Phone: 970-927-8214 or 970-927-2851

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Registration Deadlines

Registration Deadline date indicates the last date you can register without paying the late fee. Classes may fill prior to deadline date. That date is for us to be aware of how many students we will have in a class so preparations can be made for the class. Registering early for a class assures your participation in that class.

You can now register online for Basalt Recreation Programs! Set up your new account online today!


K-2 Spring Soccer
Spring T-ball!
Flag Football
Yoga and Art in the Park
Fly Fishing
Summer Soccer Workshop
Geology Field Trips
Hiking Adventures
Rock Climbing Adventure Series
Aspen Elks Financial Aid Program

Babysitter Training
Spring Youth Tennis
Tiny Tot and Youth Tennis
Future Tennis Players ages 11-13
Summer Tennis Camp
Future Tennis Players ages 7-10
Intermediate Tennis ages 11-13
High School Tennis ages 14-17
Sunday Family Tennis Nights
Jr. Golf
Student Caddie
Roaring Fork Club Residency Card
Baseball/Softball Coaches & Umps Info
Summer T-Ball
Coach Pitch
Baseball & Softball

Pre-K-1st Spring Soccer

This class is designed for the young new soccer players or
seasoned expert. We teach players how to properly dribble, pass, and SCORE with fun drills. There will be plenty of game time allowed as well. Please register by 4/28.

When: Mon/Tues/Thu, May 1, 2, 4, 8, 9, 11
Time: 3:30 - 4:30
Where: Arbaney Park
(BES gym on Rain Days)
Cost: $36
Min: 8

Spring T-Ball!  

This is a great time to start spring training for baseball season. Learn how to catch, throw and all about America’s favorite past time. Check out our summer leagues for 5-8 years old too!

When: Mon/Tues/Thu, May 15, 16, 18, 22, 23, 25
Who: 4 - 7 years old
Time: 3:30-4:30
Cost: $30
Where: Arbaney Park
Please register by 5/12

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Flag Football

For kids who love football and want some non-competitive practice and fun. Each practice will include physical fitness and stretching, skills practice in throwing, catching, punting and field goal kicking, and a 30 minute flag-football scrimmage. If any Monday session is cancelled due to rain, it will be rescheduled for the Friday of that week.  Please register by 4/11

Ages: 7-10
Dates: Thursdays, April 13-May 25
Time: 4:30-5:30
Cost: $30
Where: Arbaney Park
Maximum enrollment: 20
Instructor: Garry Pfaffmann

Yoga and Art in the Park

What child doesn’t like yoga with poses like down dog, cobra, or tree pose? This is an opportunity for your child to learn the various yoga poses and then translate their experience into a unique drawing. We will explore a variety of yoga poses and explore different mediums for our very own drawing of our experience. We will have 3 classes per monthly session throughout the summer. Yoga or drawing experience is not necessary.

Session I: June 14, 21, 28
Session II: July 12, 19, 26
Session III: August 2, 9, 16
Time: 10:30 AM - 12 PM
Where: Lion’s Park band shell
Cost: $35 per session includes materials
Min/Max: 6/12

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Fly Fishing with Taylor Creek Fly Shop

Taylor Creek Fly Shop invites you to attend a 2 day fly fishing school to learn more about our Gold Medal waters here in the Roaring Fork Valley.  Students will meet at Taylor Creek Fly Shop each day.  Day one will consist of basic equipment setup, knots, and casting.  Day two will be an on the water fishing day.  Taylor Creek will provide all equipment, waders and rod and reels.  Class size will be limited so sign up early. Please register by 6/12.
Min/Max: 3/10
When: Wed & Thurs, June 14 & 15; 10 am - 2 pm
Where: Taylor Creek Fly Shop
183 Basalt Center Circle
Who: Ages 10 - 16
Cost: $40

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Summer Soccer Workshop

Who doesn’t like to get out and kick the ball around? This clinic is designed to teach skills and game like situations. Shin guards are required.

