Recreation Options in Gillette, WY
A lot of busy bodies can be found in Gillette and Campbell County, thanks to a generous amount of sports and recreational opportunities that are available to residents and visitors.
A number of athletic options are open for local children, including leagues in floor hockey, ice hockey, basketball, baseball and swimming. The most popular offering is the Gillette Soccer Club, which was started in the 1980s and is the largest soccer club in northeast Wyoming. There are two official seasons: from August through March and then March through July, plus there is a separate indoor season from late November through mid March at the Indoor Field House. Teams also play in regional tournaments in Wyoming, South Dakota, Montana and Colorado, and Gillette has hosted national tournaments. Gillette also hosts a variety of little league baseball district tournaments.
The Campbell County Parks & Recreation Department maintains more than 30 parks and beautification areas, plus operates the year-round Campbell County Pool. All parks are open from 5 a.m.-11 p.m., with many offering picnic areas, playgrounds, volleyball courts, horseshoes, barbeque grills, basketball courts and fishing. The most visited site is Dabney Park, which has seven baseball/softball fields and 65 picnic tables.
Campbell County Recreation Center
Campbell County Recreation Center had its grand opening in April 2010 and has amenities that include a 42-foot climbing wall designed to resemble aspects of Devils Tower Monument. Other offerings include a six-lane lap pool, three-meter diving platform, leisure pool with two water slides, basketball courts, racquetball courts, elevated walking track, and a kids zone used for babysitting. There are also five tennis courts, two tanning beds, a weight room and three exercise rooms.
Campbell County has three golf courses. Bell Nob Golf Course is an 18-hole, par 72 championship venue, plus there is a separate nine-hole par 3 course. Another destination is Haycreek Golf Club in Wright, which is nine holes measuring 3,527 yards. There are water hazards and sand traps to enhance the golfing experience at Haycreek. Meanwhile, Gillette Golf Club is a nine-hole course that opened in 1969 and plays to a par 36 over its 3,500 total yards.
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