PARKS & RECREATION ROUNDUP
OCTOBER 31, 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 Playground Opens
Despite the recent inclement weather, park crews were able to finish the final touches on the new playground structure in West Lincoln Park and open on schedule last week. A community celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the park on Saturday, October 26. Local youth had the opportunity to explore the new playground and all of its exciting and unique amenities before the most recent snowfall this week.
Season Passes Now On Sale
With the colder temperatures and recent snowfall in the Yampa Valley, the start of season pass sales at historic Howelsen Hill signals another sign that the ski season is just around the corner. Season passes are now available for purchase online. Passes will be available for pickup and purchase at the concession stand starting November 5. Don't forget to purchase your pass by November 16 to ensure the lowest price.
Community Feedback Wanted
The City of Steamboat Springs is seeking input on two topics of concentration to the community - river user fees / tax or fee on the purchase of tubes, and changes to the current e-bike policy and permitted trails. The general public can learn more about these topics and provide input online for both via engagesteamboat.net by clicking on the Yampa River Recreation or E-Bikes project tabs on the website homepage.
Kicking Off Winter Operations
With record snowfall in October and colder temperatures ahead, staff are transitioning to winter park operations. Snowmaking fired up in force on October 10, and will continue daily as conditions permit. With the shift in seasons, restrooms in several parks are now closed. Multi-use trails on Emerald Mountain are currently open, but as the sunshine and warmer temperatures return, please stay off muddy / wet trails.
FEATURED EVENTS
Downtown Halloween Stroll
All of the ghouls and goblins will be out for tonight's Downtown Halloween Stroll on Lincoln Avenue. Get dressed in your best costume and come downtown for a night of spooktacular trick-or-treating. Businesses along Lincoln Avenue will open their doors and provide plenty of tricks and treats for the entire family. If you are just up for a little people watching, grab your broomstick and fly downtown for dinner or drinks.
SSWSC Ski & Sport Swap
Come down to Howelsen Hill on Saturday, November 9 to buy, sell or trade your gear. Start shopping early at 8 AM for a $10 entry donation, 9 AM for a $5 entry donation, or shop for FREE from 10 AM to 2 PM. If you have gear to sell, you can pick up your consignment tags (5 for $1) at the Winter Sports Club Office upstairs. A total of 35% of your purchase / consignment will help support local SSWSC athletes.
UPCOMING EVENTS
OCTOBER 31
Halloween Stroll
NOVEMBER 1
First Friday Exhibit - Postcards of the Past
Yampa Valley Wellness Conference
First Friday Artwalk
NOVEMBER 2
9th Annual Arts & Craft Fair
NOVEMBER 5
Howelsen Hill Concession Opens
History Happy Hours
NOVEMBER 8
Museum Behind the Scenes Tours
Steamboat Wranglers Hockey Game
NOVEMBER 9
SSWSC Ski and Sport Swap
Steamboat Wranglers Hockey Game
Friend of the Yampa - Big Snow Bash
NOVEMBER 10
Steamboat Wranglers Hockey Game
NOVEMBER 14
Community Blood Drive
245 Howelsen Parkway
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
970-879-4300
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