Who: Kindergarten - 2nd grades
When: Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, June 12, 13, 14, 15
Time: 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Where: Arbaney Park
Cost: $40
Please register by June 11
Min/Max: 6/20

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Outdoor Adventure Series

Geology of the Glenwood Canyon to the Roaring Fork Valley up to the Aspen Grottos

With Garry Zabel, Professor Emeritus, Geology, Colorado Mountain College

The first trip begins with the geology of the Glenwood Canyon where we will be able to touch the coolest granite, some of the oldest age rocks of Colorado. We’ll find out more about the 13+ Glenwood hot springs, see the No Name Fault and a graben, learn to read a geologic map, stop at the Hanging Lake walking/biking path where we will see and touch four more types of ancient rocks, and see the Great Unconformity. We will then travel to South Canyon to discover “middle age’ rocks, some of which were formed during the dinosaur age. As we travel back to Basalt, we will also study the geology of the lower Roaring Fork Valley from Glenwood Springs to Basalt checking out Mount Sopris and Basalt Mountain.

On the second trip we will study the geology of the “middle” and “upper” Roaring Fork Valley from Basalt to El Jebel to Aspen to the Grottos. Along the way, we will learn about Mount Sopris and Mount Sopris rock glacier, 10 million year old Basalt Mountain, Aspen area glacial features, Aspen Mountain, and more glacial features at the Grottos. Participants will also learn about the Carbondale collapse center, sink holes, faults and folds.

To get the full geologic story of our area we encourage you to sign up for both trips. Sign up for one or both!

Bring a lunch, sunscreen and water and wear comfortable hiking shoes.

Trip 1: Saturday, June 24, 2017 from 9 am to 4pm.

Trip 2: Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 9 am to 4pm
Cost: $45 per day

Ages: 16 to Adult

Meet at the Basalt
Town Hall

Hiking Adventures with Basalt Recreation

Hiking adventures are about encouraging children to explore some of the beauty that makes us appreciate the amazing valley we live in. We will learn about flora and fauna and how we can take care of our beautiful natural resources. Our first hike on July 20 we will go above Ruedi Reservoir to Eagle Lake. Here we will see one of the first hydroelectric plants and is still in use today! Next on August 17 we will take to the hills to climb to the base of Sopris and Thomas Lake. The beautiful wildflowers will keep us entertained for the whole trip up. Both of these hikes are relatively easy and beautiful! Min/Max 6/10.

Session I: Hike to Eagle Lake (6 miles round trip) Thursday, July 20

Session II: Hike to Thomas Lake (7 miles round trip) Thursday, August 17

Meet at Arbaney Park at 9 AM and we will return by 4:30

Cost: $45
Ages 8-15
Min/Max: 6/8

Be sure to pack a comfortable backpack preferable one with a hydration bladder. Be sure to pack a lunch and snacks for your child. Also lightweight rain jacket. Good sturdy shoes and hiking poles or one pole are beneficial . A change of socks is also encouraged. Make sure your child is properly covered in sunscreen .

Basalt Climbing Adventure Series

climber Take your summer fun to new heights and come climbing with us. Whether learning the basics or more advanced skills, you will enjoy the opportunity to climb in an indoor and outdoor setting. Class instruction will include climbing techniques, belay technique, knots, anchor placements, safety, and injury prevention. Class includes a day at the ARC (plus some swimming!) and outdoor climbing with Aspen Expeditions. Equipment is provided. Min/Max: 6/8.

Who: Ages 10 to 15
Session I: Wed/Thurs, July 26 & 27; register by 7/24
Session II: Wed/Thurs, August 9 & 10; register by 8/8

Time: 9 AM to 4 PM
Where: TBD
Cost: $110 per session.
Bring a lunch, swim wear, change of clothes, warm clothes.

Aspen Elks Lodge Financial Aid Program

Aspen Elks Lodge provides funding for scholarships to participate in Basalt Recreation activities. Applications for funding can be found on the recreation website or at the town hall. This is becoming a popular way for children of our community to enjoy the many recreational activities with Basalt Recreation. Forms must be properly filled out to be considered. This scholarship money is to be used for Basalt Recreation programs only. Other organizations included in this brochure have a separate scholarship program. If you have questions regarding this program and if you qualify please call the Recreation Department at 927-8214. Click here for a Financial Assistance form.

