Supported primarily by a dedicated property tax, the Penrose Park & Recreation District maintains and services Penrose Park on Park Place, two blocks east of Highway 115 in Penrose, Colorado. The 7.7-acre public facility includes playgrounds, basketball and volleyball courts, an athletic field and a horseshoe pit. Other amenities are a community center, pavilion and gazebo, all of which can be rented for events. Recent park improvements include a new sprinkler system and over an acre of new grass, four shade structures and more than 30 trees. The district's Board of Directors hopes to start renovations and upgrades on the athletic field in 2021.

Regular meetings of the district's Board of Directors are the first Tuesday of each month at 9 a.m. at the park, 401 Park Place. The public is invited to attend, and volunteers are always welcome! Board workshops (to prepare for the meetings) are on the last Tuesday of the month, also at 9 a.m.


The Park District's annual Illumination Celebration is coming up. It will be preceded by two season-spirited contests with cash awards to the winners - Light Up the Park (in which individuals or groups can decorate areas of the park) from Nov. 28 to Dec. 11; and the Holiday House Decoration Contest (in which people can enter their homes' Christmas light displays) ending Dec. 11. Signups are necessary for either contest. E-mail secretary@penroseparkrec.com or leave a voice message on the park phone, 719-367-2832. The winners will be determined by voting in the park's office building Saturday, Dec. 14-18 from 4-6 p.m. and Dec. 19 from 4-8 p.m.

This is a private class offered in the Penrose Station, in cooperation with the Park District. New classes start up regularly. For more information on karate, other classes/events or rental opportunities at Penrose Park, call the park number: 719-367-2832. 

We are so grateful for our volunteers and donors! The Aug. 22 workday (pictured at right) was a huge success. We also welcome help on an ongoing basis. For more info, please call 719-367-2832.

NOTE: This page is partially under construction. The button above for Rentals and Classes and at left for Shop and the interactive Calendar below are not yet activated.


The Penrose Park & Recreation District was formed in 1986 by residents of Penrose, Colorado, to provide safe and healthy outdoor  opportunities for the community. The Board of Directors consists of Penrose residents whose goal is to carry on that trust, maintaining Penrose Park and seeking ways to make it better.



Roberta Newton




PARK PHONE: 719-367-2832


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