Recreation Programs & Events

  2022 Summer Paddle Days     Weekends May 27th - September 5th

All ages.   Enjoy a big open space, both quiet and safe to float your stand-up paddleboard, kayak, or canoe on this summer.    For patrons with their own gear.

Registration is Required.  No at gate admittance permitted without prior registration.


ssprThe Rueter-Hess Recreation Authority has contracted with South Suburban Parks and Recreation to manage and provide recreational programming and services.  303-347-5999

Colorado SUP Sports  May 27-Sept 25

Don't have your own gear? We have everything you’ll need to enjoy stand up paddle boarding and kayaking! PFDs (personal floatation device/life jacket), paddles, leashes, and paddleboard are included in our service.COSS 2021 Opens in new window

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June 6-August 12

Kids grades 2-7.

Day camps to encourage kids to choose active healthy & outdoor lifestyles. Our mission is to build youth confidence, develop positive risk taking, and promote authentic outdoor recreation opportunities within our community.

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July 30

Ages 10+.

This open water swimming oasis has been the hottest venue in Colorado since our first open water swim back in 2016. The course will be set up as a 1.2 mile out and back, with the option to swim two laps for a 2.4 mile swim.  We'll also have a 1/2 mile swim option for beginners!