To apply, contact Tom Whitmore at or call 970-665-6480.
Rifle High School Baseball Alumni Game/Dedication of Cooper Field & Improvements
You are invited!
Saturday June 20th, 7 p.m. at Cooper Field at Deerfield Regional Park.
Come enjoy the new facilities at Cooper Field at 300 East 30th in Rifle.
It will be a fun summer evening of celebrating new facilities, enjoying a low stakes (we hope) game of baseball, and lots of socializing with friends you may not have seen for a while.
We are excited that KMTS's Ron Milhorn and Jack Jabbour have agreed to be our announcers for the evening.
Contact Rifle Parks and Recreation (Tom) for more information at 970-665-6570.
Rifle Awarded Grant
The City of Rifle was awarded a $350,000 grant from Garfield County Federal Mineral Lease District for Deerfield Regional Park Phase I improvements (Cooper Field Improvements).
Here’s what we've been working on:
The awarded grant for Deerfield Phase I includes amenities to complete Cooper Baseball Field facility at Deerfield Regional Park in Rifle. This project is planned to include a 2-story building that will house a concession stand, restrooms, and press box.
The project also includes elevated, ADA-accessible, bleacher seating for up to 600, utilities infrastructure to the concession building, ground water drainage for the area, and is highlighted with a plaza area complete with a sports-themed decorative concrete plaza with seat walls and landscaping.
This plan provides a long-term facility improvement to a park that hosts nearly 1000 user events and hosts thousands of players, parents, grandparents and guests during the spring to fall sports seasons.
The project will benefit the Rifle community as well area communities in the area by providing one of the most spectator-friendly, complete, baseball venues, between Denver and Grand Junction along the I-70 corridor.
Thank you Garfield County Federal Mineral Lease District!
Thank you Garfield RE-2 School District! RE-2 is a partner in this grant, providing $650,000 to the project (Home of Rifle Bears Baseball). Additional funding was provided by the Conservation Trust Fund, the Parkland Dedication fund, and Rifle Parks and Recreation.