Woodmen Hills offers a robust Parks and Recreation program. Our offerings include soccer, t-ball, and flag football programs for kids, fitness programs for adults, two recreation centers, four parks, indoor and outdoor pools, private swim lessons, a BMX course, and year-round special events.
The district also benefits from close proximity to the gorgeous Antlers Creek Golf Course, where residents can play, without a membership, for a daily fee.
Woodmen Hills is home to two recreation centers: Recreation Center East and Community Center West. All residents enjoy access to both facilities simply by virtue of living in Woodmen Hills.
Community Center West
11720 Woodmen Hills Drive, Falcon, CO 80831
Monday – Sunday: 24 hours per day with fob (which residents can purchase at RCE for $10)
• Full weight room with dumbbells, smith machine, free weights
• Cardio room with 4 treadmills, 2 bikes, 2 ellipticals
• Outdoor pool open 10 am – 6 pm daily
Recreation Center East
9205 Meridian Ranch Blvd Falcon, CO 80831
Monday – Friday: 6 am – 8:30 pm
Saturday: 7 am – 6 pm
Sunday: 12 pm – 6 pm
• Cardio room with 4 treadmills, 2 bikes, 4 ellipticals
• Fitness room with dumbbells, body bars, kettle bells
• Indoor 6-lane 25-yard pool
• Indoor child’s pool with slide
Woodmen Hills Metro District in Peyton and Falcon, Colorado, is home to an indoor pool open year-round and, for residents who like to feel the sun on their faces while they swim, an outdoor pool open during the summer months. Woodmen Hills residents receive access to both.
The outdoor pool at Community Center West is the perfect complement to summertime in the Rockies. Watch the mountains in the distance as you swim in a pristine setting under the hot summer sun.
Recreation Center East includes a state-of-the-art indoor pool with a host of amenities, including a slide that children love and second pool for laps. Regardless of the season or the weather, the indoor pool offers recreation and exercise to Woodmen Hills, Peyton and Falcon residents of every age.
Click here to see policies and procedures for both our indoor and outdoor pools.
Woodmen Hills is proud to enhance our aquatics facilities with swim lessons in various formats: one-on-one, one-on-two (a favorite of families with two children), and group. Register for any type of swim lesson by clicking here.
The pace of one-on-one and one-on-two lessons is set by the instructor based on experience with the student swimmers. Group lessons are more structured. For group lessons, Woodmen Hills offers the high-quality Red Cross curriculum. Group lessons are offered after school on most Tuesdays and Thursdays, and also on most Saturdays. For more information about dates and times, visit our aquatics calendar here.
Location: South of Eastonville Road, inside the Gladwater Road horseshoe
• Playground (ages 5-12)
• Basketball hoop
Park hours: 6 am – 10 pm
Location: Corner of Lambert Road and Kingston Heath Road
• Playgrounds (ages 3-12)
• Large fields
• Brand-new basketball court!
Park hours: 6 am – 10 pm
Location: Community Center West, at the northwest corner of Meridian Road and Woodmen Hills Drive
• Playground (ages 3-12)
• Sand volleyball court
Park hours: 6 am – 10 pm
Location: Woodmen Hills Drive, just east of Meridian Road
Park hours: 6 am – 10 pm
Woodmen Hills boasts the only BMX park in the vicinity and one of the only BMX parks in the region. Its bumps and jumps keep spectators on the edge of their seats and cyclists hovering over theirs.
Of course, what goes up must come down, and BMX can be a dangerous sport. While honoring Colorado’s spirit of rugged independence by giving residents as many options as possible, we’ve developed rules and regulations designed to make the park as safe as possible.
The BMX park is located at Horseshoe Park, south of Eastonville Road inside the Gladwater Road horseshoe.
Participation in athletics plays a valuable role in the development of children. At Woodmen Hills Metropolitan District in Falcon/Peyton, we take this responsibility seriously and strive to offer quality programs that aid in this development.
