Mammoth Lakes Recreation This Week

News this Week…

  • Summer Town Parcels Fuels Reduction Program continues through September 29.
  • Shady Rest Multi-Use Path Temporary Closure through September 28 for scheduled tree work.
  • Construction is underway to build retaining walls required to support the re-alignment of the Callahan-Dorrance Multi-Use Path. The following weeks will see temporary re-alignment through the project site and intermittent closures, with detours along Joaquin.
  • The annual Parks and Recreation Bike Rodeo is on Tuesday, September 26 at Shady Rest Park from 12:30-4pm.
  • NEW Pickleball Complex Project nearing completion at old ice rink site.
  • This weekend’s events include the Mammoth Trail Fest , the Annual Lakes Basin Clean Up and the Crowley Lake Trail Run.


Mammoth Trail Fest Traffic & Transit Advisory for September 22 & 23

  • The Mammoth Trail Fest will take place on Friday, September 22 and Saturday, September 23, with over 1,500 runners expected to participate (all runs are SOLD OUT!)
  • The start and finish line of this trail run is located in The Village at Mammoth Plaza. As a result, a section of Canyon Blvd. between Lake Mary Rd. and Hillside Drive will be closed from 6:00am to 8:30am each day. During this time frame, the bus stops in The Village on Canyon Blvd. will be inaccessible, which will impact several public transit routes:
    • PURPLE LINE (ESTA) – NEW STOP: Pick-up/drop-off will be at the Village/ Minaret stop in front of Toomey’s.
    • TOWN TROLLEY (ESTA) – NEW STOP: Pick-up/drop-off prior to 9am will be at stop #18 on Minaret Rd. across the street from Old New York Deli, as well as at the regular Village/Minaret stop in front of Toomey’s. The Town Trolley will resume its normal route and stops after 9AM.
    • A full schedule of all road closures and traffic delays as well as more information about the Mammoth Trail Fest can be found online.


Youth Fall Programming Update 

  • Xtreme Tennis Kids: Join Coach Matt and Kerri to improve your tennis game at the Community Center Tennis Courts.  For ages 6-18. All skill levels welcome.
  • Join us on Tuesday, September 26 at Shady Rest Park from 12:30pm-4:30pm for the annual Parks and Recreation Bike Rodeo!
  • Registration for Fall Gymnastics (Session 2) will OPEN on Monday, October 2 at 9am. Online registration is through our DaySmart Recreation platform.
  • Scholarships are available for all programs!  Click here to complete an online application.
  • Mammoth Lakes Parks and Recreation is always striving to make our programs as successful and beneficial to participants as possible. To do so, we rely heavily on feedback from past participants. If you participated in one of our 2023 Summer Camps, we would greatly appreciate a moment of your time to complete our online survey. Don’t forget to include your contact information for a chance to win a free 2023 camp registration!


Bike Rodeo Comes to Shady Rest Park on September 26

  • Join us on Tuesday, September 26 at Shady Rest Park from 12:30pm-4:30pm for the annual Parks and Recreation Bike Rodeo!
  • Head over after school (it’s a Minimum Day!) for hot dogs and a safety course, followed by bike races for all ages (Eastern Sierra Balance Bike Classic, Gran Fondue, Short Course Pedal Bike, and the Snail Race).
  • Online registration is required to participate.


NEW Pickleball Complex Project Nearing Completion 

  • The installation of 6 regulation Pickleball courts on the old ice rink site, adjacent to Mammoth Lakes Library is nearing completion.
  • The cushioned playing surface has been installed with the final coats of base painting and white lines last on the schedule – all work is subject to favorable weather conditions.
  • Stay tuned for hours of operation – courts will be available on a first come-first serve basis.
  • Town Council has scheduled a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Wednesday, October 4, 2023 beginning at 3:00pm at the Community Tennis Courts – all are welcome with complimentary paddles and balls available for use.


Recreation this Week is Moving!

  • Recreation This Week will be migrating to a new format. If you want to continue to receive community recreation news, activities and events directly to your inbox, you must create a Profile on DaySmart, our new online Reservation Platform.
  • If you already have a profile you are good to go!
  • Don’t miss a week – click here to create your personal profile.


