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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

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

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

 

 

   

I’ve sat at the computer a couple of times lately to write a column regarding city of Powell happenings. Each time I’ve been interrupted by a variety of issues – voicemail from a citizen about grass piling up in the alley, news of a water main break, questions regarding the next agenda, juggling schedules to set up a meeting, or the most common, funding needs for any number of important ideas.  Exciting stuff?  Mostly not. But important, yes.

 

Probably the most important thing we do as a city council is try and predict the future. Yup, get the crystal ball out, put your name on the line, and say I think this is the best plan of action.

 

Sure, there is engineering behind many important decisions. But all of that is predicated on what technology will change, what traffic patterns will change, what housing developments will be built, what businesses will start up. It is not uncommon in our discussions to say, ‘I wonder why the city made that decision 25 years ago.’ Thus, why I pause quite often and gaze into the future, crystal ball in hand.

 

Fortunately, I do not make decisions alone and the city is loaded with talented staff. At last week’s council meeting three honors of distinction were awarded for life-saving decisions on the part of our police department. Pretty awesome. Plus, our audit came back clean and unqualified.  The cool part is as we transition from some great veteran employees, the next generation is stepping up and carrying on the tradition of quality work at the City of Powell. Downtown is being readied for Christmas and getting a fresh look thanks to a combined city/community effort to replace the outdated flagpole banners. PEP and the Chamber have merged and are working hard to be a stronger unified voice for business and economic development. The golf course has wrapped up another season and more importantly is now debt free. Looking to the future, we are close to implementing electronic citations.  Hopefully most people will avoid dealing with these, but the process will increase our efficiency and save money by eliminating redundancy in record keeping. Behind all of this the water flows, lights come on and our trash is picked up. 

 

What I am trying to say is the Powell’s success comes from government, businesses and community organizations all wrapped up together. Boring and important decision happen every day – sometimes we don’t always know which is which. But I thank our qualified staff, dedicated volunteers and concerned citizens for staying involved in keeping Powell the quality city we strive to be.

 

I believe it’s important to listen, then deliberate, and always work to do our best to represent the citizens of Powell in our jobs.  I appreciate the voice mails, emails, and letters to the editors. Citizen input makes it much easier to predict the future.

 

 

 

 

 

John Wetzel

Mayor

City of Powell

 

jwetzel@cityofpowell.com

John Wetzel

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