The Rundown
New Registration System Coming Soon

Apex Park and Recreation District’s current registration system, MaxGalaxy, has been acquired by ACTIVENet, necessitating the district to change to the new system. ACTIVENet’s online and in-person registration will allow our community to conveniently access Apex programs, activities, classes, and more anywhere, anytime. We appreciate your patience while we make this transition.

During the final phases of the conversion to the new system (occurring September 17-22), customers will still have access to our website but will be unable to look at classes, sign up for classes, or create an account. Guest Services at all Apex facilities will be available in person or by phone to provide customers with any needed registration assistance during this time. The new system is expected to be live to the public beginning September 23.

As always, Guest Services is here for any of your registration needs or questions. You can call 303.424.2739 or email GuestServices@ApexPRD.org.

Glow All Out Pool Party

This is a limited-capacity, after-hours swim party with a unique atmosphere. The facility will be glowing, and participants are welcome to take home glow items at the end of the event. All ages and all swimming abilities are welcome. The event will take place Sep. 25 from 5:00-9:00 p.m. at the Apex Center. $13 in advance, $15 at the door (if space allows).

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Trick or Trot 5K and Halloween Candy Hunt

Sign up now for the very FIRST Apex Park and Recreation District Foundation Trick or Trot 5K and Kids' 1-Mile Halloween Candy Hunt. The inaugural event will take place the morning of Saturday, October 23 at the Apex Center. Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities are all welcome to join us for this Halloween celebration. Dress in your Halloween best for a chance to win prizes in the costume contest.

There will be a separate 1-mile Trick or Trot Halloween Candy Hunt for kids 12 and under. Kids can grab candy at our designated trick or trot stations along the 1-mile course. Participants will need to register for this event specifically, as it is separate from the 5K race. One parent/guardian is encouraged to join but does not need to register.

Registered running participants will receive a post-race breakfast and a chance to win great prizes! In addition, runners will receive a campfire mug and kids will get candy from the Halloween Candy Hunt.

Proceeds from this event benefit the Apex Park and Recreation District Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization whose purpose is to support Apex Park and Recreation District's efforts to deliver quality community recreation.

Early registration closes September 30; regular registration closes October 21 at noon. Walk-Up Registration on the day of the event will be available if space allows. A virtual option for this race is also available.

For complete event details, or to learn more about event sponsorship opportunities, visit: https://foundation.apexprd.org/fundraisers/trick-or-trot-5k/.

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Toddler Open Play (T.O.P.) Boo Bash

Calling all little ghouls and goblins, join us for a flippin’ spooktacular time! Kiddos ages will start with a trick or treat street through the halls of the Simms Street Recreation Center and finish with open play in the Gymnastics gym. Your timeslot will be an hour and 15 minutes. Be sure to arrive on time, enter through the northwest doors, and bring a bag to collect Halloween goodies. Costumes are encouraged! Registration opens Sep. 18 – you will need to contact Guest Services at any Apex facility to register; online registration will not be available until the new registration system goes live on Sep. 23. Fee: $15 ($20 non-res.).

Event Times:

Wed. 10/27 11:15 -12:30 p.m. and 12:45-2:00 p.m.
Thu. 10/28 10:45-noon and 12:15-1:30 p.m.
Fri. 10/29 noon-1:15 p.m. and 1:30-2:45 p.m.

Work for Apex

Apex is now hiring for multiple full- and part-time positions. Apex Park and Recreation District is on a mission to enhance the health of our community – socially, emotionally, and physically – by being a gathering place and trusted resource for a variety of activities and programs that connect people and improve their quality of life. And the key to executing this vision? An amazing collection of talented, passionate, enthusiastic, and downright fun employees who work together as a team to make these ideals a reality. If you value service to your community, providing top-notch facilities and programming for a diverse, multi-generational customer base, and think that play is just as important as work, we want you on Team Apex.

View and Apply for Jobs Here
September is Fall Prevention Month

Friends Don't Let Friends Fall

In honor of Fall Prevention month, learn how you can help prevent falls by joining the Arvada Fire Department and Lutheran Medical Center as they present "Friends Don't Let Friends Fall." After a brief talk, safely participate in their modified fall prevention obstacle course. This obstacle course simulates common fall scenarios that people might encounter in the community or at home. Information on self-help after a fall will also be provided, as well as on how to join the full course offerings.

The class will be held in the Apex Center Auxiliary Gym. For the easiest access come in the Ice Arena entrance at the east end of the facility but turn right and enter the side gym door before you get to the glass sliding doors. Please register by Sep.10, or after that date call Nancy at 303.425.9583 to register.

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Fall Prevention and Memory Retention Swag Bags

Fall prevention and memory retention are important to take heed of as we get older. Apex has partnered with Brookdale, Gardens at St. Elizabeth, Humana, Integrity Insurance, Mountain Vista Senior Living, SCL Health/Lutheran Medical Center, and Optimal Aging Medicare Solutions to put some simple bags together that have fall protection and/or memory retention information, plus a variety of treats. Sign up for these FREE bags by September 14, then stop by the Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., from September 20-22 between operating hours of 8:00 a.m.-noon to pick up. Or if you have registered for the “Fall Prevention: Friends Don’t Let Friends Fall” activity at the Apex Center on September 16, you can pick it up at the talk.

