Poudre Trail Repair Is Underway
Repair work begins Monday, September 10, on a stretch of the PRT which collapsed during the 2013 floods and further eroded in the 2015 spring run-off event. For trail users going west, you must practice caution, follow signage, and turn back as the area west of 95th Avenue will be closed.
The project has an anticipated completion date, weather pending, of no later than November 16, 2018. Go to poudretrail.org for more details.
2018 NRPA Gold Medal Finalists
The Culture, Parks and Recreation Department was announced as a finalist in the 2018 NRPA Gold Medal competition. Learn about the department’s impact on its city by watching a video on PlayGreeley.com
Sunrise Splash Park Closed for Bathroom Remodel
Sunrise Splash Park, located in Charlie & Laura Archibeque Park, will close this spring and summer to construct a new bathroom and park shelter. Demolition is planned to start the first week of April with additional park improvements planned later this summer.
Woodbriar Park Renovation Continues
is tentatively scheduled to open August 4, weather permitting. Flooding in mid-June caused a slight project delay, however, it showed that the park’s design worked as planned.
Use our Park Shelter Application to see what parks are available for rental and please observe the following:
- Only park shelters can be reserved
- Reservations and park use is on a first come first serve basis
- All day shelter reservation is $75.00
- Parks Rules and Regulations must be followed
- Reservations must be submitted at least 5 business days prior to the requested date
- The form must be turned in at the Greeley Recreation Center or Family FunPlex; faxed or mailed reservations will not be accepted
- Reservations for 2018 will be accepted starting January 2, 2018
Many of our playgrounds have restroom facilities which are generally available May 1 through October 15, weather permitting. Restroom facilities at Anna Gimmestad are only available with a paid shelter reservation.
Each year the City of Greeley looks at its wide-range of park acreage to determine the best ways to improve outdoor recreational opportunities throughout the community. Playgrounds, shelters, and amenities are evaluated for their age and level of use, and each year, several parks throughout the system undergo renovations or improvements.
This City of Greeley has a full time park planner who develops long and short-term strategic plans to complement the Parks Master Plan as well as the Trails Master Plan. For more information about the future of Greeley’s parks, check out each of the following links, all of which were developed with public input.
A job with the Parks Department involves customer service, building maintenance, small construction projects, irrigation, irrigation maintenance, mowing, aeration, small and large equipment usage as well as ball field care and maintenance to include dragging, chalking and leveling. Employees will also find themselves preparing for special events and tournaments. Those who are hired will have opportunities to attend safety and equipment workshops.
February generally marks the beginning of hiring for positions that run from March through October. Each year a variety of individuals join the regular park staff to assist in keeping the parks in top shape. Our hiring needs correspond nicely with the school calendar and every year we see lots of students who want to work outdoors and avoid conflicts with school schedules.