Mammoth Lakes, Recreation This Week! Parks and Rec Newsletter

Recreation This Week
Parks and Recreation News
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Whitmore Recreation Area Survey – win a prize package!

The Town in partnership with Mammoth Lakes Recreation (MLR), Mammoth Hospital, Mammoth Track Club and Mammoth Lakes Trails and Public Access (MLPTA), are submitting a $3 million competitive grant application for the Proposition 68 Regional Park Program. The Town is seeking community design input for recreation features, programming needs, space alternatives and path/fitness activities for the proposed Recreation Center and Multi-Use Trail at the Whitmore Recreation Area. Please take a few minutes to complete the online survey (closes soon!) and have a chance to win a prize package compliments of the Mammoth Track Club.

Free Skate Night!

FREE Skate Night at the RecZone! 

Join us this Friday, September 24 from 6-8pm for a FREE Friday Night Skate at the Mammoth RecZone. Scooters, skateboards, roller skates and roller blades are all welcome. Limited roller skates and blades are available for complimentary use.

PowerGame is at the RecZone

Parks and Rec have created a shoot-around space at the Mammoth RecZone to showcase the PowerGame Sport Court planned for installation next summer at the Community Recreation Center. Look for upcoming events and activities at the RecZone to try-out this leading outdoor multi-sport flooring system.

PowerGame+ at the RecZone
NEW Fall Bike Squad

NEW Fall Bike Squad

You asked for more biking, so here it is! Join us for 5 after school bike sessions for 1st – 2nd graders and 3rd to 5th graders, beginning September 29. Parks and Rec staff will pick-up bikers from school, tour the trails around town and finish at the RecZone. Cost is $45 per participant – Register online

NEW Sleep Well Tonight Class

Parks and Rec is hosting a NEW Toddler Fitness Class for ages 2 – 4 this fall. The class is scheduled every Tuesday from 5:00 – 5:45pm beginning on September 28 and ending on October 26. Join us for 5 energy-busting and jam packed toddler fitness classes; semi-guaranteed to help your little one sleep. Cost is $45 per participant – Register online

NEW Sleep Well Tonight!
NEW Skate to Ski!

NEW Skate to Ski! 

Winter is just around the corner so get your ski legs in shape! Join coach Suzanne Nottingham for an introduction to inline skating (rollerblading) and how it will help your skiing skills. The class is limited to 6 students. Skate to Ski is scheduled on Saturday, October 16 from 10:00-1:00am at the RecZone. Fee is only $10! Register online or call (760) 965-3690.

NEW Guided Full Moon Hike

Join Mammoth Lakes Parks and Rec on this family adventure as we explore the sights, smells, and sounds of the eastern sierra on a guided full moon night hike. On Wednesday, October 20 at 6:15pm we’ll start at the RecZone and head out along the bike path to the scenic overlook. Along the way we’ll stop and demonstrate several activities that showcase how the dark influences our senses. We’ll get a snack at the overlook and head back to the RecZone. All children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Adult $10/Child $5 Register online or call (760) 965-3690.

NEW Guided Full Moon Hike
Shady Rest DiscGolfPark

Parks and Facilities Update

Shady Rest Park, Trails End Park, Volcom Brothers Skatepark, Whitmore Recreation Area, Community Tennis Courts (1-4) and the multi-use pathways throughout town and the Lakes Basin are OPEN. Work is underway at the Shady Rest DiscGolfPark installing new recreation tee pads and tee signs. Please watch for workers and volunteers! Learn more about the status of our parks, trails and facilities here.

Community Recreation Center (CRC) Update 

Blue skies prevail in Mammoth Lakes with a chill in the air announcing the arrival of fall. The subcontractor is working to prepare the ice rink floor for the placement of concrete scheduled for early October. On the east side, crews are tying the rebar with the ‘chairs’ or hooks that will hold the rink piping and on the westside, crews continue to level the site utilizing precision laser levels.
Temporary park closure: For the duration of construction for the new Community Recreation Center (estimated 12 months), 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. For additional information about the new CRC, please visit the dedicated website and look for #crcupdates on the Town’s Facebook page..

