Special Events

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WRPA Hall of Fame InductionsRick-Mansur-Award-for-web

It is with great pleasure that Campbell County Parks and Recreation would like to recognize two people for their work and dedication to Parks and Recreation. Wyoming Recreation and Parks Association selected Rick Mansur to be inducted into the Hall of Fame as the 2020 inductee and selected Dan Barks as the 2021 inductee. Both Dan and Rick were dedicated to Parks and Recreation in their careers and helped make Campbell County Parks and Recreation what it is today. 

Dan Barks was the Executive Director from January 1976 through February 1991 when Dave McCormick took over as Executive Director. Dave served in that position until 2016 when Rick Mansur was named to Executive Director and held the position until his retirement in June of 2021.  Dan Barks hired Rick Mansur in 1985. Rick worked all but 6 months of those 36 years with Campbell County Parks and Recreation. Both have received numerous honors during their Parks and Recreation careers but the highest honor, WRPA’s Hall of Fame was presented to each of them last night at the beginning of Parks and Recreation Board Meeting.  They join a distinguished list of honorees from around the state that includes Dennis Poppinga and Kenneth Kurtz (2012), Dave Romero, Jack Frappart, and Janet Jahn (2013), Dave McCormick and Mike Bemis (2014), E. Scott Sessions (2015), Bob Churchich and Don Reynolds (2016), Molly Wilhelm (2018), Donnie Bjhorus and Dale Boedeker (2019). All these people made many contributions in not only their individual hometowns but around the State of Wyoming and beyond. Wyoming Recreation and Parks would not be what it is today without these professionals.

Congratulations to Rick Mansur (2020) and Dan Barks (2021) WRPA Hall of Fame inductees!


Pumpkin Splash 2021

Come make a splash with us at our floating pumpkin patch in the Recreation Center leisure pool. Bring your bathing suit and join your friends at the best pumpkin patch in Gillette. This unique event will be fun for all ages! Pumpkin Splash is limited to the first 100 people in each time slot. Everyone entering the pool facility, adults and children alike, must pay at $7 entry fee. The entry fee includes music, open swim with floating pumpkins, candy prizes and your perfect pumpkin to decorate at the decoration paint station.

Only the leisure pool and slides will be open for this event. All individuals entering the pool must have a ticket. Tickets are limited and sell out quickly. 

Event Date: October 15, 2021
Ticket Sale Date: 
October 6 at 6 p.m.
Fee: $7 per ticket/per person
Event Times: 

  • 5 - 6:30 p.m. Session 1
  • 7 - 8:30 p.m. Session 2


Annual Skate Around the Tree 2021Christmas Tree Skate


Come join us for our 14th Annual Skate around the Christmas Tree and experience the transformation of Spirit Hall Ice Arena into a winter wonderland. Rumor has it that Santa is coming to see what all the excitement is about and most importantly, let his reindeer rest before the busy night! Bring a canned food item for the Council of Community Services and receive a free skate rental.
Sponsored by Campbell County Parks and Recreation and Cam-Plex.

Sessions available (limit 150 at each session:)

  • December 23: 1-4 p.m. & 7-10 p.m.
  • December 24: 1-4 p.m. 
  • December 25: 1-4 p.m.
  • December 26: 1-4 p.m. & 7-10 p.m.
  • December 27: 1-4 p.m. & 7-10 p.m.
  • December 28: 1-4 p.m. & 7-10 p.m.

Ticket sale hours at Spirit Hall:

  • Mondays: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Tuesdays: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Fridays: 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Sundays: 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

For more information, contact Spirit Hall at 687-1555.