Recreation This Week!


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 - April 19, 2018

Good Afternoon,

Springs skiing at its finest going on here in Mammoth Lakes with another blast of winter weather this week keeping the slopes fresh. 

Parks and Recreation News

  • Register for Little Sluggers T-Ball today and enjoy Wednesday evenings at the Mammoth Elementary School fields with your young two to five year old as they learn the basics of baseball! This introductory program will run May 2 through June 6, parent involvement is required. Register today!

  • Why let all the kids have all the fun? New this summer, Wave Rave Adult Skate Camp! Monday, July 9 - Tuesday, July 10 at the Volcom Brothers Skate Park from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Any adult with an interest in skateboarding is welcome to join. Learn how to skate or brush up on your skills in a fun learning atmosphere similar to our popular Wave Rave Skate Camps for kids. Families are welcome too! Registration is FREE but required as are helmets. Sign up today!

  • Toddler Time meets on Tuesdays from 9:30-11:00 AM. Each 4-week session is $48 with a 50% sibling discount. Drop-in rates are available.

  • Save the date! Town Clean Up Day is Saturday, May 12 from 8:00 to noon. Take pride in your neighborhood and volunteer to help clean up our town! Orange bags are now available at the Town offices (limited 5 per person). Come say hello and pick up your bags this week!

  • Volunteers needed! We will be installing a new inclusive playground at Mammoth Creek Park in June 2018. Final dates are still TBD but the installation will be over two weeks (hoping to start June 4 or June 11). We are seeking volunteers to help us with the installation and if you have experience in construction even better. If you would like more information, please add yourself to the interest list or give me a call at 760-965-3699.

Around Town

  • Chamber Music Unbound presents "Fantastic Four" music by Haydn, Tchaikovsky, and Schumann is Saturday, April 21 at the Mammoth Lake Lutheran Church. Show begins at 7:30 p.m. buy your tickets today!

  • National Park Service Entrance Fee Free Day is Saturday, April 2 and it’s the beginning of National Park Week! So get outside and enjoy one of our National Parks for free this weekend and check out the events going on all week around the country!

  • Join Altrusa for a Wag-N-Walk Family Friendly Dog Walk on Saturday, April 21 at 9:00 a.m. Meet at Bishop City Park to join the festivities which include a goodie bag for the first 100 dogs, dog costume contest, and an agility demo. Make some new fur friends this weekend in Bishop. 

  • Winter to early spring is the best time to view the endangered Sierra Bighorns. Join the California Department of Fish and Wildlife for a Public Field Trip to view Sierra Bighorn on Saturday, April 21. There are just over 500 Sierra Bighorns, see if you can spot one this weekend! Space is limited and pre-registration is required: email to register.

  • Confronting Climate Change in a Mountain Community is Monday, April 24 at the USFS Theatre. This event, put on by Mammoth Lakes Recreation and Visit Mammoth, will comprise of a screening of “Saving Snow” followed by a panel discussion with elite members of the Ikon family. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the screening beginning at 7:00 p.m. 

  • Death Valley National Park needs Citizen Science Volunteers at the Eureka Sand Dunes Monday, April 23 through Thursday, April 26. Help with the annual monitoring of endemic plant species in one of my favorite places! Space is limited, email to save your spot.

Upcoming Events…

Have a great weekend and safe travels!

Lauren Plum
Program & Facilities Coordinator
Town of Mammoth Lakes
P.O. Box 1609
437 Old Mammoth Road, Suite 230
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
(760) 965-3699

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