Parks and Facilities Status
Last Updated: September 28, 2023

Multi-Use Paths (MUPs)

All sections of the Town Multi-Use Paths are now OPEN - pending scheduled fuels reduction work listed below. 

Summer Town Parcels Fuels Reduction Program 

Mammoth Creek Park Multi-Use Path Temporary Closure

Beginning Thursday, August 24 through Friday, September 29, sections of the multi-use path (MUP) will be closed between the Waterford Bridge and Juniper Springs Lodge for fuels reduction. Please view the project maps for planned closures and detours. Be aware that tree work is extremely dangerous, so please stay out of the project area for your safety and the safety of the crews.

The planned fuels reduction work managed by the Whitebark Institute is a program of the Eastern Sierra Climate and Communities Resilience Project (ESCCRP), also known as the “Mammoth Donut Project.” 

Treatment work includes the removal of live, dead, and infested trees that will help us maintain this beautiful place for years to come. While things may look different the next time you visit this area, this is important work for the health, safety and resilience of our forest.  Throughout the rest of the fall, fuel reduction efforts will also take place on two other parcels in Mammoth Lakes so stay tuned for more information. You can find more information on the project here

Map 2

Shady Rest Multi-Use Path Temporary Closure

Tree work in the Shady Rest area is underway and will result in a paved multi-use pathway closure immediately adjacent to Sawmill Cutoff Road, between the entrance to New Shady Rest Campground and Forest Road 3S292 (Pole Line Road). Pathway users will detour onto the West Side (Southbound) of Sawmill Cutoff Road to bypass the closure (see map below).

It is estimated the tree work will be completed on September 28 at which point the closure will be lifted. More information will be disseminated as the Timber contractor provides updates on the pace of this important work.

Shady Rest MUP Closure_9.21.2023

Callahan-Dorrance Multi-Use Path Temporary Closure

Construction is underway to build retaining walls required to support the re-alignment of the Callahan-Dorrance Multi-Use Path. The following weeks will see temporary re-alignment through the project site and intermittent closures, with detours along Joaquin.

NEW Mammoth Lakes Pickleball Complex

To celebrate the expansion of pickleball in Mammoth Lakes, the Town Council has scheduled a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Wednesday, October 4 at 3:00pm for the tennis courts (1000 Forest Trail) and at 3:30pm for the Pickleball Complex (416 Sierra Park Road). The community is invited to attend and play - complimentary pickleball paddles and balls will be available for use.

Pickelball Courts looking west

The new Pickleball Complex opens for play on Friday, September 29 between the hours of 8am and dusk and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Complimentary pickleball paddles and balls will be available for the public to use this fall at the courts. The complex will be closed during the winter season. 

Read the entire Press Release online

  • Pickleball Courts - OPENS September 29

Volcom Brothers and Little Brothers Skatepark - OPEN 

Trails End Park - OPEN

  • Playground - OPEN
  • Restrooms - OPEN
  • Parking Lot - OPEN

Shady Rest Park - OPEN

  • Ball Fields 1 - 3 - OPEN 
  • Playground - OPEN 
  • DiscGolfPark® - OPEN
  • Soccer fields - OPEN 
  • Sand volleyball courts - OPEN
  • Playground Restrooms - OPEN 
  • Ball Field Restrooms - OPEN

Whitmore Recreation Area - OPEN

  • Ball Fields 1-3 -  OPEN
  • Track - OPEN
  • Synthetic Turf Field - OPEN
  • Restrooms and water fountains - OPEN

Community Center Park - PARTIALLY OPEN

  • The Community Center building is OPEN and available for private rentals. 
  • Playground  - OPEN 
  • Tennis Courts 1-6 - OPEN
  • Pickleball Courts (Court 1-2) - OPEN 
  • Restrooms - OPEN
  • Parking Lots - OPEN 

Mammoth Creek Park East - OPEN

  • Restroom - OPEN


Mammoth Outdoor Ice Rink - CLOSED

Whitmore Pool - CLOSED

  • The Whitmore Pool is CLOSED for the season. We look forward to swimming with you again in May 2024.


For the duration of construction for the new Community Recreation Center (CRC), the Mammoth Creek Park playground, restrooms and parking lot will be closed to the public. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding as we work towards enhancing our community recreation amenities. To learn more about the exciting CRC project, please click here


Visit the NEW Inyo National Forest website for the Recreation Conditions Report, news, updates, permits and FAQ's. 

Reds Meadow Road Reconstruction Project Begins September 18, 2023

  • The Reds Meadow Road construction project is scheduled to commence on Monday, September 18, 2023.
  • A Full Closure (emergency and administrative traffic only) will be in place Monday through Friday. 
  • The road will open to the public on Saturday and Sunday ONLY.
  • All Forest Service campgrounds in Reds Meadow will close on Sunday, September 17, 2023. 
  • Please visit the dedicated USFS Reds Meadow Reconstruction Project website for additional information. 

Stage I Fire Restrictions begin August 4, 2023 on Inyo National Forest

  • Inyo National Forest will be in Stage I Fire Restrictions starting this Friday, August 4, 2023to protect natural resources and provide for public safety. The following acts are prohibited within Inyo National Forest:
    1. Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, or stove fire except in Forest Service-provided campfire ring or in a standing grill within a Developed Recreation Site listed in Exhibit A. 36 C.F.R. § 261.52(a). 
    2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, within the Developed Recreation Sites listed in Exhibit A, or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable material. 36 C.F.R. § 261.52(d). 
    3. Welding, or operating an acetylene or other torch with an open flame. 36 C.F.R. § 261.52(i).
  • Persons with a California Campfire Permit are not exempt from the prohibitions above, however they may use a portable campfire ring/pit, stove, or lantern outside of a Developed Recreation Site, at least five feet from any flammable materials, provided that the portable campfire ring/pit, stove, or lantern only burns gas, kerosene, jellied petroleum, or pressurized liquid fuel, and has a shut-off valve.
  • For the official forest order and the complete list of developed recreation sites, visit the Inyo National Forest website’s Alerts and Notices page:


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