Cañon City Area Recreation and Park District

Welcome to our website.  You will find information about the District and all of our programs and facilities by clicking on the links in the tool bar above.  You may also register for any of our programs by clicking on the Active Network Registration box to the right.

Serving our community since 1965, the Recreation District's goal is to offer the best possible recreational opportunities for all of our citizens and visitors.  We would like to hear from you.  If you have any programming ideas or questions about our facilities, visit our offices, or use the Contact Us link found on the toolbar above.

What's New

Closures Due to Downed Trees

The heavy snowfall this weekend caused some limbs and trees to break in the District's parks and along the trails.  The Arkansas Riverwalk Bluff Trail in John Griffin Regional Park is closed.  At Pathfinder Park the gate to the pond is locked and there is no vehicle access.  Our dedicated parks crew is out working to clear the damage.  

Memorial Day Closure

The Recreation District office will be closed on Monday, May 30th in observance of Memorial Day.

Stage 2 Fire Ban in Effect

Fremont County is currently in a Stage 2 Fire Ban.  Link here for more information regarding restrictions under Stage 2 and here for information on the different stages.

Parks Department Job Openings

Current job openings in the Parks Department include one full-time Parks Worker II position and two Seasonal Parks Worker positions.  Check out the job opportunities by clicking here.

Swim Instructor Classes

Like to Swim?   Interested in getting certified to teach others this life skill?  The Recreation District is hosting swim instructor classes soon-check it out here

Register Today

Sporties for Shorties

Registration now open for an activity for our youngest program participants.  See more here.

Youth Track & Field

Youth Track Registration is now open. CARA track meets have returned!  Click here for more info.

Youth & Adult Tennis

Registration is open for both the June and July sessions of tennis lessons.  Information on youth classes can be found here.  Adults can register too!  See more information here.

Gymnastics Camp

Register for Gymnastics Camp with Canon Academy of Gymnastics this summer.   Click here for more information and to register.

Learn to Bowl 

Register your child for bowling lessons with Canon City Lanes.  You can choose a Tuesday or Friday class.  Click here to register. 


Join us for Kids Klub


School is in session -.You can register your child now for the Kids Klub before and after school program.  Find out more about the program here

Due to grant funding Kids Klub will TEMPORARILY be lowering our rates. For more information click here. 

Summer registration is now OPEN! For more information or to get registered click here. 

Kids Klub will be CLOSED on May 27th, after school and CLOSED on May 30th. 

The Kids Klub child care program is operating under COVID-19 guidelines. For more information, click here or contact the office at 719-275-1578 and ask for Jaimee Southern, Kids Klub Director.