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Basalt, Colorado is located midvalley between Aspen and Carbondale. Recreation is a large part of everyone's life in this valley and our goal is to see our valley's children have enjoyable and safe ways to recreate in the valley.

If you would like to register for a class you can download a registration form and drop it off at the town hall with your payment, you can register online with a credit card or you can mail it to 101 Midland Ave., Basalt, CO 81621 with your payment. Please remember that the fee needs to accompany your registration. You can also register online with a credit card. Get your account set up for future activities.

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K-2 Basketball with Coach Maurine

This is a great way to get your child on the court for Mud Season Basketball! Work on hoop fundamentals with games and a mini tournament. This camp is open to both boys and girls. Kindergarten from 3:30-4:30 and 1st and 2nd grades from 4:30-5:30, February 26, 27, March 1, 5, 6, 8. Cost is only $45 and includes a t-shirt! Register today!

New Wrestling Club Coming to Basalt!

Youth Wrestling – Roaring Fork Wrestling Club

Have your youngsters learn an Olympic sport from an Olympian.  Youth wrestling program for kids ages 5- 12+.  Program emphasizes discipline, wrestling technique, cardiovascular conditioning, and FUN.  Program runs for 9 weeks with optional weekend tournaments.  Practices will be run by Jason Gleasman- 1996 Olympian, 2X World Champion, and 7X National Champion, PJ Bory – ACC Champion and Division 1 NCAA Tournament Qualifier, and Forest Keith – Youth Wrestling coach for 12+ years.  Times and locations subject to change.

When:  March 5 – April 30
Who: Boys and Girls ages 5-12+
Time:  5:30-6:30
Where: Monday- Basalt Middle School, Basalt
            Tuesday- Riverside School, Glenwood
            Wednesday- Aspen Elementary, Aspen
            Thursday- Basalt Middle School, Basalt
Cost: $325 online pre-register - $375 day of
Max: 40 kids

Registration is available online!  Scholarships are available.  Call the recreation department for information regarding scholarships.


Basalt Weightlifting Club-NEW for 2018

Keeping up the great start from 2017 and join Mitch Wyatt in 2018 to get started in weightlifting or continue the streak.  Weight training is a great way to be powerful on the slopes or on the courts.  Your child will learn a lot about how to get the most from great training instruction.  Classes are Mon, Tues, Thurs from 3:30 to 4:30 at BMS from January 8 to February 15 and the session is only $100. Registration is available online. Click here for more information about the club and about Mitch.

Doggie Splash at the Basalt Pool

Thank you for joining us for a fun day with your furry friend at the pool. Crazy fun to watch and a great way to enjoy the last day at the pool! Check out all the photos here.


Rained Out Texting Service

Stay up to date with RainedOut, the leading free texting notification service for sports and events. Basalt Recreation is using RainedOut to help you receive notifications for cancelled events, change in plans, helpful reminders. Visit and search for Basalt Recreation Department, from there you can choose which events and programs you would like to receive text notifications so you can know before you go. 

RainedOut is also a great way to know about your basketball game. Once you find out who your coach is you can go to RainedOut and choose to follow your coach to get last minute text details about games, practices and more. Instant results coming directly to your phone!


2017 Valley Youth Baseballl team photos can be viewed and purchased here:

Are you a savvy recycler or do you avoid the whole process? Not sure what goes where? Pitkin County has provided some recycling guidelines to help you maximize your recycling efforts.


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The Parks of Basalt

Basalt has many wonderful parks that many people use daily. The parks are often used for private functions. The town does not "reserve" the parks for private function, but we do require you register your function with the town. Please be respectful of private parties that have requested use of the parks. Please call town hall for more information or to request a registration at 927-4701.

Arbaney Park
Willits Field
Southside Park
Wildwood Park
Cliff Park

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Phone: 970-927-8214 x 400| 101 Midland Ave., Basalt, CO 81621

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