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Mammoth Lakes Recreation This Week – June 2, 2023

Recreate Safely in Mammoth Lakes! 

  • Recreate safely around streams, lakes, and waterways in Mammoth Lakes. With the historic snowpack bringing record runoff to the Eastern Sierra, waterways are running full, cold, and fast.
  • 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.
  • USFS has launched an Inciweb page specifically for updates regarding flooding impacts, road damage, and weather alerts.
  • The Lakes Basin remains closed for vehicle access. Inyo National Forest campground statuses can be found here – some are open, but many are delayed due to snow and winter damage.
  • Parks and Facilities currently open include: Whitmore Pool (lap swim only), Whitmore Recreation Area (Ball Fields 1 & 3 and the Synthetic Sports Field & Track), Shady Rest Park (playground, restrooms, Ball Fields 1 & 2), Volcom Brothers Skatepark & Little Brothers Skatepark, Trails End Park, and Mammoth Creek East restrooms. Click here to view the updated status of Town parks, trails, and facilities.
  • Property owners can collect sandbags from the Town Yard – 299 Commerce Drive.

 

Summer Camps on Sale – OPEN Registration Underway! 

  • Summer camp and swim lesson registration is underway!
  • 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.

Summer Camps with availability: 

  • 3rd-5th Grade Climbing Camp: June 19-23
  • 2nd-5th Grade School’s Out Overnight Camp: June 15-16 (now open to 2nd graders!)
  • TK-2nd & 3rd-5th Grade Camp Mammoth: August 14-18
  • 3rd-5th Gymnastics: July 31-August 3
  • 6th-8th Grade Skateboard Camp: August 9-11
  • 6th-8th Grade Aquatics Camp: July 24-28
  • Counselor in Training: June 26-30
  • Youth Theatre (all ages): July 31-August 12

 

Summer Adult Programs – Registration OPEN!

  • Join us at Shady Rest Park for our Summer Softball League, begins June 26 – mid-August.
  • NEW this Summer – Adult Coed Kickball, begins June 26 – mid-August
  • Register for leagues online!
  • Lap Swim at Whitmore Pool NOW OPEN (Mon-Fri: 6:30-8:30 AM, Mon/Wed/Fri: 5:30-7:30 PM)
  • Buy a Pool Membership or Punch Pass online!
  • Mammoth Lakes Slow Pitch Softball Tournaments organized by USSSA are scheduled for July 14-16 & 21-23.

 

Community Recreation Center (CRC) Update

  • Cleantek finished their work on the installation of our Tesla and Universal Type 2 chargers.
  • Fresno Fab Tech Inc. is on site working on installing metal roofing over our four locker rooms, two showers, and referee/audio visual room. This is part of the preparation for phase two of our build out. Part of phase two will see a seating area built above the locker room area to fit over 200 spectators.
  • We are looking forward to opening the Mammoth RecZone this summer and LA Kings Ice at Mammoth Lakes opening for the winter 2023/24 season. We thank you all for your patience and understanding as we work towards opening and enhancing our community’s recreation opportunities.
  • Follow us on the Mammoth Parks n’ Rec facebook page for weekly updates. #crcupdates

 

Work for Parks and Rec! 

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

  • Recreation Coordinator – Adult Leagues
  • Umpire – Softball Sports Official
  • Recreation Facilities Staff 1 – Lifeguard
  • Recreation Instructor – Tennis/Swimming
  • Recreation Intern – Summer Camps.
  • Temporary Parks Maintenance Worker
  • To be considered for an open recruitment, all applicants must submit an online application.

 

National Trail Days and Mammoth Lakes Trail System 10th anniversary Beer Release

  • Join the Mammoth Lakes Trail System Trail Crew this Saturday, June 3 for the kickoff to the Summer of Stewardship!
  • Work with the Trail Crew from 9am -1pm at the Sherwins Trailhead.
  • Go to Mammothtrails.org and scroll down to events for more details.
  • Following the stewardship work, head to Mammoth Brewing Company for the Mammoth Lakes Trail System 10th Anniversary Beer release party. Help get our trails ready for the season and celebrate 10 years of the Mammoth Lakes Trail System with all your friends.

 

Mammoth Mountain Update

  • EXPECTED LIFT OPERATIONS TUESDAY, MAY 31 – FRIDAY, JUNE 16
  • Chairs: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 11, 12 and 23 (Wind & weather permitting). Hours of Operation: 7:30AM-1PM.
  • The Panorama Gondola will be closed for the maintenance period from 5/30-6/16. Operations are based out of Main Lodge and The Mill. There is NO access back to Canyon or Eagle.
  • World Quarterpipe Championships will take place on June 3rd. Come watch some of the best riders in the world hit a 28 foot quarter pipe in the middle of Main Lodge from 10AM-4PM on Saturday.
  • Additional information: https://www.mammothmountain.com/

 

Fishing Update 

  • ICE FREE and accessible lakes include: Crowley Lake, Convict Lake, June Lake, Gull Lake, Silver Lake, Grant Lake, Bridgeport Reservoir, Upper and Lower Twin Lakes (Bridgeport), and Topaz Lake.
  • Creeks and streams are running high and fast. Be careful of flooding as temperatures rise and snowmelt increases.
  • Stocking has started in Mono County and will continue all summer.
  • Fish stocking in the Lakes Basin is scheduled to commence later in June or when the basin is open and accessible.

 

Camping Update

  • Inyo National Forest campground status can be found here – some are open, but many are delayed due to snow and winter damage.
  • Most campgrounds on the Bridgeport Ranger District of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest are open. Please call the Bridgeport Ranger Station for current openings or visit recreation.gov for reservations.
  • Most RV parks in Mono County are also open and offer extra amenities like hook-ups.

 

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(From Mammoth Lakes Parks and Recreation)

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