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City of Powell Parks Department

 

Contact us

503 Homesteader Court t
(307) 754-9417

parks@cityofpowell.com

 

Parks Department

There are 9 City Parks that cover about 125 acres. These parks have a variety amenities comprising 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, four softball, one American Legion and one Babe Ruth 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) 754-9417. 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

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 Evarts

Beartooth Park – 411 Beartooth Drive

Veterans Memorial – Park Co. Road 10/U.S. Hwy. 14

 

 

Links

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

 

 

My sprinkler guy blew my sprinkler system out yesterday, so it must be time for another message from the Mayor. As I said in my last letter we did not have any major projects planned for this year just routine maintenance.

We completed our street maintenance which included 135,000 square yards of slurry seal and 15,667 square yards of chip seal.

We started testing electric poles by using a system where you take a core sample of the base of the poles to give us a good idea of what shape our poles are in and what kind of maintenance program we need to get into. We will do this on a random basis and hopefully we will be able to spot trouble before it starts.  The Electric Department started replacing critical poles in October.

We delivered our first load of MSW to the Billings landfill on July 1st at a cost of $56.75 per ton delivered which cut expenses by $31.50 per ton.

The City is exploring some options with the State Treasurer’s Office as to how we invest our Aquatic Center Endowment fund money.  This could be very beneficial for the City, and I will keep you posted on this one.

We have seen the addition of 24 new apartments, and several small single family homes. 

I have a list of water and sewer mains provided to me by the water department that are way over due to be replaced. We plan to get that project up and running next year using money from the rate increases that were passed this year and from various state and federal money. We cannot overlook these projects because they are not going away, and they will just get more expensive.

Ben Hubbard started as the Building Official on Oct. 15th.  We invite you to come introduce yourself the next time you have a building project.  He has an extensive background in construction and we are excited to have him aboard.

Once again winter driving conditions are almost upon us, and the City Streets Department will try and get things sanded using as little overtime as possible while still getting the job done when needed. As always, please drive with caution.

 

Don E. Hillman

Mayor

City of Powell

 

dhillman@cityofpowell.com

Don Hillman

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