The ERBM Recreation & Park District creates year-round recreational, cultural, and outdoor experiences that improve well-being and promote a vibrant community for the residents, visitors, and future generations of Eastern Rio Blanco County.
Summer 2017 Spotlight Letter
By: Sean VonRoenn, Executive Director of ERBM
Summer always provides a myriad of activities and events to keep you moving here in Meeker. In addition to all the traditional summer offerings available through ERBM, please take note of some of these new and innovative opportunities coming your way, including:
Golf partnership expansion – ERBM has expanded its partnership with the Rio Blanco Golf Association to provide ongoing recreational opportunities at the Meeker Golf Course. This summer there’s a variety of ways for youth to hit the links. Sign up for the Golf for Kids youth instructional program (pg. 27), Youth Golf Tournament (pg. 28) or Golf Course Van Shuttle (pg.28). More details on the course available on pg. 36.
Park to Art - Now including a 5K, 10K and ½-Marathon race course – The 2nd Annual Park to Art Run Races (pg. 10) on June 3 will feature trail and road running, including over the China Wall trails for the longer races, and end at the Meekerpalooza Art & Music Festival at Ute Park where you can vote on your favorite Metal Art piece, have lunch, and take in all the concerts and activities that evening!
Meeker Days– In conjunction with the OHV Rendezvous and working collaboratively with Pioneers Medical Center and the Chamber of Commerce to support our Pioneer’s Health Foundation, ERBM will be hosting a variety of community activities July 14 and 15, including: Yoga in the Park, Adventure Dash, Day Hike, concert, and much more, check out pages 18-19 for more details; we encourage giving generously to this great cause.
Mountain Bike workshop and group rides – Meeker has great bike trails! Want to learn about bike maintenance, safety, etiquette, riding technique, or perhaps just hook up with other enthusiasts for a group ride? Well ERBM has you covered, check out page 15 for all the info.
Finally, two closures to be aware of include our annual maintenance shut down here at the Meeker Recreation Center which will take place on August 7-20 for the pool and August 17-20 for the full facility. The extended closure for the pools this year is to recoat the plaster surfaces which must be preventatively addressed about every 8-12 years. Also, Town Park will be closed throughout the summer as we complete the final phase of improvements to the parking lot, activity areas and walkways. We look forward to re-opening the park to the community in September.
See you soon, stay safe, and have a great summer!