Most Coloradans love the outdoors. But some activities are more comfortable in summer than winter. The Aurora-Centennial area has a bounty of businesses that bring the great outdoors indoors as the temperature drops. Whether you’re looking for a roofed playground to burn your family’s abundant energy or a specialized gym to continue your fitness routine , check out these must-try rec. centers.
Address: 14200 E. Alameda Ave., No. 2043, Aurora
Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday
The Scoop: Need an affordable place to prevent cold weather cabin fever in your energetic little ones? Bounce City in the Town Center at Aurora offers all-day (including re-entry) jumping, bouncing and tumbling for $8 for ages 3-10 and $6 for 2-year-olds and younger kids who can walk. Parents and babies who are still crawling get in free. This colorful indoor playground also offers party packages throughout the week.
ROCK’n & JAM’n
Address: 7390 S. Fraser St., Suite E, Centennial
Hours: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Contact: 303-766-5462, [email protected]
The Scoop: Indoor rock climbing and bouldering are great ways to stay fit and continue your favorite hobbies when the real-deal mountains are covered in snow and ice. ROCK’n & JAM’n has two gyms in the Denver metro area. In addition to climbing walls, bouldering caves and classes for youths and adults, you can also take advantage of yoga and circuit training programs designed for climbers.
The Trails Recreation Center
Address: 16799 E. Lake Ave., Centennial
Hours: 5 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 5 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, 6 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Saturday, 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday
Contact: 303-269-8400, [email protected]
The Scoop: Seamlessly transition your fitness routine from summer to winter with the help of the comprehensive Trails Recreation Center. The 78,000-square-foot center offers amenities and classes suitable for families and adults. Reserve a racquetball court for a game with a friend, use the gym or embrace your competitive side by joining a basketball league. Or take it easy and escape the cold in the center’s hot tub, sauna or steam room.
Monster Mini Golf
Address: 8227 S. Holly St., Centennial
Hours: 2-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 2-10 p.m. Friday, noon-10 p.m. Saturday, noon-8 p.m. Sunday
Contact: 303-993-6892, [email protected]
The Scoop: The classic family afternoon activity of mini golf and arcade games doesn’t have to stop with the onset of cold weather. Monster Mini Golf brings 18 holes indoors on a glow-in-the-dark course. Want a preview of the colorful mini golf experience? Take a peek at the interactive online tour feature.