Recreation

Recreation

Pioneer Park, located in the heart of town, is the setting for many local events. On Thursday morning from June through October the Farmer's Market fills the park with fresh produce, vendors and entertainment.

Every Wednesday evening during the summer months the Chamber of Commerce sponsors ``Music in the Park``. Free to all, the music ranges from concert bands to favorite local groups.

In October the popular competitive 'Eureka Days Barbeque' attracts grillers and appetities from all over. During the same weekend the local arts council hosts the annual 'Paint the Town' plein aire painting competition, exhibit and sale.

The park hosts the annual Chamber's Customer Appreciation Day Barbeque in June and the Pioneer Day's activities in September. This event is Florence's Annual Celebration with a grand parade, vendors, tractor pull, street dance and the salue to the pioneers.

Held in conjunction with Pioneer Days is the wonderful 'Junktique and Outdoor Market'. Out of town antique dealers are invited to set up shop on the streets for two days to sell their wares. It is a festive and exciting time on the streets of Florence.

Florence's location along the great Arkansas River provides for an abundance of recreational experiences from rafting, fishing, hiking and world class birding. Being at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains provides easy access to sight seeing, wildlife, camping, ATVs and biking.

In keeping with the western heritage there are several equestrian centers in the area providing rodeos and cowboy entertainment.

There is a municipal swimming pool, public parks, an 18-hole Gary Player designed golf course and the famous Gold Belt Tour through the historic mining district to keep you entertained.