All Activities

Art Fun

Start date: October 6, 2020 - End date: October 29, 2020

Time: 3-4pm and 11am-1pm

Location: Carbondale Recreation and Community Center

Carbondale Parks and Rec is partnering with Carbondale Arts to provide some ART FUN for kiddos! This program will be held inside the Carbondale Recreation and Community Center in the lobby area. Class maximums will be strictly enforced. Social distancing will be maintained at all times and all participants will be required to wear a mask during the class. Each class participant will receive their own art kit to work with and take home (supplies will not be shared between class participants). BEST OF ALL THESE ART PROGRAMS ARE FREE!!! Please note each session requires a separate registration and there are Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday Sessions and a Wednesday ONLY Session. For Wednesdays ONLY, please send a sack lunch with your child.

Ages: 8-12 years
Days: Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday Sessions; Wednesdays ONLY Session
Dates: Session 1: Oct 6, 7, 8; Session 2: Oct 13, 14, 15; Session 3: Oct 20, 21, 22; Session 4: Oct 27, 28, 29; Wednesdays ONLY Session: Oct 7, 14, 21, 28
Time: Tues/Weds/Thurs Sessions 3-4pm; Wednesdays ONLY Session 11am-1pm
Cost: FREE
Min/Max: 4/6

After School Tennis for Kids

Start date: September 1, 2020 - End date: October 29, 2020

Time: 3-5 PM

Location: Darien Pickleball and Tennis Courts

Join us for some tennis after school! Due to current health directives group sizes are limited to 8 participants and we will require all players to bring their own equipment. Registered participants will receive COVID-19 specific program guidelines. All programs will follow local, state, and CDC health protocols. Please email wtempest@carbondaleco.net with any questions.


Junior Tennis (Ages 6-9)

This program is designed for younger players. We will focus on the fundamentals of the sport and utilize skill games to practice the basics. Players will focus on learning ground stokes, serves, and volleys along with being introduced to scoring and match play.

Time: 3:30-4:30 PM (*Please note time change from what was originally published)
Cost: $60/session
Dates: Session 1: Sept 1-17; Session 2: Sept 22-Oct 8; Session 3: October 13-29
Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays


Youth Tennis (Ages 10-14)

This program will start with stroke production drills involving ground strokes, serves, and volleys. Emphasis will be on practice rallies, skill games and introducing players to singles and doubles match play.

Time: 4:30-5:30 PM (*Please note time change from what was originally published)
Cost: $60/session
Dates: Session 1: Sept 1-17; Session 2: Sept 22-Oct 8; Session 3: October 13-29
Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays


Youth Private Tennis Lessons available (Ages 6-14)!

Must be purchased through Carbondale Recreation. Lessons are 1 hour in length.

Private Lesson Fees
1 Private Session $60
3 Private Sessions $165
5 Private Sessions $250
10 Private Sessions $450

Semi Private Lesson Fees for 2 people
Buddy Session $60 (2 people)
3 Buddy Sessions $195 (2 people)
5 Buddy Sessions $300 (2 people)
10 Buddy Sessions $550 (2 people)

After School Pickleball for Kids

Start date: August 31, 2020 - End date: October 28, 2020

Time: 3-5 PM

Location: Young Calaway Alpine Bank Pickleball Courts

Junior Pickleball (Ages 6-9)

This program is designed for younger players. We will focus on the fundamentals of the sport and utilize skill games to practice the basics.

Time: 3:30-4:30 PM (*Please note time change from what was originally published)
Cost: $60/session
Dates: Session 1: Aug 31-Sept 16; Session 2: Sept 21-Oct 7; Session 3: October 12-28
Days: Mondays and Wednesdays

Youth Pickleball (Ages 10-14)

This program is designed for older players. We will focus on advancing fundamentals of the sport and utilize drills to practice and improve!

Time: 4:30-5:30 PM (*Please note time change from what was originally published)
Cost: $60/session
Dates: Session 1: Aug 31-Sept 16; Session 2: Sept 21-Oct 7; Session 3: October 12-28
Days: Mondays and Wednesdays

Skate Lessons

Start date: July 8, 2020 - End date: September 23, 2020

Time: 4:30-6:30pm

Location: Carbondale Skate Park

Whether you’ve never skated before or want a chance to perfect new tricks, join instructor, Chris Johnson, at the Carbondale Skate Park. Please see definitions to find the right class for you. Must have own skateboard. Helmets Required. All other safety gear highly recommended.

Ages: 5 years and up
Day: Wednesday (Coed)
Cost: $65 (per session)
Min/Max: 4/10
Registration Deadline: One week prior
LEVEL 1 (Beginner Coed)
Time: 4:30-5:30pm
LEVEL 2 (Intermediate and Advanced Coed)
Time: 5:30-6:30pm
Session: July 8, 15, 22, 29; August 5, 12, 19, 26; September 2, 9, 16, 23

Youth Hikes

Start date: June 22, 2020 - End date: August 19, 2020

Time: 9:30am-4pm

The Town of Carbondale Recreation Department operates under a special use permit with the USDA Forest Service, White River National Forest and is an equal opportunity service provider and Employer.

Registered participants will receive COVID-19 specific program guidelines. All programs will follow local, state, and CDC health protocols. Please email wtempest@carbondaleco.net with any questions.

Our hiking series is culminating with one final hike to Avalanche Creek Trail Our hikes are hands-on informational sessions where you will learn “Leave No Trace” practices of wilderness travel. A hiking equipment list is available at the front desk of the Carbondale Recreation & Community Center.

Ages: 8 years & up
Hike 5- Avalanche Creek Trail

Days: Wednesday
Date: August 19 / 9:30am-3pm

Cost: $30/hike
Min/Max: 4/8 (must meet the minimum to go, absolutely no exceptions to the maximum as we operate under a Forest Service Permit)
Reg. Deadline: One week prior

Bonedale Bike Jam

Date: May 16, 2020

Time: 9:30am

Location: North Face Bike Park

A free ride contest at Carbondale’s North Face Bike Park. From striders to pros, and pump track time trails to best trick jam sessions, there’s fun for all!

Spring Into Fun Family Block Party–POSTPONED

Date: May 1, 2020

Time: 4:00pm-8:00pm

Location: 4th Street Plaza

The Family Block Party on Carbondale’s First Friday in May.
Enjoy KidZone activities (bounce house, kid games, and arts & crafts) along with adoptables from Colorado Animal Rescue

100% of the proceeds benefit our local animal shelter, valley recreation, and youth arts programming.

Cooking with Spices with Deb Martin–CANCELLED

Date: April 20, 2020

Learn how to spice up your cooking with creative recipes with Indian and Thai influences. Bring a spice that you would like to learn how to use.

Day: Monday
Cost: $10
Min/Max: 8/13
Registration Deadline: Friday, April 17

Downtown Grand Junction & Museum of the West–CANCELLED

Date: April 17, 2020

Time: 9:00am-5:00pm

Join the Carbondale Recreation Department as we explore the Wild West! We’ll enjoy lunch and antique shops on Main Street in Downtown. Then drive to the Museum of the West for exploration. Exhibits include: Native Americans, Spanish Exploration, antique firearms, uranium mine, and many more!

Day: Friday
Cost: $10 (bring money for lunch/dinner/etc)
Min/Max: 6/10
Registration Deadline: One week prior

First Friday Spring Into Wellness–CANCELLED

Date: April 11, 2020

Time: 5:00-8:00pm

Location: Carbondale Recreation Center

Celebrating Healthy Eating Active Living (H. E. A. L.)
Showcasing wellness practitioners and businesses who support the health and well-being of our community.