After school programs, a part of Community Recreation offers a safe place for youth to get assistance with homework, have a snack, socialize, and exercise. Call (720) 865-0840 for more information and registration.

Community Recreation Programs

Registration: Monday, March 2nd at 9:00 am (In-person or online)

In person:
Community Recreation Center, 1849 Emerson Street
Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Online: DPR's new Online Service Center

Session Dates:
 6/1/15 - 7/25/15

Location: East High School; 1600 City Park Esplanade, Denver CO 80206

Practice Days and Times:
 Ages 5-8 Tuesday and Thursday 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Ages 9-16 Monday and Wednesday 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (Optional Practice on Friday 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM)

Track Meets:
 All meets will be held on Saturdays and start at 8:00 AM. It is expected that participants attend at least two meets.

Cost:
 $50 per child (includes team jersey). Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.

Contact: 
Nick Chesak 720-865-0846, nicholas.chesak@denvergov.org 


**Samuels, Schmitt, Knapp and Dora Moore Elementary Schools - Registration is FULL

Dora Moore Elementary School (846 Corona St, 80218)
Knapp Elementary School (500 S Utica St, 80219)
Samuels Elementary School (3985 S Vincennes Ct, 80237)
Schmitt Elementary School (1820 S Vallejo St, 80223)
Valverde Elementary School (2030 W Alameda Ave, 80223)


Registration is limited to 60 participants at Samuels Elementary (currently FULL); 45 participants at the rest of the locations (Schmitt and Dora Moore FULL). 
Registration will continue at Community Recreation (1849 Emerson St, 80218) until the program is full.

Age: 
5-12 (Samuels, Schmitt, Knapp and Dora Moore), 6-12 (Valverde)
Cost: 
$114 per child per semester (Assistance is available for Denver residents)
Session Dates: 
9/2/14-12/19/14 (first semester)
1/6/15-5/22/15 (second semester)
Payments: 
Fees may be paid in two installments: half at the time of registration, the other half on or before 1/6/15.

 

Locations/Days/Times:

Dora Moore Elementary
Monday-Friday 3:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Knapp Elementary Monday-Friday 3:40 - 5:45 p.m.
Samuels Elementary Monday-Friday 3:00 - 5:30 p.m. (Registration is FULL)
Schmitt Elementary Monday-Friday 3:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Valverde Elementary Monday-Friday 2:45 - 5:30 p.m.


This program offers teens the opportunity to become familiar with a host of skills that will help prepare them for the future, as well as introduce them to what is required to work as a Recreation Instructor with the City and County of Denver. 

Are you ready to prepare for your future?
At this leadership-based program for teens, participants will work with recreation staff at a summer program site to gain hands on experience as well as attend various breakaway sessions to develop and improve various skills. Skills used for a lifetime will be learned in a fun and safe environment. For more information contact Curtis Garrett at 720-865-0845. 

Cost:  $110.00 (Financial Assistance is available to residents)

Days/Times: Mondays from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM

Session Dates:  6/15/15-7/20/15

Location: Swansea Elementary School, 4650 Columbine St., Denver CO 80216

Min. Age:  13-17

Cost:  $50 (Assistance available to residents)

Field Trips:  An additional $5-$40 per week (cash)

Program Dates: To Be Determined

Program Days: To Be Determined

Location: To Be Determined

Registration:
Monday, March 2nd until full.

Program is limited to 12 participants. Program cost: $50.  Financial assistance is available.

Parents/Guardians must submit these forms in person to Community Recreation between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to the below address.

Community Recreation
1849 Emerson St
Denver, CO  80218 

**REGISTRATION IS FULL

Early Registration: 
Monday, July 14 (6:00 – 9:00 a.m.)
GVR Recreation Center, 4890 Argonne Way

Registration is limited to 45 participants.

Age: 5-12


Cost:
$114/child each semester (Financial assistance is available for Denver residents.)

Dates and Times: Monday - Friday, 3:30 - 6:00 p.m.

Session Dates:
9/2/14-12/19/14 (first semester)
1/6/15-5/22/15 (second semester)

Payments: Fees may be paid in two installments:  half at the time of registration, the other half on or before 9/2/14.

Location:
GVR Recreation Center, 4890 Argonne Way
Denver CO 80249 

Rec Kidz participants only – Please make sure you bring your child’s current CDPHE approved immunization record with you to register your child.

For more information, call Community Recreation at 720.865.0840.

Registration
City & County of Denver (CCD) residents:
Monday, March 2, 2015 at 9:00 AM.*

Non-CCD residents:
Monday, April 27 from 9:00AM – 5:00PM
1849 Emerson St., Denver CO 80218

Online Registration
1.)    Visit DPR’s Online Service Center
2.)    Log into or create your account
3.)    Select “After School & Camps” in the activity category section
4.)    Bring required documents listed upon registration completion to the Community Recreation Center** within one week or the program spot will be forfeited

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and will be open until the program/site is at capacity or through Friday, June 12, 2015.

Applications for Financial Assistance must be completed two weeks prior to registering for programs.

*Household accounts can be completed prior to Monday, March 2nd for your convenience

**Denver Community Recreation Center is located at 1849 Emerson St., Denver CO 80218

We reserve the right to confirm ages/addresses for participants. Quality licensed child care providers offer comprehensive recreational programming including arts & crafts, active games & sports, aquatics, field trips & special events, all within a park setting.

