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City of Powell Parks Department

 

Contact us

503 Homesteader Court
(307) 754-9417

parks@cityofpowell.com

 

Parks Department

There are 10 City Parks that cover about 125 acres. These parks have a variety amenities comprised of open green spaces, picnic tables and picnic shelters, playgrounds, tennis courts, skate park/bmx/inline, wading pool, band shell and stage, 1.5 miles of paved walking/biking trails, basketball courts, soccer fields, horseshoe pitches, fishing pond, RC off-road track, ice skating and skate rental, softball, and baseball fields. There are also 2.5 miles of landscaped canal banks and a Veteran’s Memorial that are maintained by the Parks Department. Future development may see additional park areas. The Parks Department is also responsible for all City right-of-way, park and public trees including the downtown treescape.

The Parks Department can be reached at (307) 754-6971. Before calling with any questions you may wish to check our FAQ link or other City links that may answer your question promptly. For your convenience, to report any park or tree maintenance items requiring attention you may also send an e-mail to parks@cityofpowell.com but please use this only for normal correspondence, not for an emergency.

Along with the Parks Superintendent/City Arborist, your City of Powell Parks Department consists of a team of qualified and skilled individuals. The ISA certified arborist and municipal specialist provides tree care and maintenance. There is a Parks Facilities Foreman, Building Maintenance Technician, Plant Health Care Specialist, Sports Field/Turf Grass Maintenance Technician, Landscape and Irrigation Specialist. They maintain all park facilities in cooperation with other City departments.

 

Parks List

Parks Reservation Information

Parks Reservation Permit

Park Site Amenities

JK Grover Park – West Baldridge Drive

*Woods Park – Avenue K/Mountain View

Washington Park – 351 West 2nd Street

Homesteader Park – 1049 East Coulter

Westside Park – 950 Avenue K

Southside Park – 755 East Jefferson

*Veterans Park – East 5th Street/North Gilbert St

Beartooth Park – 411 Beartooth Drive

Veterans Memorial – Park Co. Road 10/U.S. Hwy. 14

Whitlock Park - Road 8/Madison St

 

Links

Annual Report 2017

Tree Risk Assessment Form

Tree Watering

Softball Tournament Permit

Understanding Tree Defects

Tree Cost Share Program

Tree Assessment

Tree Donation Form

Veteran's Park Arboretum

2016 Arboretum Weather Summary

Community Trees for Practical Use

Managing Trees and Shrubs

Pruning of Evergreen Trees

Bird Checklist for Powell Area

Dormant Season Tree Prunning

Tree and Shrub Soil Problems

The Right Tree

Winter Injuries to Trees and Shrubs

Memorial and Dedication Tree Form

Tree Diseases of the Powell Area

Tree Diseases of the Powell Area 2

Trees are Good

Drought Monitor

USDA Forest Service

Wyoming State Forestry Division

International Society of Arboriculture

Cheyenne Department of Urban Forestry

Wyoming Groundskeepers and Growers Association

International Society of Arboriculture - Rocky Mountian Chapter

Tree Planting Permit

 

Message from the Mayor

 

   

The New Year has started with change in the air for the City of Powell. We are still working our way through a triple retirement month. Larry Carter, Bill Winters and Nancy Knight all decided it was time for their next adventure. Suffice it to say their years of combined service take several hands to calculate and we thank them for every one of those years. They will be missed immensely. The replacement process has started and transition should be seamless, especially if Bill and Larry answer their cell phones when we call.

 

February has brought more action on the Absaroka Street widening project. Planning and engineering is in full force. We had a very productive planning meeting last week and are progressing quite well. We should be ready to bid the project in October of this year.

 

Winter has made its way to Powell with snow and ice as regular topics of discussion. We make every effort to keep the streets and sidewalks as safe as possible. Each morning the streets crews sand streets around the schools and major intersections early, then work throughout town from there. Some crews start at 4 am with more help arriving at 7 am to sweep the downtown walks, parks and other city properties.  Last year we spread three times our average in sand, fortunately this year while we are out a lot, so far we’ve not reached previous levels. January and February have been a seesaw of freeze and thaw with some fun icebergs left behind. Only Mother Nature can really clean those up. It’s best to remember to slow down and drive with caution.

 

Speaking of driving, the new hands free ordinance is in effect now.  As a friendly reminder, a great way NOT to have a conversation with Powell’s police is to not use your phone with your hands while driving. Bluetooth is fine for conversations, but texting and driving is not. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation with this change and firmly believe it will make our roads even safer.

 

Spring is just around the corner, and yes it is an election year, so take some time to think about running for public office. You can make a difference in your community.

 

 

 

John Wetzel

Mayor

City of Powell

 

jwetzel@cityofpowell.com

John Wetzel

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