PARKS & RECREATION ROUNDUP
JULY 28, 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
Parent-Junior Golf Tournament
Enjoy a fun and relaxing day of golf with family at Haymaker Golf Course during the annual Parent-Junior Championship. This year's event will take place on Sunday, August 2, with tee times starting at 12 PM. The event is open to parents and youth 9 years of age and older, with a two player team format. The tournament fee is $25 per team, with a $30 green fee for parents, kids play free! Prizes and lunch are included!
Music on the Green
The Music on the Green series continues this week at the Yampa River Botanic Park with performances by Jon Gibbs & Randy Kelley. The show will take place on Friday, July 31 starting at 10 AM. Due to current group size limits, a ticket is required, but admission is still free. Ticket reservations will begin on Wednesday at 10 AM via the Strings Music Festival website. Tickets for this show will go fast, so jump online early!
Tennis Learn & Play Program
If you are new to tennis, or haven't played in a while, join one of the Tennis Center's Learn and Play programs today! Each six week session includes six individual group lessons (one per week) for only $75. While the first session has already started, a second session will begin on August 5 and will host lessons each Wednesday through September 9 from 12 PM to 1 PM weekly. Call or visit the Tennis Center to sign up!
Pilot Composting Program
A pilot project launched a new way to compost organic waste for residential and business customers through a unique new partnership with Innovative Regeneration Colorado (IRC) and the City of Steamboat Springs. Program participants are able to drop-off organic waste in buckets (provided by the program) at the Rodeo Grounds. If all goes well with this initial test period, the program will hopefully continue to expand.
Parks & Rec Professionals Day
Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed two proclamations honoring July as Parks and Recreation Month, and today, July 28, as Parks and Recreation Professionals Day. The governor highlighted the efforts of park staffs across the state as they continue to work tirelessly throughout the COVID-19 crisis to ensure that local parks, trails and open spaces remain accessible to all. Happy Parks and Recreation Day to all!
STAFF SPOTLIGHT
Get to Know Us
Welcome to our newest employee, Matt Barnard, who joined the team in mid-March as our new Parks Project Manager. Matt moved to North Routt with his wife and two daughters from Lakeville, Minnesota, and enjoys mountain biking, hiking and cruising in his refurbished Westfalia van. Since his arrival, Matt has made key contributions on a number of projects, including, the Yampa River restoration & access project, NPR trail extension, Howelsen Hill stabilization and chairlift replacement projects and the Sombrero Stables improvement project.
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