We’re having an Earth Day Party!

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 […]

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Now hiring Recreation staff and Custodian

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 […]

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Friday Enrichment Reflections

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 […]

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Pickleball comes to Salida!

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 […]

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Children Serving as Volunteers: A Friday Enrichment Opportunity

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 […]

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Friday FUN and enrichment!

Have you been wondering what is REALLY going on any given Friday Enrichment Day?  What are children specifically accomplishing?  Friday Enrichment Day is not exactly what you might think.  Sleeping in?  Watching television?  Sleep overs with friends?  There is no denying that these privileges are not happening here and there, but it feels to me […]

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