Mammoth Lakes Recreation This Week – August 4, 2022


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Welcome to our New Parks and Recreation Commission!

The Parks and Recreation Commission is a five-member advisory body to the Town Council. On July 6, 2022, Town Council appointed, Scott Leif, Greg Newbry, and Ben Wisner (missing from photo) to 2-year terms, and Dan O’Connell and Silver Chesak to 4-year terms to the Parks and Recreation Commission. At the regular meeting of the Parks and Recreation Commission on August 2, the Commission by motion, appointed Dan McConnell as the Chair and Silver Chesak as the Vice Chair for a 2-year term. The Commission meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 2:30pm, and has powers and responsibilities as set forth in the Town’s Municipal Code (Chapter 2.40). Members serve a term of either two or four years with eligibility for reappointment and no term limits.  Click here for additional information on the mission of the Parks and Recreation Commission.

Swim for Fun this August!


Beat the heat this August at the Whitmore Pool!  Visit the Whitmore Pool website, follow us on Facebook or call the Parks and Recreation Department at (760) 965-3690 for the complete summer schedule, fees and lesson programs, including the AM/PM lap swim schedule. Don’t want to click, no problem, call the pool directly at (760) 965-3692.

The Summer of Awesomeness Wraps up Next Week!


We are ending our summer with a bang, hosting the Wave Rave and Mountain Biking Camps next week. We hope you have all enjoyed yourselves as much as we have. Stay tuned for Fall programming, scheduled to start in September! If you haven’t already, please complete and submit your summer camp survey. We greatly value your input and use this information to make our camps even better!

Park, Facilities and Trails Update


Please click here to view the status of our parks, facilities, MUP’s and sidewalks. Please respect our parks and facilities by taking care of your trash, pick-up after your pet and keep your dog on a leash. Thank you!

Community Recreation Center (CRC) Update


Hamel Contracting Inc., and the subcontractor, JT2/Craft  have erected all 23 of the Sprung arches and are working to install the final fabric membrane panels through the building’s aluminum frame. Other work continues on the site, including trenching utilities, and installing the concrete pad for the HVAC and refrigeration system. Look for the weekly #crcupdates on the Town’s Facebook pageTemporary park closure: For the duration of construction for the new Community Recreation Center, the Mammoth Creek Park playground, restrooms and parking lot will be CLOSED to the public.unnamed01

MLR Movie Night – “Biketown”


Mammoth Lakes Recreation (MLR) is  celebrating a love for biking and the challenges that bring communities together with a FREE screening of the film “Biketown” on Wednesday, August 10 at the US Forest Service Auditorium (2510 Main Street). Doors will open at 6:00pm and the show starts at 6:30pm. Enjoy the film with a Mammoth Brewing Company beer and good friends! Click here for more information and tickets.

Inyo Craters – Trail Closures


To ensure public safety Inyo National Forest officials are temporarily closing the entry roads, trails, and facilities at the Inyo Craters site, located on the Mammoth Ranger District during the month of August. Mortality of trees in the area has increased significantly over the years due to tree-overcrowding and drought, further increasing susceptibility to beetle-kill and other diseases. “Since 2018, many trees in the Inyo Craters area have died as a result of drought, competition, and bark beetles,” said Mammoth Lakes District Ranger Fred Wong. “As a result, there are a lot of standing hazardous trees near trails, roads and facilities which could fall on people and vehicles. The Forest Service will be cutting down hazardous trees to abate risk of injury or property damage.”  Click here for additional information and to view closure maps.

Fire Restrictions in The Eastern Sierra


Effective Monday, June 6, 2022 the Inyo National Forest and Bureau of Land Management Bishop Field Office implemented fire restrictions on all Federal lands under their jurisdiction. Seasonal fire restrictions for the Eastern Sierra Region are being implemented in close coordination with other state and local county agencies. The following restrictions will be in place on both agency lands:

  • No Campfires, briquette/charcoal barbeques, or stove fires are allowed outside of agency-provided fire rings or barbeques at designated developed recreation sites. Dispersed campfires such as rock rings, will no longer be allowed.
  • No Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or in an area at least three feet in diameter barren of all flammable materials.
  • No welding or operating acetylene or other torch with open flame.
  • No motorized vehicles or tools powered by internal combustion engines off designated roads or trails (such as chainsaws or lawn mowers).

Please Leash Your Dog!


The Mammoth Lakes Police Department will now be issuing citations to all owners with dogs off-leash at Shady Rest Park and throughout Town after issuing only warnings for the last 2 years. It is unlawful for any dog owner to allow their dog to run at large within the Town of Mammoth Lakes Municipal Boundary. The Eastern Sierra offers an incredible outdoor playground for dog owners to play and walk with your dog(s) off-leash. The Town is moving forward with plans for a dog park with construction expected to commence in the fall of 2023. Thank you for your commitment in keeping Mammoth Lakes safe and beautiful for all to enjoy! Learn more about Dog Resources, Licensing, Education and Enforcement.unnamed02

Zumba Classes

Zumba classes are back at the Mammoth Lakes Community Center every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday night, from 7-8pm. Join Coach Denisse, and get you burn and dance on at the same time! Only $10 per class.

