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About Us

The Carbon Valley Parks and Recreation District (CVPRD) was established in 1983 as a special district serving roughly 45 square miles including the city of Dacono, the towns of Firestone and Frederick, and surrounding rural areas.

CVPRD's mission is to increase and enhance recreational opportunities by providing a variety of quality programs and activities for District residents.

CVPRD fulfills this mission in the facilitation of programs at three facilities and multiple sports fields. These include:

  • A 55,000 square foot Recreational Center that houses:
    • An Aquatics center
    • Community rooms
    • A Gymnasium
    • Exercise studios
    • Fitness equipment
  • A Community Center for Active Adults
  • A Gymnastics Center
    Mission, Vision and Values 


    The Carbon Valley Parks and Recreation District strives to increase and enhance recreational opportunities by providing a variety of quality programs and activities for the residents of Frederick, Firestone, Dacono and surrounding communities.


    To engage community, enhance life and encourage play.



    • Implementing meaningful change that drives results and challenges the “norm”
    • Accept, expect and create change
    • Adopting process improvements to become efficient and effective
    • Following best practices and industry standards through research, implementation, and evaluation


    • Practicing financial responsibility by using District resources wisely
    • Building trust and effective relationships
    • Leading by example through honesty, dedication, and pride
    • Holding ourselves and others accountable for their actions and behaviors

    Customer Service

    • Creating a welcoming customer experience by having a positive attitude
    • Exhibiting transparent communication internally and externally
    • Striving to improve quality of life and wellbeing


    • Facilitating meaningful collaboration to inspire, lead, teach and empower
    • Encouraging, involving, and rewarding
    • Have Fun!
    Our Commitment to Excellence 

    Financially Responsible

    • Manage and maintain our capital resources
    • Promote best practices
    • Invest in the district’s future


    • Build teamwork and trust: Be Team Driven
    • Lead, teach and empower
    • Encourage, involve and reward


    • Show pride in what we do
    • Demonstrate transparency
    • Collaborate in community partnerships


    • Emerging as professional leaders
    • Catalyst in recreational services and facilities
    • Deliver a united community spirit
    What Is a Special District? 

    The Carbon Valley Parks and Recreation District (CVPRD) is a governmental entity and is known as a special district in the State of Colorado. Special districts in Colorado are local governments, i.e., political subdivisions of the state, which make up a third level of government in the United States. Local governments include counties, municipalities (cities and towns), school districts, and other types of government entities. Colorado law limits the types of services that county governments can provide to residents.

    Districts are created to fill the gaps that may exist in the services counties provide and the services the residents may desire. The majority of districts draw their boundaries in unincorporated county land, but residents of a municipality may be included in one or more districts.


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