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Fall & Winter

Your Complete Guide For Sports, Activities & Events in Northwest Colorado

News From Parks & Recreation One of the attributes that make our community GREAT is the people and organizations that rise to the occasion to enhance the quality of life for others. A great example of this community support is seen through the Craig Parks & Recreation Department’s scholarship fund. Monies for this scholarship are obtained through grants, community organizations and private donations. The Parks & Recreation Scholarship fund is designed to offset the registration cost for families with financial constraints, so their child can participate in the numerous programs Parks & Recreation Department offers. Without this scholarship fund, families in need of this support may not be able to participate in the programs that are offered. For additional information on the scholarship fund or any other program or activities that are offered, please feel free to contact Craig Parks & Recreation Department. Craig Parks & Recreation Department

PARK AMENITIES Breeze Park Woodbury Sports Complex East Park Heier Park North Park Alice Pleasant Park City Park Lincoln Street

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Parks & Recreation General Information

Youth Sports Basketball

Youth Sports Volleyball

Adult Sports Volleyball

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Seniors on the GO What’s New

Center of Craig Rental Information

Training & Certifications CPR Courses

Boys & Girls Club NEW Programs!!!

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Parks & Recreation

Our Mission is to provide a variety of safe, modern, affordable Parks & Recreation facilities and activities that will enhance the quality of life, by promoting good health and well-being for all citizens and visitors in the city of Craig.

Program Registration

Registration for all programming begins upon receipt of the “Play by Play Fall & Winter Guide.” Payment is required at time of registration. Every effort will be made to accommodate participants with special needs. You can now register online at: or stop by our office at: 300 W. 4th Street, weekdays from 8am to 5pm. Our offices are located downstairs in City Hall. We accept Master Card and Visa. We DO NOT accept phone-in registrations. By participating in the City of Craig programs, participants may be photographed for future publicity or recognition of events. By signing up for programs you automatically sign a waiver that grants Craig Parks & Recreation Department permission to use your photograph to promote our programs. Pictures taken in specific programs may be used for up to 10 years.

Refund Policy

A full refund will be issued for any program that is canceled by Parks & Recreation or if requested 24 hours prior to the start of the program or class. NO REFUNDS will be given on withdrawals on or after the first day of any program.

Game Cancellations

For game cancellation, please call the Craig Parks & Recreation Department’s rainout hot line at (970) 826-2029. Decisions will NOT be made until 4pm.


Once I Register My Child For A Sport or Activity, What Should I Expect Next?

You’ll receive a call from your child’s coach within a couple weeks following the registration deadline in whichever program you have registered for. Your child’s coach will set up practice times and location. Coaches will receive handouts prepared by Craig Parks & Recreation to give to parents on the first night of practice. The packet you receive includes the following: Game schedules, rules of the sport, picture information, code of conduct for parents and Craig Parks & Recreation program philosophy.

What If I Don’t Hear From My Child’s Coach?

Notify Craig Parks & Recreation at 826-2004. We will make sure that you are informed of your child’s practice time and location. PLEASE NOTE: When registering your child for any program, please notify us of any outdated/ changes in telephone numbers and address. We strive to make sure participant information is up to date. Also, this will alleviate any confusion for your child’s coach when contacting you.

Why Does Craig Parks & Recreation Have Deadlines For Their Programs & Activities?

When organizing a program/activity we need a schedule so we have adequate time to organize the activity. Typically, deadlines are one month in advance, so we can start preparing for tasks such as: formatting teams, ordering equipment, t-shirts, make sure we have adequate coaches and other supplies needed for that particular program.

See What’s New! Like us on Facebook Waiting List For A Program Or Sport?

A waiting list is used for potential participants to get on a team/program after the registration deadline has elapsed. However, not all participants on the wait list will get to play. This may be due to a high volume of players.

What Is A Late Fee?

A late fee policy encourages participants to register before the deadline. After the deadline has passed, Craig Parks and Recreation often must reformat rosters, schedules and order extra equipment. All of this is very labor intensive and puts the program/activity behind the scheduled start date. A $10 registration fee will be assessed on any registration taken after the deadline.

Facility Reservations

For Center of Craig, Parks or Athletic Field reservations & pricing call 970-826-2029.

Did you Know? Craig Parks & Recreation offers scholarships for ALL youth programs? For more information please contact us at: 826-2029.

