Mammoth Lakes Recreation This Week – May 19

Whitmore Pool is NOW OPEN!

The Whitmore Pool is now open for lap swim and Mammoth Lakes Swim Team practice. Lap swim times are as follows: AM Lap Swim (Monday-Friday 6:30-8:30am) & PM Lap Swim (Monday/Wednesday/Friday) 5:30-7:30pm. Please 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 stroke improvement lessons. The pool opens for public swimming and weekends beginning Saturday, June 11, 2022.

We Have Summer Camp Spots Available – Register Now! 

Crafters Art Camp: This camp is now open to 4th graders and older. It is an art/adventure hybrid camp with an emphasis on creating keepsake crafts such as lip balm, journal binding, flower pots, etc.  Crafters Art Camp Registration

Valentine Reserve Camp: This camp is for students in grades 2 or 3. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn some awesome facts about our galaxy in the mornings before hopping into some adventurous Parks and Rec action in the afternoon. Register for Valentine Reserve Camp

Counselor in Training (CIT): Our counselor in training camp is our only program designed for High School age students. Join us in an exciting week of adventures as we simultaneously work on developing leadership skills. If you complete this camp, you will be eligible to volunteer with us or even get a summer job! Counselor in Training Registration

Sports Camp: Only 1 space left in this non-stop sports-packed camp for grades 2 – 5. Campers sample soccer, basketball, and volleyball to kickball, water polo, and even a track and field day. This camp is perfect for your athletic enthusiast! Sports Camp Registration

Middle School Aquatics, Mountain Bike, and Wave Rave: We only have a couple spots left in each of these camps.  This is a unique opportunity to register for one of our stellar camps if you are a bit late to the game. Middle School Camp Programs

All our camps are supported by the Tony Colasardo Scholarship fund.  If you need financial assistance to participate in one of our great programs, we are delighted to help you. Please don’t allow financial restrictions to be a barrier that keeps you from joining us this summer. For questions, please contact Doug Gebhart at (760) 965-3699.

Adult Softball Begins June 13

Get your team together and join our Coed or Men’s Slow Pitch Softball League this summer. All abilities welcome! League play begins June 13 at Shady Rest Park. Registered teams can schedule practice beginning in May. Please email or call the Parks and Recreation Department at (760) 965-3690 for information or to register your team!

Parks and Recreation is Hiring!

Are you passionate about recreation? If you’re looking for an opportunity that would allow you to play a crucial role in the oversight and development of recreation programs at the Town of Mammoth Lakes Community Recreation Center, apply now! We’re looking for a dedicated Recreation Supervisor to join our growing Parks & Recreation Department, with a primary focus on delivering year-round programming and supervision of operations of our facilities.  Apply online.

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

Work is underway on the site to build the Sprung structure. Look for the weekly #crcupdate 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. The Town will maintain public restrooms on the eastside of Mammoth Creek Park accessible from the multi-use path.  We invite you to enjoy one of our many playgrounds at Trails End Park, Shady Rest Park and the Community Center. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding as we work towards enhancing our community recreation amenities.

Micro-Mobility Bird Scooters Are In Mammoth Lakes!

Bird has deployed their eco-friendly electric scooters in Mammoth Lakes. The start-up phase of this project involves Bird delivering 50 electric scooters to the Town as a pilot program. The e-scooters can be used to replace gas-powered car trips when going to the store, meeting up with friends, exploring the community and taking many other daily trips. Scooters are permitted on paths and trails that are currently authorized for e-bikes; however, they are limited to specific areas throughout town (not permitted in Lakes Basin), and have built in speed limits, slow zones, no riding zones, and preferred parking areas. Scooter riders need to be 18 years or older, have a valid driver’s license and are recommended to wear a helmet. Download the Bird App or click here for additional information.

Summer of Stewardship: Trail Days 2022

The Town of Mammoth Lakes and Inyo National Forest are teaming up for the 13th season of Trails Days on the Mammoth Lakes Trail System. Sign up for volunteer shifts one week in advance to receive detailed instructions on location and activity. This summer we’ll be working in the Sherwins area, finishing new trails in the Lakes Basin, and adding water-centric opportunities to our Host Program! All ages and ability levels are welcome. Children must be supervised by a parent or guardian, and all volunteers must sign a liability waiver prior to beginning work. We will provide all necessary tools and specialized safety gear, but ask participants to arrive with personal protective equipment (masks, gloves, sunglasses) and proper clothing for your assignment. Water Host must provide their own watercraft. And please don’t forget your sunscreen, hat, bug spray, or water bottle.

