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Parks & Recreation
Recreation Center
The mission of the Cortez Parks and Recreation Department is to provide the community with the opportunity to participate in quality recreational programs and to enjoy well maintained parks, facilities, and golf course. Check out some of the activities available.

The Cortez Parks and Recreation Department is responsible for the oversight of the parks, trails, open space, ball fields, outdoor swimming pool, golf course, recreation center, recreation programs, and a shared responsibility with the Cortez Public Works Department in addressing the community forestry program.  The park acreage totals over 300 acres and the golf course includes another 145 acres to manage.  The City of Cortez has a public tree population of 2,458 trees.  Of these, 1,032 are street trees and the remaining 1,426 trees are located within the park system or on the Conquistador Golf Course.  The Cortez Parks and Recreation Department has 14 full-time employees and over 100 part-time and seasonal employees and contractual businesses.

Contact Us
Dean Palmquist
Parks & Recreation Director

425 N. Roger Smith Avenue
Cortez, CO  81321

Ph: 970-564-4080
Fx: 970-564-4086

Monday - Friday
5:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.