PARKS & RECREATION ROUNDUP
MAY 8, 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
Muddy Trail Etiquette
As spring slowly progresses and terrain in the valley begins to dry out, please respect trail closures and help prevent long-term damage by staying off of muddy trails. Currently all of the city-maintained Emerald Mountain singletrack trails are closed. The Open Space and Trails crew will continue to monitor trail conditions daily and will mark trails as open when appropriate.
Haymaker Opening May 15
Spring has finally arrived and Haymaker Golf Course will officially open for business on Wednesday, May 15. Players will have an opportunity to dust off the cobwebs at the Haymaker practice facility beginning on Friday, May 10. Enjoy a few hours hitting balls at the driving range or practicing your putts before tackling the greens next week. Go online to book your tee times today.
Howelsen Ice Arena Closure
The Howelsen Ice Arena will be closing for annual spring maintenance on Monday, May 20. The facility will be closed for two weeks, and will reopen to the public on Monday, June 3. During the closure, staff will be working to complete several projects including locker room upgrades, painting, removal and re-installation of the ice sheet, and general cleaning and maintenance.
Seasonal Off-Leash Changes
As we move towards summer, seasonal changes are taking place in portions of two off-leash trail areas including Butcherknife Trail and Whistler Park. Segments of these areas that were off leash or leashed during the winter, have now switched for the summer. Off leash areas are clearly signed at the entry/exit points, and include maps outlining each area in more detail.
UPCOMING EVENTS
Steamboat Digs Dogs Spring Cleanup Event
Steamboat Digs Dogs will be hosting a spring cleanup this Saturday, May 11 from 12 PM to 2 PM. Participants can meet at the Wells Fargo parking lot and will be divided into groups to help clean several areas around town. Team leaders will help provide transportation, and all necessary cleaning supplies will be provided.
Routt County Cleanup Day
Routt County and the City of Steamboat Springs will host the annual community cleanup day from 8 AM to 1 PM on Saturday, May 18. Individuals, businesses and organizations are invited to participate in the cleanup efforts, which will focus on various roads throughout the county. A post event BBQ lunch will take place at Olympian Hall from 12 PM to 1 PM.
PARTNER SPOTLIGHT
Trail Maintenance
Endowment Fund
The Trail Maintenance Endowment Fund is a permanent endowment that supports specific, non-motorized trail and trailhead maintenance projects on public lands in Routt and Moffat Counties. The fund is managed by a board of land managers and citizens, who determine trail maintenance priorities and projects each year.
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