Presenting the Rendezvous Event Center
Visit Winter Park, Colorado
Presenting the Rendezvous Event Center
By: Tyler Macleod
Unveiled on June 22, 2017, the stage located in Hideaway Park kicked off with a ribbon-cutting ceremony that featured a free concert from popular act Big Head Todd and the Monsters. Since then, the stage has functioned as host to weekly music events, fitness sessions and more, quickly establishing itself as the crown jewel of Winter Park’s series of summer events. The stage was a much-anticipated addition to the community, and since construction began in September 2016, has been a popular topic among local residents and tourists alike.
And while the stage has already been functioning to great success and approval this summer, last week marked another milestone for the new staple to the Fraser Valley.
In a press release published on August 4, 2017, CLICK HERE to read the full press release, it was officially announced that the stage located in Hideaway Park would be named the “Rendezvous Event Center” through an agreement between Rendezvous Colorado – a Koelbel and Company resort community – and the Town of Winter Park.
Since establishing roots in Fraser in 2000, the Rendezvous community has strived to provide an authentic Colorado living experience by connecting residents with its surrounding community through outdoor recreation and a strong sense of unity. Now home to more than 300 families, Rendezvous has further established its presence and desire to serve its surrounding towns and people through its purchase of the naming rights for the new stage at Hideaway Park.
As stated in the official release, Winter Park Mayor, Jimmy Lahrman said, “We are very excited to work with Rendezvous and the Koelbel family in this new capacity. Rendezvous has always been a great partner in Winter Park, so I know this agreement will only further enhance our community.” He added, “This agreement ensures that special events will continue in Winter Park into the future.
Already, the now Rendezvous Event Center has played host to the very popular High Note Thursdays this summer – offering free concerts to residents and visitors every Thursday night at Hideaway Park. Other high profile events have included the annual Blues from the Top Festival, JazzFest, and this past weekend’s ever-popular Winter Park Beer Festival. The stage also hosts the free, weekly Fitness in the Park sessions every Sunday morning, which features rotating bootcamp, pilates and yoga classes.
Looking ahead, the Rendezvous Event Center will also host the 7th Annual Solshine Music Festival over the course of the weekend of August 10 through 13, featuring musical performances from Gipsy Moon, New Orleans Suspects, and Colorado local favorites, Leftover Salmon. The Annual Winter Park Uncorked Wine Festival will once again take place in Hideaway Park on August 19, 2017, and summer will finally wrap up on Saturday, August 26, 2017 with the Annual Winter Park Music Festival.
“We are proud and honored to have ‘Rendezvous’ as the name of this exceptional venue in Winter Park,” said Koelbel and Company President, Walter A. ‘Buz’ Koelbel, Jr. in the official release. “It reflects everything we have strived to create here…a gathering place for friends and family to connect and create lifelong memories.”
Hopefully you too can gather your own friends and family this summer and experience what the all-new Rendezvous Event Center at Hideaway Park has to offer. You may just create some lifelong memories of your own.
An East Coast transplant, Tyler grew up just north of Baltimore, Md., where he studied Journalism and New Media at nearby Towson University. He moved to Grand County in the fall of 2011, and aside from a brief stint in Bozeman, Mont., has called the Fraser Valley home ever since. Currently, he is a freelance writer and photographer who spends the majority of his free time snowboarding, cycling, and hanging out at the local skatepark.