Rec center public meeting Monday, Dec. 9

SUN Columnist

VIEW 1A public meeting regarding the feasibility of constructing a community recreation center in downtown Pagosa Springs will be held Monday, Dec. 9, at 6 p.m. in the south conference room of the Ross Aragon Community Center.

The recreation center site is proposed near the current location of the sanitation treatment lagoons on South 5th Street; the lagoons are scheduled to be decommissioned and replaced with a pipeline farther to the south.

If constructed, the recreation center would be located directly across the street from Pagosa Springs High School baseball/softball complex and due south of Yamaguchi Park. Currently, the recreation center is estimated at approximately 44,000 square feet.

The Town of Pagosa Springs Recreation Department staff and citizens’ review committee will be coordinating the recreation center scoping meeting; the public is invited to share opinions and provide feedback on the potential cost, funding, design, location and programming associated with this endeavor.

For more information, contact the recreation office at 264-4151, Ext. 232.


Gymnastics classes for registered participants are being held through Dec. 20 in the middle school “mat room” (wrestling room) according to the following schedule:

Classes for ages 6 and 7 will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-4:50 p.m. Classes for ages 8 and 9 will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-5:50 p.m. Classes for ages 10 and up will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-6:50 p.m.

In addition, classes will be held Fridays from 2-2:50 p.m. for ages 3-5 and from 3-3:50 p.m. for intermediate students (students in this class will need to be pre-approved by instructor).

There is also an open-gym session available Fridays from 4-5 p.m. for ages 6 and up (younger students may attend with a parent) at an additional drop-in cost of $5 per session.

For more information call 264-4151, Ext. 231 or 232.

Youth basketball

Registration for this year’s 9- and 10-year-old and 11- and 12-year-old youth basketball leagues is ongoing and will run through Dec. 16.

Children who will be 9, 10, 11 or 12 years old as of Jan. 1, 2014, are eligible to register. The seasons will not begin until early January.

Registrations are available at the recreation office in Town Hall and are also available online in Adobe format at (click on the departments link, then the recreation link).

If you have questions or concerns, or need additional information about any of the Pagosa Springs Recreation Department adult or youth sports programs, call 264-4151, Ext. 231 or 232.

This story was posted on December 5, 2013.