Parks and Facilities Status (as of 04.09.2020)

The health and well-being of our community is our top priority as we continue to monitor the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Following guidance from the CDC and recommendations from local and state health authorities, the Parks and Recreation Department has made the following adjustments to its parks and facilities schedule.

Parks are CLOSED, with the exception of Whitmore Recreation Area.

Facilities are CLOSED.

Playgrounds at Mammoth Creek Park, Shady Rest Park, Trails End Park and the Community Tennis Courts are CLOSED.

Volcom Brothers Skatepark is CLOSED.

Playground Closed Sign - EnglishPlayground Closed Sign - Spanish

Any new reservations at all parks and facilities have been temporarily suspended. 

Whitmore Recreation Area - OPEN

Whitmore Recreation Area will remain open as an outdoor-only, open-space facility for self-directed use.

Whitmore Synthetic Turf and Track are OPEN.

Whitmore Ball Fields are OPEN.

Whitmore restrooms are OPEN.

Visitors are reminded to follow CDC guidelines to prevent the spread of infectious diseases, including maintaining social distancing of 6 feet or more.

Mammoth Lakes Trails System - PARTIALLY OPEN

Multi-use paths around the downtown area and Old Mammoth are OPEN. 

Multi-use paths in Lakes Basin areas are CLOSED.

NRPA Social Distancing

Whitmore Pool - CLOSED

Shady Rest Park - CLOSED

Shady Rest Park Playground is CLOSED.

Shady Rest Park Ball Fields are CLOSED.

Shady Rest Park Soccer Fields are CLOSED.

Shady Rest Park Volleyball Courts are CLOSED.

Shady Rest Park Basketball Court is CLOSED.

Shady Rest Park Skate Park is CLOSED.

Shady Rest Park restrooms are CLOSED. Porta-potties are available.

Shady Rest Disc Golf Course is CLOSED.

Mammoth Creek Park - CLOSED (Restrooms OPEN)

Mammoth Creek Park Playground is CLOSED.

Mammoth Creek Park restrooms are OPEN.

Trails End Parks and Volcom Brothers Skate Park - CLOSED

Trails End Park Playground is CLOSED.

Trails End Park Restrooms are CLOSED.

Volcom Brothers and Little Brothers Skate Park are CLOSED.

Community Center - CLOSED

The Community Center is CLOSED until further notice and will operate as an Incident Command during any declared emergency event.

Community Tennis Courts - CLOSED

Community Tennis Courts are CLOSED.

Community Tennis Courts Restrooms are CLOSED.

Community Center Playground is CLOSED.

Mammoth Ice Rink - CLOSED

Mammoth RecZone - CLOSED

Mono County Parks

Mono County has CLOSED all playgrounds, skateparks and public restrooms until further notice. The parks themselves are not ’restricted’ but the amenities listed above are CLOSED at the following locations:

Benton Park
Chalfont Park
Crowley Park
Crowley Skatepark
Gull Lake Park
Guss Hess Park
Mono Lake Park
Bridgeport Park
Marina Walker Park

In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the area, multiple roads that access tourist attractions in the Mono County area have been CLOSED. These include the roads leading to Travertine Hot Springs, Buckeye Hot Springs, Whitmore Hot Springs and Bodie State Park.

LADWP and BLM have CLOSED the following areas in Inyo County:

Owens River Gorge, including Control Gorge
Middle and Upper Gorge Parking areas
Happy and Sad Boulders’ Parking areas
Happy and Sad Boulders’ Trails
Long Valley Hot Springs
Alabama Hills National Scenic Area. 

Land management agencies are actively patrolling these areas, and violation of the closures could result in a fine.

The situation is constantly evolving and we are operating in unchartered territory. We are working closely with Mono County Health Department to ensure our Parks and Recreation community receives credible information and advice during this challenging time. We will continue to react to federal, state and local guidelines as they are implemented and will keep you up to date with any changes.

Thank you for your understanding.

Stay healthy and safe.


The Parks Maintenance Department is responsible for maintaining and enhancing existing Town-owned or managed parkland to accommodate community needs. These amenities and facilities include:
Shady Rest Park
Mammoth Creek Park West / East
Community Center, Playground and Community Tennis Courts
Trails End Park, Volcom Brothers Skate Park & Little Brothers Skate Park
Mammoth Lakes Trail System
Town Sidewalks
Park and Ride Parking Lot
Mammoth Lakes Tourism building
Mammoth Ice Rink / RecZone
Whitmore Pool
Whitmore Recreation Area - Ball fields, track & synthetic sports field
ESTA Transit and Parks Maintanence Building

To report a parks maintenance issue please complete a Parks and Trails online Report.