Parks, Forestry and Cemetery

Parks, Open Space, and Cemetery Department

The The Parks, Open Space, and Cemetery Department is responsible for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of City-owned parks, cemeteries, recreational facilities, trails and open space in the Cañon City area.  The Cañon City Parks Division maintains sixteen public parks as well as many public use areas and green belts, comprising more than 6,500 acres, including three mountain parks and two Cemeteries. 

The Parks, Open Space, and Cemetery Department ensures that; burial services are performed in a courteous and respectful manner; good turf grass management practices are followed; trees and shrubs are maintained; recreational facilities are safe, cleaned and repaired; camp grounds, picnic areas, trails and open space areas are patrolled and rules and regulations are enforced; trash and litter is removed in all parks and public areas including the Main Street pedestrian area.

The Parks, Open Space, and Cemetery Department is also responsible for overseeing contracted services including; street tree pruning, removal of dead trees, stump grinding, as well as contracted mowing and trimming services. The City of Cañon City Parks Department and the Cañon City Area Metropolitan Recreation & Park District share park areas and equipment so duplication of services does not occur.

The Parks, Open Space, and Cemetery Department assists the Administrative Service’s Department in obtaining and administering a range of grants including Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Park & Recreation grants and processes approximately 600 park use permits per year.

Cañon City Parks


         Contact Us: 
Phone: 719-269-9028 

 Director of Parks and Open Space

 Rex Brady

Parks Foreman 
Jesse Young 

Equipment Operator 
Carlos Cruz 

Park Maintenance

John Haag
Dave Hankins
Michael Payne
Jack Reynolds
Dick Seal 
Chad Snyder
John Snyder

Parks and Cemetery Administrative Assistant 
Debra Cooper

Mailing Address 

PO Box 1460 
Cañon City, CO 81215 

Physical Address 
221 Griffin Avenue 
Cañon City, CO 81212 
Fax: 719-276-0902 

Physical Address  
221 Griffin Avenue 
Cañon City, CO 81212 
  Fax: 719-276-0902 

     Cemetery Office Hours:
8:30am - Noon 
and 1:00 - 3:00pm (M-F)