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General Info:


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

Change in Location for Christmas Tree Drop Off Christmas Tree Drop Off Location The City of Rifle would like to let its citizens know that the location for live Christmas tree disposal has changed this year. Due to the pool construction, the drop off will not be at Metro Park. The new location will be at Deerfield Park, 300 East 30th Street, near the Veteran’s Memorial. There will be signs clearly indicating the drop off point. As a reminder, all lights and ornaments must be removed. This site is for live trees only. No artificial trees are to be left at this site.

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2020 Spring Brochure Final cover

Project Images, August 22, 2018. Jeff Johnson Architectural, P.C. The planned layout of the new facility is shown but not all amenities are shown.

Art Dague Pool Improvements - a.8.22.18
Art Dague Pool Improvements -b.8.22.18

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.