Have you heard the good news? After a long, hard period of socially-distanced solitude, several Denver-area recreation centers and pools are reopening for in-person summer programs! Let’s look at a run-down of the parks & rec offerings in the Denver metro:
YOGA IN THE PARK:
Get your body moving on weekdays with some yoga in the park! Many parks around the Denver metro are hosting weekday events, so you can drop in for a little yoga flow during your work week. Monday evening, you can head to Yoga I at City Park, or to Washington Park for Vinyasa from 6:30-7:30. On Tuesdays, choose between evening offerings at Washington Park, Skyland Park, or morning sessions at Benedict Fountain Park. You can try the Yoga II classes offered at Ruby Hill Park on Wednesdays! See the full schedule here.
There’s nothing better on a hot summer day than heading to the local pool to cool off. Catch twice a day open swim blocks Tuesday-Saturday over at Azatlan Outdoor Pool. Monday-Thursday, Barnum Park Outdoor Pool offers both twice a day open swims and swim lessons, and open swim hours only on Saturdays. If you’re looking for a pool-based workout, check out Aqua Aerobics over at Berkeley Park Outdoor Pool (Thursdays).
Take part in one (or all!) of the several adaptive activity programs being offered around Denver this summer! On Wednesdays, Sloan’s Lake is offering Adaptive kayaking and SUP (Stand Up Paddleboarding)! Both are a fantastic way to get out of your comfort zone, get some exercise, and explore nature. On Thursdays, meet up with the Adaptive Park Explorer program, where participants will tour a different park and explore nature every week! DPR horticulturalists will provide a guided tour of the wildlife, flowers, and plants unique to each park. You could also head over to Confluence Park for an Adaptive Urban hike to meet up with recreation staff to explore accessible trails around the city and see a variety of urban scenery.
FUN WITH THE KIDS:
There will be a variety of kid-friendly experiences coming to a park near you this summer! Camp offerings include everything from Art Adventure Camp at the Harvard Gulch Recreation Center to the multi-sport camps being offered at several city parks, including Lowry Sports Complex. If music is what moves your kiddos, Cook Park Rec Center will also be offering a Dance Camp for ages 4-7!
As you can see, there is no shortage of options when it comes to choosing summer activities here in the Mile High City. Most of the larger city parks are hosting multiple events that should keep you busy all season long. Have questions about which parks in your neighborhood are offering special events? You can see the full calendar of event offerings, as well as registration prices and requirements by visiting the Denver Parks and Rec site’s Activities and Programs Page.