Leisure services director leaves after 10 years | SummitDaily.com

Leisure services director leaves after 10 years

Summit Daily/Reid Williams Bob Pfeiffer is leaving his post as the town of Breckenridge's director of leisure services, after decades of overseeing the recreation center, ice rink, nordic centers and other amenities.

BRECKENRIDGE – The town’s director of leisure services is leaving his job, and now he’s deciding what to do next.”I’ve been doing this for a long time,” said Bob Pfeiffer, who has worked in his capacity overseeing the town’s recreational facilities for the past 10 years, “and I thought this might be an opportune time in my life to do something else.”He doesn’t know what that might be, but he plans to take some of the skills he’s acquired over the years – programming, construction, managing people among them – to try out a new career.

Pfeiffer got his start in recreation right out of college, when he began work at the Littleton South Suburban Parks and Recreation District. There, he worked as a track coach, umpire, basketball official and in the swimming and archery programs.After 19 years, he left as the recreation supervisor overseeing the facilities.Pfeiffer moved to Breckenridge 10 years ago to start a new job as the director of leisure services. At the time, the town had the recreation center, Kingdom Park and eight outdoor tennis courts.Since then, the recreation center has seen two additions to accommodate increased demand. Pfeiffer oversaw the construction of the skateboard park, the pavilion at Carter Park, two ice rinks, the Nordic centers, stables, a kayak park and four more tennis courts.

With that came more staff and programming to meet the demands of the increasingly diverse population of visitors and locals.”I’ve most enjoyed the growth of the facilities and the development of the staff,” Pfeiffer said. “It’s been great being part of all that from the beginning. It’s been great working in the community.”Pfeiffer is going to try to stay in Summit County. He might take a few vacations or tour the United States.

“And if something comes around, I’ll take it,” he said. “I want to do some things I haven’t done for long time.”The town, meanwhile, is conducting a nationwide search for his replacement.Jane Stebbins can be reached at (970) 668-3998, ext. 228, or at jstebbins@summitdaily.com.

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