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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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Beading With D.D. Summer Series

This series will let your child create their own beaded bug of any size (7/8), make enchanting garden fairies and gnomes (715) to keep or share with friends, cool down the days with Snowmen in July(7/22) and, always a favorite, make crazy fun glow in the dark beaded Snakes and Lizards (7/29). Classes are Fridays from 10:30 to 11:30 and affordable. Check them out here.

End of the Season Baseball/Softball Tournaments

The baseball/softball season is coming to a close and we are starting to get schedules put together for tournaments. Go to the Game Schedules page to check out your schedule. Not all are done or seeded so check back if you do not see yours.

8-10 Softball-July 16 in Carbondale
11-12 Softball-July 23 in Parachute
13-15 Softball-July 16 in Basalt

Coach Pitch Festival-July 16 in Glenwood Springs
9-10 Baseball-July 16 in Aspen
11-12 Baseball-July 18-22 in Rifle

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.


Like Basalt Recreation on Facebook for latest news on new classes and money savings coupons when registering online!


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

Please be aware of our refund policy when requesting a refund.

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