Play it safe at South Suburban!

Thank you for being a loyal and supportive patron of South Suburban Parks and Recreation. We appreciate your patience and understanding during our closures due to COVID-19.

South Suburban wants you to play it safe! Several of our facilities are opening in accordance with the Safer at Home guidelines. Learn more at

Douglas H. Buck Community Recreation Center

The Douglas H. Buck Community Recreation Center offers activities and programs for all ages. Swim laps, soothe your muscles in the therapeutic pool, or play in the lazy river. Check out the cardio equipment, hit the track, or take a new class. Watch a theater production or set out on an adventure with our trips and tours for older active adults.

At the Buck Recreation Center, there’s plenty to enjoy, and it’s all just steps away from downtown Littleton and the Littleton Community Trail.  

Recreation Center Safe Return

The Buck, Goodson, Lone Tree and Sheridan Recreation Centers are open.  SSPRD is committed to meeting and exceeding all government mandates to minimize the spread of COVID-19 for both participants and staff. Enhanced disinfection practices, staff screening processes and additional measures have been implemented.

Updated hours of operation:
Monday - Friday, 6 am - 7 pm
Saturday - Sunday, 8 am - noon

Leisure/Open Swim Times:

  • 7/13 Mon:  CLOSED
  • 7/14 Tue:  CLOSED
  • 7/15 Wed:  11am-6pm
  • 7/16 Thu:  11am-6pm
  • 7/17 Fri: 11am-6pm
  • 7/18 Sat:  9:30am-12pm
  • 7/19 Sun: 9:30am-12pm

Reservation Update:  Reservations are no longer required for general workouts and indoor pool leisure/open swim.  Reservations will continue for lap swim, group fitness, Buck current channel water walking and any Buck Therapy pool activities.  See below for more detail.
Reservation instructions available here.

The recreation centers are open with the following guidelines:

  • The Buck Recreation Center is currently open for general workouts, aquatics offerings, drop-in group fitness and drop-in pickleball.
    • Get additional information and guidelines for aquatics here and group fitness here. Information regarding swim lessons can be found here.
    • Check the catalog for additional registration based programs.
  • Group Fitness, Lap Swim, Water Walking in the current channel and any Buck Therapy pool activities are by reservation.  Reservations are available 24 hours in advance online here.  Capacities are limited to ensure compliance with COVID-19 guidelines. Click here for instructions on how to make an online reservation.
  • Reservations are no longer required for general workouts or indoor pool leisure/open swim.  Capacities will be monitored and guests may be asked to wait if facilities are at their maximum.
  • Drop-in pickleball is available during scheduled sessions.  Pickleball is on a first come, first serve basis with limited capacities.  Doubles play will be held and players will rotate in if courts are full.  Players must provide their own equipment.
    • Goodson:  Mondays 3-6 pm
    • Lone Tree:  Tuesdays 12:30-3:30 pm
    • Buck:  Thursdays 1-4 pm
    • Sheridan:  Monday-Friday 11:30 am-3 pm
  • Reservations are only good for the designated activity.  If you wish to complete multiple activities, guests are asked to make multiple reservations and be aware of timing.
  • Showers and lockers are available on a very limited basis.  Guests are encouraged to come workout/pool ready which means dressed (and showered for pools) to participate with a filled water bottle.  Drinking fountains will be limited to bottle fillers only.
  • The following are not currently available:  steam rooms, hot tubs or drop-in childcare.
  • Appropriate facial coverings/masks, covering the nose and mouth, are required inside the facility.  Masks may be removed while exercising and 6’ of distance is easily maintained.   MASKS CANNOT BE WORN IN THE WATER. 
    • Children 3 and under are not required to have a mask.
  • All guests must maintain six feet of distance from others in the facility.  Equipment will be spaced out and some equipment may be unavailable to meet this requirement.
  • No cash will be allowed. Credit/debit cards for daily drop-in payment and admission punches will accepted.
  • Monthly and annual passes were activated June 15.  All other passes (SilverSneakers, RenewActive, Silver&Fit) and punches will immediately be available for use, including daily admission purchases.  Passes and punches are non-refundable.
    • Monthly passes were paused upon facility closures.
    • Annual passes will be extended the same number of days facilities were closed.
  • Anyone who is sick or has symptoms of COVID-19 should stay home.
  • Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult guardian.
  • Guests who fail to follow guidelines and staff direction may be asked to leave and refunds will not be issued.