Registration is limited to 60 participants at Congress Park; 45 participants at City Park, Fred Thomas Park, Rosamond Park and Sloan’s Lake.

Ages: 7-12 ONLY
Cost: $450 per child (Assistance is available to residents)
Field Trips: An additional $45.00 will be due by Wednesday, May 27, 2015 (cash only)
Session Dates: 6/15/2015 – 8/7/2015
Days/Times:  Mon-Fri 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Payments:  Fees may be paid in two installments: 1/2 at the time of registration, the other 1/2 on or before 6/12/15.
Locations: 

City Park Pavillion | 23rd & York St. (Picnic Area #2)

Congress Park Pavilion | 8th & Josephine St.

Fred Thomas Park | 26th & Quebec St.

Rosamond Park | S. Tamarac & Quincy St.

Sloan’s Lake Park | 26th & Tennyson St.


Registration
City & County of Denver (CCD) residents:
Monday, March 2, 2015 at 9:00 AM.*

Non-CCD residents:
Monday, April 27 from 9:00AM – 5:00PM
1849 Emerson St., Denver CO 80218

Online Registration
1.)    Visit DPR’s Online Service Center
2.)    Log into or create your account
3.)    Select “After School & Camps” in the activity category section
4.)    Bring required documents listed upon registration completion to the Community Recreation Center** within one week or the program spot will be forfeited

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and will be open until the program/site is at capacity or through Friday, June 12, 2015.
Applications for Financial Assistance must be completed two weeks prior to registering for programs.

*Household accounts can be completed prior to Monday, March 2nd for your convenience
**Denver Community Recreation Center is located at 1849 Emerson St., Denver CO 80218

We reserve the right to confirm ages/addresses for participants. Quality licensed child care providers offer comprehensive recreational programming including arts & crafts, active games & sports, aquatics, field trips & special events.

Registration is limited to 45 participants.

Ages: 5-12 ONLY

Program Cost: $1125 per child

Before/After Care Cost: $225 per child for 9 weeks (no financial assistance)

Payments:  Fees may be paid in two installments: 1/2 at the time of registration, the other 1/2 on or before 6/12/15.

Field Trips: An additional $60.00 will be due by Wednesday, May 27, 2015 (cash only)
Session Dates: 6/15/2015 – 8/14/2015

Days/Times: 
Camp - Mon-Fri 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Before/After Care 
- Mon-Fri 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM 

Location: 
Barnum Recreation Center – 360 Hooker Street, Denver CO 80219


A recreation program for youth that offers a wide range of adventure based activities that provide teens an opportunity to develop life-long social skills and experiences.  Field trips include learning to scuba dive at A-1 Scuba & Travel, X-Arena, Paddle Boarding, Mountain Biking etc.

Min. Age:  13-16

Cost:  $82 (Assistance available to residents)

Field Trips:  An additional $5-$40 per week (cash)

Session Dates:  6/19/14-8/8/14 (No programs 7/4/14)

Days/Times:  Thursday & Friday/Times will vary

Locations:  Primary - Community Recreation, 1849 Emerson St., Denver, CO  80218. Other locations will vary and will be provided with the program calendar.

Registration for Teen Adventures is limited to 40 participants, 10 of whom are youth with disabilities. Community Recreation summer programs have been a collaborative project with Adaptive Recreation since 1986.

Applications and Additional Information

The S.O.A.R. After School Program is a licensed child care program designed around four components of extended learning opportunities. Meaningful skill development is built around academics, sports and wellness, arts and culture, and community engagement. This safe and inclusive comprehensive program implemented by qualified youth developers, also incorporates healthy snacks daily. Students also have the opportunity to experience two field trips throughout the year. S.O.A.R. is committed to building a healthy after-school community; therefore we ask that students attend program daily.

Download S.O.A.R. Flyer - English
Download S.O.A.R. Flyer - Spanish

Parents/Guardians must submit these forms in person to Community Recreation between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to the below address. Registration will continue Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. until programs are full.

Community Recreation
1849 Emerson St
Denver, CO  80218 

Application forms must be submitted with immunization records and original birth certificates.    

Application Form
Download Youth Application Form - English
Download Youth Application Form - Spanish
Financial Assistance is available for Denver residents who qualify.  You may download a P.L.A.Y. application on this web page to complete ahead of time or fill one out at Community Recreation.  Proof of need is required.

Persons with Disabilities 
All Summer in the Parks and Summer Day Camp sites are inclusive of children who have functional needs. Download the Annual Information Form

Please make sure you have the following items with you BEFORE coming to registration:

  • Documentation of legal guardianship
  • Proof of residency
  • Child’s original birth certificate
  • Child’s current CDPHE approved immunization records
  •  At least 3 emergency contacts including telephone numbers and addresses*
  • Doctor, dentist, and hospital information including telephone numbers and addresses*
  • Insurance information*
  • All requests for financial assistance must be accompanied by documentation of income.  Please submit the financial assistance application with supporting documentation two weeks before registration.

Parks and Recreation Looking to Assist You (P.L.A.Y.)

The P.L.A.Y. program is designed to provide financial assistance to families and individuals who are in need. It is not the intent or desire of Denver Parks & Recreation to subsidize program fees or recreation center use over extended periods of time.

P.L.A.Y. Application - English

P.L.A.Y. Application - Spanish 

Denver Housing Authority Intake Assessment and Application 

Financial Assistance Information and Guidelines - English

Financial Assistance Information and Guidelines - Spanish 

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