Park and Recreation Facilities Update 

  • Parks and Facilities currently open include: Whitmore Recreation Area (all ball fields and the Synthetic Sports Field & Track), Shady Rest Park (playground, restrooms, ball fields, soccer fields and DiscGolfPark®), Volcom Brothers Skatepark & Little Brothers Skatepark, Trails End Park, Mammoth Creek East restrooms, Community Center Tennis Courts 1-6 (with Pickleball Courts striped on Courts 1 & 2), restrooms and playground.
  • Click here to view the updated status of Town parks, trails, and facilities.


Work for Parks and Rec! 


Community Recreation

  • Register for the Crowley Lake Fun Run this Sunday, September 24. All proceeds benefit the local community with active classes, special workshops, and neighborhood improvements.
  • Eastern Sierra Interpretative Association offers year-round interpretive walks, hikes, and talks. This summer’s offerings include Mono Lakes Bird Walks, Panum Crater Tours, Wildflower Walks and Summer Evening Naturalist Talks. For more information, please click here.
  • Mammoth Youth Hockey registration is OPEN for the 2023-24 season. Register by September 15 for early bird pricing. For more information, or to register, please click here.
  • The 4th Annual Eastern Sierra Mountain Film Festival takes place from October 4-7 at the Bishop Twin Theatre and Edison Theatre in Mammoth Lakes. Please click here for scheduling and ticketing information.


Trail Days – Annual Lakes Basin Clean-Up Sept. 23

  • Join the Mammoth Lakes Trail System and Mammoth Lakes Recreation this Saturday, September 23 at the Horseshoe Lake Trailhead at 9am to celebrate the summer of stewardship and all your hard work!
  • In conjunction with the Great Sierra River Clean Up – one of the largest volunteer days in the state – we will work to keep our Sierra waterways clean from waste and pollutants.


Inyo National Forest Over Now Vehicle Use Designation

  • The U.S. Forest Service – Inyo National Forest has released a proposed action for Over-Snow Vehicle (OSV) use, which is now available for public comment. “This project will officially designate system roads, trails, and areas where OSV use will be allowed. Although the proposed action is very similar to the current OSV management on the Forest, there are some proposed modifications to consider changing conditions and minimize impacts on natural, cultural, and recreational resources.”
  • The U.S. Forest Service has scheduled the following meeting for the community to participate.
    1. September 21, 2023: 6:00pm-8:00pm (Mammoth Lakes Community Center)
  • To view the proposed action or for more information, please visit the Inyo National Forest Over-Snow Vehicle (OSV) Use Designation Project Page.
  • Mammoth Lakes Town Council is very interested in hearing from you, the recreation users, regarding any thoughts you may have on the subpart C proposed action, with a focus on the areas immediately adjacent to the Town of Mammoth Lakes.  If you have questions, comments, or want to relay your feelings, please reach out to Outdoor Recreation Manager, Lawson Reif.
  • Additionally, please join the Mammoth Trails Committee on Thursday, October 12 at 3pm in Suite Z to review and discuss the proposed action. For more information on the Mammoth Trails Committee visit the Mammoth Lakes Recreation governance page or email


Summer Town Parcels Fuels Reduction Program is Underway! 

  • Through Friday, September 29, sections of the multi-use path (MUP) will be closed between the Waterford Bridge and Juniper Springs Lodge for fuels reduction. Please review the project maps for scheduled closures and detours. In the interest of public safety, please stay out of the project area for your safety and the safety of the crews.
  • The planned fuels reduction work managed by the Whitebark Institute is a program of the Eastern Sierra Climate and Communities Resilience Project (ESCCRP), also known as the “Mammoth Donut Project.”
  • Treatment work includes the removal of live, dead, and infested trees that will help us maintain this beautiful place for years to come. While things may look different the next time you visit this area, this is important work for the health, safety and resilience of our forest.  Throughout the rest of the fall, fuel reduction efforts will also take place on two other parcels in Mammoth Lakes so stay tuned for more information.
  • You can find more information on the project by visiting

Shady Rest Multi-Use Path Temporary Closure 

  • Tree work in the Shady Rest area is underway and will result in a paved multi-use pathway closure immediately adjacent to Sawmill Cutoff Road, between the entrance to New Shady Rest Campground and Forest Road 3S292 (Pole Line Road).
  • Pathway users will detour onto the West Side (Southbound) of Sawmill Cutoff Road to bypass the closure (see map below)
  • It is estimated the tree work will be completed on September 28 at which point the closure will be lifted.
  • More information will be disseminated as the Timber contractor provides updates on the pace of this important work.