All guidelines and operating hours will regularly be evaluated and are subject to change based on demands and updated guidelines.

Stay up-to-date with all District updates at

Questions about reservations or safe return? Contact Assistant Director of Recreation, Kelsey Whisler, at


Daily admission and passes include use of pool, gym, weight room, cardio and circuit equipment, track, and drop-in fitness classes. Specialty programs and services (e.g. martial arts, personal training, dance classes, swim lessons) are available for an additional fee.

Resident Rates

Rates Daily Monthly* Annual** 20 Punch
Youth (under 18)/Senior (65+) $4.50 $30 $330 $70
Adult (18-64) $5.75 $40 $440 $95
Household $15 $99 $891 NA

Nonresident Rates

Rates Daily Monthly* Annual** 20 Punch
Youth (under 18)/Senior (65+) $5.75 $45 $495 $95
Adult (18-64) $7.75 $55 $605 $135
Household $20 $132 $1,188 NA

To receive Resident rates, you must have a valid South Suburban ID card.

Household consists of two adults and three children up to the ages of 17 living at home.  Additional child options are available for additional fees.

*Monthly passes require auto-debit sign-up, This may be canceled at any point with 30 days written notice.  Two month minimum required.

**Annual passes may be paid in full or auto-debited over the course of three consecutive monthly payments.  Annual passes from Goodson, Buck and Lone Tree are the only passes valid at SSPRD outdoor pools.


  • Aquatics area
  • Arts and crafts room
  • Basketball/volleyball/pickleball courts
  • Cardio and circuit equipment
  • Commercial kitchen
  • Family changing rooms
  • Fitness & dance studio
  • Gymnasium
  • Indoor running track (16 laps/mi)
  • Locker rooms
  • Lounge
  • Multipurpose rooms (4)
  • Performing arts stage
  • Weight Room

Aquatics area

Whether you're looking to get in a few laps, take an aquatics fitness class, relax in the hot tub, or have fun with the kids, the Douglas H. Buck Recreation Center is the perfect place – no matter the conditions outside. The pool area features:

  • 25-yard lap lanes (3)
  • Children's slide
  • Leisure pool with lazy river
  • Outdoor hot tub
  • Play features
  • Steam room
  • Therapy pool and therapy jet area
  • Zero-depth entry children's area

Children 5 and under must be accompanied by a guardian (age 16+) in the water at all times.

Children 6-9 must be actively observed by a guardian (age 16+) unless they are a “non-swimmer” in which they need to be accompanied by a guardian in the water at all times.

South Suburban's Indoor Pool Rules.

Drop In Gym

Subject to change, check current week’s schedule by calling 303.797.8787.

Open Gym*

  • Monday 12-5 pm
  • Tuesday  4-6 pm & 7-10 pm
  • Wednesday  12-6 pm
  • Thursday  4-6 pm
  • Friday  12-8 pm
  • Saturday Call for Availability
  • Sunday 8 am-12 pm full gym, 12-4 pm one court

Pickleball Drop-in

  • Tuesday & Thursday 1-4 pm
  • Sunday  4-6 pm

Basketball Drop-in

  • Thursday 6-10 pm

Child care / Day camps

Day camps

No school? No worries! We offer a variety of specialty camps and full-day camps during summer, fall, winter and spring breaks and during most holidays and in-service days.

Drop-in babysitting

Get a workout in, worry free. Pay by the hour or purchase a multi-hour punch card or pass. Our staff of child care attendants provide a safe and caring environment for kids ages 3 months to 9 years.


  • Mon - Fri: 8 am - 12 pm
  • Mon - Thu: 4 - 7 pm
  • Sat: 8 am - 12 pm
  • Sun: Not available


Options Resident Nonresident
1 hour $3.00 $4.00
20 hours $50 $65
40 hours $90 $120
60 hours $125 $165
Monthly pass $20 $25
Annual pass* $120 $150

*Added on to an adult, senior, or family annual pass.

South Suburban Therapeutic Adaptive Recreation (STAR)

Buck Recreation Center is the home of our therapeutic and adaptive recreation department. STAR's mission is to enhance opportunities for individuals with disabilities to participate in leisure services through inclusion and specially designed programs.

STAR offers a variety of classes, programs and events.


2004 W Powers Ave
Littleton, CO 80120

Program and Facility Supervisor
Levi Schroder

Aquatics Coordinator
Anne Harston


See Recreation Safe Return for Modified Hours

Holiday Hours
  Sat, July 4: 8am-12 pm


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