Regional Park Program2021-10-07T18:10:48+00:00

Mammoth Track Club to Host Whitmore Recreation Area Site Walk

 

The Mammoth Track Club is hosting an in-person meeting and venue site-walk at the Whitmore Recreation Area on Saturday, October 16, 2021, from 9-10am to provide information to the public about the Regional Park Program (RPP) grant project.

Recreation enthusiasts are invited to enjoy a coffee, tea and breakfast pastry or bagel while learning more about the Regional Park Program (RPP) grant project and the proposed improvements to the Whitmore Recreation Area. The club is looking to gather additional community design input for programming needs, space alternatives and path/fitness activities for the proposed recreation center and multi-use trail with fitness stations.

The Whitmore Track and Sports Field project was adopted by the Town’s Planning Commission on October 26, 2011, and Phase I was completed on November 17, 2012. Combined with the stunning 9-lane polyurethane track and full-size synthetic turf field, the new recreation features will further position Mammoth Lakes’ reputation as a premier high-altitude training destination for a multitude of endurance sports and recreation.

Participants are asked to meet at the Whitmore Track and Sports Field concession stand at 9am on Saturday, October 16, 2021.

Thank you in advance of your valuable time and commitment to elevate our recreation amenities!

Program Overview

The Town in partnership with Mammoth Lakes Recreation (MLR), Mammoth Hospital, Mammoth Track Club and Mammoth Lakes Trails and Public Access (MLPTA), are submitting a $3 million competitive grant application for the Proposition 68 Regional Park Program.

Regional Park Program (RPP) competitive grants will create, expand, and improve regional parks. RPP projects need to create at least one new recreation feature that attracts visitors from at least a 20-mile radius or county-wide population to a regional park. While renovation of recreation features may be included, a project will be more competitive if it creates at least one new recreation feature and a new multi-use trail. The total amount available statewide for competitive grants is $23,125,000.

The grant application proposes a NEW recreation center (approx. 3,000 sq. ft.) and a NEW multi-use trail (approx. 2,000 linear ft.) with fitness stations. The Whitmore Track and Sports Field project was adopted by the Town’s Planning Commission on October 26, 2011, and Phase I was completed on November 17, 2012. The Phase II recreation features will enhance the operation of the existing Whitmore Track and Sports Field, but also further attract visitors from around the county, throughout the state and potentially from across the country.

Combined with the stunning 9-lane polyurethane track and full-size synthetic turf field, the new recreation features will further position Mammoth Lakes’ reputation as a premier high-altitude training destination for a multitude of endurance sports and recreation.

Community Design Input Survey

During the month of September, the Town of Mammoth Lakes sought community design input for proposed recreation features, programming needs, space alternatives and path/fitness activities for the proposed Recreation Center and Multi-Use Trail at the Whitmore Recreation Area.

The online survey has now closed and we sincerely appreciate all of the wonderful feedback. Watch the October 5, 2021 TOML Recreation Commission Meeting for an overview of the survey results!

Survey Results

Thank you to all for completing the online survey to Tell Us How You Want to Play!

CONGRATULATIONS to Dion Agee, winner of the Grand Prize Package!

Dion has won: A Mammoth Track Club merchandise package including a string backpack, shirt, hat, gloves, and klava, a complimentary entry into the 2021 Mammoth Lakes Turkey Trot, a complimentary entry into the 2022 Footloose Freedom Mile, and a complimentary membership for the Mammoth Track Club 2022 season!

Thank You Dion and Thank You Mammoth Track Club!

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