Recreation Events, Programs and Activities
T-Mobile Hometown Grant

T-Mobile Awards Hometown Grant to Mammoth Lakes

The Town of Mammoth Lakes was awarded a $50,000 grant to build a community dog park. T-Mobile is committing $25 million over the next 5-years to help communities across America thrive. As a recipient of the T-Mobile Hometown Grant program, the Town is now one-step closer to installing a free, pet-friendly dog park that will not only promote community inclusion and socialization for both dog owners and their pets, but will ultimately build a stronger, safer and happier community of Mammoth Lakes. Read the Press Release.

Controlling Speed on an E-bike

Learn from Mammoth Lakes Trail System Trails manager Joel Rathje and Kim Anaclerio from Mammoth Lakes Recreation about controlling your speed and being respectful of others on an e-bike in Mammoth Lakes by clicking on the photo to watch the video. Visit our local retailers for ride tips and rentals: Footloose Sports, Wave Rave Snowboard Shop, P3 Mammoth,  ASO Mammoth, Get Outdoors 365, Mammoth Mountain Bike Park and Play Big Outdoors.

Controlling speed on an E-bike

Inyo National Forest

State of the Inyo: Mammoth Ranger District

Roads open: Reds Meadow Rd., Lake Basin Rd., Mammoth Scenic Loop.
Campgrounds open: Brown’s Owens River (private, closes 9/30/21), Crowley (BLM), Mammoth Mtn. RV Park, New Shady Rest (est. close 10/31), Twin Lakes (est. close 10/17).
Campground closing 9/26: Pine Glen, Coldwater.
Campgrounds closed: Old Shady, Sherwin Creek, Pine City, Lake George, Lake Mary, Reds Meadow, Agnew Meadows Family, Agnew Meadows Horse, Agnew Meadows Group Pumice Flat, Pumice Flat Group, Minaret Falls, Upper Soda.
Devils Postpile: Open. The Devils Postpile Ranger Station is closed. The Reds Meadow Shuttle is not operating for the remainder of this season. Minaret Vista is staffed seven days a week and will manage traffic issues as needed.
Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center: Open to virtual services seven days a week, 8:30 am-4:30 pm. ESIA is operating the bookstore daily, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Around Town

Mammoth Track Club

Practices at the Whitmore Track run every Tuesday morning at 7am from June through October. Membership is $50 for the season and you can register here.

FREE Yoga and Guided Meditation

Join Mono County Behavioral Health for FREE Yoga and Guided Mediation at Shady Rest Park (Softball Field 1) on Thursdays from 1:30pm-3:00pm.

Yoga Eastern Sierra

Yoga Eastern Sierra is offering Vinyasa Yoga classes at Shady Rest Park on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30am. For more information, please click 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 yoga, support groups, prenatal classes, and education series on nutrition and mindfulness.  Check out all of their classes and schedule here.

Mammoth Lakes Library

Maker Space To-Go

Join the makerspace monthly e-newsletter and learn about maker space projects for home including some to-go kits. Currently featuring Itty-Bitty Nature Book plus Scavenger Hunt Kits, Mindful Watercolor Card Kit and Cyanotype Sun Print Kit. Join their bi-monthly newsletter here

Mammoth Lakes Library Story Hour

Join Mammoth Lakes library for a virtual story every Wednesday at 10:30am in English and in Spanish on the first and third Fridays of the month via the Mammoth Lakes Library Facebook Page. Mammoth Library also has a resource page to keep school aged children busy while learning from home.


Watch movies, TV Shows, Audiobooks and more with your library card! Your Mono County Library Card now gives you up to four free checkouts per month from HOOPLA Digital. Click here for more info.

Around Town

September 22-26: Mammoth Lakes Film Festival
September 23-26: Mammoth Yoga Festival
September 24: FREE Skate Night at the RecZone
September 24: MHS Husky Football vs. Whitehall, 7pm
September 24-25: Village Summer Jam
September 25: Mammoth High Alpine Porsche Tour
September 26: Nevada Interscholastic Cycling League Race Series, Mammoth Lakes
September 28: MHS Volleyball vs. Rosamond, JV 4pm / Varsity 5pm
September 30: MHS Volleyball vs. Kern Valley, JV 4pm / Varsity 5pm
October 2: Mono Arts Council hosts the iPhone Photography Workshop
October 23: Mono Arts Council hosts the Knitting Circle

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