Mountain West Youth Football League

3/4th grade division and 5/6th grade division. All sign ups will be done online.  Go to to register. If you need more information, call Mitch Levy at 970-329-0155. Like the basalt football page on Facebook for up-to-date info!

Basalt Soccer Club

Register for Fall Soccer with Basalt Soccer Club by June 15. Visit the webpage for more information.

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Basalt Recreation Programs

Basalt Recreation provides programs for youth by contracting with talented people who teach our activities. If you have a talent you would like to share give us a call to discuss. We can set up a location, provide advertising and public announcements, we provide registrations, and we also provide liability insurance for a percentage of the fee. As this valley grows, so do the demands on the recreation department. Feel free to call us at 927-8214 or email us at to discuss your enterprising idea!


Babysitter Training

babysitterWhat makes a “good” babysitter who is asked back again and again? Class participants can be successful babysitters by learning about leadership, basic care, safety, and first aid. Successful babysitters will receive a handbook, first aid kit, a CD of great information and games, and a course completion card (not a certification). Attendance and participation in both days is mandatory.

Please register with Basalt Library.

When: Mon - Thurs, June 12-15
Time: 2 PM - 4 PM
Where: Basalt Library
Who: Ages 11-16

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Basalt Tennis

Swing Into Summer Tennis Workshop

We will jump start your child’s summer of tennis with this Wednesdays workshop to introduce young players to the game or rekindle the skills from last season’s court time. This is a great start to your child’s summer tennis experience.

When: Wednesdays, May 17, 24, 31, June 7
Time: 5-6 yrs old, 3:30-4:30,
7-11 yrs old 4:30-5:30
Where: Basalt Tennis Courts
Cost: $40
Min/max: 4/12

Tiny Tot and Youth Tennis

We will engage your child with fun games and drills in these fast paced tennis classes. Your child will learn proper stance, swing and control with hitting the ball. Take one session or take them all! We are all about making sure your child has fun while learning or perfecting their tennis skills.

Session I: Wed/Fri, June 14-June 30 Session II: Wed/Fri, July 12-July 28
Session III: Wed/Fri, August 2-August 18
Time: 5-6 yrs old, 3:30-4:30
7-11 yrs old 4:30-5:30
Where: Basalt Tennis Courts
Cost: $90 per session
Min/max: 4/12


Future Tennis Players ages 11-13

We will be working on serve, forehand/backhand and volley. We are getting away from just being baseline hard hitters. Sign up is limited to the first 12 players. Get ready for the summer junior tennis tournament season. Lots and lots of drill work.

For more information please call Diana Cordova Elliott at 927-4693.

Date: Wednesday and Friday May 17-June 7
Times: Wed-2:00-3:30, Fri-4:00-5:30
Cost: $40.00

Summer Tennis Camps at Basalt Recreation

The following Tennis Camps are week-long camps designed to facilitate learning with daily instructions. Please bring sunscreen, a hat, water bottle and a sack lunch (snacks provided for Futures Tennis Players).

For more information please call Diana Cordova Elliott at 927-4693.

Future Tennis Players ages 7-10

June 26-30 Monday-Thursday (Friday is and optional game day) 9:00 am-11:00 am

This class is geared to the beginner tennis players. We will be working on serve, forehand/backhand and volley. This is geared to players who have limited tennis experience. I really want to focus on bringing players up to a playing tennis level. Chalk talk each day. Limited to 8 players so we can really work on fundamentals.
Cost: $65.00


Intermediate Tennis Players ages 11-13

July 10-14 Monday-Friday 9:00 am-12:00 pm

July 17-21 Monday-Friday 9:00 am-12:00 pm

July 24-28 Monday-Friday 9:00 am-12:00 pm

We will be working on serve, forehand/backhand and volley. We are getting away from just being baseline hard hitters. Sign up is limited to the first 12 players. Lots and lots of drill work followed by chalk talk. Cost: $85.00 

High School Tennis Players ages 14-17

August 7-11 Monday-Friday 9:00 am-12:00 pm.

August 14-18 Monday-Friday 9:00 am-12:00 pm.

