The Canon City Area Recreation and Park District undertook a major improvement project at Rouse Park.
The first park owned and operated by the Recreation District, Rouse Park, has been the home of sports programming and community events since 1974. Over the years, the District improved the park by renovating the basketball courts, the batting cage and the playground. The tennis courts were repurposed into pickleball courts.
In 2022, the District received ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act) funds from Fremont County to help upgrade the stadium lighting and offer multiple field improvements. Funding was also committed from Black Hills Energy and the Canon City Noon Lions. The Recreation District used funding from its Programs Activities Fund and Conservation Trust Fund for the project.
See the tabs below for the upgrades completed in Rouse Park in 2022 and 2023.