Activities - Sport Complexes
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St. George can boast that it has some of the best amateur sport facilities in the Western United States. This allows area residents and visitors to pursue many recreational activities throughout the year.
For example, The Canyons - named "Softball Complex of the Year" by the National Softball Association for five consecutive years - has nine fields along with paths and other amenities. However, one of the best features of the complex is the backdrop of Snow Canyon with its reddish hues and desert landscape. It is a favorite venue for softball leagues and events; 30 tournaments call this their home. For instance, the complex is used annually as a softball venue for the Huntsman World Senior Games. It is located in northwest St. George near Snow Canyon. Call (435)634-5860 for more information. Gubler Park, in Santa Clara, is also a well-equipped softball complex that the Huntsman World Senior Games also uses. Call (435)673-6712 for more information. There are also softball facilities in Hurricane and Washington.
The Sand Hollow Aquatic Center also adds to the recreational theme of the area. It is an enclosed facility that has a competition and leisure pool. The leisure pool has water slides and toys for children, but the entire family will enjoy it. The Huntsman World Senior Games also hosts its swimming events here. It is located at 1144 Lava Flow Dr. in St. George. Call (435)634-5938 for more information.
An excellent way to beat the summer heat, the 110,000 square foot Washington City Community Center boasts a large indoor aquatic center under an awning so swimmers do not have to worry about sunburn. Those wishing to sunbath can relax on one of the lounge chairs on the outdoor sundecks surrounding the pool area. The aquatic center is an ideal recreation destination for the entire family, featuring a lazy river, a hydro tube, a lap pool, and two children’s play areas with slides – one of which includes a dump bucket that regularly soaks swimmers. In addition to aquatics, the community center offers an outdoor barbecue area with a splashpad, three gymnasiums, a rock climbing wall, an indoor track, a full-service reception center, a daycare center, and multipurpose rooms for educational seminars and community-oriented events. Call 435-656-6360 for more informaiton.
The St. George City Pool & Hydrotube is a favorite summer spot for city residents because kids really enjoy the double hydro-slide. The leisure pool is surrounded by sunbathing space, and equipment rental is available. It is located at 250 East 700 South in St. George. Call (435)634-5867 for more information.
Many city parks offer recreational amenities. For instance, sand volleyball pits are at Cox and Vernon Worthen
parks and at the Sand Hollow Aquatic Center. Horseshoes are also popular at Vernon Worthen Park.
The recreational facilities at area schools and at Dixie State College are also available for public use. For instance, the college's modern baseball and softball facilities are great venues for a game. Call (435)652-7500 for more information. Also, many area junior high and high schools have a wide range of competition venues. Call (435)673-3553 for more information.
The Summit Athletic Center offers a state-of-the-art fitness and sports facility. Other than working out, people can swim, play tennis, basketball, etc. Call (435)628-5000 for more information.