We have three general rules that guide our approach to all our youth sports programs. First, participation: every player plays, regardless of skill level or ability. Second, positive coaching: we train and encourage our volunteer coaches to help develop a child’s sense of self-worth. Third, sportsmanship: we cultivate a safe, fair, fun, and positive environment based on mutual respect between our young players.
Woodmen Hills offers two soccer seasons, one in the spring and one in the fall. Both of them are open to children ages 3 – 12. We believe that teaching youngsters how to be quick on their feet literally will help make them quick on their feet figuratively as well.
Our tee-ball season is always a hit. It begins in the late spring and extends well into the summer. Ever since its popularization in the 1980s, t-ball has served as the gateway to baseball and softball. Whoever becomes the next Babe Ruth, chances are good he will hit off a plastic tee before he ever hits off a pitcher.
Flag football is a fall sport. Like all our other youth programs, flag football is open to both boys and girls. It gives children an opportunity to develop the healthy assertiveness and physical agility of regular football players, but in a perfectly safe and non-threatening environment. Residents can find more information about it and sign their children up here.
Parents’ Night Out
Parents’ Night Out gives parents a break during the evening, while kids enjoy a more enriching experience than a babysitter could provide. Parents drop their kids off at Recreation Center East, where, from 5 – 9:30 pm, district staff keep them entertained with games, an age-appropriate movie, dinner, and a snack.
Parents can sign up for a night out by calling Recreation Center East at (719) 495-2009.
We get 300 days of sunshine at Woodmen Hills, but occasionally, weather comes along that puts the “Col…d” in “Colorado.”
In the event of inclement weather, Woodmen Hills Recreation Center East will follow the policy below. As residents can access Community Center West 24/7 with keycards, that facility is immune to delays and closures.
Monday through Friday
When Falcon School District 49 goes on a 2-hour delay due to inclement weather, Recreation Center East will also be on a 2-hour delay and will not open until 8:30 am. Any fitness class scheduled to begin at 8 am or earlier will be cancelled.
When D49 is closed due to inclement weather, RCE will remain closed in the morning, with all morning fitness classes, swim lessons and child watch canceled. The roads will then be reassessed throughout the day to determine whether RCE will open in the evening.
Saturday and Sunday
When inclement weather arrives on Saturday or Sunday, Woodmen Hills Parks and Recreation will assess the roads and decide whether there should be a closure or delay. If there is a delay, RCE’s opening will be delayed opening by 2 hours to 9 am Saturday or 2 pm Sunday.
Updates on RCE delays and closures will be posted on the Woodmen Hills Metro District and Recreation Centers Facebook page here.
In 2016, Woodmen Hills Metro District began surveying residents on what Parks and Recreation upgrades they’d most like to see if the District were to expand Recreation Center East. Find the results of our 2016 survey by clicking on the image below.
Using only existing staff resources, the District conducted another Parks and Rec survey in 2018. Find the results of that survey by clicking on the image below.
In 2018, the Parks and Rec Department also drafted a business plan for the contemplated expansion of Recreation Center East. Find that business plan by clicking on the image below.
Woodmen Hills residents need a signed usage agreement on file to receive access to Recreation Center East and Community Center West. Fill it out once and then enjoy our facilities forever! Find it here and then either scan and return the completed document to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop it off at Recreation Center East, 9205 Meridian Ranch Boulevard, during normal business hours.
In 2020, WHMD Parks and Recreation came up with a plan to build a disc golf course along the District’s existing network of trails.
By July, the course was a reality. A 9-hole beginner course, it features cement tee-off pads and begins across the street from Horseshoe Park. Holes 1-8 are Par 3, and Hole 9 is Par 4.
The course is free to the Woodmen Hills Community, with spring and fall leagues every year.
If you’ve never tried Disc Golf, now’s the time! It’s fun for the whole family.
You can find our Woodmen Hills Disc Golf Course scorecard here. Print it off at home or pick up a copy at Recreation Center East.