NOVEMBER 3, 2020
Welcome to the Parks & Recreation Roundup, a bi-monthly publication aimed at
keeping the community informed on our programs, events, and partnerships
Yampa River Reopens
The commercial and voluntary closures on the Yampa River were lifted at the end of October. Given the recent snow and cooler temperatures, river flows are projected to continue increasing to acceptable levels. Over the past few months, the river flows consistently ranged below 50% of average due to continued drought conditions across the region, which prompted the initial river closure this past summer/fall.
Buy Your Season Passes Today
While you can still purchase your season passes online, beginning tomorrow, you can also visit the concession stand at the Howelsen Hill Lodge to purchase or pick-up your passes. Pre-season concession hours are Tuesday through Friday from 1 PM to 6 PM and on Saturday from 12 PM to 2 PM. During pre-season pass sales, visitors are asked to use the outdoor ticket window on the backside of the lodge.
Holiday Sports Camps
Steamboat Tennis & Pickleball will offer a number of fun camps for adults and youth this holiday season. Whether you play tennis, pickleball, or both, they have camps available for everyone. Have fun while also honing your skills during the holiday break. Adult tennis camp will take place Dec 22-23 and pickleball camp will take place Jan 2-3. Youth tennis camp will take place Dec 30-31 and pickleball camp Dec 27-28.
VF Foundation Gifts $1.5M
The City of Steamboat Springs, along with Howelsen Hill Ski Area, want to express thanks and gratitude to the VF Foundation and our partners at the Winter Sports Club for their generous donation and efforts in support of the Barrows Chairlift project. This generous $1.5M donation, along with the $2.15M contributed by the city, will help fund the replacement of the old two-person lift with a new fixed-grip triple chairlift.
Pumpkins for Piggies
Don't let your old pumpkins end up in the landfill, put them to use as animal feed and compost! Drop off your expired pumpkins at the Howelsen Hill Rodeo Grounds this Wednesday (11/4) from 4 PM to 6 PM. All pumpkins will be accepted for free until the farmer's trucks are full (limit 2 pumpkins per household). Innovative Regeneration Colorado will be accepting all additional pumpkins to be composted for $5.
Learn to Skate This Fall/Winter
Our friends at the Steamboat Skating Club will be offering Learn to Skate classes this fall/winter. Classes will take place Sundays from 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM beginning Nov 8. The cost to participate is $90 for the six week program and includes Learn to Skate USA membership, group coaching, free skate time and skate rentals. Visit the club's website for additional information and to register today!
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