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Buck Recreation Center

Th Daniel H. Buck Community Recreation Center is one of the newest additions to the South Suburban Parks and Recreation District. Built in 2005 and full of excellent amenities, it is located just steps away from old downtown Littleton and the light rail station. The center has excellent programs all year long, but if you are looking for a way to keep cool this summer you may want to consider the Summer Fun pass. For $330 (resident fee) your entire household (2 adults and up to 3 kids; more kids are an additional $30) can have unlimited access to the center: "Passes include locker, towel, unlimited use of indoor pool (during open and lap swim hours), outdoor pools, weight rooms, track, whirlpools, steam room, gymnasium (during open gym times) and drop-in group fitness classes (according to the sspr.org website)."
 Buck Rec Center - picture from website
You also need to check the WEBSITE for the pool and drop-in class schedule which is updated monthly. You can also click HERE to see a list of amenities. **FYI, the pool is closed today through June 4 for maintenance.**

If you are a stay-at-home mom like me and you'll be taking the kids by yourself to the Rec Center just occasionally, you'll probably do better purchasing punch passes for you and the kids. Consider the 15-punch pass if you think you'll be doing once a week through the summer (this totals about $140). This is also something to consider for the fall or winter if your kids are undecided on their athletic interests. Give them time to swim and play in the gym. We love the Buck Rec Center because of it's location, but Goodson Recreation Center is close by and offers a different variety of programs that are definitely worth checking out too.

Every summer I plan tons of outdoor activities, but come July, I'm ready for a cool indoor option. Recreation Centers are perfect for this - and kids love it! What are your favorite indoor summer activities?

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