.com/youth-activities-classes-and-programs-offered-2/ Wed, 27 Nov 2019 22:00:57 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=192112 By Darren Lewis
SUN Columnist
The Recreation Department is currently accepting registration through Dec. 20 for youth basketball ages 9-12.

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Youth activities, classes and programs offered http://www.pagosasun.com/youth-activities-classes-and-programs-offered/ Sun, 24 Nov 2019 12:00:14 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=191618 By Darren Lewis
SUN Columnist
The Recreation Department is currently accepting registration through Dec. 20 for youth basketball ages 9-12.
The cost is $35 and registration may be completed online or at the Ross Aragon Community Center.
Practice will start mid-January, with games beginning in February.
Winter recreation arts and crafts class
Registrations are being accepted through Nov. 22 for an arts and crafts class held at the Community Center.
Registration can be completed at the Community Center.
The class is for ages 9-13 and class size is limited. Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:15 to 5:45 p.m. This class is a three-week session running from Dec. 3 through Dec. 19.
The cost of the class is $25 for the three-week session.
Time 4 Tots registration
Time 4 Tots is a new program offering toddlers ages 2-3 time to socialize and participate in fun hands-on activities. Parents or guardians must be present and involved. We will have singing, music, reading, crafts and plenty of free play.
Classes are available Mondays from 11 a.m. to noon or Tuesdays from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday classes will run Jan. 6, 2020, through Feb. 10, 2020. Tuesday classes will run Jan. 7, 2020, through Feb. 4, 2020. The cost is $20 for the class.
After the Bell program
This is a new after-school program designed for kids ages 9-12 to come to the Community Center gym and participate in different physical educational games. We will be burning off some energy after a long week of school.
The program runs Jan. 10, 2020, through Feb. 7, 2020. The program will be held every Friday from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Community Center.
Also, if interested, bus 17 stops at the Community Center for those elementary students participating in the program.
The cost is $20 for all five Fridays involved. Deadline for registering for this program is Jan. 8, 2020.
Open Gymnastic Gym Time
Open Gymnastic Gym Time is to practice those special skills you are determined to learn or just get in some extra practice time. We will play some fun games and top it off with a handstand contest. There will be supervision, but this is not a structured class.
The open gym is for ages 5 and older. Younger children are allowed with parents.
Open gym will be held Fridays, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Nov. 22, and Dec. 6 and 13, in the Pagosa Springs Middle School mat room.
The gym is open to children ages 5 and older, with younger children allowed with parent.
Registration/waiver is taken by the instructor at class time. The cost is $5 per session.
Fitness room
The fitness room is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. The cost is $2 per day, $10 per month or $80 per year.
Please call with any questions, 264-4151, ext. 232 or 233.

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Youth basketball, arts and crafts, and more offered http://www.pagosasun.com/youth-basketball-arts-and-crafts-and-more-offered/ Sun, 17 Nov 2019 12:00:15 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=191228 By Darren Lewis
SUN Columnist
The Recreation Department is currently accepting registration through Dec. 20 for youth basketball ages 9-12.
The cost is $35 and registration may be completed online or at the Ross Aragon Community Center.
Practice will start mid-January, with games beginning in February.
Winter recreation arts and crafts class
Registrations are being accepted through Nov. 22 for an arts and crafts class held at the Community Center.
Registration can be completed at the Community Center.
The class is for ages 9-13 and class size is limited. Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:15 to 5:45 p.m. This class is a three-week session running from Dec. 3 through Dec. 19.
The cost of the class is $25 for the three-week session.
Time 4 Tots registration
Time 4 Tots is a new program offering toddlers ages 2-3 time to socialize and participate in fun hands-on activities. Parents or guardians must be present and involved. We will have singing, music, reading, crafts and plenty of free play.
Classes are available Mondays from 11 a.m. to noon or Tuesdays from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday classes will run Jan. 6, 2020, through Feb. 10, 2020. Tuesday classes will run Jan. 7, 2020, through Feb. 4, 2020. The cost is $20 for the class.
After the Bell program
This is a new after-school program designed for kids ages 9-12 to come to the Community Center gym and participate in different physical educational games. We will be burning off some energy after a long week of school.
The program runs Jan. 10, 2020, through Feb. 7, 2020. The program will be held every Friday from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Community Center.
Also, if interested, bus 17 stops at the Community Center for those elementary students participating in the program.
The cost is $20 for all five Fridays involved. Deadline for registering for this program is Jan. 8, 2020.
Open Gymnastic Gym Time
Open Gymnastic Gym Time is to practice those special skills you are determined to learn or just get in some extra practice time. We will play some fun games and top it off with a handstand contest. There will be supervision, but this is not a structured class.
The open gym is for ages 5 and older. Younger children are allowed with parents.
Open gym will be held Fridays, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Nov. 15 and 22, and Dec. 6 and 13 in the Pagosa Springs Middle School mat room.
The gym is open to children ages 5 and older, with younger children allowed with parent.
Registration/waiver is taken by the instructor at class time. The cost is $5 per session.
Fitness room
The fitness room is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. The cost is $2 per day, $10 per month or $80 per year.
Please call with any questions, 264-4151, ext. 232 or 233.

