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‘P.E. on wheels’: Rec Mobile brings extra fun and games to area parks

Kai Spry, 8, toppled to the ground, laughing as his brother, 12-year-old Kael, ran for more rubber balls to throw as they played dodgeball Friday afternoon at Coyote Gulch Park.

They played games found in the town of Windsor's Rec Mobile, a new, free feature to the town this summer.

The brothers are new to Windsor, but Kael said they were excited to encounter the Rec Mobile.

"It's fun," he said.

“This was just to kind of reach those communities that don’t always have the means to get to the rec center.” Britt ZimdahlRecreation Coordinator

The Rec Mobile was added to the Windsor Parks, Recreation and Culture Department to help the community stay active, recreation coordinator Britt Zimdahl said.

"It's kind of like P.E. on wheels," she said.

Geared toward youths, the Rec Mobile also has other games adults might enjoy, Zimdahl said, giving all ages a chance to play some games at the more than 16 parks the Rec Mobile travels to each month.

"This is a way to show that we have a lot of opportunities at the rec center," she said.

Although the Rec Mobile is a free service offered to the public, Zimdahl said it can also be rented for events like birthdays or an employee banquet.

Cressa Staats, a recent graduate from Windsor High School, and Heidi Hartley, a junior at WHS, are two summer employees of the Windsor Parks, Recreation and Culture Department tasked with traveling with the Rec Mobile throughout the summer months. Hartley said they have been having fun meeting area children and playing games with them.

Zimdahl said the two have been working to create a tentative itinerary for each day of a variety of crafts and games, which will depend on the weather and number of children at the parks.

The Rec Mobile is also free, which Zimdahl said she hopes will provide an additional option to families who may not be able to afford fees for other services the department offers.

"This was just to kind of reach those communities that don't always have the means to get to the rec center," Zimdahl said.

Other free programming includes the Rockies Skills Challenge and Bike Night, which was set for Tuesday.

Where to find the Rec Mobile

The Rec Mobile will be at Boardwalk Park from 4:30-8 p.m. Thursdays.

During the first and third weeks of the month, the Rec Mobile will be at the following locations:

9:30-11:30 a.m.

» Tuesday: Aberdour Circle

» Wednesday: Brunner Farm

» Friday: Covenant

» Saturday: Diamond Valley

1:30-3:30 p.m.

» Tuesday: Bison Ridge

» Wednesday: Chimney Park

» Friday: Coyote Gulch

» Saturday: Founders Green

Second and fourth weeks of the month:

9:30-11:30 a.m.

» Tuesday: Main Park

» Wednesday: Poudre Heights

» Friday: Windsor Village

» Saturday: Eastman Park

1:30-3:30 p.m.

» Tuesday: Northern Lights

» Wednesday: Windsor Highlands

» Friday: Windsor West

» Saturday: Founders Green

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