PARKS & RECREATION ROUNDUP
JUNE 16, 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
Restoration Nears Completion
After a steady stream of construction, the activity on Spring Creek has receded as the Spring Creek Dam Restoration Project nears completion. Access to the creek and lower pond is now available. The off leash dog park (dog run), as well as the upper pond and trail around the upper pond remains closed for revegetation. The area is anticipated to reopen in late July, after proper vegetation has been established.
Rita Valentine Improvements
You will likely notice some extra activity taking place at Rita Valentine Park this summer. The city will be joining forces with Steamboat Digs Dogs to bring several new upgrades and improvements to the park this summer. Some of the upgrades include new soft surface trails, installing irrigation, planting aspen trees and installing limited fencing to create a more formal entry at the parking lot and back entrances of the park.
Sliding Into Summer
The Howler Alpine Slide will officially open for the summer this Friday, June 19. The slide will be open 11 AM to 5 PM, Friday through Sunday, during the month of June. Starting in July, the slide will be open from 10 AM to 5 PM, Thursday through Sunday. Enjoy scenic views of Steamboat Springs as you ride the chairlift to the top of historic Howelsen Hill, then experience the thrill of zooming down the 2,400 foot track.
Yellow Dog Project Launches
The Routt County Humane Society recently launched the Yellow Dog Project in the Yampa Valley. The goal of this international movement is to help educate the public and also identify dogs needing some extra space. Dogs wearing a yellow ribbon are sending a friendly reminder to give them space. Dogs with yellow ribbons are not necessarily aggressive, but may be fearful, are seniors, or recovering from an injury.
Pickleball Shootout
The Steamboat Tennis & Pickleball Center will be hosting a new Pickleball Shootout Tournament on June 27 and 28. The event will feature a fun format where players will be randomly placed into a group of 4 and earn points as they proceed through each round of play. The tournament offers a total of 5 divisions with 16 people per division. The cost to participate is $30 per person. Register by calling or visiting the front desk.
Practice Yoga in the Park
Yoga on the Green is now officially back for the summer at the Yampa River Botanic Park. Yoga is held Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 9 AM to 10 AM during the summer, weather permitting. Group size is limited to 50 people, and is on a first come, first served basis. Participants are asked to wear a face covering and space mats 6 feet apart. A $10 donation is greatly appreciated and helps support the park.
Help Spruce Up Our Parks
As have many other organizations, we've had to make many budget cuts and service reductions over the past months. We've worked hard to reallocate staff and make up about 300 of the 900 hours a week we typically hire in seasonal labor. If you are interested in helping spruce up your local city parks, we’d love to have your help, and can provide you with fun projects based on your skill set and interests.
Celebrate Father's Day
Celebrate Father's Day at Haymaker Golf Course! Practice on the range with our Bucket & Beverage special for only $11, then sit down to a delicious lunch at the Patio Grill. The Golf Shop has all the gear dad needs to up his game including clubs, bags and apparel. Our golf pros are on hand daily to assist you and help find that perfect gift for dad. Call the Golf Shop at 970-870-1846 for more information!
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