District News

September 2019
Events, specials, promotions and happenings in Estes Valley. 
Golf • Marina • Recreation • Campgrounds • Community/Recreation Center • Aquatics Center

A message from Tom Carosello, Executive Director of the Estes Valley Recreation and Park District:

I would like to thank each and every one of you for your participation and support of the Estes Valley Recreation and Park District. Our mission is to provide you with quality recreational offerings that enhance your life! As we begin the planning process for next year, we are interested in what activities, classes and events are important to you...and which ones aren't. We are also seeking new and improved methods of membership communication that are easily accessible, cost effective and environmentally friendly. If you would like to contribute your thoughts, please send me an e-mail at, give me a call at the Community Center:
970-586-8191 ext. 117, or on my cell: 970-382-1356. I want to hear from you!                                                                                              
It's Scot Fest Weekend!
Hours and Closures:

The Dog Park will be closed through September 10 to keep our four-legged friends safe
with all the activity in the area.

Disc Golf is closed until November 1
Lake Estes 9-Hole Golf Course: 7:30 a.m.—6 p.m.
Estes Park 18-Hole Golf Course: 7 a.m.—6:30 p.m.

The Estes Valley Community Center is operating on the regular schedule
with regular parking lot access.

For more information, visit
There's still time for kids to sign up for...

Youth Soccer
September 9 through October 25
$45 per player
Practice 1-2 times per week, games on Saturday
Little Kickers: PreK—1st grade, Juniors: grades 2—3, Seniors: grades 4—6
Registration required; call 970-586-8191 to sign up before September 9!

Youth Outdoor Tennis Lessons
September 9 through October 15
$40 per player
PreK—6th grade
Registration required; call 970-586-8191 to sign up before September 9!

Blood Drive
at the Estes Valley Community Center

Co-Sponsored by:

Monday, September 9
9 a.m.—3 p.m.

For more information, call Lisa Taylor at 970-577-4390
EVCC features dance instructor
Rebecca Gilberto

Rebecca Gilberto’s family background includes art, music and science, but dance has always been her passion! She studied dance during college, earning a B.S. and M.A. in Physical Education/Dance/Health from Ball State University, and started teaching in 1973. “The very first dance class I ever taught was square dance for senior citizens at the Community Center in Shawano, Wisconsin, in 1973, and I am thrilled to come full circle teaching in a community center environment again!” Gilberto’s professional teaching career began in Wisconsin as a PE and dance instructor, as well as providing gymnastics and cheerleading coaching. She moved to Jackson Hole, Wyoming in 1977 and initiated the first high school dance curriculum at a public school in the state. In 1981, Gilberto joined Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, as the Director of Dance Programs until 1995, and also served as the Artistic Director of the Wake Forest University Dance Company during her tenure.

Gilberto and her husband moved to Colorado when their youngest decided to attend Colorado State University. She joined the Estes Valley Recreation and Park District as a fitness and dance teacher, after certification as a Zumba®, ZumbaGold® and SilverSneakers® instructor. Gilberto will be teaching Ballroom Dancing this fall at the Estes Valley Community Center. She commented, “Teaching Ballroom Dancing will be a blast from my past! I taught this class for fifteen years at Wake Forest University. It’s a “social” version of ballroom dancing that does not require partners – the class was always packed and everyone had a great time!” The $65 12-class series will be on Mondays and Wednesdays, September 16 thru October 23, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Community Room at EVCC.

Gilberto will also be adding Moms and Tots, Baby Ballerinas and Adult Jazz Dance to EVCC’s fall offerings. Moms and Tots is a 40-minute class for kids ages 3 to 5 and their parents that promotes locomotor skills, coordination and rhythm. Baby Ballerinas is focused on introducing basic skills, including how to come into a dance class, basic ballet positions and steps for children ages 4 to 5. It will be a low-key introduction with no costumes to purchase. Adult Jazz will teach the basics of jazz, Broadway and lyrical dances, culminating in a choreographed dance number by the end of the session. Please visit for the full descriptions and schedules of all Rebecca Gilberto’s classes.
Golf Course Hours

Lake Estes 9-Hole Golf Course
7:30 a.m.– 6 p.m., now through September

Due to elk damaging goals, Disc Golf will be closed until November 1

Estes Park 18-Hole Golf Course
Now through September 15: 7 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
September 16 through October 31: 7:30 a.m.—6 p.m.

For more information, visit
Upcoming Day Trips

Grand Lake
Wednesday, September 18
Van leaves EVCC at 9 a.m. and returns at approximately 5:30 p.m.
$24 per person includes round-trip transportation and RMNP entrance fee.
Lunch and shopping are on your own!
Registration required; call 970-586-8191 to sign up today.

Keenesburg, Colorado
Wednesday, October 2
Van leaves EVCC at 9 a.m. and returns at approximately 5:30 p.m.
$56 per person includes round-trip transportation and admission.
Lunch is on your own; bring a sack lunch or enjoy the Lion's Den Cafe.
Registration required; call 970-586-8191 to sign up today!


We will provide all the necessary training for your certification, and are seeking all ages of lifeguards from teens to retirees.

Apply online: visit, click on the home page tab and select
"Employment Opportunities" from the drop-down menu.

Call 970-480-1308 for more info!
Please Remember to Check-In

When visiting the Estes Valley Community Center, please remember to check-in at the front desk
in the upper main lobby. This applies even when using free programs or attending events to help us know who is in the building if there is an emergency. Thank you for your cooperation.

For more information about the recreation center, visit
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