Outdoor Programs

The Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of outdoor programs for all ages.

Class offerings change three times a year (spring, summer and fall / winter). Please visit the 
Spring / Summer 2016 Recreation Guide for a complete list of class information, dates and times.

Current class offerings include:
  • Basic Pistol Course - This course is for beginners, who have little or no knowledge or experience with handguns. Taught by a NRA-certified instructor, this one-day classroom session is followed by one hour of live fire on a gun range. Professionally developed content helps students become familiar with all aspects of handguns in a safe and responsible manner. No handgun is required since all equipment will be provided. This is an excellent course to take before deciding if you want to purchase a handgun in the future. Courses are designed for small groups and individualized attention.
  • Concealed Handgun Permit Course - This advanced course prepares women and men, 21 years old and over, to apply for their Concealed Handgun Permit (CHP), also known as a CCW permit. A discussion of handgun rules and regulations is followed by demonstrations with various handguns and equipment used for concealed carry. A review of personal safety measures, how to respond to a deadly encounter, and the aftermath of a shooting is presented. The training certificate issued upon course completion meets State of Colorado competency requirements for the CHP. Students must have previous handgun training and shooting experience prior to registration, subject to instructor approval, or should take the Basic Pistol Course first.
  • Hunter Safety Certification - Hunter safety classes are available locally throughout the year. Courses are either online, home study, in-class or hybrid options to fit your schedule and learning style. Fees vary but cannot exceed $10 for classroom options and $20 for CRASH (intensive one-day instruction) courses. For information, a list of dates, and links to registration, visit wildlife.state.co.us/Hunting/HunterEducation.