Staff Directory

Parks & Recreation Main Office · 970-826-2029

David Pike 970-826-2006 Parks & Recreation Director Alicia Baker 970-826-2029 Senior Supervisor/Office Mngr Ryan Dennison 970-826-2004 Recreation Manager Charlie Carroll 970-826-2017 ccarroll@ Aquatics Manager Jeremy Sanders Parks Foreman Lee Fagan Crew Supervisor Brady Virden Light Equipment Operator Brandon Beason Light Equipment Operator Rain Out Hotline · 970-826-2009

Parks & Recreation Advisory Board meets the second Wednesday of the month at 5:30pm in the Parks & Recreation conferance room located at Craig City Hall, 300 W. 4th Street. The public is encouraged to attend.

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Youth Sports

Craig Youth Basketball

Kindergarten Basketball

This is a coed youth developmental league that focuses on FUN while learning teamwork and skill sets. Practices will be held on Monday and games will be played on Wednesday. Game location TBD. Fee: $45 Registration Deadline: Thursday, January 2

1st & 2nd Grade Basketball

Players will continue to enhance skills while working together as a team! Teams will be comprised of both boys and girls. Practices will be held on Tuesday and games will be played on Thursday. Game location TBD. Fee: $45 Registration Deadline: Thursday, January 2


Register online at or call 970-826-2004 for more information.

3rd - 6th Grade Youth Volleyball

Make sure to get your player signed up for this exciting league! This is an introductory league where players can learn all about the many positive aspects about the sport of volleyball! Max enrollment is 36 players per grade division due to gym availability. Fee: $50 Registration Deadline: Wednesday, December 11

3rd-4th Grade

Practice/Games Location Time Monday & Tuesday Sandrock 6:00pm-7:30pm

5th-6th Grade

Practice/Games Location Time Wednesday & Thursday Sandrock 6:00pm-7:30pm Schedules available online at


Adult Sports

Adult League Volleyball Spring Season

It is never to late to start planning for your Spring activities! Players must be 15 years and older to join league. Competitive League: Monday Recreation League: Wednesday Registration Deadline: February 21 Fee: $175 Team Fee / $15 Per Player Fee

Senior Trips What’s New?


Craig Parks and Recreation will not have a sign-up day for senior programming. All trips are first come first served. You can register online at, by mail or in person at Craig Parks and Recreation located at 300 W. 4th Street. No phone registrations will be taken as a waiver must be signed by each participant.


Payment is not required at the time of registration unless you register online for a trip. Credit cards can be held on file for payment and will be charged following the attended trip. You may also “pay as you go” with a check, cash or credit card in person.

Cancellation Policy

Any trip cancellation requires a three weeks’ notice prior to departure. Some trips require advanced ticket purchase that is non-refundable. In this case, unless someone else would like to take your spot on the trip you will be charged for that non-refundable ticket. All cancellations will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

Trip Minimum **NEW**

Each trip has its own minimum and in some cases maximum per trip. In the event the trip minimum is not fulfilled the trip will be canceled.

Trip Information

One week prior to each trip an itinerary will be mailed to you. Please make sure that your correct mailing address is on your registration form so that you will receive your letter!

Craig Parks & Recreation Contact Information: Alicia Baker Senior Supervisor/Office Manager (970) 826-2029 PLAY BY PLAY / 9

#1 Glen Eyrie Castle Tour & Tea

Enjoy a 90-minute guided historical tour of the Glen Eyrie Castle followed by tea with unique food pairings in the Castle Music Room. Date: Early October, TBD Fee: $140 (includes transportation, room, tea/tour ticket)

Registration Deadline: September 20 Trip Minimum: 6

#2 Provo Canyon Train Heber City, UT

A 3-hour train ride through Provo Canyon should be beautiful this time of year! Date: Thursday, October 17 & Friday, October 18 Fee: $125

(includes transportation, room, train/lunch ticket)

Registration Deadline: September 20 Trip Minimum: 6

#3 Boulder Dinner Theatre “Mamma Mia”

ABBA’s timeless songs bring this musical to life! Date: Thursday, November 7 & Friday, November 8 Fee: $160 (includes transportation, room, dinner/show ticket)

