Skate park comment deadline approaches

Monday is the deadline for skate park comments.

The Town of Pagosa Springs Recreation Department will accept public comments on the design for a new community skate park through Monday, Nov. 10.

Brad Siedlecki of Pillar Design Studios — the engineering firm hired by the town to design the new park — has created a final conceptual design for the new park, which entails approximately 8,500 square feet of skating terrain.

Siedlecki’s design, which is based entirely on comments given during two public meetings held this fall, has been posted on the Pagosa Skate Park Blog.

Those interested in commenting on the design can join the blog by going to and clicking on either “work” or “play.” Click on the “community involvement” link on the left side of the screen, and then click on “Click here to log into the Pillar Design Studios Blog.” When prompted for a log-in, use “pagosa,” and then enter “skatepark” as the password.

A link to the blog has also been posted on the recreation department link at

The design process for the new park will likely be completed by the end of the year, and if next year’s budget allows, the town will then pursue a grant from Great Outdoors Colorado to aid construction.

For more information regarding the design of the new skate park or donations to the skate park fund, call the Pagosa Springs Recreation Department at 264-4151, Ext. 232, or e-mail

Basketball photos

Photo nights for this year’s 7- and 8-year-old youth basketball league have been scheduled prior to game times Nov. 11 and 12 in the community center gymnasium.

Jeff Laydon of Pagosa Photography will take team and individual photos according to the following schedule:

Tuesday, Nov. 11 — Gold and Green teams at 5:20 p.m.; Orange and Royal teams at 6:15.

Wednesday, Nov. 12 — Black team at 5:20 p.m. and Red team at 6:15.

Schedules for this year’s 7-8 season are available at the recreation office in Town Hall and are also available online in Adobe format through the recreation department link at

On a related note, registration for the 9-10 and 11-12 divisions will begin in mid-November and run through early December; the season for these divisions will not begin until early January.

For more information concerning youth basketball, call 264-4151, Ext. 231 or 232.

Soccer photos

Coaches and parents who ordered youth soccer photos can contact Jeff Laydon at Pagosa Photography, 264-3686, to check the status of their orders. The recreation office will provide coaches with team plaques and photos as soon as they are available.

Sports hotline

General information concerning the Pagosa Springs Recreation Department can be obtained by calling the Pagosa Springs Sports Hotline at 264-4151, Ext. 301, or logging on to and going to the parks and recreation link.

All schedules and upcoming events are updated on a regular basis.

If you have questions or concerns, or need additional information about any of the Pagosa Springs Recreation Department adult or youth sports programs, call 264-4151, Ext. 231 or 232.