Committee Members for Parks & Recreation:
Cindy & Tim Butera, Wayne & Cecelia Neal, Deb Race
Rec Department Update: 2010
The Town of Alpine along with the parks & rec committee are busy working on a few projects and ideas to help make Alpine a better place to live and provide some more recreational opportunities.
The parks & rec committee also have been given information about the possibility of getting some grant money to help put in a 8 foot wide bike / pedestrian pathway along the Greys River road. The Town has received some grant money to look at possible designing and location of a pathway. Watch for more information on this project as it becomes available on the web site and discussed in town council meetings.
On June 12th many people participated in the Town clean up. Approximately 20 people helped to pick up garbage along the main highway from the south end of Alpine to the Port of Entry and up to the Flying Saddle Lodge area. The Greys River road area was cleaned along with Ferrys Peak Park and other roads in the Alpine area. Members of the Alpine Fire Department assisted in the clean up along with boys and girls from different scouting units. The Town would like to thank the Flying Saddle Resort for furnishing coffee and donuts for the Town clean up.
Also on June 12, the first annual skate park fundraiser was held at the Civic Center. Some portable skate park components were put up in the parking lot and kids from Alpine and throughout Star Valley came and were able to demonstrate their skills and beginners were given a chance to learn the sport. Many prizes were available for a silent auction and food was served for everyone. There even was a local DJ that provided music for the afternoon. The Town would like to thank everyone who participated in this event to make it very successful. $1,200.00 was raised to go towards the skate park which will be built this summer in Alpine. The Town would like to thank Alpine Market for their donation of food for the fundraiser.
The Town has been awarded $29,214.00 in grant money from the State of Wyoming Land & Water Conservation Fund. This money will not be available until the first of August. In the meantime, the skate park group is working on other projects to raise money and to work on getting everything ready to construct the park later this summer. There is a separate bank account that the Town has in place if anyone would like to donate towards the skate park project. The Town still needs money to go with the grant money from the State of Wyoming.
Sally Martin has been hired by the Town as the Parks & Rec Director for this summer. Last year the Town received grant money from the Daniel's Fund in the amount of $5,600.00. This money will be used to fund Sally's position this year. Sally worked hard on the town clean up day and the skate park event. She is putting together a calendar of events for the Alpine youth. In the near future there will be a soccer clinic, stepping stone craft event, nature walk, and movies for the kids. She will be advertising days or evenings to have softball games at the ball field. Watch for more information on these events.
The Town received $5,000.00 from the Lincoln County Recreation Commission to go towards a picnic shelter which will be placed by the ball field. The Town is looking for some more money to go towards this project. If you want to help out on this project, please contact the town for more information.
If you have any questions, comments and especially if you want to help on any of these projects, please contact the Town Hall for more information. The Town could really use more help in all of these areas. For each of the three projects the Town is working on, the success of the program and getting them going really depends on volunteer help we receive. The grant money the Town has received and grants that we will be applying for is only a part of the funding solution and in order to receive the funding, the Town has to have volunteer help in the construction stage, especially on the skate park and pathway projects. Watch for more information about these projects and what help will be needed in the future.
If you would like to help on the parks & rec committee, please contact the town, even if you live outside of the Alpine area.