Registration Deadline: September 30 Trip Minimum: 8 PLAY BY PLAY / 10

#4 Black Hawk / Central City Overnight

Let’s play AND stay! Date: Thursday, November 21 & Friday, November 22 Fee: $105

(includes transportation, room; no meals)

Registration Deadline: September 30 Trip Minimum: 6

#5 Georgetown Christmas Market & Lighted Train

A walk-through Christmas draped downtown will be followed by an evening train ride with views of lighted hillsides. Date: Thursday, December 5 & Friday, December 6 Fee: $155 (includes transportation, room; no meals)

Registration Deadline: September 30 Trip Minimum: 6 Trip Maximum: 12

Seniors On The Go

#6 Blossoms of Light Denver Botanic Gardens

See the Denver Botanic Gardens turned into a twinkling winter wonderland. Date: Thursday, December 12 & Friday, December 13 Fee: $115 (includes transportation, room, ticket; no meals)

Registration Deadline: October 7 Trip Minimum: 6

#7 Annual Christmas Party at the Center of Craig

Wear your favorite ugly Christmas sweater for a chance to win spree bucks! Date: Thursday, December 19 Fee: $15 (includes lunch) Registration Deadline: December 6

No minimum of attendees, the more the merrier but pre-registration is required!

#8 Breckenridge Snow Sculptures

See the final creations from the 2020 International Snow Sculpture Championships! Date: Tuesday, January 28 *Weather permitting* Fee:


(includes transportation; no meals)

Registration Deadline: January 3 Trip Minimum: 8

OCTOBER 1 Glen Eyrie Castle - Tour and Tea

Early October, TBD


2 Provo Canyon Train - Heber City, UT

Thursday, Oct 17 & Friday, Oct 18


3 Boulder Dinner Theatre - "Mamma Mia"

Thursday, Nov 7 & Friday, Nov 8


4 Blackhawk / Central City - Overnight

Thursday, Nov 21 & Friday, Nov 22


5 Georgetown Christmas & Lighted Train

Thursday, Dec 5 & Friday, Dec 6


6 Blossoms of Light - Denver Botanic Gardens

Thursday, Dec 12 & Friday, Dec 13




7 Annual Christmas Party @ the Center of Craig Thursday, Dec 19


JANUARY 8 Breckenridge Snow Sculptures

Tuesday, Jan 28


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The Center of Craig is available to rent for your next birthday party, wedding, reunion, dance, baby shower or meeting. It is located at 601 Yampa Avenue. The building was built in 1903 as the Christian Church. In 2000, the City of Craig had the building restored and is now a public community center. There are two different rooms available for rent. The Auditorium, located upstairs, is 2390 square feet and holds up to 340 people. The Chapel, located on the main floor, is 1250 square feet and holds up to 175 people. Both areas are available for rent at $60 for a half day (4-hour max) or $100 for a full day. Kitchen facilities are included with the rental of either room. Rental of the Auditorium and Chapel (including Kitchen) are $100 a half day (4-hour max) or $175 for a full day. Please note that there are different rental fees for weddings or if you plan on having alcohol at your event. For more information or to book your event call 970-826-2029.


Training & Certification Craig Parks and Recreation is a proud provider of American Red Cross Courses.

CPR/AED/First Aid

The Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED course incorporates the latest science and teaches students to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies such as burns, cuts, scrapes, sudden illnesses, head, neck, back injuries, heat and cold emergencies and how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies to help victims of any age - adults (about 12 years and older) and pediatric (infants and children up to 12 years of age). Students who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate for Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED valid for two years. Fee: $75 October 15 - 16 ~ 6 - 9 pm March 16 - 17 ~ 6 - 9 pm

Babysitting Course

The Babysitting course from the American Red Cross gives those ages 11 and older a foundation on which to build their babysitting business. Designed for new babysitters, this course delivers information clearly, concisely and interactively – and it’s the perfect way for young people to learn about all of the responsibilities that come with the job. Fee: $65 October 18 ~ 11 am - 6 pm January 6 ~ 11 am - 6 pm March 19 ~ 11 am - 6 pm


Hands Only CPR

The purpose of the American Red Cross Citizen CPR course is to teach untrained bystanders how to perform hands-only CPR. Having more citizen bystanders trained in this simple skill can help save lives by putting more cardiac arrest victims within a few steps of lifesaving assistance. In the cardiac chain of survival, the increased presence of trained responders coupled with automatic external defibrillators (AED) will lead to more lives saved. Fee: Free November 18 ~ 6-6:30 pm