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Youth basketball, arts and crafts offered http://www.pagosasun.com/youth-basketball-arts-and-crafts-offered/ Sat, 26 Oct 2019 11:00:34 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=189811 By Darren Lewis
SUN Columnist
The Recreation Department is currently accepting registration through Dec. 20 for youth basketball ages 9-12.
The cost is $35 and registration may be completed online at Xpress bill Pay or at the Ross Aragon Community Center.
Practice will start mid-January, with games beginning in February.
Winter recreation arts and crafts class
The Recreation Department is currently accepting registration through Nov. 22 for an arts and crafts class held at the Community Center. Registration can be completed at the Community Center.
The class is for ages 9-13 and class size is limited. Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:15 to 5:45 p.m. This class is a three-week session running from Dec. 3 through Dec. 19.
The cost of the class is $25 for the three-week session.
Please call the Recreation Department with any questions, 264-4151, ext. 232 or 233.

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Gymnastics registrations now being accepted http://www.pagosasun.com/gymnastics-registrations-now-being-accepted/ Fri, 11 Oct 2019 11:00:22 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=179617 By Darren Lewis
SUN Columnist
The Recreation Department is accepting gymnastics registrations for ages 2 and up. The deadline for registration is Oct. 17 for the four-week session that will begin on Oct. 18.
Cost is $35 and space is limited. For further information, contact the recreation department at 264-4151, ext. 232 or 233.

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Graffiti at Yamaguchi Park http://www.pagosasun.com/graffiti-at-yamaguchi-park/ Thu, 05 Sep 2019 21:00:50 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=176868

SUN photo/Chris Mannara

Pagosa Springs Police Department Officer Kirk Romesburg analyzes new graffiti at the Yamaguchi Park skate bowl with Town Parks and Recreation Director Darren Lewis on Aug. 30. Romesburg pointed out what looked to be a fingerprint at the scene. The Yamaguchi Park skate bowl was previously vandalized in late June.

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Gymnastics and youth basketball registrations underway http://www.pagosasun.com/gymnastics-and-youth-basketball-registrations-underway-3/ Thu, 05 Sep 2019 21:00:35 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=176904 By Darren Lewis
SUN Columnist
The Recreation Department is currently accepting gymnastic registrations through Sept. 6 for ages 2-12. The cost is $40 per student for a five-week session held one day per week. Classes will be strictly limited to 10 per age group.

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Gymnastics and youth basketball registrations underway http://www.pagosasun.com/gymnastics-and-youth-basketball-registrations-underway-2/ Sat, 24 Aug 2019 11:00:39 +0000 http://www.pagosasun.com/?p=175977 By Darren Lewis
SUN Columnist
The Recreation Department is currently accepting gymnastic registrations through Sept. 6 for ages 2-12. The cost is $40 per student for a five-week session held one day per week. Classes will be strictly limited to 10 per age group.
The five-week session begins on Sept. 9 and will end on Oct. 10.
Youth basketball
registration ages 7-8
The Recreation Department is also accepting registrations through Sept. 27 for youth basketball ages 7-8. The cost is $35 per player.
Online registration is available. Please call the Recreation Department with any questions, 264-4151, ext. 232 or 233.

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