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Basalt, Colorado is located midvalley between Aspen and Carbondale. Recreation is a large part of everyone's life in this valley and our goal is to see our valley's children have enjoyable and safe ways to recreate in the valley.

If you would like to register for a class you can download a registration form and drop it off at the town hall with your payment, you can register online with a credit card or you can mail it to 101 Midland Ave., Basalt, CO 81621 with your payment. Please remember that the fee needs to accompany your registration. You can also register online with a credit card. Get your account set up for future activities.

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NEW! I Know You Got Soul! An Urban Movement Experience with Dance B.F.A Emily Alvarez

This five day beginner workshop for students ages 4-12 will provide an in depth creative exploration of Hip Hop culture! At "I Know you Got Soul!" students will learn;

-A variety of street dance styles including Breakin' (also know as breakdancing, or Bboying/Bgirling), Locking, Popping, and House dance. 

-Comprehensive understanding of Hip Hop as a culture with history, from Disco to today! 

-Enlightenment into the positive effects that underground Hip Hop can have on one's community; from building everlasting bonds between peers, to strengthening one's own confidence and sense of artistry. 

This camp includes four 1-hour evening classes per age group, followed by a culminating performance held on the final evening (Friday) of the camp. 

All music is age appropriate and free of offensive language or content. 

Emily Alvarez is a dance teacher, choreographer, freestyle mover, musician, and writer with a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from Arizona State University. During her six years in Phoenix, Alvarez taught at a local dance studio and traveled frequently for dance related opportunities, hitting vibrant destinations like Sao Paulo Brazil, San Fransisco California, and Houston Texas. Her next move? New York City. She cannot wait to have the opportunity to share dance in her hometown, where the journey began; on Basalt High School's varsity pom team!


Monday June 27th to Thursday June 30th with a performance on Thursday after class.

1:00-2:00 The Seedlings Ages 4-6 and The Roots Ages 6-8
2:15-3:15 The Buds Ages 8-10 and The Blooms 10-16

Only $60 per student. Register online today!

Basalt Recreation 2016 Spring/Summer Recreation Guide

The 2016 recreation guide is out and is online. Look for yours in the mail or go to the brochure web page and register for classes online.

Registration deadline for 2016 Instructional League Baseball and Softball is April 27. Register today to assure your child's spot on a team!!


Rained Out Texting Service

Stay up to date with RainedOut, the leading free texting notification service for sports and events. Basalt Recreation is using RainedOut to help you receive notifications for cancelled events, change in plans, helpful reminders. Visit and search for Basalt Recreation Department, from there you can choose which events and programs you would like to receive text notifications so you can know before you go. 

RainedOut is also a great way to know about your basketball game. Once you find out who your coach is you can go to RainedOut and choose to follow your coach to get last minute text details about games, practices and more. Instant results coming directly to your phone!


2016 Insturctional League Basketball team photos can be viewed and purchased here:

Are you a savvy recycler or do you avoid the whole process? Not sure what goes where? Pitkin County has provided some recycling guidelines to help you maximize your recycling efforts.


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The Parks of Basalt

Basalt has many wonderful parks that many people use daily. The parks are often used for private functions. The town does not "reserve" the parks for private function, but we do require you register your function with the town. Please be respectful of private parties that have requested use of the parks. Please call town hall for more information or to request a registration at 927-4701.

Arbaney Park
Willits Field
Southside Park
Wildwood Park
Cliff Park

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Phone: 970-927-8214 | Fax: 970-927-1354 | 101 Midland Ave., Basalt, CO 81621

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