Welcome to Salida Recreation & Hot Springs Aquatic Center!
Call us: (719) 539-6738 | Visit: 410 W Hwy 50, Salida, CO 81201 | Email us: email@example.com
On behalf of the City of Salida Recreation Department, I am happy to welcome you to the 2014 – 2015 school year! We are looking forward to a productive partnership with you, to ensure our children can achieve their highest potential, through our Friday Enrichment Programs! We recognize that in order to be successful, our children need support not just from home and school, but also from the community. We know a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s outcome. As partners, we share the responsibility for our children’s success and want you to know that we will do our very best to carry out our responsibilities.
This year we will continue promoting Friday programming, not just provided by the City of Salida, but also through private providers, on our special Friday calendar. We are just starting to build the calendar for the school year, and look forward to providers sending us their listings. You will also be reminded of Friday happenings on Facebook. “Like” Salida Schools or Salida Recreation, and we will update Friday activities regularly. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to list a Friday activity, or if you would like to offer a Friday Enrichment activity through the Recreation Department.
This fall you can look forward to Hula Hooping, Camp Fridays, Rowdy at Riverside, Tumbling from the Rec Department. Check out the flyers on the right side of the home page here at salidarec.com, and keep your eyes out for a special insert in the Mountain Mail and Mountain Guide!Read More
Salida Recreation is pleased to announce a new series of tumbling sessions with High Country Gymnastics Academy. Registration is now open at the Aquatic Center or by calling (719) 539-6738.
These classes pair Salida’s youth with elite-level tumbling, trampoline and gymnastics coach Tex Womack. Womack travels weekly to Salida from his home gym in Colorado Springs.
Tex has recently produced national champions and international-level competitors, but he loves to bring his passion for the sport to children of all ages and abilities. Children will learn fundamentals that will allow for a safe-progression to more and more difficult (and impressive!) skills.
Classes will be held in the new Longfellow gym, thanks in part to a special Friday Enrichment partnership between Salida Recreation and the school district.
Please note that we have had to increase our fees to keep pace with travel costs for Coach Tex. This is not a decision we take lightly, and if this limits anyone’s ability to participate, please contact Maggie Murdoch about our youth scholarships. At Salida Rec, we want everyone who wants to to be able to participate!
The Monarch Crest Crank and the Salida Bike Festival to Award Salida’s Triple Crown of Mountain Biking
Salida, CO – For the second year in a row, the Salida Bike Fest and the Monarch Crest Crank, an annual fundraiser for the Alliance Against Domestic Abuse, are teaming up to provide four days of fun for cyclists of all abilities and their families, September 11-14, 2014.
Again this year, riders who participate in Friday’s Chainless Bike Race, Saturday’s Banana Belt Mountain Bike Race and Sunday’s Monarch Crest Crank are eligible for the festival’s Triple Crown competition. Both male and female Triple Crown champions will be crowned, determined by the best combined time in the Chainless Race and Banana Belt, plus participation in the non-competitive Monarch Crest Crank. Up for grabs again this year are two fantastic crowns, made entirely out of bicycle parts, by local artist Will Hodge. Last year’s Triple Crown winners were Jimmy Bisese and Brenda Geisler, both from Salida, CO. Participants can register for the Triple Crown for a significantly reduced fee of $100 for all three races.
The Monarch Crest Crank, in its 16th year, is an annual fundraiser for the Alliance Against Domestic Abuse and uses the funds for its programs that empower survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault through education, services, and social change. Riders have the chance to win great prizes, including a cruiser bike courtesy of Absolute Bikes, through personal fundraising. Rider registration is limited and spots are filling up fast so organizers encourage early registration. Riders can register at monarchcrestcrank.com.
Find out more about the Salida Bike Fest, including the Chainless Bike Race and the Banana Belt Mountain Bike Race, at salidabikefest.com.
Salida Bike Fest is a 4 day festival, designed for both locals and visitors, being held September 11 – 14. The current schedule includes events such as a bike from work mixer, Salida Rec Travelogue featuring unicyclist Gracie Cole, bike to work day, free group rides, a chainless race, bike films, the Banana Belt Mountain Bike Race, and the Monarch Crest Crank.
The City of Salida and the Chamber of Commerce are involved in the marketing and overall general organization of Salida Bike Fest, but the ultimate goal is to get Salida groups, businesses and anyone else who just really likes bikes involved in the design and implementation of the festival. Any group hosting an event during the festival will receive the proceeds from that event. Groups involved in the past include the City of Salida, the Chamber of Commerce, Salida Mountain Trails, Salida Cycling Club, the High School Mountain Bike Team, Absolute Bikes, Salida Bike Company, Sub Culture Cyclery, the Salida Steamplant, the Salida Police Department and LiveWell Chaffee County.
