Rifle's Parks & Recreation department has the privilege of providing a diverse number of recreational programs to Rifle residents and maintaining its many first-class city parks and facilities for the enjoyment of the public.
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.