Parks & Recreation

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Mark your calendar! City of Rifle/Parks and Recreation staff is excited to be hosting a public charrette to present the conceptual design for improvements to the Art Dague Pool and Waterslide facility.

The charrette will be at the Ute Theater beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 16th.

We will discuss the process so far, and view a Power Point presentation on the concept presented by design staff from Ohlson Lavoie Collaborative (OLC).

It will be an open format presentation with Q and A opportunities throughout the event.

Please share this information with anyone you can.

I hope you’ll be able to join us!


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


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

Please Click The Image Below for our 2016 Community Survey
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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 Summer 2017 Guide is now available. Click the cover below for full guide.

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