rifle Parks - Rifle Chamber of Commerce



rifle Parks - Rifle Chamber of Commerce
Rifle Parks
“Serving the Valley’s Glass Needs Since 1964”
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Photo courtesy of Ryan Mackley,
The mission of the Rifle Parks and
Recreation department is “To put
forth the highest level of parks,
programs, facilities and services
necessary to establish Rifle as the
premier recreational community on
the Western Slope.”
Centennial Park, the crown jewel
of Rifle was conceived in 2005 and
completed in 2010. The park has
historical information, a water play
area, a sundial, an amphitheater and
a large grass field. This park has been
the recipient of three awards: the
2011 Starburst Award from Colorado
Lottery, the 2011 CPRA Columbine
Award for Park Design and the 2011
Downtown Colorado Inc. Award for
Best Downtown Park. The park has
been the venue for multiple events in
Rifle, including the 2011 Centennial
Concert Series, the 2011 Fall Festival
and the 2011 Tree Lighting Ceremony.
The park is a Rifle icon and a hub for
cultural events.
The largest park in Rifle is Deerfield
Regional Park which includes 4
softball fields, 2 baseball fields, 2
soccer fields, a playground, basketball
courts and open space. This park is
host to many tournaments throughout
the year.
South of Deerfield Park, Metro Park
includes a swimming pool, batting
cages, dirt BMX track and a concrete
skate park.
During the summer months, residents
enjoy the Art Dague Pool &
Waterslide which offers swimming
lessons and water aerobics classes to
all ages.
Rifle Recreation offers youth sports
leagues and classes throughout the
year including soccer, baseball,
softball, t-ball and basketball. Adults
can participate in softball, volleyball
and indoor soccer. The Recreation
department works closely with
the Rifle Senior Center to provide
recreational trips and dinner outings.
In 2011, the City of Rifle in
partnership with Rifle Regional
Economic Development Corporation
established the Rifle Fitness Center,
a complete gym facility. The Fitness
Center offers gymnastics classes for
children with Synergy Gymnastics
Academy LLC.
Rifle Recreation hosts many special
events including BMX contests, rafting
trips, educational events, basketball
tournaments, the Hershey Track and
Field meet, ski trips, community
concerts, a Farmer’s Market and a Fall
Festival. The Chamber produces the
Ice Fishing Tournament and a Holiday
Celebration. For more information
visit www.rifleco.org or call us at
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Rifle Remote Control Park:
Putting the fun back in RC Racing
This new park was the idea of Rifle
residents Frank Shaw and Brad
Church. Created as a labor of love,
the RRCP has a system that will track
the cars, lap times, speed and position.
The park is open for practice Monday
through Friday, 8am to 5pm. Racing
begins at 2pm on Saturdays with
open practice from 8am to 11am and
qualifying from 11am to 1pm. Track
rules are posted at the park. RRCP
is located at 1221 East Centennial
Parkway. The track is open to the
public. For more information please
call 970-379-8133.
By: Blair Bracken
Photos courtesy of Ryan Mackley,