Recreation This Week!
ALL RECREATION - ALL THE TIME!
Recreation This Week! is a weekly e-newsletter compiled by the Recreation Department for the community of Mammoth Lakes. In it you will find a weekly sampling of our boundless recreational opportunities in one of the world's most spectacular playgrounds.
Whether you're looking for family fun, learning new things, challenging your endurance or simply rejuvenating the soul, we hope you'll take advantage of what awaits you in Mammoth Lakes.
Recreation This Week - May 17, 2018
- As we come out of winter, we have upped our Parks and Facilities Maintenance and are gearing up for summer. Here is an update on May projects:
- Tennis Court Rehabilitation Project: Phase one of the rehabilitation project has been completed that included grinding and crack repair of all six courts. Phase two will take place after Memorial Weekend that encompasses complete resurfacing of courts 1 and 2, and minor resurfacing of courts 3-6.
- Whitmore Pool Project: Work commences on Saturday, May 19 and is scheduled to be completed by Tuesday, May 22. During this time, the pool will be closed to the public. Major repair items include the replacement of the aging pool heater, along with all associated piping in and out of the mechanical room. Automated chemical controllers for both pools will be installed, and finally, the small wading/kiddie pool will be fully reconditioned and re-plastered. Whitmore Pool will resume regular lap swim schedule on Wednesday, May 23.
- Bleacher Project: Four new ADA compliant bleachers and two new 5-row bleachers will be installed prior to Memorial weekend at Shady Rest Park and the Whitmore Recreation Area.
- Shady Rest Park: Work includes a new ADA path to the pavilion, a small curb to enhance the public BBQ/picnic area, new curbing surrounds the volleyball court, and bleachers will be secured on seven bleacher pads adjacent to the ball fields and volleyball courts. Final asphalting of the bleacher access paths will take place on Monday, May 21.
- We thank you for your patience and understanding during this work period to enhance our parks and facilities.
- Help build the new Inclusive Playground at Mammoth Creek Park! This inclusive playground will provide opportunities for the physical, social-emotional, sensory, cognitive, and communicative benefits of play for all, but first we need your help to install it! Seeking volunteers Monday through Friday, June 11 through June 22, AM or PM shifts available. Each shift volunteered enters you in a raffle to win some great prizes including tickets to Bluesapalooza, a 32-inch television, Whitmore Pool passes gift cards and more! Sign up for a shift today and be a part of bringing play for all to Mammoth Lakes!
- Little Sluggers T-ball is underway with the first official match up between the Blue Triceratops and the Purple Pterodactyls scheduled for next Wednesday.
- Toddler Time meets on Tuesdays from 9:30-11:00amEach 4-week session is $48 with a 50% sibling discount. Drop-in rates are available.
- Peapod Playgroups continue in Mammoth in Spanish on Wednesdays from 1:00-2:00 p.m. and on Thursdays in English from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. and in Crowley Lake on Fridays from 10:30 to 11:30. Sessions meet at the community center and all families with children birth through age five are welcome!
Proposition 68 is a general obligation bond that invests $4.1 billion in the coming years for some of California’s most pressing water, parks, and natural resource needs. The state legislature passed the California Clean Water & Parks Act (SB5) with bipartisan support, and it will appear on the June 5, 2018, statewide ballot.
Proposition 68 will:
- Provide $1.7 billion to ensure clean drinking water, prepare for the next drought, clean up groundwater, capture and recycle more water, and keep toxic pollutants out of California’s rivers, lakes, and streams that supply clean water.
- Dedicate $1.3 billion to create safe parks for every child, improve parks in neighborhoods with the greatest need, repair local and state park facilities, and restore and expand access to outdoor recreation throughout California.
- Invests $1.1 billion to protect California’s natural resources to prevent wildfires, restore rivers, lakes, streams and natural areas, prevent toxic air pollution, address climate change, and protect our coastline to increase access to our coast and beaches.
- Audition for Sierra Classic Theatre’s 9th Annual Shakespeare in the Woods production of “Macbeth” – Thursday, May 17 and Friday, May 18 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Edison Theatre. No experience needed!
- Make Cloud Clay Animal Sculptures with Laurel Stanford at the Mammoth Lake’s Library Snack and Art Friday, May 18 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. All ages 4th grade and up are welcome!
- Time to bust out those poodle skirts and greaser shirts! MES’ Sock Hop is this Friday, May 18 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. All MES families are welcome.
- May is National Bike Month and to celebrate Bishop is hosting Eastern Sierra Bike Month with a variety of activities including a bike rodeo, a bike tour, and a bike to work/school days. Check out individual events on the Bishop Chamber of Commerce website.
- Story Time at Mammoth Lakes Library continues on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. This program introduces children’s literature to small children while also introducing them and their families to the library and their services.
- Eastern Sierra Tri club continue to take signups for their June Lake Triathlon Training Camp for Kids or Adults! Sign up for a camp today!
- Mule Days – May 22-27
- Birding along the PCT Presentation – May 23
- Mammoth Bike Park Opening Day – May 25
- Sierra Star Opening Day – May 25
- Salute to Summer – May 26
- Mammoth Lakes Film Festival – May 23-27
- Pampered Pedal – June 2
- Bodie Sunset Photography Day – June 2
- Mono Basin Seminars
- Chamber of Commerce Events
Have a great weekend!
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