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Parks and Recreation Department Facilities Sustain Damage from Storm

Some parks and pools closed, cleanup underway

July 27, 2013

Due to Friday evening’s storm (July 26, 2013), several Parks and Recreation facilities sustained damage. The following is a list of affected areas:


Hyder and Roosevelt Parks: These parks have significant tree damage from high winds; several large trees are down in each park and many hanging branches remain. These two parks are currently closed for the safety of park users, and, for maintenance crews to complete cleanup. The parks will remain closed until further notice.

Balloon Fiesta Park: The north parking lot has been affected by rock and mud debris from rains and is not suitable for parking. Crews are accessing the area and cleanup will begin as soon as possible.


Rio Grande Pool is closed due a power issue caused by a large cottonwood tree downed by high winds. The pool will remain closed until power can be restored.

Highland Pool is closed due to an electrical problems caused by the storms. The pool is expected to be closed for several days.

All other pools are open.

Golf Courses:

Puerto del Sol golf course experienced significant tree falls due to high winds. The course remains open and is playable; however, cleanup will take several weeks.

Arroyo del Oso Golf Course has ponding in areas and silt accumulation, specifically on the Dam Nine short course. The course is playable and remains open.

Area crews will be out across the Parks and Recreation system accessing damage and conducting cleanup in the next several days. The department asks for the public’s patience while work is completed.