PARKS & RECREATION ROUNDUP
JUNE 30, 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
Still Room To Play This Summer
With the initial deadline for need-based registrations fully accommodated, the city's Adventure Bound summer camp program has additional room and is now accepting online registrations. In order to maintain consistent groups, camps are being offered on a weekly basis only, Monday through Thursday, for Routt County residents only. Space is limited and spots will be offered on a first come, first served basis.
Curb Your Green Thumb
With nearly 400,000 different plants known to science, determining what might be an exotic and rare perennial versus a weed takes not only a green thumb, but years of experience and training. Recently, isolated instances have taken place at the Yampa River Botanic Park where plants have been pulled, and in some cases, sprayed with a herbicide. Please take only pictures when visiting and leave the weeding to the pros.
Rare Air Adult Tennis Camp
Join the Steamboat Springs Tennis Center for the first Rare Air Adult Tennis Camp, July 10-12. Three full days of training from 9 AM to 12 PM and 2 PM to 5 PM. The camp will cover everything from tactics to stroke production, and doubles strategy to mental toughness. The camp will conclude with a camp party on Sunday, July 12 from 5 PM to 6:30 PM. Register by calling or swinging by the front desk this week.
Tubing Etiquette & Safety
With spring snow melt slowing, water levels in the Yampa River have dropped below 700 cfs, making it safe to begin tubing. In order to have a fun and enjoyable day on the river, we ask that tubers follow a few simple rules that will help keep everyone safe, while also protecting the health of our river ecosystem. Remember, the safest and most reliable way to tube the Yampa River is to use one of our amazing local outfitters!
Take a Step Back in Time
Step back in time with a tour of the historic Mesa Schoolhouse and experience student and teacher life at the turn-of-the-century in this beautiful one-room schoolhouse. Join the historians from the Tread of Pioneers Museum to learn about historic toys and recess games, Routt County school history, and more! The next tour will take place tomorrow, July 1 from 1 PM to 3 PM and is FREE fun for the entire family.
Yampatika Summer Programs
Our friends at Yampatika are offering many fun and educational programs this summer. Take a walking Mineral Springs Tour, enjoy a short hike and learn about local plant life on one of the Wildflower Wanders, or chat with a naturalist on site at Fish Creek Falls. All of these summer programs are FREE to the public, but some do require registration in advance. Visit Yampatika's website for additional information and to sign-up today!
Tips for a Safe Fourth of July
As the community readies to enjoy a new and different type of Fourth of July this year, the City of Steamboat Springs offers some tips and advice to help celebrate the holiday safely. This summer's celebration is unique with enhanced concerns around COVID-19. While some traditional holiday events have been canceled, others have developed new twists. Visit the link below for a list of ways to stay safe and have fun!
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