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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

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

 

 

Driving down the Polecat Bench following an airport board meeting, I noticed bugs staining my windshield as a few raindrops landed. Yes spring is here, and quite welcome, even if it ushers various changes along the way.

Most of the snow we battled this winter is melted, revealing some awfully sandy roads – over 1,500 tons of sand I am told. That’s three time the average amount. Thankfully the Streets Department is hard at it, working extra shifts to get things cleaned up. Even with Nevin Jacobs on the bench from an injury, I am confident it will not take three times as long to sweep up the accumulation.On another driving subject, parking in downtown is once again a discussion topic. Specifically, folks are parking in the same spot all day. I am aware downtown uses have changed and we have a blend of retail and professional businesses. Therefore, it’s a tough subject without a perfect solution, but my request is that all long-term, downtown parkers review their options and be as considerate as possible of the businesses who need customer traffic to make a living. Remember, there are city lots available.  Please try to utilize them to open a space or two in front of our retailers. I appreciate your help in making Powell’s businesses successful.Shifting gears, spring is bringing change to the city in the way of several retirements. And because our people are important assets, their departures will be missed. On March 20th, the Honorable Judge James Allison and our Municipal Court Clerk Joy Ness announced their last day will be May 31st. If your dog was at large or your driving habits suspect in the last few decades you have met this team. Their hard work and commitment to the City of Powell hasn’t gone unnoticed. If you see Jim or Joy wish them a long and successful retirement.Finance Director Annette Thorington, an employee who works mostly behind the scenes, is retiring this month. I wonder who will answer my budget questions in a kindly manner without embarrassing me? During my time with the city, I have counted on Annette to appear from the back of council meetings and clarify what fund, grant, account, etc., we should use to make a project successful. I can also count on hearing the city’s auditor declare another clean, unqualified opinion of our finances, a statement of quality made due to Annette’s hard work, knowledge and dedication. Thankfully, her advance warning regarding retirement has allowed us time to make smooth transition path to the future. Best wishes, Annette.

Suffice it to say, ALL of the staff at city play a huge role in making Powell a great place to live.

 

 

 

John Wetzel

Mayor

City of Powell

 

jwetzel@cityofpowell.com

John Wetzel

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