PARKS & RECREATION ROUNDUP
OCTOBER 6, 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
Howelsen Passes Now On Sale
Passes for the upcoming 2020-2021 ski season are now available online. Visit our website to view pass options and pricing for this season. Both Alpine and Nordic passes are available, and children 4 and under ski free! The concession stand will be open with limited hours beginning on Wednesday, November 4 for pass pick-up and in-person pass sales. Stay tuned for additional COVID updates moving forward.
FREE Mulch Available
After chipping thousands of tree limbs from the wind storm last month, the fresh mulch will be available FREE to the public starting next week. Mulch will be available for pick-up (you load) beginning Monday, October 12 through Sunday, October 18 in the northwest corner of the Rodeo Grounds. Crews will be available to help load with machinery Thursday (10/15) and Friday (10/16) from 8 AM to 4 PM.
Fall Bulb & Peony Benefit
There are only a few days left to shop the Fall Bulb & Peony Benefit at the Yampa River Botanic Park. The benefit sale will run through Friday, October 9 and features a unique selection of bulbs that thrive in the Yampa Valley, including species of tulips, daffodils, peonies, muscari and allium, in hard to find colors and varieties. Visit the Yampa River Botanic Park's website for event hours and additional details.
Rita Valentine Improvements
With the dog days of summer behind us, and cooler fall temperatures ahead, crews will begin installing the next phase of improvements at the Rita Valentine dog park. Crews will install a new fence to enclose 'Chuck's Grove' and construct a welcome kiosk with park information and incorporate updated park signage. Work began on October 2 and is scheduled to continue for approximately one week.
Seasonal Bathroom Closures
With the recent colder temperatures, our parks crews have started the process of winterizing and closing park bathrooms. Currently the park bathrooms that remain open include Yampa River Botanic Park, Emerald Park, Fetcher Park, and Bear River Park. In the coming weeks, crews will also be pulling portable toilets at trailheads. To see a complete list of available facilities, please visit the website.
245 Howelsen Parkway
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
970-879-4300
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