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"We Keep You Moving"

Rifle's Parks & Rec deparment has the privilege of providing a diverse number of recreational programs to Rifle residents and maintaining its many first-rate City parks and facilities for the enjoyment of the public.

We have updated our Refund Policy. Please Click Here.

We have designated an area at Deerfield Park for this year's Christmas tree drop-off location. The address of this location is 300 East 30th Street. It is located across the street from Wamsley Elementary School north of the Veterans Memorial.

All decorations and hardware must be removed and we will accept trees through January 31st, 2021. If you have questions please call us at (970)665-6574 or email us at


We’ve got rodeo fans here at Rifle Parks and Recreation and we would like to congratulate Colten Fritzlan on becoming the 2020 National Finals Rodeo Bull Riding Average Champion. We would also like to congratulate him on placing 3rd overall and being named Rookie of the Year!


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.
General Info:


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."