Latin Night at Mammoth Rock ‘n’ Bowl

DJs, dancing and discount bowling every Thursday night. 10pm until close. Must be 18+.

Kids Karaoke at the Village

A family-orientated sing-a-long every Thursday evening in The Village from 5:30 – 8:30pm, this event provides a great venue for kids to show off their singing talent.

Open Mic Mondays

Distant Brewing hosts an Open Mic night every Monday! They have guitars, amps, drums, mics, keyboards and anything else to get yourself up on stage! For more information, click here.

Mindful Movement Sessions at the Hayden Cabin

Mindful Movement sessions are a creative blend of breath, yoga, core qi gong, meditation and so much more, held every Tuesday from 3pm-4pm in the beautiful outdoor space of the Hayden Cabin. FREE to the community.

Mono County Wellness Program Schedule

Click here for information about the Mammoth Lakes program schedule for May – Mental Health Awareness Month.

Clubhouse Live

  • Tuesdays 1:00-4:00pm
  • Sierra Wellness Center, 181 Sierra Manor Road #4, Mammoth Lakes
  • Summer hang time for middle and high school aged individuals. Snacks, games, adventures and more.

Yoga and Guided Meditation

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1:30-2:45pm
  • Shady Rest Park
  • Bring a towel or yoga mat and relax your mind and body.

Sunday Senior Doughnut Drop-In

  • Sundays 8:00-9:30am
  • Various Locations Join us for coffee, a light breakfast, community, and conversation on Sunday mornings.

Open Space Hang

  • Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00pm
  • Sierra Wellness Center, 181 Sierra Manor Road #4, Mammoth Lakes
  • Join us for a sober evening of games, music, and community.

LBGTQIA+ Potluck – 2nd Tuesday of each month

  • Sierra Wellness Center, 181 Sierra Manor Road #4, Mammoth Lakes
  • Gather, meet, support, and eat!

Parents of LBGTQIA+ Support Group – 3rd Tuesday of each month 

  • Sierra Wellness Center, 181 Sierra Manor Road #4, Mammoth Lakes
  • Parents of LBGTQIA+ children gather for support, community, and learning.

Free Well Being App

Get evidence-based self-help resources for emotional health and overall well-being from your smart phone or computer with a free subscription to MyStrength. Visit and use the access code MONO. Subscriptions limited, expires February 2023.

CSA#1 – FREE Community Summer Classes! 

The community of Crowley Lake is now offering complimentary summer community recreation classes at the Crowley Lake Community Center. For more information, please visit the Crowley Lake Neighborhood Facebook pageor contact Isabel at (760) 935-4089 to be added to the mailing list.

Elevate Mammoth

Elevate is Mammoth Hospital’s community prevention, wellness, and performance institute focused on improving the health of our community through facilitating positive lifestyle choices and providing the necessary knowledge, resources, and skills. Elevate was launched in the Spring of 2021 by Mammoth Hospital. Join a variety of virtual and in-person wellness programs including Pilates, Tai Chi, and Mom Strong: Perinatal Core & Pelvic Health, support groups, prenatal classes, and education series on nutrition and mindfulness. Check out all of their classes and schedule here

Mammoth Lakes Library 

Storytime and Reading Challenge

In addition to our weekly Facebook Live Storytimes on Wednesdays at 10:30am and in Spanish alternate Fridays at 10:30am on Mammoth Lakes Library’s Facebook page.

Makerspace and MonoBookBox Program

The library continues to offer free all-ages seasonal Makerspace Kits and Activity Zines for pick up at the front desk, along with Storytime To Go bags for young families at Mammoth Lakes Library. School age kids can still sign up for a few remaining slots in our winter MonoBookBox Program and high school age teens can participate in our Evolution of Storytelling Project  which includes free journaling boxes and zine-making kits and this season adds in-house use of iPads for digital story creation and recording equipment for oral history/podcast style storytelling.  Adults can take advantage of our Drop-In Sewing Machine Time at the 2nd floor Makerspace every Wednesday from 2:30-4:30pm. Additional information:


Aug. 4-7: Mammoth Festival of Beers and Bluesapalooza
Aug. 12-13: Mammoth Margarita Festival
Aug. 13: Mammoth Hospital Cancer Outreach Golf Tournament
Aug. 18-21: Mammoth Wine Weekend
Aug. 26-27: Mammoth Rocks
Aug. 27: 23rd Annual Wave Rave Skate Contest
Aug. 27: Mammoth 50K MTB Pedalpalooza
Sept. 2-4: Mammoth Rock n’ Rye

Click here to view the Mammoth Lakes Events Calendar

(From Mammoth Lakes Parks and Recreation)

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