Too late to ski and too early to bike? 
Take advantage of Grand Park Community Recreation Center this spring!

Grand Park Recreation Center Winter Park, CoTransitioning from ski season to summer activities can leave a mud season void. The resort closes, but the trails aren't dry yet. Some days are full of sunshine and warmth while others still bring snow and wind. What can you do during this time of limbo? Located on the edge of the town of Winter Park as you head toward Fraser, the Grand Park Community Recreation Center offers a facility that can easily fill your days and help maintain fitness during the springtime "between" season, regardless of the weather. 


Grand Park Recreation Center FitnessWhile the outdoor activities are changing with the seasons, the fitness center is a constant. The equipment, classes, and personal training are available year-round. Treadmills, elliptical, upper body ergometers, bicycles, and rowing machines give you access to an indoor cardio workout. Try out the free weights, dumbbells, and strength equipment to build muscle. Thin Air Fitness has sponsored an area dedicated to high-intensity exercise (and there are plans to expand for more HIIT space)!  Run laps on the 1/14 mile elevated track, or use the physioballs, medicine balls, BOSUs, dynadisks, foam rollers, and bands to target your workout. 

Grand Park Recreation Center YogaLooking for less of a DIY workout? Check out the fitness classes offered. Yoga, pilates, HIIT, spin, conditioning, and Kung Fu are often available. The group fitness schedule varies month-to-month, with a new schedule coming out on the 23rd of each month. If you do choose to join a class, you will need to have a membership or day pass in addition to the class fee ($5 with online pre-registration and $7 for walk-ins). Check out the monthly schedule (under "Fitness Classes") to find a group workout experience that suits you. 


Grand Park Recreation Center Winter Park, Colorado SwimmingWe feel spoiled with the natatorium our small-town rec center boasts! Enjoy the lap pool, leisure pool, lazy river, 20-foot loop slide, hot tub, sauna, steam room, or kids' play structure complete with geysers. The bright and inviting floor-to-ceiling mural celebrates our natural environment and the history of the area. If you're enjoying the space with children, they can pop outside and play on the playground between laps on the slide or after they're finished with the pool. It's easy to spend hours swimming and relaxing in the natatorium, and we're grateful to have it as an amenity here in Grand County! 


The 30-foot climbing wall offers fun for all ages! Get belay (auto and top-rope) certified ($5: drop in Tuesday, Friday, Saturday 5PM – 7PM or Sunday 2PM – 4PM) and use it whenever the rec center is open, aside from scheduled climbing class times. You can boulder anytime without a belay certification! If you have elementary-aged kids, the after school climbing club is a favorite!


Grand Park Recreation Center GymnasticsThe gymnasium is typically open for basketball use but can be used for volleyball and indoor soccer.  If you're running around the track, you can look down and check out gymnasium and gymnastics studio! 

The state-of-the-art gymnastics studio is only available for classes and facility rentals. Youth programs include Ninja Kids, tramp classes, aerial arts, competitive cheer, beginning gymnastics, and competitive gymnastics. Adult programs offer gymnastics, aerial, trapeze, and tramp classes. The facility is also available to rent for birthday parties and private events. Family gymnastics (ages 6 months-6 years) is a great way for your kiddos to get out some energy indoors! Full access to the tramps, foam pit, bouncy castle, and other equipment gives your kids a chance to play freely. It is popular for locals and visitors alike! Be sure to call the front desk and register in advance, as it can fill up quickly! Check out the April and May schedules, and sign up for family gymnastics or a class using online registration or by calling the front desk


Grand Park Recreation Center Penguin ChildcareWant to work out but need care for your kiddos? The Penguin Room offers childcare for ages 6 months-8 years for $5/member and $6/non-member for up to two hours. Hours are currently limited to Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am-12pm, but be sure to check their hours (click on "Child Watch-Penguin Room") before your visit as they fluctuate with staffing availability. 


One of the many benefits of being a property owner in the district is that you can save with a punch pass or membership at the rec center. Or you can just drop in and pay the daily rate for entry:Grand Park Recreation Center Admission


Monday – Thursday: 
6:00 am – 7:30 pm (pool closes at 6:30pm and is currently closed on Thursdays)
6:00 am – 8:00 pm (pool closes at 7:30pm)
9:00 am – 8:00 pm (pool closes at 7:30pm)
9:00 am – 5:00 pm (pool closes at 4:30pm)


Grand Park Recreation Center LobbyThe Grand Park Recreation Center is a hub for our community and a great option for visitors looking to spend a day inside exercising and playing. You can even play ping-pong and board games by the fire in the lobby after enjoying all the facility has to offer! While the rec center provides year-round fun, it is especially valuable as seasons transition and outdoor recreation options are more limited. Be sure to check it out this spring!

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