Active Older Adults

Denver Recreation Center Closures

All Denver Recreation Centers and Pools are closed until further notice as details on how to open safely and equitably while minimizing the potential spread of COVID-19 are determined.
All centers that are meal sites will continue to serve meals during regularly scheduled hours (Mon. - Fri. 3:00-5:00 p.m.).
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About Active Older Adults (AOA)

Active Older Adults (AOA) programs engage adults ages 50+ in wellness, exercise & leisure activities that support healthy aging. AOA programming includes outdoor excursions, luncheons, clubs, arts classes & other drop-in activities.

Classes & Activities


SilverSneakers® is an Older Adult and Senior exercise program that is provided free to members of select health care companies. The intent of the SilverSneakers® programs is to provide opportunities for older adults and seniors to attend regular exercise classes to improve health and prevent simple injuries. Denver Parks and Recreation allows cardholders to drop-in on other activities in addition to exercise classes. Our goal is to introduce older participants to a culture of exercise and activity, which can extend to drop-in games, drop-in to our weight rooms and aquatic facilities at participating SilverSneakers® Centers.

Some of the classes are:

  • SilverSneakers Classic 
  • Circuit
  • Cardio
  • Yoga


PICKLEBALL is a fun game that is a cross between tennis and ping pong. The game is easy for beginners to learn, but can be a fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players as well.

There are several indoor and outdoor pickleball courts throughout our parks and recreation centers:

Indoor pickleball courts:

Athmar Recreation Center

Aztlan Recreation Center

Cook Park Recreation Center

Eisenhower Recreation Center

Glenarm Recreation Center

Harvard Gulch Recreation Center

Harvey Park Recreation Center

Hiawatha Davis Recreation Center

Martin Luther King Jr Recreation Center

Montbello Recreation Center

Montclair Recreation Center

Scheitler Recreation Center

Southwest Recreation Center

St. Charles Recreation Center

Stapleton Recreation Center

Washington Park Recreation Center

Outdoor pickleball courts:

Congress Park

Eisenhower Park

Skyland Park

Martin Luther King Park

Due to noise considerations for surrounding neighbors, outdoor pickleball play is only allowed between 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. during the winter season.

All courts are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Don’t forget your paddle! Parks and recreation centers do not provide paddles. 


These group meetings provide individuals with an opportunity to engage in activities of interest or experience. Club settings are a great place for social interaction while developing one's skill with a particular hobby! All of our clubs run year round so you can join anytime!

Ages: 50

Bingo & Games


Enjoy the classic game of chance and luck every week. Prizes may include groceries, gift certificates and more!
Ages: 50


Have fun playing a variety of card games like Poker, Canasta, Pinochle and more! 
Ages: 50


This meal is on us! Recreation center staff will pull together a table of tasty food and provide a welcoming atmosphere to socialize with your neighbors and make new friends. You must preregister (two days in advance) to participate.

Ages: 50


MY Denver PRIME is a Free membership for Denver residents ages 60 and up!

Denver’s active lifestyle knows no age limit, and older adults and seniors are just as active as anyone. The MY Denver PRIME membership expands free access for all the city’s residents ages 60 and older, including access to:

  • 30 Recreation Centers
  • 16 Outdoor pools
  • 15 indoor pools
  • 200 weekly drop-in fitness classes and clubs