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Opportunities and Events for Teens

We know it can be hard to find engaging activities for the 11-18 set, but Apex is on a mission to serve our terrific teens!

Teen Center Pass

The Secrest Recreation Center Teen Center is a welcoming, inclusive, and safe community space for youth to gather, socialize, and recreate. The best way to gain access to the fun is with the new Teen Center Pass. Teens will have access Monday through Friday from 2-6 p.m. to use the fitness center, gymnasium, and Teen Center (which features Air Hockey, Pool Table, Pop-A-Shot, video games, and daily activities). The pass also includes a weight room orientation (orientation is required to be completed before teens can use the weight room). This is an annual pass for the school year that is valid from August-May. $25 ($35 non-res.)

Purchase Your Teen Center Pass Here

Teen Takeover

Teen Takeover is a social event for teens to join their peers in a safe and engaging environment. Participants are encouraged to bring friends and make new friends. Teens will have access to the gymnasium, indoor pool, and the Teen Center outside of business hours. We will have themed trivia, group games, dance parties, crafts, movies, and so much more! We will also vote on the next month’s theme that way TEENS get to decide on the next night! $10 in advance, $15 at the door.

September 24: https://apexprd.maxgalaxy.net/Registration.aspx?ActivityID=21023

Pride Night

Pride Night at Secrest is an event exclusively for LGBTQ+ teens and their allies! Participants are encouraged to reach beyond their comfort zone and join their peers in a safe and engaging environment. Teens will have access to the gymnasium, indoor pool, and the Teen Center outside of business hours. We will have themed trivia, group games, dance parties, crafts, movies, and so much more! We will also vote on the next Pride Night’s theme, so participants get to decide on the next night! $10 in advance, $15 at the door.

September 10: https://apexprd.maxgalaxy.net/Registration.aspx?ActivityID=21021

October 1: https://apexprd.maxgalaxy.net/Registration.aspx?ActivityID=21022

Commit to Fit for Teens

This eight-week fitness program is designed for teens to increase physical activity and provide professional guidance and accountability for developing healthy lifestyle habits. Schedule a time to work with a certified personal trainer and have access to a registered dietitian. Once you have registered, please call 303.463.4242 to schedule.

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Upcoming Programs and Classes

Here are classes that will be starting up in the coming days and weeks. Up-to-date information and registration are always available online at ApexPRD.org.

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Adult Programming

Personal Training (virtual or in-person, private or semi-private) email MichelleS@ApexPRD.org

Therapeutic Rec Fitness Buddies

Ongoing

Ages 13+

Public Skate

Ongoing

All Ages

Adult Tennis Drills

Ongoing

Ages 18+

Billiards: One-Hour Private Lesson

Ongoing

Ages 50+

Computers: One-on-One Computer and Device Training

Ongoing

Ages 18+

Medical Exercise - MS Hydrotherapy

Begins Aug. 23

All Ages

Tuesday Painting

Begins Sep. 7

Ages 18+

Gentle Yoga

Begins Sep. 7

Ages 50+

Line Dance: Back to School

Begins Sep. 7

Ages 18+

Active Adult – Machines/Circuit

Begins Sep. 7

Ages 50+

Pottery - Wheel Throwing

Begins Sep. 7

Ages 16+

Small Group Training

Begins Sep. 7

Ages 50+

Apex at Home: Qigong Foundations

Begins Sep. 7

Ages 18+

Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program

Begins Sep. 7

Ages 18+

Senior Fit - Tuesday

Begins Sep. 7

Ages 50+

Apex at Home - BOSU Strength and Stability

Begins Sep. 8

Ages 18+

Dink it Up Pickleball Class

Sep. 8

All Ages

Senior Fit - Thursday

Begins Sep. 9

Ages 50+

T'ai Chi Ruler

Begins Sep. 9

Ages 16+

Current Events Discussion

Sep. 9

Ages 18+

Therapeutic Rec - Workout in the Park

Begins Sep. 10

Ages 12+

Bridge - Intermediate

Begins Sep. 10

Ages 18+

Family Pottery

Begins Sep. 10

Ages 2+

Apex at Home – Body Balance and Strength

Begins Sep. 13

Ages 50+

T'ai Chi

Begins Sep. 13

Ages 50+

T'ai Chi Fan

Begins Sep. 13

Ages 50+

Yogalates

Begins Sep. 13

Ages 18+

Sunset Yoga at Majestic View Park

Begins Sep. 13

Ages 16+

Charlie's Dance Potpourri

Begins Sep. 13

Ages 18+

Crochet and Chat

Begins Sep. 13

Ages 18+

Fall Pickleball Mixers

Begins Sep. 13

Ages 18+

Therapeutic T'ai Chi

Begins Sep. 15

Ages 18+

Fall Prevention: Friends Don't Let Friends Fall - Sep. 16

Ages 18+

 

