Eaton Area Parks and Recreation District
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Message from the EAPRD Board
Happy 2019 to all of our Eaton Area Park & Recreation District shareholders. I would like to introduce myself. I am Trent Edelmon and I am the newest member of the EAPRD Board of Directors. I have lived in the Eaton area for the last 14 years, my wife was born and raised in the Eaton area and our 2 children are heavily involved in Eaton sports and activities. For the past 11 years, I have served as a career firefighter for the Poudre Fire Authority in Ft. Collins. I have also been involved in the Eaton community for the last 14 years as a member of the Eaton Fire Department.
Not only watching my children grow, but watching this community grow through all stages of life, I kept seeing the need for more recreation opportunities in our community. Therefore, I got involved with the EAPRD as a part of the design and construction committee for our outstanding Eaton Area Community Center. The opportunity to see the physical growth of the building, grounds and provided services has been rewarding. But the greatest success has been seeing the impact on the health of our community across the life span.
I want to introduce the many exciting programs that the EAPRD will be offering in the Winter and Spring program guide. The EAPRD continues to offer great programs and classes and we hope you take advantage of all there is to offer as we embark on the winter months. From the EAPRD board of directors we hope you all have wonderful holiday season.
— Trent Edelmon, EAPRD Board Member
Message from EAPRD District Director, Byan Kentfield
As Director of the Eaton Area Park & Recreation District, I can get lost looking forward, looking toward new industry trends, looking toward upcoming trainings, and looking forward to how we can improve, etc. Every so often, though, planning requires a discovery of the past. 2018 is now in the rear view. Our first full year of operations of the Eaton Area Community Center and Athletic Complex is complete, but 2018 had many firsts and truly special moments. The Daddy Daughter Dance that made memories for so many, the affordable health screenings through the 9 Health Fair, the hosting of home baseball, softball, soccer and flag football games for the first time and simply watching our community recreate over the past year truly gladdens my heart.
Looking forward, though, we’re just getting started. What you’ll see in 2019 is our team learning from 2018, pushing towards innovation, and streamlining our processes. We look to make reserving our facility easy by simplifying our reservation options and moving birthday party rentals online. We look to seek community advocates and partners through our new sponsorship program. You will see our team more. Whether it’s in the Community Center or simply in the community, we look to extend our presence beyond the 35 acres of the EAPRD. We are doing all of this, while continuing our focus on building trust through excellence and transparency, serving our community, and presenting opportunity for all.
In the Winter/Spring 2019 guide, you will find something for all ages. Eaton’s Explorers‘ Summer Camp returns for year two. Check out page 8 for information and payment plans. Youth baseball and softball wants to build upon a successful 2018, so registration information [is] on page 14 & 15. Avalon, our Aquatics Supervisor is feeling festive with her Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, and May the 4th Be with You themed swimming parties. Last, it’s holiday promotion season! Make sure to check the back cover and take advantage of our 15% holiday pass promotion or find the perfect stocking stuffer with the return of our 12 punches for $25 offer.
It is my pleasure to provide this community with recreation opportunities. As always, please reach out to me or the team here at the Eaton Area Park & Recreation District should there be any questions, comments, or need for clarification.
Yours in recreation,
—Bryan Kentfield, EAPRD District Director