PARKS & RECREATION ROUNDUP
SEPTEMBER 22, 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
Outdoor Skating Returns
The magic of backyard skating returns to Howelsen Hill this winter when the tennis courts will be converted into two outdoor lighted ice sheets for the community. While hours of operation are still being finalized, the rinks will be available for FREE from December through early March, depending upon weather. The project has been made possible due to generous contributions and donations from individuals and sponsors.
NPR Trail Extension Now Open
The new extension connecting the current No Pedaling Required (NPR) trail, to the base of Howelsen Hill, officially opened last week. FlowRide Concepts was contracted by the city for the design and build. The new trail extension is over a third of a mile long and descends nearly 200 feet. Riders will enjoy new features like progressive flowing rollers, banks, undulating terrain and smooth turns all the way to the bottom.
Core Trail Tunnel Closure
The tunnel on the Yampa River Core Trail that runs under the railroad tracks and connects Howelsen Hill to Yampa Street will be closed this week for maintenance and scheduled repairs. Contractors will be sealing joints in the concrete tunnel to prevent water from seeping from the ground into the tunnel. A detour will divert trail users along Yampa Street between 5th Street and 10th Street during the closure.
Locals Week at Haymaker
Haymaker Loves Locals! Visit Haymaker Golf Course September 12 - October 1 for a fun filled week of golf dedicated to locals! Take advantage of special green fees, deals for junior golfers, and all-day Happy Hour at the Patio Grill. Locals week will feature daily events as well as week long specials. For more information and to view a complete calendar of events, visit the Haymaker website or call 970-870-1846.
Register for Session II Programs
Registration for Session II of the Education Exploration School Year Program will open on Monday, September 28 at 8 AM. This program has moved to its new location at the Community Center, increasing capacity. Education Exploration is a full-day program that supplements the SSSD's Phase 3 schedule (every-other-day schooling). This session will run for a total of 9 weeks and registration will be first come, first served.
Soda Creek Bridge Repairs
The Soda Creek Pedestrian Bridge, a key link on the Yampa River Core Trail in the downtown area, is undergoing a big facelift and will be closed for approximately four weeks. Currently, the decking is rough, splitting, and in need of repair and will be completely replaced. The bridge will also receive a fresh coat of paint. A detour will be in place so trail users can bypass the area during this extended closure.
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