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Celebrate Park and Recreation Month with FREE Swim Sunday! 

  • On July 12, Town Council adopted a Proclamation declaring July as Park and Recreation Month in the Town of Mammoth Lakes.
  • This year’s theme “Where Community Grows” celebrates the vital role park and recreation professionals play in bringing people together, providing essential services and fostering the growth of our communities.
  • Join us for the last FREE SWIM SUNDAY at the Whitmore Pool this Sunday, July 30, the annual Beach Volleyball Tournament at Shady Rest Park (Saturday, July 29) and the first session of Drop-In Water Polo at Whitmore Pool this Thursday evening, July 27, at 6:45pm.
  • Click here to learn more about Park and Recreation Month and the schedule of activities and events.


Park and Recreation Facilities Update 

  • Parks and Facilities currently open include: Whitmore Pool (lap swim and public swim/lessons), 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 1-4, Pickleball Court (Court 1), restrooms and playground.
  • Click here to view the updated status of Town parks, trails, and facilities.


Summer Camps 

  • Check out the camp flyers on the website for more detailed itineraries and register online or contact the Parks and Recreation Team at (760) 965-3690 for assistance.



  • July 31-Aug 4: Gymnastics Camp for 3rd-5th Grade
  • August 9-11: Skateboard Camp for 6th-8th Grade


Summer Adult Programs – Programs Underway! 


Work for Parks and Rec! 

Parks and Recreation is currently recruiting for awesome people to join our team:

  • Temporary Parks Maintenance Worker

To be considered for an open recruitment, all applicants must submit an online application.


Community Recreation

  • The Town of Mammoth Lakes is proud to support the 34th Annual KIDS FISHING FESTIVAL from 8am to 1pm this Saturday, July 29 at the SnowCreek Resort ponds on Old Mammoth Rd. The event is FREE for kids 14 and under with rods & reels provided plus Power bait from Berkely. CA Dept. of Fish & Wildlife has many educational booths and along with Berkley offers guides to make sure every kid catches our big rainbow trout!
  • Don’t miss the annual MLFD Firefighters Picnic at Shady Rest Park this Sunday, July 30 from 11am – 3pm. Please join us for a day of family fun!
  • Register for the FREE Mammoth Summer Fun 5K at 6pm on Tuesday, August 1 at Shady Rest Park followed by “Tuesday Talks in the Park” proudly hosted by the ASICS Mammoth Track Club.
  • Register for the Crowley Lake Fun Run on Sunday, September 24. All proceeds benefit the local community with active classes, special workshops, and neighborhood improvements.
  • Registration for AYSO Fall Soccer U5 & U6 closes on August 26.
  • 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 before August 15 and receive a 10% early bird discount. For more information, or to register, please click here.


Recreate Safely in Mammoth Lakes! 

  • The historic snowpack bringing record runoff to the Eastern Sierra. Be aware that waterways are running full, cold, and fast so please recreate safely around streams, lakes, and waterways!
  • Not only are area waterways unsafe for fishing, boating, and swimming, but their surrounding banks are dangerously unstable as the water eats away at them. Hidden subsurface hazards like rocks and tree limbs can be deadly.
  • Keep a safe distance from fast-moving water this spring and summer. DO NOT attempt to bypass closures to access areas that have been blocked for your safety.
  • Never leave children and pets unattended around fast-moving water. DO NOT let them play in the currents, not only in the area of creeks and rivers, but also near culverts and storm drains.
  • Please obey posted closure signs, stay away from unstable banks, and avoid unnecessary risks. Check the conditions and know before you go.
  • Please prepare your home and business to ward against flood risks and fast-moving water.

