PARKS & RECREATION ROUNDUP
DECEMBER 17, 2020
Welcome to the Parks & Recreation Roundup, a bi-monthly publication aimed at
keeping the community informed on our programs, events, and partnerships
DEPARTMENT HIGHLIGHTS
Hut Rentals Now Available
Seven unique a-frame warming huts have been constructed to help guests stay warm this season at Howelsen Hill. Five of these huts will be available for daily rentals starting this weekend. The huts were made in-house by Parks & Recreation staff and furnished with a generous donation from Annie's Home Consignment. Currently huts will only be rented to parties from the same household until restrictions are lifted.
Sledding Hill Opens Tomorrow
The crown jewel of the city's parks system, Howelsen Hill, will open a free sledding hill for the community on Friday, December 18. The new sledding hill, a 20-foot-high slope created with man-made snow, will continue to grow throughout the season with fresh snow from Mother Nature. The hill will be open from 8 AM to 10 PM daily and visitors are asked to use the 5th street entrance and park inside the Rodeo Grounds.
Haymaker Recognized
Haymaker Golf Course was recognized by Audubon International for their certification as an Audubon Signature Sanctuary for the past 20 years. The honor was achieved through a two-decade commitment to environmental stewardship and efforts by the course to maintain a comprehensive environmental management program. Join us in congratulating Haymaker Golf Course in this monumental achievement.
Give the Gift of Membership
Are you still looking for a gift to give that person who is impossible to buy for? Why not gift them an annual membership to the Yampa River Botanic Park? While visiting the park is always free, your membership gift helps to support the park and comes with a lot of other great benefits, including, free access to over 320 gardens across North America. Visit the park website today and give the gift of membership.
PARTNER SPOTLIGHTS
Iconic Steamboat Tours
Join the Tread of Pioneers Museum and Steamboat Creates for a new, free guided walking tour of Steamboat's most iconic historic and cultural sites in downtown. The tour starts at the historic Depot Art Center with free hot cocoa and includes stops throughout downtown at various mineral springs, historic buildings, cultural sites, hidden surprises and art murals. Tours will be offered Fridays at 12 PM this winter.
Extreme Snowshoers Wanted
As the snow piles up on the Emerald Mountain singletrack, Routt County Riders is looking for volunteers to help pack down and create a solid base along the trail system for winter fat biking. RCR will share the 2020-2021 singletrack grooming map soon, but until then, visit their website to review fat biking options, etiquette and to obtain more information about this and many other volunteer opportunities.
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Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
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