Welcome to Salida Recreation & Hot Springs Aquatic Center!
Call us: (719) 539-6738 | Visit: 410 W Hwy 50, Salida, CO 81201 | Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Salida Recreation Department is now actively looking for programs, classes and seminars for our 2015 Fitness Challenge. Programs for adults, teens, or kids are all welcome and encouraged! We are also looking for prizes to offer to the participants with the most points earned during the challenge.
As in past years, we will run this challenge in January and February with the intention of supporting and encouraging Chaffee County residents in their pursuit of health and fitness goals.
During the challenge, participants will have access to structured free or low cost classes and seminars. This information, encompassing health, fitness and nutrition over 9 weeks, is intended to help them make changes that will last throughout the year and beyond.
The Salida Rec Department compiles a list of all the various offerings during the Fitness Challenge in a calendar on our website and markets these activities throughout January and February. Participants have the opportunity to log points in their fitness logs by attending these classes and win prizes at the end of the challenge.
Our department does not charge anything for participating in the challenge, and does not collect any revenue beyond the classes or programs we offer during the challenge. Our goal is to support Salida residents in their health and fitness goals.
Examples of classes or programs in last year’s Fitness Challenge include: free indoor cycling group; free yoga class; free fitness sampler dance class; free swim day and free no-drop trail run.
Please email Kristy at email@example.com if you would like to offer a class, program or seminar during the 2015 Fitness Challenge, or if you would like to donate a prize to participants. If your organization is also working on some type of health or wellness challenge during this time period, we welcome your involvement and would love to work with you to market all potential opportunities for participants.
For more information, please call 719-539-5703 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Construction crews have been hard at work at the pool as soon as we closed in mid September.
In the past few weeks, crews have finished replacing sheet-rock with a water-resistant concrete backer-board in the clear story and have applied a light wall texture.
They are now working to insulate and enclose areas to increase the efficiency of the heating and cooling system of the building. While doing so, crews are also making necessary repairs to surrounding areas effected my moisture in the building. Next steps in the project will include refinishing the surfaces of the clear story and hanging the new duct work.
City staff has continued making improvements to the facility by repairing ceilings in the restrooms, painting walls and applying a new coating to the floors. The wood benches have been removed and are being refinished in preparation of reopening next month. Staff is also performing a deep cleaning of the basins and surrounding surfaces as it has been done regularly in the past. You will also notice that exterior surfaces will be thoroughly cleaned and the cedar siding re-stained.
Stay tuned for more updates as this project progresses!
Every year during National 4-H Week, 4-H celebrates National Youth Science Day (NYSD) across the nation to emphasize 4-H’s commitment to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education for all youth. Each year National 4-H Council releases a new and unique experiment and last year, over 6 million youth nation-wide participated in NYSD. This year, Chaffee County 4-H is teaming up with the Salida Recreation Department to bring the 2014 project to area youth.
The 2014 4-H NYSD experiment is called Rockets to the Rescue and challenges youth to use common materials to build and launch a rocket that can deliver a payload of nutritious food to people stranded on an island after a hurricane. The project encourages creativity as well as the application of science and math principles while having a fun time.
All youth ages 7 and up are invited to drop into the Scout Hut at Riverside Park (211 E Sackett St) any time between 1 and 3 pm on Friday October 10 to do the experiment and also to learn more about the STEM related programs and projects available through 4-H in Chaffee County and beyond. The activity takes 30-45 minutes to complete and there is no cost to participate.
For younger students, the Camp Friday program for 5-7 year olds will also be doing a rocket program from 9-11 am on October 10 at ChisolmRead More
Salida Recreation is excited to host 2 great presentations in the Steam Plant ballroom during the month of October. Dr. Duane Vandenbusche, historian, author and professor, will be presenting on the rich and storied past of Salida, Monarch, and the surrounding areas. Coverage will be given to Wellsville, Salida, Poncha Springs, Maysville, Arbourville, Garfield, Monarch, and the Monarch Ski Area and Monarch Pass. Narrow gauge railroads, silver mining, skiing, the limestone quarry and transportation will also be covered in the slide show. This presentation will take place on Thursday, October 9, from 7 – 8:30 in the Steam Plant ballroom. Tickets will be sold at the door for $5, and a cash bar will be available.