Special Group Red Cross Training

Craig Parks and Recreation also offers Red Cross training to Special Groups, Aquatic Teams, Schools, and any organization. Our instructor can travel to your facility, an alternate location, or we can host your organization at our location. Minimum enrollment or minimum charge for this service will apply. For inquiries regarding this service contact: Charlie Carroll (970) 826-2017 ·

For your MOVERS, and your SHAKERS. Keeping your kids moving and active is

Our Pediatric Providers

essential in ensuring a lifetime of health. Our pediatric team is here to help make sure that your child is healthy enough to be active, and active enough to be healthy. Board certified pediatrician Dr. Couillard and Kevin Monahan, PA-C, offer skilled medical care and expertise to make sure your little movers stay healthy, happy and active.

Dr. Linda Couillard

750 Hospital Loop, Craig


Kevin Monahan, PA-C


What is the Boys & Girls Club?

The BGC is a nonprofit, youth development organization serving the Craig community. The Club provides young people with a fun, safe and positive place to go after school, school days off and throughout the summer. The Club offers programs and services designed to build character and strengthen life skills.

When is the BGC Open?

After school: Monday-Friday 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM ¡ School Days Off: 7:30 AM - 6:00PM

What are the Fees for Membership?

The Clubs have an annual membership fee of $25 per child with a cap of $50 per family regardless of number of children. The after school program is included in membership. The school days off (Play Days) and the summer programs are $1 per hour per child with scholarships available for those who qualify. Contact Us 970.826.0411 1324 East Highway 40 Craig, CO 81625


NEW This Fall

STEAM Programs

· Science Track · Mess Makers Science Club · Gadget Girls · Building Club · Lego Challenges · Computer Coding · Learn to Type

· Creative Track · Sewing · Lights, Camera, Act · Boys Only Art · Culinary Creations · Arts & Crafts

Club Showcase Coming This Winter

Our BGC members will demonstrate their STEAM Creations to parents, friends and community members.

What’s Happening In…THE TEEN ROOM!

The CLUB offers Craig teens a safe and dynamic place to learn, grow, meet new friends and contribute to their community. We provide experiences the build character, confidence and the life skills necessary to be successful adults.

Check Out These Programs

The Teen Room offers Craig teens and pre-teens a safe and dynamic place to learn, grow, meet new friends and contribute to their community. We provide experiences the build character, confidence and the life skills necessary to be successful adults.



New & Updated Programs

*STEAM Programs

*Homework Club & Tutoring

*Rush Hour Soccer Club

*Esports Tournaments

School Days Off

Join the BGC during school days off for some really fun games, activities and field trips: • Bowling • Snowshoeing • Winter Adventures • Arts & Crafts • Finger Knitting • Ultimate Frisbee

Open For Play Days 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM September 19 & 20 October 11, 17 & 18 November 8 February 7 March 6, 16-20 April 24



August 19-23 September 2 November 25-29 December 6 December 23-27 December 30-January 1 February 17 May 21-29

Mark Your Calendar For Cowboy Christmas

Saturday, December 7 Join us for a fun filled evening of dinner, dancing and a live and silent auction all benefiting the Boys & Girls Club.

Check Out Our Website For A Full Calendar:

Happy Feet, Happy Life Skilled foot and ankle surgeon

Happy feet carry you through your day and let you do the things you love, like sports and playing in the great Colorado outdoors. Derek Harper, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, performs simple and

complex surgeries, and treats a variety of foot and ankle concerns.

General Podiatry Services achilles tendonitis injuries to the foot & ankle arthritis diabetes & geriatric foot care orthotics plantar fasciitis (heel spur) & sesamoiditis shin splints & stress fractures various conditions of the foot and toes

750 Hospital Loop, Craig

Foot & Ankle Surgeries

simple & complex surgeries for a variety of conditions total ankle replacements arthroscopic surgery foot & ankle fractures reconstructive surgery for trauma & disease

Derek Harper, DPM Foot & Ankle Surgeon

Now Accepting Appointments


2201 Curve Plaza, Unit A101, Steamboat All around care,

970-826-2465 for everyone.

All around care, for everyone.

Complete care

for everyone, every day.

City of Craig Parks & Recreation 300 West 4th Street Craig, CO 81625


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