Parks and Recreation Department


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All Recreation - All the Time!

The Parks and Recreation Department is all recreation, all the time. We are passionate about our Town parks and facilities and committed to providing innovative and age-appropriate programming that connects with each and every community member to promote healthy and active lifestyles.

The Department proudly provides the following services:

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Facility Rentals

We have a variety of spaces available for your next family reunion, conference or sporting event. Reserve yours today!

Special Event Permits

Event organizers are required to submit a special event permit application form that includes a detailed operating plan. Please submit at least 30 days prior to your event. More info.

Parks and Recreation Department Vision and Mission Statements


To be the best alpine recreation community in the country.


To provide multi-purpose, year-round, indoor and outdoor recreation opportunities accessible to all residents and visitors.

We Want to Hear From You!


The Parks and Recreation Department would like to hear what you have to say about our many community events, camps and programs. If you participated in youth and adult programs, or enjoyed the Whitmore Pool or one of our parks or facilities, please take the time to complete the Customer Satisfaction Survey.

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Customer Satisfaction Surveys are also available for collection from the Town office located in the Minaret Village Mall, above Giovanni’s. Please call (760) 965-3690 for additional information.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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The Town of Mammoth Lakes Parks and Recreation Department operates under permit on the Inyo National Forest.