Mammoth Lakes Recreation This Week – May 26

Shady Rest DiscGolfPark Ribbon Cutting Ceremony!

Thank you Mammoth Lakes for helping us…finally, celebrate the opening of the Shady Rest DiscGolfPark on May 24! Parks and Recreation would like to thank the Town Council, Parks and Recreation Commission, Mammoth Lakes Recreation (Measure R funded special project), the Mammoth Ranger District of the Inyo National Forest, and the Mammoth Lakes Disc Golf Club for championing the project and working side-by-side with Town staff to install this professionally designed, PDGA sanctioned 18-hole disc golf course at Shady Rest Park. Instrumental in helping us build community through play and ensuring the long-term sustainability of the course are our Adopt-A-Hole Sponsors. THANK YOU! Click here to learn more about this FREE family-friendly, recreation amenity in Mammoth Lakes. Let’s go play!

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

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 a few spaces 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

Mountain Bike, Nature Camp 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. Click here to register!

UK International Soccer Camps: AM Half Day (6-14 years), Full Day and PM Half Day (7-14 years) and Mini Camps (5-6 years) available. June 13-17, June 27-July 1 and July 25-29. Click here to register.

Challenger Sports Soccer Camps: AM Half Day (6-14 years), Full Day and PM Half Day (8-14 years) and Tiny Tykes Camps (3-5 years) available. July 11-15 and August 1-5. Click here to register.

Playwell TEKnologie STEM LEGO® Camps: Pokemon STEM with LEGO® (July 5-8) and Minecraft STEM with LEGO® (August 8-12) for ages 6-11 years. Click here to register.

All our camps, including our soccer and LEGO® partner 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!

Whitmore Pool is NOW OPEN!

The Whitmore Pool is 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.

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. The Community Tennis Courts (1-4) and restrooms are now OPEN! 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.

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.

The State of the Inyo: May 26, 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 – scheduled to open at 2pm on Friday, May 27. Lakes Basin Trolley will operate from May 28.
Campgrounds open: Sherwin Creek, New Shady Rest, Mammoth Mtn. RV Park, Crowley (BLM)
Campgrounds closed: Old Shady Rest, 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.

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.

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.

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

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1:30-2:45pm
  • No class on May 26, 2022
  • Sierra Wellness Center, 181 Sierra Manor Road #4, Mammoth Lakes
  • 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

  • June 14, 2022, 6:00 – 8:00pm
  • 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 

  • June 21, 2022, 6:00-8:00pm
  • Sierra Wellness Center, 181 Sierra Manor Road #4, Mammoth Lakes
  • Parents of LBGTQIA+ children gather for support, community, and learning.

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 26-29: Mammoth Lakes Film Festival 
May 27: Tioga Road opens at 9am
May 27: Sierra Star Opening Day
May 27: Lakes Basin Road opens at 2pm
May 28: Lakes Basin Trolley commences operation
June 13: Adult Softball League Begins!

(From Mammoth Lakes Parks and Recreation)

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