About Us

Formation of the Derby Recreation Commission

In the April 1980 general election, the citizens of USD 260 voted to create a 1 mill levy tax assessment for the establishment of an organized recreation program throughout USD 260. The vote was made possible through a joint resolution drawn by the City of Derby and the USD 260 board in accordance with state statutes. 

The Derby Recreation Commission is an autonomous governmental body governed by a five-member board. The board is appointed by the city of Derby (two members) the school board (two members) and an at-large appointment. 

Mission Statement
Creating happiness and lifelong personal growth.

Vision Statement
Inspire the highest quality of life through exceptional experiences.

Core Values: 

  • Serving Others 
  • Teamwork 
  • Driving Change 
  • Being Unique 
  • Genuine Communication 
  • Embracing Community
The Derby Rec is comprised of three facilities, Derby Rec Center, Oaklawn Activity Center, and Hubbard Arts Center. Derby Rec Center and Oaklawn Activity Center are recreation facilities with lots to offer in ways of working out or recreating at large whether its on your own or by participating in a paid program or class. The Hubbard Arts Center is a facility programmed by the DRC for arts, culinary, sound recording, camps, facility rentals and more. 
Annual Reports

2020 Annual Report
2021 Annual Report
2022 Annual Report

2023-2024 Budget


  • 6:00pm
  • Second Tuesday of the month
  • Derby Recreation Center
  • 801 E. Market Derby, KS 67037    
  • To speak at a DRC Board Meeting, click here for the Public Forum request and return to the DRC prior to the meeting you wish to speak at.

Commission Members

Email entire Board 

  1. Rick Color

    Rick Ruff

    Board Member

  2. Ken Color

    Ken Boote

    Board Member

  3. Laura Color

    Laura Branstetter

    Board Member

  4. Eric Color

    Eric Tauer

    Board Member

  5. Brent Color

    Brent Renberger

    Board Member