Open to all high school tennis players who want to play on their high school team. We will be covering strategy, specialty shots and net play. We are getting away from just being baseline hard hitters. Sign up is limited to the first 12 players. Get ready for the high school tennis season.
Cost: $85.00

Sunday Family Tennis Nights-Free (ages 10 and up)

Come and play tennis in the cool evening at the Basalt Courts. Bring a snack or drink to share. Tennis balls and racquets provided. No instruction, just competitive fun tennis. 5 - 6 PM.

June 25, July 9, July 16, July 23, July 30, August 6, August 13.


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golferJr. Golf at the Roaring Fork Club

The Roaring Fork Club would like to introduce the game of golf to children ages 8 to 13 years old. Bring your golf clubs and learn from the best!

Tues, Wed, Thur, Fri, June 6 , 7, 8, 9
3:45 pm - 5:45 pm
Registration deadline is 6/4

Maximum is 24 per class.
Cost: $110 per golfer per session includes a three hole game at the end of each week.

Please respect the dress code at the club. Collared shirts are required and nice pant or shorts. Please no cutoffs or blue jeans.

Student Caddie Program

The Roaring Fork Club Is offering a Student Caddie Program for the summer for students of the Roaring Fork Valley.  Caddies will also have playing privileges, opportunities to learn from some of the best players in the world and gain skills by working in a professional atmosphere.  There will be a mandatory caddie meeting at 5 PM on May 2nd at the Member's Lodge at the Roaring Fork Club. Please call the Caddie Master at 319-2807 for more information.

Roaring Fork Club Residency Card

If you are a resident of the town of Basalt and a registered voter in Basalt you can purchase a ten punch pass to play golf at the Roaring Fork Club.  For more information on days & times to pick up your card please call the Pro Shop at 927-9100 or email


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Baseball & Softball

Youth League Baseball Coaches Needed

As our participants move on to school sports, so do our coaches. We are looking for volunteers to participate in our Youth Baseball Rec League from June to mid July. We will offer reimbursement for traveling costs. If you are interested in being a head coach or assistant coach, please call the Recreation Department at 927-8214 x400.

Baseball & Softball Umpires Needed

If you have a good eye and can take constructive critisism from large crowds you would make a great umpire! We pay well too! Call us today!


T-ball teaches young baseball enthusiasts the basics of hitting, throwing, catching, and base running.

Who: Boys and Girls ages 5 - 6 yrs old
When: Tues & Thurs, June 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29
Time: 11 am - 12 pm
Where: Arbaney Park
Cost: $50.00 includes hat and t-shirt
Registration deadline is June 4.
Max: 25
Moms and Dads are encouraged to participate.

Coach Pitch

baseballWho: Boys and Girls 7 - 8 yrs old (age as of 8/1/2017 )
When: June 12 - mid-July

Practice times to be determined by coaches. Practice will take place in the late afternoons. Games are through the week and some Saturdays. Practices and Games will be held at Crown Mountain Park.

Cost: $65.00 includes hat and t-shirt
Registration deadline is April 28. ($85 after registration deadline) Registration may close earlier due to full teams. Late registrations are on a first come, first serve basis.

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Baseball & Softball

Register now for summer baseball and softball. Registration deadline is April 28. Practices begin June 12. Teams are made up of 9-10, 11-12, and 13-15 for girls. 9-10 and 11-12 for boys. Practices and games for 9-10 boys are at the Crown Mountain. Practices and games for 9-10 girls, 11-12 girls, & 13-15 Girls are at Crown Mountain Park.

Registration deadline is April 27.

Who: Boys and Girls ages 9-15 (age as of 8/1/2017 )
When: June 6 through mid July
Cost:$75 ($95 after registration deadline date)

The season will last to the mid July when tournaments will be held. Cost is $75 ($95 after registration deadline date) and includes hat & shirt. Coaches will determine practices. Please register through the Basalt Recreation Department.

Registration deadline for all ball players is April 28. Registration may close earlier due to full teams. Late registrations are on a first come, first serve basis.

A note from our office...

Early registration for Summer Rec League Baseball and Softball is important to this program. We have a lot of work to do to assure a successful season for each team. It is important that each player gets ample playing time to gain maximum benefit from their season on the field. If we have to put too many players on a team it diminishes those benefits. Please register your child early. Registration deadline is April 28. If you have any questions feel free to call the Rec. Dept. at 970-927-8214.