2022 Suicide Awareness 5Kish Walk

Register now for the first-ever Suicide Awareness 5kish Walk this Sunday, May 22. Raise awareness, learn about resources, build community resiliency, and honor loved ones lost. This free event will start and finish at Mammoth Brewing Company and includes aid stations provided by Mammoth Mountain, The Warming Hut, and Stellar Brew. Live music will be provided after the walk by Pitter Patter and a raffle will be held to raise funds for Wild Iris and Shine, two local non-profits providing resources to individuals at risk for suicide. Please bring a photo, note, or memento if you would like to contribute to the community memorial wall.  Register Here!

Please Leash Your Dog! 

While enjoying beautiful Shady Rest Park or the sensational views at the Sherwins Trailhead, please leash your dog and leave no trace! Trash bins are provided, along with complimentary doggie bags so please keep your dog on a leash, pick up your dogs waste AND put it in the trash bin. It is unlawful for any dog owner to allow their dog to run at large within the Town of Mammoth Lakes Municipal Boundary. All dogs shall be kept securely fastened by a chain, rope, or leash unless securely confined within private property legally controlled by the owner of the dog. We encourage responsible dog ownership while visiting these high-use areas by adhering to the Town Municipal Code below. 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.

The State of the Inyo: May 12, 2022

Mammoth Ranger District
Roads open: Mammoth Scenic Loop.
Roads closed: Hwy. 203 (continuing to the Reds Meadow Rd.) at Mammoth Mountain Inn, Old Mammoth Rd. to Lake Basin Rd., and Lakes Basin Rd.
Campgrounds open: New Shady Rest, Mammoth Mtn. RV Park, Crowley (BLM)
Campgrounds closed: Old Shady, Sherwin Creek (projected May 20th), Pine Glen, Twin Lakes, Pine City, Lake Mary, Lake George, Coldwater, Reds Meadow, Agnew Meadows Family, Agnew Meadows Horse, Agnew Meadows Group Pumice Flat, Pumice Flat Group, Minaret Falls, Upper Soda.
Devils Postpile Ranger Station: closed
Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center: open 7 days a week from 8:30am to 4:30pm.

Zumba Classes

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

Adult Dance Fitness Classes

Looking to get in shape for a summer of hiking, biking, swimming, SUPing or whatever else it is you do? Join Coach Ally at the Community Center on Tuesday (5:30pm) and Thursday (6:00pm) evenings for Dance Fitness classes. Sessions include hip-hop, jazz, ballet and musical theater. At $6 a class, or $40 for a 10 class punch card, it’s a bargain! For more information, and to register, please visit:

Mono County Wellness Program Schedule

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

Clubhouse Live

  • Tuesdays and Fridays, 3:30-5:00pm
  • Sierra Wellness Center, 181 Sierra Manor Road #4, Mammoth Lakes
  • Free afterschool program for middle and high school students. Snacks, activities, and help with homework are provided.

Yoga and Guided Meditation

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.
  • May 22: Mammoth Coffee Roasters

Open Space Hang

LBGTQIA+ Potluck – 2nd Tuesday of each month

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

CSA#1 – FREE Community Spring Classes! 

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

Mammoth Hospital

Mammoth Hospital CARES – And We Care About Your Input!

Mammoth Hospital has launched “Join the Conversation” – to get YOUR feedback on local healthcare needs and priorities. Join the Conversation today by clicking here.

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

Mono Arts Council

Art + Wine

Join us at the Community Arts Center to learn how to paint, draw, print, mosaic, etc… all while in the real or ‘virtual’ company of friends. Taught by local and visiting artists, you’ll come away with a masterpiece. It’s okay if you don’t consider yourself an artist – let us show you how to unleash your creative spirit! Click here to register or for more information.

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:


May 22: Mono County Suicide Awareness 5Kish Walk
May 25-29: Mammoth Lakes Film Festival 
June 13: Adult Softball League Begins!

(From Mammoth Parks and Recreation)

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