Douglas H. Buck Community Center

The Douglas H. Buck Community 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. 


The Buck Recreation Center Indoor Pool will be closed Aug 13 - 26 and the entire center, Aug 22 - 26, for annual maintenance and upgrades. The Pool and the Center are set to re-open on Sat, Aug 27.

Beyond annual maintenance, projects include:

  • Resurfacing of the leisure pool including the lap lanes and lazy river
  • Deep cleaning of all pools, locker rooms, pool decks and pool furniture
  • Replacement of sections of carpeting throughout the center
  • Re-grouting locker rooms
  • Deep cleaning, including high dusting and air vents
  • Painting throughout the building
  • Detail cleaning of all fitness equipment
  • Auto scrubbing and cleaning the weight room floor

The Goodson, Lone Tree and Sheridan recreation centers will be open during the closures, Goodson and Lone Tree will also close during separate weeks in August and early September

Thank you for your patience and understanding. We can't wait to reopen!


  • Aquatics area
  • Arts and crafts room
  • Basketball/volleyball courts (2)
  • Cardio and circuit equipment
  • Commercial kitchen
  • Family changing rooms
  • Fitness & dance studio
  • Gymnasium
  • Indoor running track (16 laps/mi)
  • Locker room
  • Lounge with billiards table
  • Multipurpose rooms (4)
  • Performing arts stage
  • Pickleball courts (3)
  • Weight area

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

Child care / day camps

Day camps
No school? No worries! We offer a variety of specialty camps and licensed 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.

Options Resident Nonresident
1 hour $2.75 $3.75
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. See what's coming up in the Spring/Summer 2016 STAR Connection.


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

Youth (ages 2-17)

Rates Resident* Nonresident
Daily $4 $5.25
Monthly $38 $51
Annual $300 $399
30-Punch $74 $110
15-Punch $40 $63


Rates Resident* Nonresident
Daily $5.25 $7.25
Monthly $52 $69
Annual $455 $605
30-Punch $114 $150
15-Punch $59 $85

Senior (65+)

Rates Resident* Nonresident
Daily $4.25 $5.50
Monthly $39 $52
Annual $310 $410
30-Punch $89 $114
15-Punch $48 $67


Rates Resident* Nonresident
Daily $14 $19
Monthly $99 $132
Annual $855 $1,139

* To receive resident rates, you must have a valid South Suburban ID card.
** Household consists of two adults and three children under 21 years living at home.

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2004 W. Powers Ave.
Littleton, CO 80120


Recreation center
Mon-Fri: 5 am – 10 pm
Sat: 6:30 am – 6 pm
Sun: 8 am – 6 pm

Mon-Fri: 5 am – 8:45 pm
Sat: 6:30 am – 5:45 pm
Sun: 8 am – 5:45 pm

Drop-in babysitting
Mon-Fri: 7:45 am - 12 pm
Mon-Thu: 4 - 7:30 pm
Sat: 8 am - 12 pm
Sun: Not available

Thursday Lunch