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 Goodson, Buck, 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.

The 5 Star certification through Arapahoe County demonstrates our compliance and commitment to go above and beyond to keep our communities safe.

Reservations currently required for group fitness and Pickleball only.

Check the online pool, gym and group fitness schedules here

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The recreation centers are open with the following guidelines:

  • The Buck Recreation Center is currently open for general workouts, aquatics offerings and drop-in group fitness and are currently operating under Level Blue guidelines, as a 5 Star Facility which permits 100% capacity with a minimum of 6' between households. 
    • Check the catalog for additional registration based programs and information.
  • Reservations:  Reservations are required for group fitness and Pickleball only. Reservations may be completed online at https://bit.ly/ssprdonlineres or by calling the recreation center you plan to visit.  Reservations will open 24 hours in advance.  Please review these instructions for reservation options and policies.
    • Group Fitness:  Reservations are required for group fitness.  Reservations are available 24 hours in advance online here.  Get additional information and guidelines for group fitness here.
    • Pickleball: Doubles play will be held and players will rotate in if courts are full. Pickleballers must provide their own equipment. Guests will be asked to wait 6' apart and must wear a mask at all times. Capacities are limited. Sign up is limited to one session per day. Drop-ins will be considered if space is available.
      • Goodson:  Mondays 3-6 pm and Fridays 12:30-3:30 pm
      • Lone Tree:  Tuesdays 12:30-3:30 pm
      • Buck:  Thursdays 1-4 pm
      • Sheridan:  Monday-Friday 11:15 am-3:15 pm
  • General Workouts: General workouts are currently available on a first come first served basis if capacities are met guests may be asked to wait until space is available. General workouts include access to cardio/weight equipment, the gymnasium when available and the indoor track.  
    • Drop-in gym:  Drop-in gym use is permitted while other programs and events are not scheduled.  Masks must be worn at all times.  Guests must provide their own equipment.  Check current availability here.
  • Aquatics:  Pool use is available on a first come, first served basis; if capacities are met guests may be asked to wait until space is available.  Lap lane use may be shared up to two guests per lane. Check the current pool schedule here. Get additional information regarding swim lessons here.  Hot tubs are open for guests 18+ on a first come, first served basis for a maximum of 15 minutes.
  • Masks:  Appropriate facial coverings/masks, covering the nose and mouth, are required inside the facility, including while working out.  Masks must be worn at all times with the following exceptions:
    • Those ages 10 and younger.
    • Those in the pool.  
    • Those with a medical exemption.
  • Showers and lockers are available on a 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: drop-in childcare or steam rooms.
  • 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.
  • 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. 

Questions about reservations or safe return? Contact Assistant Director of Recreation, Kelsey Whisler, at kwhisler@ssprd.org.


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 at Goodson, Buck & Lone Tree Recreation Centers require auto-debit sign-up with a minimum of one auto-debit payment, in addition to the initial payment at sign up. All monthly passes bill the first of the month. At sign up, the first month’s payment will be discounted to the number of days remaining in that month. Cancellations must be received in writing by the 15th of the month in order to cancel and discontinue reoccurring payments.
**Annual passes may be paid in full or auto-debited over the course of 3 consecutive monthly payments.

***Punch Passes expire 3 years after the date of purchase. 

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2004 W Powers Ave
Littleton, CO 80120

Program and Facility Supervisor
Levi Schroder

Aquatics Coordinator
Anne Harston


Monday - Friday
6 am - 8 pm


8 am - 3 pm

8 am - 12 pm

Upcoming Holiday Hours

April 4, Easter Sunday Closed

May 31, Memorial Day 6am-3pm

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  • 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 years old 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.

Programs and Classes

Aquatics offerings include swim lessons, swim teams, birthday parties, American Red Cross Classes and more.  
Check out all of the offerings here. 

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.