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
While every day is a day to celebrate the planet we call home and consider our impact on Earth, Saturday, April 19, the City of Salida, Salida Recreation, Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area (AHRA), and the Greater Arkansas River Nature Association (GARNA) will host an Earth Day Party from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Riverside Park. The party immediately follows the Easter Egg hunt at Thonoff Park, which the Upper Arkansas Service Club is hosting at 10:00 a.m. Both events promise fun for families of all ages.
From 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. “Colorado Gators Reptile Park” from Mosca in the San Luis Valley will take the stage with live alligators and reptiles. Reptile experts will introduce a small crocodile, several snakes and lizards, and turtles and tortoises. After learning about these animals, those in attendance will be invited to pet many of them.Read More
Salida Recreation is hiring a year-round Recreation Worker and a Summer Recreation Staff person. Qualified candidates will be energetic, problem-solving, creative-thinking team players. Lead rec staff is a year-round, part-time position at $11.77/hr. Summer rec staff is a seasonal, part-time position at $9/hr. Apply at Hot Springs Pool or call 539-5703. Click on above hyperlinks for a job description for each position.Read More
It is that time of the year….spring has sprung, and it’s a great time to do some “spring cleaning”. Spring cleaning in our business means analyzing activities, reflecting on what went right and what could have gone better, and finding out how to be more successful at serving Salida’s families. We want to grow, just like those daffodils that are peaking out of your flower beds.
This month we made some personal contacts with some of our clients, asking them to provide us with their input on what is being offered, what more they would like to see, and how Friday Enrichment is going for them in general.Read More
Salida Recreation and the Salida Tennis Club are excited to announce that pickleball has come to Salida. What’s “pickleball”? Pickleball is sweeping the country, a game similar to tennis but easier to learn and enjoy. It’s played on a smaller court using wooden paddles and a whiffle ball. Great fun and good exercise!
The Chaffee County Commissioners just approved the use of the Exhibition Hall at the County Fairgrounds for a trial period to determine community interest in this new sport. Pickleball will be available Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:30 am until 11:30 am on a drop-in basis until mid-May. Equipment provided; just wear tennis shoes, bring some “energy,” and be prepared to have fun! The fee is $5. We hope to see you there.
On Fridays, we see our children getting tutored, participating in sports, training for Knowledge Bowl, writing poetry, learning a foreign language, and going on field trips. Another great option for Friday enrichment is service learning. Children are typically seen as recipients of service, but the reality is, they are givers as well.
This month, I highlight a Salida youth who “gives back”.
Iain Stewart, a Salida sixth grader, volunteers at the Sunshine Shelter. Iain was encouraged to volunteer by his parents. Read More