Volunteers needed for parks and recreation commission


    By Tom Carosello
    SUN Columnist

    The Town of Pagosa Springs is seeking volunteers to serve one- and two-year terms on the Parks and Recreation Commission.

    The commission serves as a liaison with town council and is charged with evaluating current recreation, open space and trails projects within the community.

    The commission is also expected to collaborate with town council regarding the research, promotion and development of new recreation initiatives.

    Individuals interested in applying for a seat on the commission should be knowledgeable about the town’s current recreation programming, be keenly interested in town development issues and have applicable experience.

    The commission typically meets the second Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in Town Hall, but meets more frequently, if required.

    Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest to the Town of Pagosa Springs Recreation Department no later than Aug. 9 at 5 p.m. Letters may be sent via mail to PO Box 1859, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147. Letters may also be sent to tcarosello@centurytel.net.

    For more information, contact Tom Carosello at 264-4151, Ext. 232.

    Scoping meeting

    A public meeting regarding the feasibility of constructing a community recreation center in downtown Pagosa Springs will be held Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the Ross Aragon Community Center gymnasium.

    The recreation center site is proposed near the current location of the sanitation treatment lagoons on South 5th Street; the lagoons are scheduled to be decommissioned and replaced with a pipeline farther to the south.

    If constructed, the recreation center would be located directly across the street from Pagosa Springs High School baseball/softball complex and due south of Yamaguchi Park. Currently, the recreation center is estimated at approximately 44,000 square feet.

    The Town of Pagosa Springs Recreation Department staff and citizens’ review committee will be coordinating the recreation center scoping meeting; the public is invited to share opinions and provide feedback on the potential cost, design, location and programming associated with this endeavor.

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

    Sand volleyball

    Sand volleyball has been postponed until next month; July 30 is now the deadline to register for this year’s clinic.

    The Ross Aragon Community Center, through a partnership with the Town of Pagosa Springs Recreation Department, is offering the four-week clinic for ages 9-12 during the month of August.

    Registrations are available at the community center and at the recreation office in Town Hall. Registrations are also available for download through the recreation department link at www.townofpagosasprings.com.

    Cost for the clinic is $20; class size is limited to 30 participants. The clinic will be held from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays at South Pagosa Park. All registrations should be submitted to the community center front desk.

    The clinic will consist of practice-style sessions which will include drills, an introduction to game rules and scrimmages.

    For more information, contact the community center at 264-4152 or the recreation office at 264-4151, Ext. 232.


    Schedules are available at the recreation office in Town Hall and will be posted before the weekend on the recreation department page at www.townofpagosasprings.com

    Managers are reminded that team registration fees are $250, plus a $30 fee per player. Checks and money orders should be made payable to the Town of Pagosa Springs.

    The leagues are tentatively scheduled to run through early August. For more information call 264-4151, Ext. 231 or 232.


    Horseshoe pitching will continue through the summer at South Pagosa Park.

    Players of all abilities (ages 12 and up) are welcome. This activity is for anyone wanting to learn the game and how to pitch, as well as anyone who already knows and wants to improve. Physical requirements are minimal.

    There is plenty of room so, if players desire, they can practice by themselves until comfortable. If anyone would like instruction, veteran players are usually present to provide advice.

    The fun begins each Wednesday at 4 p.m. Horseshoes will be provided. There is no cost involved.

    For more information, call Mark Bergon at 264-2838.