Parks & Recreation


Andy Smith Sr. Golf Tournament winners announced

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Photo by Lisa Hamm-Greenawalt.

One hundred golfers participated in the annual golf tournament, held on Monday, July 17, 2017 at the Hiwan Golf Club.  The tourney was organized by Mountain Foothills Rotary Club and Evergreen Park & Recreation District (EPRD). Funds raised from the tournament and its accompanying Silent Auction will be donated to EPRD Special Needs Programs, Evergreen Christian Outreach (EChO) and the Rotary Foundation. 

Here are the winners of the 2017 Andy Smith Sr. Special Needs Golf Tournament:

  • Golfer Long Drive - men - Doug Terry
  • Long Drive - women - Kristin Smith
  • Closest to the Pin - women - Sally Korff
  • Closest to the Pin - men - Johnny Maitlen
  • Supercard - Scott Smith
  • Shootout - Johnny Maitlen
  • Putting - Rob Last and Cory Thornton
  • Women's Scramble - Kim Hassinger, Katie Gaddis, Karen Clayton, Meredith Bucholz
  • Mixed Scramble - Jim and Marcia Zeeb, John and Margie Wurster
  • Men's Scramble, First - Cory and Craig Thornton, Don Kern and Don Ford
  • Men's Scramble, Second - Mark Olmsted, Eric Olmsted, Matt Scroggins, David Bartle

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Winners of paddle board race announced

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Kelly Beard won the adult 36-60 division of Evergreen Park & Recreation District's first Stand Up Paddleboard Race on Evergreen Lake on Saturday, July 15, 2017.

Justin Beard finished first in the Adult 18-36 division and Marian Schwabauer won the senior division.

Competitors took loops around the 40-acre lake, with adults traveling 1,000 yards and seniors 750 yards.

Here are the winners of each division:

Adult 36-60 Division

  • 1st Kelly Beard
  • 2nd Adam Cadwallader
  • 3rd Liz Bent

Adult 18-36 Division

  • 1st Justin Beard
  • 2nd Jillian Heisler
  • 3rd Mackenzie Wyman

Senior Division

  • 1st Marian Schwabauer

Additional photos can be found here.


Bogina, Friedman Prevail in Evergreen Mountain 15K

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Austin Bogina won the Evergreen Mountain 15K on July 8, 2017, at Alderfer/Three Sisters Park in a blistering time of 1 hour and 39 seconds. Amy Friedman was the first woman to finish the challenging race to the top of Evergreen Mountain, in 1:18:02.

Ninety people competed in the race, which was the second event in the 2017 Evergreen Trail Racing Series, five races on challenging mountainous terrain in and around Evergreen put on by Evergreen Park & Recreation District (EPRD). The race took participants past the Three Sisters and Brother rock formations and 1,000 feet up Evergreen Mountain (8,400 feet elevation) before sprinting down the mountain to the finish.

Complete results can be found here.

The Evergreen Mountain 15K was the second of five races in the 2017 Evergreen Trail Racing Series, a series of five events on mountainous terrain in and around Evergreen. Distances range from a 5K to an epic half-marathon (13.1 miles) to the top of Bergen Peak.

The next race is the Meyer's Ranch 5-Miler on Aug. 5 in Conifer. The other races in the Evergreen Trail Racing Series include:

  • Meyer Ranch Park 5-Mile - Aug. 5
  • Bergen Peak Half Marathon - Aug. 26
  • Fall EverGold 10-Mile Run - Oct. 7

For more information or to register for other races, visit

Photos by Marc Bergreen




EPRD says "Get your play on!"

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Summer is here, which means it's time to get your play on. This July, discover the power of play with Evergreen Park & Recreation District (EPRD) as it celebrates Park and Recreation Month. A variety of fun activities are planned for residents of all ages and abilities - including outdoor concerts, free fitness classes, a scavenger hunt, a trail race, and a big community party!

EPRD is celebrating Park and Recreation Month, an initiative of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), and all the ways parks and recreation have the power to transform our daily lives. From providing us places to play, get fit and stay healthy to fostering new relationships and forging a connection with nature, our close-to-home community park and recreation facilities provide essential services and improve quality of life.

"Play is important for our health and well-being and EPRD programs and amenities are great ways to get out and be active," says EPRD Executive Director Ellen O'Connor. "I encourage everyone to discover the power of play and join us in celebrating Park and Rec month in July!"

EPRD will offer indoor and outdoor events and activities for all ages at Buchanan Park Recreation Center, Wulf Recreation Center, Evergreen Lake House, and multiple EPRD parks. On July 13, the District will hold a Summer Soiree Community Appreciation Party, in partnership with the Evergreen Chamber of Commerce, from 5-7:30 PM at Buchanan.

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EPRD announces standup paddle board race

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Evergreen Park & Recreation District (EPRD) presents the 1st annual Stand Up Paddleboard Race on Evergreen Lake on Saturday, July 15, 2017, from 7-9 am.

Competitors will compete in three coed age divisions: Youth 12-17 • Adult 18-59 • Senior 60 and up

Race Course Competitors will take loops around the 40-acre lake, with youth traveling 250 yards, adults 1,000 yards and seniors 750 yards. All competitors must be standing; no kneeling. All competitors must wear personal flotation devices.

Registration Adults and Seniors - $40 • Youth - $25

There will be a trophy for the 1st - 3rd place winners in each division.

Boards Paddleboards will be supplied by EPRD. Private boards will not be allowed.

Competitors can sign up online at

Evergreen Lake House is located at 29612 Upper Bear Creek Rd, Evergreen, CO 80439.

For more info, contact Race Director Brad Bednar, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 720-880-1311.