The Pueblo West View

School sparks fall programs

With school just around the corner, children and adults alike are gearing up for fall and winter activities, though there’s still some time left to enjoy summer fun through Pueblo West Parks and Recreation as well.

In previous years, the Pueblo West pool was closed at the start of school, and this year it was originally slated to close on Aug. 10.

But because of the late opening due to various problems at the site, the pool will remain open on Fridays through Sundays through Labor Day weekend to give people more time to swim.

Likewise, the splash park at Civic Center Park will remain operational at least through August, as weather allows, said Carol Cosby, director of Parks and Rec.

Simultaneously, registration for fall programming begins and there are a few new things or changes.

“We have a new dance instructor for creative dance. She has a lot of experience and enthusiasm and she’s bringing a new class for creative two-year-olds too,” Cosby said.

“We’re very excited.”

The creative dance offerings are for kids ages 2 to 10 and include beginning ballet, creative moment, tapper toes and jazz pizzazz.

There is also a new Preschool Pals teacher, and the program will move to Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cosby said she expects the new teacher to bring in some fresh new ideas as well.

Other popular things include water activities – senior aerobics, lap swimming, lessons and the always-popular family open swim on Saturday and Sunday evenings.

There are lots of other classes to choose from, everything from working with clay to lifeguard training, karate, Zumba, and yoga and a host of sports for children and adults including volleyball, basketball, soccer and football.

More information about programing is available at the Parks and Recreation office and at

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