Get Hooked on Fishing, starting Monday

All participants who have registered for this year’s “Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs” program should report to the boat ramp at Lake Forest at 10 a.m. Monday; the ramp is located at the northwest end of the lake and can be accessed from Lake Forest Circle.

Parents who are not participating as program volunteers should make arrangements to have children picked up at the boat ramp no later than 4 p.m.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own fishing gear, as well as a sack lunch and water. However, fishing poles, bait and flies will be available for those in need, and drinks and snack items will be provided. Insect repellent and sunscreen will also be available.

Weather permitting, fishing sessions will be held each Monday at Lake Forest from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. through July 26.

For more information, call the recreation office at 264-4151, Ext. 232.

Sand volleyball

For the third consecutive year, adult sand volleyball will be offered by the recreation department at the South Pagosa Park sand volleyball courts.

This year, there will be no fees for registration as games will be informal and played without a referee. However, the courts will be reserved for play and a schedule and game balls will be provided. The tentative plan is for games to be played on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Registrations are available at the Town of Pagosa Springs Recreation office and will be accepted until Friday, July 3, with play scheduled to begin the following week and continuing for approximately six weeks.

Please contact Andy Rice at 264-4151, Ext. 231, for more information.

Youth tennis

Registration for the July session of youth tennis is now full and additional applicants for the program are being placed on a waiting list; applicants who have been placed on the waiting list will be notified if another time slot is added to the program.

Participants in all age divisions will meet twice a week beginning Friday, July 3 at the Wyndham Resorts tennis courts for one-hour intervals. Subsequent sessions for ages 7-10 will be held Mondays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. -noon, and sessions for ages 11-13 will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m.-noon.

Participants must have a tennis racquet and non-marking athletic or tennis shoes. Running shoes can cause injuries as they are not designed for lateral movement. All necessary equipment may be ordered from Dale Schwicker at very reasonable costs; he can be contacted at 731-3363.

For more information contact Andy Rice, recreation supervisor, at 264-4151, Ext. 231.

Adult softball

Adult softball league schedules are available at the recreation office and are also posted on the recreation department page at

Games continue tonight in the men’s division on Field 2, with the Islanders facing Grace Church at 5:45 p.m., Pagosa Rangers facing Danny’s Masonry at 6:50 p.m. and MBM Construction taking on Davis Engineering Sox at 7:55 p.m.

Managers are reminded that team registration fees are $250 and due prior to the start of each team’s first game. Individual player fees are $30 and due prior to the start of each player’s second game. Checks and money orders should be made payable to the Town of Pagosa Springs.’

Fireworks donations

The recreation department is accepting donations for this year’s Fourth of July fireworks show.

Donations in any amount will be accepted; checks and money orders should be made payable to Town of Pagosa Springs.

Donations should be addressed “Attention: Fireworks” and mailed to P.O. Box 1859, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147. If you would like to make a cash donation, please do so in person at the front desk in Town Hall.

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.