Parks & Recreation

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Services


The Parks and Recreation Department provides recreational programming and maintains City parks and facilities for the enjoyment of the public.

Divisions


In this section you will find helpful information on the following divisions of the Parks and Recreation Department:

Mission Statement


"To commit to build and maintain parks, programs, facilities, and services necessary to establish Rifle as a premier recreational community on the western slope of Colorado."

Strategic Plan


The current Parks and Recreation Strategic plan can be viewed here:
2016 Strategic Plan


Come visit Centennial Park at 300 West 5th Street


Centennial Park has been the recipient of three prestigious awards:
  • 2011 Starburst Award from Colorado Lottery
  • 2011 CPRA Columbine Award for Park Design
  • 2011 Downtown Colorado Inc. Award for Best Downtown Park
This park has been the venue for multiple new events in Rifle, including the very successful annual Centennial Concert Series, Fall Festival and Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony as well as many other private entity events.

Centennial Park amenities include 2 picnic shelters, a children's water play area, an amphitheater, a decorative Rifle-history-themed central plaza and waysides, Rifle Creek Trail, and a large open turf are (The Great Bowl) and many areas to simply sit and enjoy the surroundings.

Our Fall 2016 Guide is now available. Click the cover below for full guide.

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