Denver Parks and Recreation is committed to providing quality programs designed to engage and encourage active older adults in wellness, exercise, and leisure activities in an effort to promote and support healthy aging. Our programming includes variety of Active Older Adult activities that include but are not limited to: aquatics, fitness, outdoor day trips, lunch trips, drop in activities and clubs, special events and luncheons, arts and crafts programs, dance lessons, and partnership programs.
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, and Splash
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!
Come enjoy a variety of card games like Poker, Canasta, Pinochle and more!
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.
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Enjoy the classic game of chance and luck every week. Prizes may include groceries, gift certificates and more!
Grocery items are available for people 55 and older, the disabled, low-income and those in need of short-term help. Sign-up begins at noon and the food distribution begins at 1:00 p.m.
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:
Cook Park Recreation Center
Eisenhower Recreation Center
Harvard Gulch Recreation Center
Hiawatha Davis Recreation Center
Montclair Recreation Center
Scheitler Recreation Center
Stapleton Recreation Center
Twentieth St. Recreation Center
Washington Park Recreation Center
All courts are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Don’t forget your paddle! Parks and recreation centers do not provide paddles.