The Clark Pioneer Recreation Center is a community activity and event center for residents of the present-day Clark Fire District.  Historically, it's name comes from the two rural school districts that made up most of the same area, the Clark School and the Pioneer School.  ("Pioneer" isn't a reference to the age of those who use and enjoy the Center!)

Our main building was constructed in 1992 with funding from local residents and the Park County Parks & Recreation Department.  The area had a long history of community activities held at school buildings, which became unavailable in 1991.  A group of local citizens, concerned about losing the close sense of community, incorporated the Clark-Pioneer Area Recreation Project.  Today the the Evelyn D. Donaldson Charitable Lead Trust and the Park County Parks & Recreation Department continue to provide funding.  An excellent detailed history can be found in Art Kidwell's book In the Shadow of the Beartooth (©2004, Desert Moon Press, PO Box 121, Powell, WY 82435, ISBN 0-9617961-7-0) in Chapter 27.

The Center is regulated by a five-member Board of Directors (see the Board page on this website) who are nominated and elected from the community at the Center's Annual Meeting each November, serving three year terms.  The Board appoints a Coordinator to manage the day-to-day operations.  The Board of Directors meets in open meeting on the first Monday of each month at 7:00 PM.

We currently host many community activities such as Jubilee Days (an annual local rodeo, fair, parade, etc.), Senior Game Day (monthly senior citizens' Farkle party), and Zumba exercise classes at no or reduced charge.  It can also be rented for private events such as receptions, birthday parties, and family reunions (see the Reserve page on this website).

The Center grounds encompass a rodeo arena, athletic field, playground, Clark Pioneer Recreaton Project Coordinator's residence, ample parking lot with handicap parking, and the main building itself.  The building houses a large main room suitable for meetings, dinners (seating up to 120), receptions, etc., a kitchen with serving window and a two-oven commercial stove, a gymnasium, rest rooms, and office/storage space.  Be sure to visit the Tour page on this website!