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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

 

   

Summertime, and the living is easy… but the work goes on.


City of Powell crews are trying to keep our town beautiful, so we can all joy the
summer wonders of living in Wyoming. We were challenged to get the streets
cleaned after a rough winter and a mishap with the street sweeper. We
accomplished a chunk of slurry sealing in the last few weeks, and will continue
street maintenance with chip sealing, primarily on the south side of town, the week
of August 13. The ongoing process of building sidewalk ramps that meet ADA
standards continues, as it does most every summer. In contrast, the Coulter Avenue
project is 100% complete with new trees, lights and removal of Boulevards. The
Absaroka Street project continues with engineering and will soon be ready to bid.
We should see the reconstruction in full steam in 2019.


As I drive around town, I am always appreciative of the care Powell residents take
with their property. Your yards are looking great! We at the city are also working
hard to keep our parks ready for use, so folks can get out and enjoy the long summer
days. I hope everyone’s gardens are as fertile and productive as the city’s and
perhaps reap delicious… tomatoes for your family.


Alumni weekend was successful, as usual, and a special time to catch up with
classmates and friends from the past. And the Park County Fair is in full swing as I
write this column. I hope people have a chance to soak up their favorite part of fair
week – food, animals or fun.


In short, enjoy summer to its fullest. Remember, you might want to sneak in a round
of golf or a visit to aquatic center if the heat gets too much for you.

 

John Wetzel

Mayor

City of Powell

 

jwetzel@cityofpowell.com

John Wetzel

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