Staying Active with Denver Parks and Recreation
East Denver LIVING WELL Magazine
Denver Parks and Recreation would like to showcase all of the great opportunities we have to offer to today’s active older adult. With over 5,000 acres of urban parks, 27 recreation centers and 14,000 acres of mountain parks, it is certain there is something for you to enjoy year-round.
DPR is proud to host the Silver Sneakers Fitness Program. Silver Sneakers is available to people eligible for Medicare or to group retirees. We have 10 locations to choose from that offer MSROM, Cardio Circuit and Yoga Stretch classes. For more information visit denvergov.org/recreation to see if you are eligible for the Silver Sneakers Program. You can also call Healthways directly to see if you qualify at 1-888-423-4632.
Denver Pickle Ball
Denver Parks and Recreation hosts Pickle Ball at Cook and Scheitler Recreation Centers every Tuesday and Thursday. Pickleball is a fun game that is played on a badminton court with the net lowered to 34 inches at the center. It is played with a perforated plastic baseball (similar to a whiffle ball) and wood or composite paddles. It is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players. For more information, please call Kristi at 303-458-4868.
If you are looking for something fun to do with your grand kids while they visit this summer or you are just a kid at heart, look no further than Denver Golf. Our Kennedy Golf Course location has 54 holes of miniature golf and our Aqua Golf location has 36 holes of miniature golf. Our regulation golf courses have Family Golf Days throughout the summer with extra forward tees and oversized cups that make it fun for everyone. Family Days is at a different course each Sunday from 4 p.m. to close throughout the summer. Visit denvergov.org/golf for details.
Great deal for senior golfers, green fee is only $20 Monday – Thursday and before 11 a.m. on Fridays. Visit denvergov.org for more information.
National Public Parks Tennis Championships
Are you a tennis player? Denver Parks and Recreation is hosting the National Public Parks Tennis Championship from July 21 – 29 at City Park and the Gates Tennis Center. There are opportunities for players of all levels. Check out our website for more information, denvergov.org/parksandrecreation. There are opportunities for players of all levels plus each player is guaranteed two matches. Registration includes: free Denver Zoo Day, free Colorado Rockies baseball day and a free week membership to one of Denver’s 28 recreation centers.
For more information about these or other parks and recreation programs, please visit our website at denvergov.org/parksandrecreation.