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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

 

   

This last week I was on vacation and out of cell phone range for a few days so
I wasn’t surprised to get a call from Zane Logan, Powell’s city administrator. I often
get updates on PR issues, power outages, service issues, etc. I answered the phone
with a cheery “What’s up Zane?” only to hear the very somber news that a great man
and member of our city family had passed away earlier that morning. I was shocked,
saddened and am still having trouble believing he’s gone.


Many years ago in the War Surplus store, I heard of a gentleman who hunted
elk every fall in Area 41 in the Big Horn Mountains, usually one specific drainage. I
was looking for help then as a rookie bow hunter. I contacted Bill Winters for advice
and he was willing to share information about hunting the area. Bill and I spoke a
few times, but it wasn’t until I became a councilman in Powell that I truly got the
privilege of being Bill Winters’ friend. As I did my city work, Bill often spoke up at
city meetings lending his vast institutional knowledge and solid advice with a
friendly smile.


Last December Bill announced he would retire in January 2018. I was happy
for Bill, but a little sad for the city. I wonder how many cold winter days and nights
he spent on streets of Powell making sure our water flowed and the frozen pipes
were fixed as efficiently as possible. I knew after over 36 years with the city, Bill’s
presence would be missed. He was torn about retirement when we spoke about his
position as a Powell representative to the Park County Drug Court. He was actually
making sure he could continue to serve in that capacity. He was only on the board
for a few short years, but he loved being involved and trying to make a difference.
Bill was not afraid to speak of his history with alcohol and those people who stepped
in to help him when he needed it. I respected him immensely for being open, honest
and always willing to pay it forward.


Even in retirement Bill was a regular visitor of city hall, stopping in to chat
and stay current on the city business he missed. Bill’s life was cut far too short on
July 8 and will be a loss to the all who knew him. My thoughts and prayers go out to
his family and friends.


Bill, you will be missed by many in the City of Powell.

 

 

John Wetzel

Mayor

City of Powell

 

jwetzel@cityofpowell.com

John Wetzel

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