Our Story

Established in 1979, the Clear Creek Recreation District (CCMRD) is a special recreation district located in the historic mining center of Colorado covering roughly 45 square miles and includes the mountain communities of Idaho Springs, Georgetown, Empire, Dumont, Downieville, Lawson, Silver Plume and Floyd Hill as well as surrounding rural areas. The District strives to work cooperatively with other government and nonprofit organizations to enhance the quality of life for residents of Clear Creek County through innovative recreation programs, service, events, and facilities, funded by a small mill levy.  Our main offices are located at the beautiful Clear Creek Recreation Center at 98 12th Avenue in Idaho Springs. Our vision is “To Unite Communities through Cooperation and Commitment to Recreation Excellence."