Foundations are paramount and are what allow for the everyday and for tomorrow. In the case of Mountain Recreation, its foundations come in the form of district’s interior and exterior facilities across the Eagle River Valley. From Edwards to Gypsum, every program, activity, summer tournament, district staffing, and impact on our community rely on its facilities and how we can all maximize its spaces.
Mountain Rec is proud to announce the completion of the new Eagle Sports Complex concessions and restroom building, furthering a strong foundation for years to come. On Saturday, June 12 from 9am-10am the Mountain Rec Board of Directors will host a ribbon cutting ceremony, ushering in a new facility, and will open access to our community for everyone to live healthy and happy.
This capital project was completed from start to finish without having to approach district taxpayers for any additional money. After many years of diligent savings, the Mountain Rec Board and staff are ecstatic to see dreams turn into a reality. Thanks to the hard work of Goulding Development Advisors, builder RA Nelson along with Mountain Rec staff and board, the project came in 13% under budget saving taxpayers over $200,000 from the initial projections.
To kick off the summer and the new Eagle Sports Complex building, Mountain Rec will be hosting its annual Baseball & Softball Opening Day Festival, immediately after the ribbon cutting ceremony.
An expected 500+ children, their families, and community members will have access to a fun filled day full of games, family activities, food, and music. Whether you have a child playing in the day’s activities or not, Mountain Rec welcomes you to be a part of our community.
Along with Opening Day, the Eagle Sports Complex has already been teed up to have a sold-out summer schedule. Investment in these major improvements not only serve Mountain Rec and its offerings, but also community non-profits, sports tourism events and tournaments from near and afar.
This summer the Eagle Complex will host 13 major events and tournaments, of which four are completely new to our community. The largest events scheduled include the Vail Shootout bringing in 105 teams over nine days and a brand-new tournament called the Triple Crown Youth Baseball World Series which brings in 60 teams over six days.
The estimated attendance for these events exceeds 100,000 visits to the sports complex this summer. While some events are local, many of those visitors will be staying in our lodging, eating at our restaurants, and shopping at our retail stores.
This is a perfect example of when you invest in the right type of foundation, you see the return immediately. Thanks to our community for their input, our board for their vision and to our staff who made this project come to life. We can’t wait to welcome our community and the new and existing tournaments this summer