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Mammoth Lakes Recreation This Week – September 7

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News this Week…

  • The Whitmore Pool closes for the season on Friday, September 8. Please join us for an end of season breakfast during Friday morning Lap Swim from 7am to celebrate the season and our Whitmore 50 participants.
  • The summer Town Parcels Fuels Reduction Program is underway in the Mammoth Creek area.
  • The Reds Meadow Road Reconstruction Project begins September 18
  • Enjoy this weekend’s Gran Fondo!

Youth Fall Programming Update 

  • Fall Skate Squad, Bike Squad and Gymnastics programs are underway.
  • 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! 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.
  • Scholarships are available for all programs!  Fill out an application here:  Tony Colasardo Scholarship
  • Program information is available online with registration on DaySmart Recreation.
  • 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!

Tennis Court Rehabilitation

  • The rehabilitation of Courts 5 and 6 is complete and the courts are now open for play. Get your serve on Mammoth Lakes!
  • In addition to the new SportGame™ Pickleball surface for the tennis courts, new net posts were also installed on Courts 5 and 6. A fixed height tempered-glass basketball system has been installed on Court 1, and an additional Pickleball court has been striped on Court 2.

Pickleball Complex Project Underway!

  • On March 1, 2023, Town Council approved a $275,000 Agreement with AllSport America, Inc. for the installation of a Sport Court modular overlay surface on Community Tennis Courts 5/6 and the installation of 6 regulation Pickleball courts on the old ice rink site, adjacent to the Mammoth Lakes Library.
  • Work is scheduled to be completed in mid-September! Stay tuned for opening details!

Shady Rest Basketball Hoop Rehabilitation

  • A new fixed height tempered-glass basketball system has been installed at Shady Rest Park to replace the pre-existing basketball hoop/backboard.

 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, Pickleball Courts (Court 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 on 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. For more information, or to register, please click here.

 Mono County Behavioral Health – 2023 Fall Wellness Calendar (September – December 2023)

 Latin Heritage Month Celebration

  • Friday, September 15, 2023
  • Mammoth Middle School MPR
  • 5:30 – 7:00pm
  • Food, crafts, resources, and music

 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

 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 https://www.eswildfirealliance.org/ 

Reds Meadow Road Reconstruction Project Begins September 18 

  • The Reds Meadow Road construction project is scheduled to commence 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.

DAY USERS:

  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.

OVERNIGHT USERS:

  1. Devils Postpile National Monument campground will remain closed during construction.
  2. Forest Service-managed campgrounds in Reds Meadow will close on September 17.
  3. 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.
  4. Please visit the dedicated USFS Reds Meadow Reconstruction Project website for additional information.

Mammoth Mountain Summer Activities

  • Discovery Chair (11) Panorama Lower, and Panorama Upper operate from 9AM-4:30PM for mountain biking. The last ride up to the Summit for mountain bikers is at 4PM. The Bike Park Shuttle from The Village operates from 9AM-4:30PM. The last shuttle from The Village is at 4:30PM.
  • Uphill Beach Cruiser is now open for the season.
  • The Lakes Basin Overlook, Main Lodge Trail from McCoy Station, Mammoth Mountain Hiking Trail and Minaret Vista Trail are open for hiking.
  • If you are going backpacking but have scented items in your car, there are lockers for rent at Main Lodge. Locker tokens can be purchased for $5 from the token machine with exact change and the items can be left in the locker for the entirety of the backpacking trip. The Main Lodge building is accessible from 6AM-6PM daily.
  • Scenic rides are available from 9AM-4:30PM with the last ride from the bottom at 4PM for a ride around only.

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