We are serving the residential/commercial communities within the Almanor Basin. We serve a population of about 4500. We produce and/or sponsor community Programs and Events, as well as capital projects, with an emphasis on recreation, parks and trails. Programs include the organizing and operation of
The Truman Collins Sports Complex Youth and Adult Sports Youth Summer Camps The Trails Committee
Details of our programs are presented below. Additionally, there are descriptions of Standing Committees that are open to volunteers for support of our Events and for participation in our Programs. Please join our Board of Directors Meetings on the first Monday of each month (6 PM) to discuss a new program or event that you wish to lead, or to volunteer for existing ones with which you wish to help.
Youth/Adult Programs Welcome to the exciting line up of summer activities for youth and adults alike. Unless specifically noted, all classes will take place in the Almanor Recreation and Park District Office, 102 Meadowbrook Loop, the street directly behind the Main Street business, the Antlers Motel. Administration at the office is generally open from 9 am to 2 pm Tuesdays and Thursdays and other hours are based on volunteer availability. Or call (530) 258-2562. Telephone calls and emails are returned at the soonest opportunity.
If a class location is listed as being in the Chester Park, the Chester Museum or other location, it is the responsibility of the parent or participant to provide transportation to the listed location.
**Almanor Recreation and Park District does not provide transportation to program locations away from the Almanor Recreation Center **
The Almanor Recreation and Park District conducts both Spring and Fall Youth Soccer Leagues. Fall league coordinator for 2017 will be Colleen Garrett. Spring league coordinator in 2018 will be Eric O'Kelley.
Standing Committees (Become a volunteer or a donor (contact the Coordinator) to help these committees produce a great event for the Community)
Street Rod Extravaganza. Michelle Gosney, Director, is the Board Coordinator of this annual fall event that brings in cars, trucks and motorcycles for an old fashioned "hot rod" show. The event draws enthusiasts from several states who display their vehicles at Chester Park, participate in poker runs either around the lake(driving) or in town (walking), and receive awards for a variety of judged classes. Volunteers are needed to plan the event, create the prize categories and trophies, man stations to hand out the poker chips, serve beverages and food, and judge the vehicles for the class prizes.
Standing Committees, continued Fourth of July Chester Classic 5K Fun Run.....Director Shane Bergmann chairs this committee with the assistance and experience of his wife Dolores, who is a distance runner. The revenues received from this annual event provide approximately 60 percent of the district's operating capital for one year. Last year the solid marketing and change to the race course drew a record-breaking 625 runners to the Lake Almanor Basin. Areas in which residents and the business community can assist this outstanding event to grow to its envisioned potential are: event sponsorship, volunteer assistance with pre-registration and help on event day, encouraging friends and family to participate and emailing friends to visit both the Chester Fun Run website and Almanor Recreation and Park District's website and Facebook page. Trails Committee.....This committee is coordinated by Carlos Espana. The mission of the committee is to work with federal, private and commercial landowners to link a system of informal trails around the Lake Almanor Basin that will provide healthy, outdoor recreational opportunities for hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians. The vision is to establish a recreation corridor that flows from the Chester Park to the National Forest and from the Lake Almanor Recreation Trail, around the lake and east to the Bizz Johnson Trail in Lassen County. SEE OUR Trails Committee tab. Great Sierra/Cascades Rivers Cleanup .....Director David Slusher is working with Trails Committee member Peggy Fulder to coordinate this annual California-wide event to gather local citizens to clean up selected locations of trash. The event cleans up tons of discarded trash from our community areas and waterways. Poker Paddle .... Director Susan Espana is the Board coordinator for a committee that plans and executes this event. This year the event will be based at Plumas Pines and will involve two travel distances a 5-mile and a 10-mile circuit within Lake Almanor for kayaks, canoes and SUPs. Participants travel to 5 shore stops and draw a poker chip that correlates to poker cards on the Play Board and from that a poker hand is obtained. Last year's best poker hand award was $200 and $100 for second place. Lot's of volunteer help is need to conduct this event and donations really help to fund the prizes and the lunch meal.
Almanor Recreation and Park District 101 Meadowbrook Loop Chester, CA 96020 Mailing: P.O. Box 325 Phn: (530) 258-2562 Fax: (530) 258-4157 email@example.com