MAY 19, 2020
Welcome to the Parks & Recreation Roundup, a bi-monthly publication aimed at
keeping the community informed on our programs, events, and partnerships
E-Use Trail Rules & Etiquette
As warmer weather encourages more of us to recreate outside on city trails, the City of Steamboat Springs wants users to be aware of the 'rules of the trail' and how to recreate safely. With increased trail use, there has been a surge in new electric assist devices that may not be permitted. Only Class 1 e-bikes and e-scooters are allowed on paved trails, and e-toys are not permitted on trails, streets or sidewalks.
Haymaker Tees Off
Haymaker Golf Course swung into its 23rd season of play last Thursday, May 14. The course opened with enhanced public safety protocols designed to protect staff, guests and the community. The 18-hole course is open for walking (no carts at this time) from 7 AM to 5 PM daily with tee times available to Routt and Moffat County residents. The practice facility, including driving range and putting greens, will be closed until May 21.
Tennis Center Re-Opens
The Steamboat Tennis & Pickleball Center re-opened for business on Saturday, May 16. Anyone who wishes to visit the facility will need to make a court reservation online. During the initial reopening phase, there will be limits on the number of people allowed in the facility, and patrons can expect to see several new procedures that facilitate social distancing, help increase sanitation, and limit shared equipment.
Socially Distant Gardening
Do you want to be outside and get your hands dirty this summer? Social Gardening at the Yampa River Botanic Park will now become Socially Distant Gardening. For those who would like to help out in the garden, you will be able to sign up for shifts starting on May 20. Shifts will be limited to 9 volunteers at a time, and volunteers must register in advance, wear a face covering, and bring their own tools and gloves.
Transportation Master Plan
The Transportation Master Plan hit the digital highways this past week, and online opportunities to comment and weigh in will be taking place over the next few weeks. While many of the initial Q&A sessions took place last week, the virtual open house will be available through May 29. Visit the online portal to learn more, watch videos, take the community survey and participate in the online Q&A session.
Summer Program Updates
We know that many of you are anxiously awaiting updates on summer activities. We have been closely monitoring both state and local health guidelines, and have developed recommendations and plans for summer programming. These plans will be presented to City Council during tonight's meeting, and we hope to have details for you after the meeting, once more formal decisions and council direction is made.
A special COVID-19 page has been created on our website to help you navigate through these uncertain times. The page contains key information about the disease, as well as, Routt County and City of Steamboat Springs press releases, executive orders, emergency hotline numbers, and important contact information.

Visit the City of Steamboat Springs website by clicking on the button below for current information, updates and a list of resources related to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.
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