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Mammoth Recreations Newsletter
Mammoth Recreations Newsletter
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Mammoth Track Club to Host Whitmore Recreation Area Site Walk

The Mammoth Track Club is hosting an in-person meeting and venue site-walk at the Whitmore Recreation Area on Saturday, October 16, 2021, from 9-10am to provide information to the public about the Regional Park Program (RPP) grant project.
Recreation enthusiasts are invited to enjoy a coffee, tea and breakfast pastry or bagel while learning more about the Regional Park Program (RPP) grant project and the proposed improvements to the Whitmore Recreation Area. The club is looking to gather additional community design input for programming needs, space alternatives and path/fitness activities for the proposed recreation center and multi-use trail with fitness stations.

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 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.

Park updates

Parks and Facilities Update

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

Community Recreation Center (CRC) Update

We are fortunate to have blue skies in Mammoth Lakes allowing the contractor to make great progress on the site. Tubing is being installed on the ice rink floor all connected from the mid-rink header pipes. Crews are also preparing for the arrival of the ducting for the HVAC system and are removing large boulders from the site getting ready for the installation of the utilities for the mobility hub and CRC.

PUBLIC NOTICE: The Town has authorized work to start at 5:00AM on Wednesday, October 6 to accommodate the significant and critical amount of work for the placement of concrete for the ice rink floor.

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..

Rec center update

Basketball Court in mammoth

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.

Recreation Events, Programs and Activities

Work is Underway to Improve Town Multi-Use Paths (MUP’s) and Streets

Town residents and our many visitors can look forward to new ‘smooth’ rehabilitated multi-use paths or MUP’s on the popular Mammoth Lakes Trail System Town Loop. On July 21, Town Council awarded the $2.38 million Local Road and MUP Rehabilitation STIP Project to Qualcon Contractors, Inc. Funding was provided by The CalTrans State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) and work began on September 27. Please click here to review the construction map that highlights the many streets and MUP’s planned for improvements through October 20. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.

Multi use path

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.

Upgrades on the Inyo

Work has begun replacing flush toilets with vault toilets at various high use recreation facilities on the Inyo National Forest. This project is funded through the Great American Outdoor Act (GAOA), which benefits the American public through major investments in recreation infrastructure, public lands access, and land and water conservation. The new toilets will be able to be open year-round in the popular winter recreation areas such as the Lakes Basin.
Read the Press Release.

Around Town

Mono County Wellness Fall Program Schedule

Click here for information about the Fall program schedule.

Free Yoga and Guided Meditation – new location!
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1:30-3:00pm
Sierra Wellness Center, 181 Sierra Manor Road #4, Mammoth Lakes
Bring a towel or yoga mat and relax your mind and body.

Senior Breakfast Club
October 10 – November 28, 2021
Sundays, 8:00-9:30am
Various Locations
Join us for coffee, community, and conversation on Sunday mornings.

Game Night

October 10 – November 24, 2021
Sundays 5:00-7:00pm & Wednesdays 6:00-8:00pm
Sierra Wellness Center, 181 Sierra Manor Road #4, Mammoth Lakes
Join us for game night at the Sierra Wellness Center. A variety of games are available. All ages and abilities are welcome.

LBGTQ+ Potluck

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 from 6:00-8:00pm
Sierra Wellness Center, 181 Sierra Manor Road #4, Mammoth Lakes

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 1:30-3:00pm.

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 30: MHS Volleyball vs. Kern Valley, JV 4pm / Varsity 5pm
October 2: Mono Arts Council hosts the iPhone Photography Workshop
October 16: Whitmore Recreation Area site-walk with Mammoth Track Club
October 23: Mono Arts Council hosts the Knitting Circle

October 23-25: Morrison’s Bonus Derby Weekend

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