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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Fridays are an opportunity for kids, entrepreneurs

What words would you use to describe your child’s Fridays? Fun? Fulfilling? Fabulous? The City of Salida Recreation Department works to try to make this a reality, providing enriching activities on Fridays throughout the school year for our youth and working with other parties to accomplish the same. Year-round this department also provides activities for […]

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Over 100 turn out for 2014 New Year’s Day 5K

From the Mountain Mail, by James Redmond: Showing an increase in participants from previous years, Salida Recreation Department’s fourth annual New Year’s Day 5K Fun Run/Walk got more than 100 people out and moving in the new year. Both the male and female first-place titles went to 15-year-old Salida athletes. Taylor Stack, 15, finished the […]

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