PARKS & RECREATION ROUNDUP
JUNE 18, 2019
Welcome to the Parks & Recreation Roundup, a bi-monthly publication aimed at
keeping the community informed on our programs, events, and partnerships
DEPARTMENT HIGHLIGHTS
New Downhill MTB Trail Opens
The upper section of a new downhill-only mountain bike trail on Spring Creek has officially opened to the public. The newly opened section of trail runs from Dry Lake Campground to just above Bridge #6, and was funded by 2A tax dollars. The trail is the result of a close collaboration between the City and the U.S. Forest Service, and is being built by Routt County Riders.
Steamboat Pro Rodeo Series
Saddle up and experience a local tradition as the Steamboat Pro Rodeo Series kicks off the 2019 season this weekend. The Pro Rodeo Series takes place every Friday and Saturday throughout the summer at Brent Romick Arena. Shows begin at 7:30 PM, but you will want to get there early to enjoy the live music and delicious western BBQ. Purchase your tickets online today!
Music On The Green
The Yampa River Botanic Park is proud to partner with Strings on this fun and FREE series throughout the summer. Music and park lovers of all ages are invited to visit on Thursdays at 12:15 PM to enjoy live music. Bring your lawn chairs, pack a lunch, and settle in for an afternoon filled with music, friends, and fresh mountain air. Concerts begin June 20 and run through August 15.
Olympic Heritage Tours
This summer, join the Tread of Pioneers Museum and the United States' only six-time winter Olympian Todd Lodwick, for weekly Olympic Heritage tours. The free, one-hour tours, take place on Tuesday mornings and start at the historic Howelsen Hill Lodge. Explore Steamboat's Olympic heritage, the history of Howelsen Hill, and the many unique talents of Carl Howelsen.
UPCOMING EVENTS
FREE Summer Concert Series
Steamboat Free Summer Concerts has been Keepin' It Free since 1993 and will be lighting up the stage at Howelsen Hill again this summer. The first show of the season is set for Saturday, June 29, and features California surf/rock band, The Expendables & The Movement. Gates open at 5:30 PM, so arrive early to grab a seat and enjoy dinner from one of the onsite vendors.
Steamboat Classic
Pickleball Tournament
The Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs and Rocky Mountain Pickleball are excited to host the Steamboat Classic Pickleball Tournament July 5 through July 7. Online registration is available through Saturday, June 29 and fees include a $45 registration fee, $5 referee fee and $10 per event fee. Visit the event website for details.
PARTNER SPOTLIGHT
United States Forest Service
The United States Forest Service (USFS) manages the nation's 154 national forests and 20 grasslands, making up over 193 million acres. In Steamboat Springs, the Hahn's Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District manages over 500,000 acres ranging from sagebrush flats to forested mountains. The City and USFS partner on many projects, including those using 2A Trails tax funds.
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