Current & Scheduled Closures

The Winter Wonderland is Currently Closed As of January 11th, 2017, the "ARC-tic" Outdoor Skating Pond is currently closed due to warm weather.
There are no current or upcoming scheduled closures within the next 90 days.

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ARC Fitness Center Expansion Update

ARC Fitness Center Expansion Update

The City of Aspen is currently exploring further information regarding the potential Fitness Center Expansion to the Aspen Recreation Center.  While drawings have been conceptual in nature, further detail has been explored in recent months to obtain current cost estimates for the construction of the 5,000 sq. ft. of added space.  Current actions include:

·         Identification of structural needs

·         Identification of mechanical upgrades

·         Conceptual design and interiors

·         Parking and transportation studies

Once the conceptual information is obtained, a presentation to the Aspen City Council will determine whether to pursue this addition further.  If it is deemed feasible to move forward, then a public process would begin.  This public process would include:

·         Community and neighborhood meetings to answer questions and educate the community what the addition looks like and how it affects the Aspen Recreation Operations.

·         Submission of plans to the Community Development Department, review by Planning and Zoning and further Council Direction.

While the City has taken steps to gather further information about the potential of this expansion, no funding is in place to move forward with final design and construction. Once conceptual information is completed (approximately fall of 2017), Council will decide whether to take the next steps and determine potential funding sources.

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Golf Early Season Sale - MARCH 1-31. Buy Early & Save.

Golf Early Season Sale - MARCH 1-31. Buy Early & Save.

Dreaming of Golf? The Early Season Golf Pass Sale is March 1 and ends 3/31. 

In addition to our regular Golf Passes (Platinum, Gold and Silver, 20 9-hole punch pass, Junior and College Pass) there are two new locals passes (Must be a Roaring Fork Valley resident to purchase.):

The Local Twilight Pass: $499 ($549 after 3/31) . For an extra $100 add your spouse onto the Twilight Pass (cart included).

The Twilight Pass is valid: Seven days a week AFTER 3pm - golf cart included!

The Local Family Pass Local Family Pass: $899 ($949 after 3/31).  

The Family pass is for four people: Individual, Spouse, and up to two children (ages 2-17).

The Family Pass is valid:  Anytime on Sunday, Monday & Tuesday.  After 3pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday. Back 9 play available on a walk-on basis from 7-9am during peak season on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays. Please call proshop to confirm availability.

Some restrictions apply when using these memberships to book tee times. To learn more and see additional benefits

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Parks Department - Job Openings

Parks Department - Job Openings

The City of Aspen’s Parks and Open Space Department is currently hiring for the following seasonal positions starting mid-April or May and ending fall 2017. Please come inside and fill out an application (from 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM M-F) or you can go online at: to obtain an application and apply. You can also call us at 970-920-5120 with any questions.

Parks and Trails Field Technician – Seasonal Position:
Duties include: Empty trash containers, pick up litter, repair fences, maintain playgrounds, maintains park facilities, oil wood structures, irrigation troubleshooting & repairs, assists in noxious vegetation control, prune/plant trees & shrubs, and performs turf and trail maintenance. May include evening and weekend hours as needed. Background check and valid driver’s license required. Position works May through fall 2017. Pay is $17.00 plus per hour depending upon qualifications. Experience in irrigation and parks maintenance a plus. End of season bonus program possible based on performance.

 For job description and an application visit:

Parks Site Construction Laborer – Seasonal Position:
Assists in the construction of City Parks and Open Space projects including public parks, playing fields, storm water ponds and trails. Duties include a variety of work including outdoor handwork, small equipment operation and other duties as assigned. Background check and valid driver’s license required. Work hours are mainly 6:30 am-5:00 pm, Monday-Thursday, but may involve other schedules as needed. Position works mid-April through fall 2017. Pay is $17.50 plus per hour depending upon qualifications. Experience in construction/landscaping/machine operations a plus. End of season bonus program possible based on performance.

For job description and an application visit:

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Aspen Ascent Weekend - April 8 & 9

Aspen Ascent Weekend - April 8 & 9

Saturday 9-4, Sunday 9-1 FREE

For the first time in Aspen, the Aspen Skiing Company in partnership with the City of Aspen, is opening up Buttermilk Ski Area after the lifts are closed for the season to uphill travelers only. On April 8th and 9th the ski area will offer groomed runs, on-duty patrollers, and food services to those who want to ascend Buttermilk, Tiehack and West Buttermilk.

Don’t have the gear? No problem. Four Mountain Sports will be open for the weekend with gear rentals and other end of season specials.

There will be a vendor village set up at the base of Buttermilk offering demo gear, guides, and clinics. Panda Peak will be the staging area for the demo gear and instruction by local guides.

To sign up as a vendor contact

The event is free and open to the public. There will be no lift service available.  No Dogs or Bikes Allowed.

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Lifeguard Certification Class - April 2017

Lifeguard Certification Class - April 2017

The ARC is offering a Blended Learning Lifeguard Certification Course through the American Red Cross consisting of online classes and in-water practice.
Saturday, April 1st: 9:30am-5:30pm
Sunday, April 2nd: 11:15am-6:00pm
Saturday, April 8th: 9:30am-5:30pm
Cost: $250 paid to the ARC at registration
*Class cost is refundable after 6 month of employment at the ARC.

Must be 15 years old on the day class begins and pass the prerequisites of swimming 300 yards and completing the brick test.
Please call Erin Hutchings at 544-4105 for course materials, to register with the American Red Cross, and for additional information!
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Indoor Pickleball is here!

Indoor Pickleball is here!

Ready for some Pickleball???  When: Saturdays, 10am-2pm 
Where: Aspen Elementary School Gym.
Cost: $5 drop in fee – cash only, please!   Courts: 3 courts available, first come, first serve basis

Equipment: Paddles and indoor balls available for use.  One game rotation – play to 11, win by 2 – players shall relinquish the court after completion of one set or one hour, whichever is first.
Open gym pickleball is for players of all abilities, except where specified. Players are responsible for following accepted open rotation guidelines. Failure to adhere to building rules may result in one or more of the following actions: warning, request to leave the facility, loss of facility privileges or termination of program time.  Come out and enjoy the fun!  Let’s get Pickled!!

Text Messaging Program - Stay Informed about Rec Events!

Text Messaging Program - Stay Informed about Rec Events!

Would you like to be notified of upcoming events at the ARC by text message?

Please text code "Aspen ARC" to phone number 313131 to join!

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