WELCOME TO PENROSE PARK
& RECREATION DISTRICT
Supported primarily by a dedicated property tax, the Penrose Park & Recreation District maintains and improves Penrose Park in Penrose, Colorado. The location is 401 Park Place, two blocks east of Highway 115. The nearly 8-acre public facility includes two playgrounds, a basketball/pickleball court as well as an area for sand volleyball. There is an athletic field, a exercise track and a horseshoe pit. Other amenities include a community center (Penrose Station), a pavilion and a gazebo, any of which can be rented for events. Click the "Rentals" tab above for more information. There are also several covered sitting areas provided for visitor's convenience.
Meet the current Penrose Park and Recreation Board of Directors
President: Tom Moody
Tom is currently serving as President of the board. He has served on the board in various capacities over the years. He, and his wife, are members of the Penrose community dedicated to the continual improvement of Penrose Park. In addition to volunteering in many roles at various park events, he has continued improving the park’s sprinkler system and has helped with the installation of playground equipment. When he’s not taking part in the park’s karate classes, he is contributing to the concessions stand and has even acted as contest judge during competitions held at park functions. His other contributions are too numerous to mention. His goals include, but are not limited to, seeing the installation of more quality, accessible turf as well as improvements to the park sports field so that it can be utilized for a variety of different sports by people of all ages. In addition to that, possible future projects may involve a community garden.
Vice President: Travis Jenkins
Travis is a Penrose native who started out as a contract employee for the park. While raising his own family and running various businesses, he has managed to help with various phases of the more recent landscaping improvements in the park including finding contractors and directly helping with the installation of grass and trees, as well as road grading and completing the walking path which encircles most of the park. He’s recently broadened his reach to help with set up before events such as the recent Illumination Celebration. He has, and is, instrumental in planning past and future projects to improve the park for the community.
Treasurer: Roberta Newton
Roberta started her time with the Penrose Park even before she became an official board member. With the goal of pointing the park in a more positive direction, she was one of the members appointed by the Fremont County Board of Commissioners as part of the new interim board of directors at a special meeting September 16th, 2014. Since then, Roberta has been involved in numerous projects to help improve and upgrade the features that the community park has to offer. In addition to running the park office, she has held several positions including secretary of the board (twice), board president, and now, treasurer. She, with the help of her family have run bake sales and the concessions stand at many park functions, even contributing with her own delicious culinary creations. She keeps the park rental program running smoothly and is credited with starting the increasingly popular karate program enjoyed by students of all ages.
Secretary: Amanda Suddoth
Amanda is one of two members to join the Penrose Park Board of Directors towards the end of 2021 to fill positions vacated by previous board members. After moving to Penrose, the Founder/CEO of Crosses for Losses became the Founder/Director of My Neighbor’s Cupboard, a local organization that provides food and various supplies to Penrose residents as well residents in surrounding areas. Amanda enjoys organizing events and increasing community involvement. She looks forward to increasing communication with the public about park events. Not only has she taken on the position of park board secretary, but she along with her family have already helped at park events such as break down and clean up at the most recent Illumination Celebration. She has several ideas for future community events at the park.
At-large: Lacy Baker
Lacy is the second member to join the Penrose Park Board of Directors in the last quarter of 2021. Lacy is a Penrose native and has enjoyed going to events at the park since she was a small child in the 1980's. Now grown with her own family, Lacy and her husband have brought their children to various celebrations held at the park, and started donating hay rides, through their trucking business, for attendees at both the annual Illumination Celebrations and Halloween events starting in 2017. She also began her time as a board member decorating the Penrose Station and park pavilion for the most recent Illumination Celebration. She hopes to use her previous marketing experience combined with her accounting/technical background to help with various aspects of the park websites and social media presence. Her passion is planning and organizing events and hopes to get the surrounding community just as involved and excited.
Elections are right around the corner!
Election Date: May 3, 2022
If you, or someone you know, are interested in getting more involved with your community park, consider running for the Penrose Park Board of Directors!
Self-nomination acceptance forms are available at the Penrose Park Office (401 Park Place, Penrose, CO 81240)
and the Penrose Library (35 7th Ave, Penrose, CO 81240).
Deadline to turn in the nominations is February 25, 2022.
If you have questions about the election, contact:
Roberta Newton, Treasurer
Tami Mundy, Director Election Official
Regular meetings of the Board are scheduled the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the park office.
The public is invited to attend, and volunteers are always welcome!
Board workshops, held to prepare for monthly meetings, are on the last Tuesday of each month, also at 6:30p.m.
We are so grateful for our volunteers and donors!
If you don’t want to be a board member, but still want to help out, consider becoming a volunteer.
You’ll be helping out your community and you’ll get to meet new people while having fun.
For more info, please
call the park number:
This class is offered by the Park District in the Penrose Station.
Karate Classes begin
January 10th, 2022.
Sign up for class starts, January 3rd from 9:00am-12:00pm Mon-Fri
To find out how to sign up, click the Classes tab at the top of this page, or call 719-367-2832.