If you’re interested in hosting a movie, organizing an event, helping in any other way, or are just interested in learning more about Salida Bike Fest, please contact Kristy at email@example.com or call 719-539-5703. For more information, please visit salidabikefest.com.
Take an exciting and non-traditional tour around Salida and Chaffee County! Play along for fun, and register to win prizes! Here is the list of things to scavenge…register at the Aquatic Center and turn all your finished materials in by 5:00 pm on August 1 to be eligible to win is several age categories.
Registration costs $5, but you are more than welcome to play along for free. We’ve got some great prizes to give away! Saturday, July 26 only, we will also be hosting a Youth Farmers Market Scavenger Hunt.
Stop by our booth at Alpine Park to pick up your list of items to hunt for around the Market!
Are you looking for part-time work in the busy and exciting industry of Recreation? We are seeking 2 year-round, part-time positions. Please return standard application and a resume to the front desk of the pool, or call with questions.
Salida Recreation and Aquatic Center is hiring for the position of Recreation staff. Must be an energetic, problem-solving, creative-thinking team player. Year-round part-time, $11.77/hr. Apply at Hot Springs Pool or call 539-5703. EOE. Full job description can be found here.
FRONT DESK I
Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center is accepting applications for the position of Front Desk I. Must be friendly, enthusiastic and act as an ambassador to the pool. Year-round, part-time, $9/hr. Apply at Hot Springs Pool or call 539-6738. EOE. Full job description can be found here.
Nationally ranked pickleball player Sally Dobson will host a pickleball skills clinic Wednesday, July 23, at 8:30 am in Centennial Park. Dobson, of Las Vegas, NV, placed 3rd in the Women’s 60+ Doubles category at the USA Pickleball Nationals 2013. She will coach players of all levels in game strategies and skill. The suggested donation for this event is $2.
Sally will also be at the evening indoor session of pickleball, at the Chaffee County Fairgrounds, from 5 – 7 pm. The fee for this event is $3.
Find playtimes and keep informed about Salida Recreation pickleball play at the Pickleblog. Join the email list by contacting Maggie Murdoch. Emails are used solely for organizing weekly play and other pickleball special events, and will not be used for any other purposes.
Can you survive the night? Join the townspeople at 7:30 pm to register for Salida’s hottest new fun run.
The course starts and finishes at Riverside Park at 8:15 pm. Zombies, appearing out of dark corners and abandoned vehicles, will chase you down to eat your brains!
Avoid the zombies to finish a human or become one of the un-dead and try to take out the rest of the field.
Preregister online or at the Hot Springs Aquatic Center by June 25th to save $5!
This fun run is co-hosted by Salida Recreation and Salida High School Cross Country Team.
The Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center will close for a two month period in the fall to complete a much needed maintenance project. The projected dates of this closure are September 15 – November 8. The purpose of this project is to address humidity issues and make repairs to the clearstory, windows and the make-up air unit in order to provide a more comfortable atmosphere and prolong the life of the building, which was built in 1937. Local company Diesslin Structures, Inc (DSI) has been contracted to complete this work.
Temperature control and humidity have been problems at the Aquatic Center for years, and a project of this magnitude was deemed essential in order to protect the pool building cavity. Diesslin Structures Inc., has assembled a team of experts in indoor pool design and mechanical design who will evaluate the current system and propose solutions to address the issues. DSI will manage the team and the Salida Hot Springs Pool project.
Staff at the Aquatic Center understand that a closure of this length is difficult on the community, and are taking steps to address this closure for our many users. All passes will be frozen for the length of the closure, and staff are working with Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort to offer classes and specials during this time. Staff are also working on expanding land based fitness programs for our many patrons who use the pool as a means of achieving their exercise and fitness goals.
This closure will not affect most programs with the Salida Recreation Department, which plans to continue offering fall programs for participants of a wide variety of ages and interests. It will also not affect park rentals. Staff will begin taking park rentals for 2015 on October 1.
Our website will be updated before and during the closure with more specific plans for this project, a timeline for completion and pictures and progress updates.
For more information, please contact Theresa Casey at Theresa.firstname.lastname@example.org or 719-539-6738.
Salida Recreation invites you to come play the game of pickleball this Saturday, July 12 on the outdoor courts at Centennial Park. Centennial Park is located right next to the Aquatic Center on Highway 50.