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. 

Notice-Therapy Pool Closure and Repairs

The Therapy Pool is currently closed due to heater failure.  A replacement boiler has been ordered and we anticipate its arrival and repairs to be completed by June 15th. 
Currently, the therapy pool Gentle Aqua Fitness classes have been canceled.  Additional modified Gentle Aqua Fitness classes have been added to the lap pool.  For up-to-date information, please check the current group fitness schedule and current lap swim schedule.  We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

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

Drop In Gym

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

Open Gym*

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

Pickleball Drop-in

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

Basketball Drop-in

  • Thursday 6-10pm

*Open Gym available for basketball, volleyball, soccer and/or Pickleball on a first come, first serve basis.  Call ahead for volleyball and/or Pickleball which require set-up, accommodated on a staff available basis.

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.

Hours

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

Price

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.

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/Senior $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/Senior $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 under 18 years 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 must be paid in full; exception is household passes, which can be 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.

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Location

2004 W Powers Ave
Littleton, CO 80120
303.797.8787

Program and Facility Supervisor
Levi Schroder
LSchroder@ssprd.org

For Facility Rental Inquiries, please contact:
Mitchell Cox, Assistant Facility Supervisor
Mcox@ssprd.org

Hours

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

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

Holiday Hours
Easter Sunday, Apr 1: Closed
Memorial Day, May 28: 5 am-3 pm

Schedules
Fitness
Gym
Pool

Thursday Lunch Menus:
       April & activities on pg 2
       May & activities on pg 2