Parks & Picnicking
Located at the corner of Stanolind Avenue and Bell Street in the southwest corner of town, Elks Park was originally built by the local Elks Lodge on 29-1/2 acres of land purchased from the BLM. Playground area, picnic shelters, tennis/basketball courts, and ball fields were constructed on the site, as well as an outdoor swimming pool.
Now operated and maintained by the Western Rio Blanco Metropolitan Parks and Recreation District, Elks Park has gone through many changes and upgrades. Today you will find a playground; mature landscaping that includes beautiful shade trees, lilac bushes and assorted shrubs; three picnic shelters; two sets of restrooms; basketball courts; horseshoe pits; sand volleyball court; two lighted softball fields; and paved parking lots at both ends of the park.
The park is a busy place during the spring and summer months during adult and youth ball games at the fields, the 4th of July fireworks display, company picnics, and the annual Septemberfest arts and crafts fair.
Rangely Camper Park
Rangely Camper Park is located at 940 E Rangely Avenue on the northeast side of town beneath many large cottonwoods. The park has 26 spaces for camping (some with electrical hookups), restrooms with showers, and a dump station. The adjoining park is bordered on one side by the White River and has a picnic shelter for groups, a sand volleyball court, horseshoe pits and a fishing pond.
There are two small parks, both with picnic areas, located on Highway 64 at the east and west entrances to Town.