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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. 

Updated hours of operation:
Monday - Friday, 5:30 am - 8 pm (pool closes at 7 pm)

Saturday & Sunday, 7 am - 3 pm (pool closes at 2:45 pm)

Pool, Gym and Fitness Schedules

Make a Group Fitness Reservation »

 

The recreation centers are open with the following guidelines:

  • The Buck Recreation Center is currently open and operating under Level Clear which eliminates capacity and physical distancing requirements, meaning facilities are resuming close to normal operations.
  • All general facility activities are on a first come, first served basis, except reservations for some group fitness classes. 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.
  • Masks: No masks are require for those who are fully vaccinated. Masks are optional and encouraged for those unvaccinated for ages 11+. Anyone entering the classrooms of licensed preschool and camps are required to wear masks.
  • Drop-in childcare is not currently available.
  • 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.

Admission

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 (2-17)/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 (2-17)/Senior (65+) $5.75 $45 $495 $95
Adult (18-64) $7.75 $55 $605 $135
Household $20 $132 $1,188 NA

All guests must pay a daily admission for general facility use, spectating is not permitted for general facility use, only registration based programs and classes.

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

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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Location

2004 W Powers Ave
Littleton, CO 80120
303.797.8787

Program and Facility Supervisor
Levi Schroder
LSchroder@ssprd.org

Aquatics Coordinator
Anne Harston
aharston@ssprd.org

Hours

Monday - Friday
5:30 am - 8 pm
(pool closes at 7 pm)

Saturday & Sunday
7 am - 3 pm
(pool closes at 2:45 pm)

Upcoming Holiday Hours

Thanksgiving (11/25): Closed

Day After Thanksgiving (11/26): 7 am - 3 pm

Christmas Eve (12/24): 7 am - 3 pm

Christmas Day (12/25): Closed 

New Year's Eve (12/31): 7 am - 3 pm

New Year's Day (1/1): Regular Hours

 

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Amenities

  • 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.