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.