Reds Meadow Road Reconstruction Project is Underway!  

  • The Reds Meadow Road construction project commenced on Monday, September 18, 2023.
  • A Full Closure (emergency and administrative traffic only) will be in place Monday through Friday between 7:00am – 5:30pm. Other times, regular visitor vehicles are allowed.
  • The road will open to the public on Saturday and Sunday ONLY.


  1. The road will be closed by official closure order during the day due to the contractor blasting rock. Do not attempt to hike or bike the road or the Starkweather Trail. The blasting will impact the trail and it will not be safe to take.
  2. The ESTA shuttle service ends on Sunday, September 10.


  1. Devils Postpile National Monument will remain closed during construction.
  2. Forest Service-managed campgrounds in Reds Meadow will close on September 17.
  • vehicles will only be allowed to enter/exit before 7:00am and after 5:30pm.
    1. Please plan backpacking trips in accordance with the reconstruction schedule and be prepared for delays (i.e., extra food and supplies). Consider alternative trails and resupplies.
  • Please visit the dedicated USFS Reds Meadow Reconstruction Project website for additional information.


Mammoth Mountain Summer Activities

  1. The Mammoth Bike Park, Hiking Trails, Scenic Gondola and Tamarack Bike & Paddle are all closed for the summer season.
  2. Bike Rentals out of the Mountain Center in the Village will remain open from 9AM-5PM daily.
  3. Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) World Champion rolls through 10/5-10/9. If you want to join one of the races (including a 5K Charity fun race), register here. 2023/24 Ikon Pass holders save 30% on all races with the promo code “IKON” with valid Ikon Pass or purchase confirmation at registration.
  4. We open for the Winter Season in 50 days!


Mono County Behavioral Health – 2023 Fall Wellness Calendar

Mammoth Lakes: September-December 2023

Sunday Senior Doughnut Drop-In

  • Every Sunday
  • 8:00 – 10:00am
  • Various Locations Join us for coffee, a light breakfast, community, and conversation on Sunday mornings.
    1. First Sunday: Looney Bean
    2. Second Sunday: Stellar Brew
    3. Third Sunday: Black Velvet Coffee
    4. Fourth Sunday: Mammoth Coffee Roasters

 Yoga and Guided Meditation

  • Every Tuesday & Thursday
  • 1:30 – 2:45pm
  • Sierra Wellness Center, 181 Sierra Manor Road #4
  • Yin yoga, a passive practice, focuses on opening the hip joints and spine for increased range and more effective movement.

Circulo De Mujeres

  • Every Tuesday
  • 5:00 – 6:30pm
  • Sierra Wellness Center, 181 Sierra Manor Road #4
  • Circulo de Mujeres es un grupo gratuito en español en el cuál mist aprendizaje, mistad, sanación, superacion personal y alegría.

 Open Space Hang

  • Every Wednesday
  • 6:00 – 8:00pm
  • Sierra Wellness Center, 181 Sierra Manor Road #4,
  • Join us for a sober evening of games, music, and community.

 Clubhouse Live

  • Every Friday
  • 3:30 – 5:00pm
  • Sierra Wellness Center, 181 Sierra Manor Road #4, Mammoth Lakes
  • Free drop-in afterschool program for middle and high school aged students to hang out, eat some snacks, work on homework, and play games.

 LBGTQIA+ Community Potluck – Fall

  • Every 3rd Sunday
  • 5:00 – 7:00pm
  • Sierra Wellness Center, 181 Sierra Manor Road #4,
  • Community potluck, discussion, and support


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