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Important Announcement


Updated March 25: The Vail Recreation District's top priority is the safety and well-being of our residents, guests and employees.

In cooperation with the updated Eagle County Public Health Order plus the Colorado Statewide Stay at Home Order, and in the effort to prevent community spread of COVID-19 and to protect our most vulnerable populations, the Vail Recreation District (VRD) is canceling all programs and events, and closing all VRD facilities, effective March 13 until at least April 16, 2020.

This includes all open gyms, youth sports programs, adult leagues, lessons and clinics, walk-in sports and activities, and private rentals and events.

All VRD facilities will be closed to the public until further notice, including the Imagination Station, Dobson Arena and Vail Gymnastics Center. The Vail Nordic Center pro shop and restaurant are now closed for the season, and we are no longer grooming the trails. If you need to return season rentals, please call 970-476-8366.

With the announced closure of local schools, VRD has made the difficult decision to cancel our after-school program (KidZone) starting on Monday, March 16 until classes resume at Red Sandstone Elementary School.

For questions, please contact the respective department or facility listed here. Please understand that staffing will be limited during this time, and responses may be delayed.


The Cocktails & Canvas series is back! These creative and social events take place in the Imagination Station, located above the Vail Welcome Center at the southwest end of the Lionshead parking structure. Events range from $10-$25 per person, with all materials included and light appetizers provided. A cash bar is available for those 21 and over. Space is limited and reservations are required. These events are open to ages 16 and up; participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. 

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Tree Branch Coat Racks
with Caleb of Northwoods
Wednesday, Oct. 9 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | $20
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Glass Ornament Painting
with Lauren of Alpine Arts Center
Friday, Nov. 15 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | $20
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Chocolate Making
with Felicia of Cornerstone Chocolates
Tuesday, Dec. 11 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | $25
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Lantern Painting
with Lauren of Alpine Arts Center
Friday, Dec. 20 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | $10
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Chocolate Making
with Felicia of Cornerstone Chocolates
Tuesday, Feb. 11 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | $25
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Cocktails & Canvas is sponsored by the Vail Recreation District, Alpine Arts Center and the Vail Public Library. For more information, call 970-479-2292 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
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