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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 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

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

Annual Report

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

 

 

It was a bittersweet moment on Tuesday, February 21, as I recited my oath of office as Mayor of Powell.  While I was sad to say goodbye to former Mayor Don Hillman, I am excited to be the next mayor for a town I thoroughly love.

On to business.  Its planning time at the city which is exciting as we ponder the future.  Budget season is upon us where our work will focus on continuing to take care of city business, with a mindful eye toward preserving and protecting the reserves. Many projects, repairs and maintenance are also forthcoming, including this summer’s WYDOT partnership to remove the remaining medians and replace street lights on Colter Highway.  Engineering has begun on widening Absaroka Street; my thanks to taxpayers for supporting this sales tax initiative.  And if you look closely you may see a new Verizon tower emerge in the softball complex at Homesteader Park.  Spring will be busy as the weather breaks with pot hole repairs, leading to chip sealing streets this summer.  Of course, we cannot forget the street cleaning necessary as we recovery from a real Wyoming winter. Finally, here’s a warning for folks if they see me driving about.  My attention on city details has become somewhat acute as I move around town.  But I’ll try not count potholes or look at sewer drains – we have professionals for that. 

Moving forward, feel free to call or stop by city hall with your thoughts or concerns.

 

John Wetzel

Mayor

City of Powell

 

jwetzel@cityofpowell.com

John Wetzel

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