PARKS & RECREATION ROUNDUP
JANUARY 14, 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
E-Bike Focus Throttles Up
The Parks and Recreation Commission is considering possible recommendations to City Council for a trial period allowing e-bikes on soft surface, city owned trails. City policy only allows for class 1 e-bikes on the Yampa River Core Trail and Walton Creek Trail. Under the proposal, e-bikes would be allowed on additional trails for a one-year trial program. Voice your feedback and fill out a survey on Engage Steamboat!
Water Conservation Planning
Water plays a vital role across the Yampa Valley, and the City places a high value on preserving a healthy ecosystem, while also supporting urban growth. The City and the district are actively collaborating on an update to the 2011 Water Conservation Plan, which focuses on improving water conservation in our community. This will be the focus of an upcoming Talking Green presentation TODAY at 7 PM at the library.
Fat Bike Etiquette
We want to pass along a friendly reminder on Fat Bike Etiquette, as we have noticed a lot of deep ruts on the groomed Emerald Mountain trails this season. In the right conditions, a fat bike can be the ultimate winter recreation tool, but please stay off the trails when they are soft. This will help keep them in great condition all year long! Make sure that you can travel over snow without leaving a rut deeper than one inch.
Christmas Tree Recycling
The City is recycling Christmas trees into mulch! Dispose of your natural Christmas tree for FREE through the end of February by dropping it off in the northwest corner of the Howelsen Ice Complex parking lot. Drop off is available seven days a week from sunrise to sunset. The mulch will be provided to residents on a first-come, first-served basis in the spring, as well as used in City parks during the coming year.
FEATURED EVENTS
Harry Potter Learn to Skate
Hogwarts is coming to Howelsen! Join the fun on Sunday, January 19 from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM. The Steamboat Springs Skating Club will be providing FREE Learn to Skate Classes for ALL ages! Come discover the magic of figure skating at the Harry Potter themed event. Ice time, classes and skate rentals are provided at no cost. Dress warm for the ice, and know that Hogwarts themed apparel is highly encouraged!
Pickleball Rally in the Valley
Join us for a rally with the fastest growing sport in the valley! Beginning Thursday, January 23, the City of Steamboat Springs will be offering Pickleball play for all adults interested in this fast and fun opportunity. Games will be held on Thursday nights at the Tennis Center starting at 7:30 PM. You don't want to miss this opportunity to learn a new sport and stay active this winter. Visit the website for more info and to register!
PARTNER SPOTLIGHT
Court Sports 4 Life
The Court Sports 4 Life Foundation is a newly formed non-profit that will join forces with the Steamboat Tennis Association to help support the Steamboat Tennis and Pickleball Complex. The organizations will collaborate on supporting youth through the sport of tennis, work towards growing the sport of Pickleball, and enhancing the lives of residents and visitors. Visit the Tennis Center website to learn more.
UPCOMING EVENTS
JANUARY 14
Talking Green - Water Conservation
JANUARY 15
Town Challenge Ski Ascent Series
JANUARY 17
Council's Lunch and Listen
JANUARY 18
Emerald Mountain Snowshoe Tour
JANUARY 19
Ski Free Sunday at Howelsen Hill
JANUARY 22
Snowshoe History Happy Hour
JANUARY 25
Emerald Mountain Snowshoe Tour
JANUARY 26
Ski for Parkinson's at Haymaker
Ski Free Sunday at Howelsen Hill
FEBRUARY 2
Ski Free Sunday at Howelsen Hill
FEBRUARY 5-9 - Winter Carnival!
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