Our second presentation will be another installment of our popular Travelogue series. This month, Salida local Mark Wiard will share photos and stories from a trip he took with his wife to Iceland. The pair covered the dramatic terrain of the island on motorcycles, discovering hot springs, volcanoes, fjords, wild weather and sparsely populated towns. “Iceland is a treat for travelers…and a wonderfully civilized country,” Wiard says. This presentation will take place on Wednesday, October 15, from 7 – 8:30 in the Steam Plant ballroom. Tickets will be sold at the door for $5, and a cash bar will be available.
Please call Maggie at (719) 539-5703 with any questions.
By Robin NeJame, Friday Enrichment Coordinator
We are a month in to school and FINALLY I am starting to feel the rhythm of the school-year. The unseasonable weather shifts have made finding this rhythm a little more challenging, but now that the leaves are changing and the temperature a little more crisp, the air just smells like FALL!
Salida Recreation Department and various other Friday Enrichment providers are pleased to offer you an array of offerings this autumn!
- This fall, both the Salida Dance Studio and the Tenderfoot Dance Co-Op have several different activities going on! Zumba, “Boyz Dance”, jazz, ballet, modern dance, composition, and point are just some of the Friday offerings.
- Boys and Girls Club is offering “Wonders of Science”, knitting, chess, pickle ball, field hockey, circus classes, and so much more!
- GARNA is offering “Geospatial Explorations”; this activity is for middle and high school students. Students will learn about GIS, GPS units, computer mapping and geocaching.
- The City of Salida Recreation Department has teamed up with GARNA and CSU Extension Office to provide “Camp Friday”; each week different activities will encourage scientific, natural, musical or physical exploration!
- Salida Recreation continues Rowdy at Riverside for pre-school aged children, and tumbling on Fridays with “Tex”, a renowned gymnastics instructor from Colorado Springs.
- On November 7th, The Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area will be celebrating their anniversary! Children of all ages are welcome to this FREE event. Fun, earth-friendly events planned, with snacks to follow at noon!
Salida Recreation has had to cancel this Friday’s Jive and Dive at Mount Princeton Hot Springs. The event will be rescheduled for next Friday, September 26. A bus with 40 seats will leave from Salida Hot Springs Aqautic Center at 5:30 pm. The party goes from 6 – 8 pm, and the cost is $8 if you ride the bus up, or $5 for Jive and Dive without transportation. Please call 539-5703 to reserve a spot on the bus. Jive and Dive is a monthly pool party for middle schoolers hosted by Salida Recreation and Hot Springs Aquatic Center. It is to be held at Mount Princeton Hot Springs during the Aquatic Center closure.
We had a great day at the Banana Belt race yesterday! Thanks to everyone for coming out!
Results can be found here.
The Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center will close Sunday at 6 pm 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 many years, and a project of this magnitude was deemed essential in order to protect the pool building cavity. DSI 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 and City staff will manage the team working on the Salida Hot Springs Pool project.
Together DSI and city staff have identified seven priorities for the project:
- Analyze the Make-up Air Unit (MAU) to determine its long or short term suitability to supply the proposed new ductwork configuration in the clearstory.
- Provide new aluminum duct to supply the clearstory.
- Repair existing water damage in the clearstory area. Repair cold air infiltration in the building cavity, using closed cell foam.
- Re-paint trusses and miscellaneous steel, eliminating rust and peeling paint.
- Replace current duct socks with aluminum duct.
- Repair and insulate end wall moisture condition.
- Repair exterior trim of the structure.
Lube your chain, fill your tires and saddle up! The 3rd annual Salida Bike Fest, a four day festival celebrating bicycles of all kinds, kicks off September 11 and runs through September 14.
The Bike Fest schedule includes a bike from work social mixer, a Salida Rec Travelogue, bike to work and school day, free group rides, a chainless race, bike films, a bike parade, the Banana Belt Mountain Bike Race and the Monarch Crest Crank.
We’ve deliberately included events for a wide variety of ages and interests, so if you’re interested in competing in a mountain bike race, listening to others talk about their adventures, decorating your bike for a cruise around town, or cycling with others in a more leisurely setting, check out our schedule at salidabikefest.com. Many events are free or low cost and designed to celebrate Salida’s love of cycling.
Thursday’s events begin with a Bike to Work and School Day stop in the SteamPlant courtyard just off Sackett Street near G Street. Ride your bike by between 7 – 9 am (even if you’re not headed to work or school!) for breakfast snacks and coffee to start your day. Then, riders can choose to join a free social ride that departs at 9 am from Absolute Bikes (330 W Sackett), right next door to the SteamPlant. The ride will cover 20 – 30 miles at a pace of 11 – 13 mph, and return to Absolute.Read More