Reds Meadow Area Update

  • Reds Meadow Road opened on Friday, July 21 to provide access to Rainbow Falls, Reds Meadow Resort, recreation sites and trailheads in the Reds Meadow Valley. The Devils Postpile National Monument opened on Thursday, July 27.
  • Visitors are required to use the mandatory shuttle service provided by the Eastern Sierra Transit Authority (ESTA). There will be no bus service to ESTA stop #6 (see Reds Meadow Shuttle Map).
  • The National Park Service will provide access to day use facilities, trails, and interpretive services within Devils Postpile National Monument beginning Thursday, July 27. Due to recent winter storms, no water, septic or phone services will be available within the park this weekend. However, portable toilets and a hand washing station will be available on-site while the park continues to repair damaged infrastructure. Please bring drinking water. No camping services are available within the National Monument this season.
  • More detail about services provided by the National Park Service at Devils Postpile National Monument can be found at Plan your trip accordingly and be sure to Leave No Trace.
  • Inyo National Forest hazard tree felling operations are ongoing along Reds Meadow Road. Please drive safely and expect delays of up to 30 minutes. Inyo National Forest campgrounds in the Reds Meadow Valley also remain closed this weekend. Information about Reds Meadow, Agnew Meadow, Pumice Flat, Minaret Falls, Upper Soda Springs Campgrounds, as well as Agnew Meadows Group Camp and Agnew Horse Camp are available at or by contacting the Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center.


Lakes Basin Update 

  • The Lakes Basin opened for full public access, including vehicles on July 14.
  • Twin Lake, Coldwater, Lake Mary, and Lake George campgrounds opened on Friday, July 21.
  • Parking is extremely limited – take the FREE Orange Line. Well-behaved pets that are muzzled and leashed, or in a carrier are welcome aboard shuttles.
  • Please be aware that hazard tree mitigation will be occurring along the paths and roadway. Please follow directions from Trail Hosts, adhere to public informational signs and be prepared for temporary traffic stops.


Mammoth Mountain Update

  • The LAST DAY of the 2022/23 season for skiing and riding is Sunday, August 6.
  • The last scenic ride up to the top station is a 3:45PM, loading from the bottom station and for a ride around only which guests may not get out of the cabin. Last ride down from the top is at 4PM.
  • Road Runner is closed for the season and there is no easy way to ski or ride down from the summit.
  • Lifts and terrain subject to change due to recent warm temperatures. Check for daily operations updates.


Summer Activities:

  • The Bike Park is open for the season with limited trail access.  For access to the Bike Park, you can catch the Bike Park shuttle on Canyon Blvd. from 9AM-5:30PM daily. All Bike Park guests must have a Bike Park ticket in order to ride on the bus.
  • Bike Rentals are available at Main Lodge and the Mountain Center from 9AM-6PM daily.
  • Sierra Eastside Mountain Bike Association (SEMBA) presents the Mammoth 50K MTB PedalPalooza on 8/19. Sign up here before spaces fill up.
  • The Sierra Star Golf Course is open for the season. Call (760) 924.GOLF to book your tee time.
  • The Adventure Center at Main Lodge is open with the Ropes Course, Rock Wall, Archery, Junior Zip and Woolly’s Mining. The STACYC pump track opens for the season on 7/22. Hours of operation are 10AM-5PM.
  • Camp High Sierra is open for the season. For all reservations to Camp High Sierra, please call 800.Mammoth.
  • Tamarack Bike and Paddle rentals are available 9AM-5PM daily.
  • In case you missed last Party on the Mountain, you have another chance to jam at June Mountain on Saturday 7/29 from 3-8:30PM. Purchase your tickets in advance here.


Special Events

  • July 19-30: Unbound Chamber Music Festival
  • July 28-29: Mammoth VillageFest
  • July 28-30: Mammoth Lakes Open Air Arts & Crafts Fair
  • July 29: Annual Kids Fishing Festival at the Snowcreek Ponds
  • July 30: MLFD Firefighters Picnic at Shady Rest Park
  • August 3-6: Mammoth Festival of Beers and Bluesapalooza
  • August 11-12: Mammoth Margarita Festival
  • August 17 – Sept. 3: Mammoth Shakespeare Festival at The Woodsite
  • August 19: Mammoth Wine Walk
  • August 25-26: Mammoth Rocks
  • August 26: Wave Rave Skate Contest
  • Sept. 1-3: Mammoth Rock n Rye
  • Click here to view the Mammoth Lakes Events Calendar.
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