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EPRD Turns 50!

EPRD 50th

Fun Fact Friday

Each week we will present a new "fun fact" of the District.
Week 15: EPRD started their Before & After School program in the early 2000’s to help provide childcare and help working parents in the community. Camps are also offered in the summer and during school breaks to keep kids active.
Week 14: On April 7, 2005 EPRD’s first website went live! EPRD is actually working on a new website this year – so look for it coming in late summer.
Week 13: Arrowhead Park was created through lease agreements with Indian Hills Christian Fellowship Church and Indian Hills Water District, and was named via a contest with Parmalee Elementary students.
Week 12: EPRD spends approx. $3,400/month in cleaning supplies (toilet paper, trash bags, hair/body soap, paper towels, etc.) for BPRC & WRC. It takes a lot to keep everything clean and running for our many patrons!
Week 11: The North Evergreen Activity Trail (NEAT) provides a safe trail connection from Bergen Valley Elementary all the way to Evergreen Middle School. Since 2005, EPRD has been responsible for routine maintenance of the trail.
Week 10: Did you know EPRD won Colorado Parks & Recreation Association’s Columbine Award for Programming in 2014 for our Jr. Mountain Biking Program? We had 80 participants in 2014 and the program continues to grow, so we created a club team last year. We now have 180 youth participating in mountain biking with many of them going on to race for the EHS Mountain Bike Team.
Week 9: EPRD’s boundaries are one of the largest special districts in the state covering over 78 square miles. This includes Evergreen, Indian Hills, Kittredge, Bergen Park, and even a small portion of Morrison.
Week 8: It costs EPRD an average of $12K/month to have electricity and heat in our two main facilities - WRC & BPRC. Gas is $3,600/month and electricity is $8,700/month.
Week 7: Basketball was started in 1891 by James Naismith in Massachusetts and had 13 rules. EPRD opened our WRC gymnasium in 1975 as part of the second renovation to offer youth and adult basketball leagues to keep everyone healthy year-round.
Week 6: Evergreen Lake House, a 5,000 sf log structure, was completed in March 1993. The log building was built in a Montana forest, taken apart, and put back together in Evergreen.
Week 5: The Rotary Club of Evergreen donated the musical instruments at Stagecoach Park. The first instruments were installed in 2016, with an additional lilypad cymbal added in 2018. Thank you Rotary Club of Evergreen!
Week 4: Marshdale Park is EPRD’s most programmed, outdoor facility. EPRD bought the 14 acres for Marshdale in 2004 and recently spent over $1 million to replace the old playground equipment, add outdoor fitness equipment, replace the turf field, add a turf track and seating over the last 3 years.
Week 3: EPRD's INSPIRE (formerly Special Needs) Program began over 20 years ago with 5 participants. There are now over 92 participants.
Week 2: The main reason to form EPRD in 1969 was to provide a community pool. The pool at Wulf Recreation Center is now 47 years old. While repairs and maintenance have been done over the years, this is still the original pool. EHS & CHS swim teams along with Hurricanes swim team train out of this pool year-round.
Week 1:
In Jan 1969, Evergreen Metropolitan Recreation and Park District (now Evergreen Park & Recreation District) was formed with a vote of 468 for; 427 against. We signed a 99-yr lease with Jeffco School District to use land to build the community’s first recreation center. Wulf Recreation Center still sits on Jeffco School land today.

2019 EPRD Summer Concert Series

Evergreen Lake Concerts

EPRD Summer Concert Series

Join us for the EPRD Summer Concert Series. Free outdoor concerts at Evergreen Lake begin May 29 and run every other Wednesday from 5 - 9 PM through July 24. Shuttle buses run from Christ the King Church and Wulf Rec Center beginning at 4:30 PM. Enjoy a picnic under the stars while you enjoy music from a range of talent, both local and national. It's an unforgettable summer experience! Wednesday nights during the Concert Series, last boats go out at 2 PM and boating closes at 3 PM.
Wednesday, May 29 The Long Run, with 3eatles
Wednesday, June 12 Tenth Mountain Division, with The Kustoms
Wednesday, June 26 Ryan Chrys & the Rough Cuts, with Stillhouse Junkies
Wednesday, July 10 Tierro with Bridget Law, with Wind and the Willows
Wednesday, July 24 Tunisia, with SolOverLuna


2019 Summer Camps

2019 Summer Camps Cover Summer Camps

NEW! The following camps require a $25 registration fee and all paperwork (accepting now) prior to enrollment: Preschool AdventureSummer Adventure, Outdoor Adventure, Leader in Training & Sports Camps and INSPIRE (Special Needs) Adventure.
Registration is now open for ALL summer camps below:
   •   Preschool Adventure
   •   Summer Adventure
   •   INSPIRE (Special Needs) Adventure
   •   Outdoor Adventure
   •   Leader in Training
   •   Sports Camps
   •   Specialty Camps
   •   Gymnastics Specialized Camps including (DivingCircus &
       Cheerleading) and
   •   Sailing Camps
Register early as our camps fill up!

Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Egg Hunt Friday, April 19Easter Egg

Come and enjoy this family event. Wear swim suit and bring goggles if needed, also bring a basket/plastic bag to collect eggs found in the pool. Staff will put eggs in pool before start of each age group.
   •   5:30 - 5:45 PM - Ages 1-3 years parents must accompanying child
       
 in pool.
   •   5:45 - 6 PM - Ages 4-6 years optional for parents to be in pool

       with child.
   •   6 - 6:15 PM - Ages 7+ years may swim unaccompanied.

The pool will close at 5 PM for the Easter Egg Hunt, and will reopen at 6:45 PM.

The egg hunt has reached capacity. No walk-ins or day-of registration will be allowed.