Lifeguard Training

Sep. 17-19

Ages 15+

Billiards

Begins Sep. 20

Ages 50+

Fall Prevention and Memory Retention Swag Bag

Sep. 20

Ages 50+

Pottery - Surface Decorating

Sep. 20

Ages 16+

Fall Pickleball League

Begins Sep. 20

Ages 18+

Wednesday Pickleball Lessons

Begins Sep. 22

All Ages

Watercolor Studio

Begins Sep. 23

Ages 18+

Current Events Discussion

Sep. 23

Ages 18+

Glow All Out Pool Party

Sep. 25

All Ages

Pastels and Drawing Studio

Begins Sep. 27

Ages 18+

Balance and Stability

Begins Oct. 4

Ages 18+

Lifeguard Training

Oct. 8-10

Ages 15+

Therapeutic Recreation Holiday Musical Production

Begins Oct. 20

Ages 12+

8th Annual Boos and Bats Coed Softball Tournament

Oct. 23

Ages 18+

Youth Programming

TOP (Toddler Open Play)

Ongoing

Ages 1-5

Open Gymnastics

Ongoing

Ages 5-12

Therapeutic Rec Fitness Buddies

Ongoing

Ages 13+

Swim Lessons

Ongoing

Ages .5-12

Youth Gymnastics

Ongoing

Ages 2+

Youth Dance

Ongoing

Ages 2+

Skateboarding After School Club

Ongoing

Ages 5-15

Teddy Bear Storytime and Play 9:00 AM

Begins Sep. 6

Ages 2-6

Teddy Bear Storytime and Play 10:00 AM

Begins Sep. 6

Ages 2-6

Baby Playdate

Begins Sep. 7

Ages 6mo-1.5yrs

Soccer-Mighty Mites

Begins Sep. 7

Ages 3-4

Strider Camp

Begins Sep. 7

Ages 3-6

Mini Hip Hop

Sep 7

Ages 3-5

Magical Mornings – Tuesday/Thursday

Begins Sep. 7

Ages 2-3

Magical Mornings – Monday/Wednesday

Begins Sep. 8

Ages 2-3

Soccer-Mighty Mites

Beings Sep. 8

Ages 3-4

Scavenger Hunt and Play 9:00 AM

Begins Sep. 8

Ages 3-6

Scavenger Hunt and Play 10:00 AM

Begins Sep. 8

Ages 3-6

Twirl and Flip

Sep 8

Ages3-5

Twirl and Flip

Sep 9

Ages 3-5

Baby Playdate

Begins Sep. 9

Ages 6mo-1.5yrs

Learn to Play LAX

Begins Sep. 9

Ages 6-8

Learn to Play LAX

Begins Sep. 9

Ages 9-12

Yoga for Kids 10:15 AM

Begins Sep. 9

Ages 2-5

Yoga for Kids 11:15 AM

Begins Sep. 9

Ages 2-5

Apex 30/30 T-Ball Mini-Hitters League

Begins Sep. 9

Ages 3-6

Clay Creations

Begins Sep. 9

Ages 6-12

Therapeutic Rec - Workout in the Park

Begins Sep. 10

Ages 12+

T.O.P Toddler Open Play

Sep 10

Ages 1-5

Family Pottery

Begins Sep. 10

Ages 2+

Art Exploration

Begins Sep. 10

Ages 5-12

Magical Mornings – Fridays

Begins Sep. 10

Ages 2-3

Tiny Ballet

Begins Sep. 10

Age 3

Tiny Ballet

Begins Sep. 11

Age 3

Parent Tot - Dance

Begins Sep. 11

Ages 1-3

Saturday Gym Jam 10:00 AM

Begins Sep. 11

Ages 2-3

Saturday Gym Jam 11:00 AM - Begins Sep. 11

Ages 3-5

 

Strider Camp

Begins Sep. 13

Ages 3-6

Mini Cheer

Begins Sep. 13

Ages 3-5

Rocky Mountain Aardvarks

Begins Sep. 13

Ages 3mo-5yrs

Parent Tot - Dance

Begins Sep. 13

Ages 1-3

Strider Camp

Begins Sep. 20

Ages 3-6

Lifeguard Training

Sep. 17-19

Ages 15+

Glow All Out Pool Party

Sep. 25

All Ages

Skateboarding Saturday Session

Oct. 2

Ages 5-15

Royal Ball

Oct. 5

Ages 3-6

Lifeguard Training

Oct. 8-10

Ages 15+

Youth Fall Basketball

Begins Oct. 18

Ages 8-14

Therapeutic Recreation Holiday Musical Production

Begins Oct. 20

Ages 12+

30/30 Youth Basketball

Begins Oct. 30

Ages 5-8

Skateboarding Saturday Session

Nov. 6

Ages 5-15

Apex Park and Recreation District
13150 W 72nd Ave, Arvada, Co 80005
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