Recreation Options in Gillette, WY
Opportunities include sports leagues, parks, golf and youth activities
PHOTO CREDIT: Brian McCord
It's easy to be a good sport in Gillette and Campbell County, where many indoor and outdoor recreational opportunities are available to residents and visitors.
CAM-PLEX Multi-Events Facilities spans 1,100 acres and has five indoor event venues, a stadium park, three barns, multiple campgrounds, and a Spirit Hall Ice Arena. Horse racing is scheduled to return to CAM-PLEX in 2015.
Campbell County Parks & Recreation maintains more than 20 parks and facilities, including four parks with ball fields.
The City of Gillette Parks Division oversees an outdoor City Pool that opens during the summer, and among the most visited sites in the city is Dalbey Memorial Park with seven baseball/softball fields and 65 picnic tables.
Campbell County Recreation Center
Campbell County Recreation Center in Gillette has a 42-foot climbing wall, six-lane lap pool, three-meter diving platform, leisure pool with two water slides, basketball courts and racquetball courts. There are also five tennis courts, an elevated walking track, two tanning beds, a weight room, three exercise rooms and a kids zone used for babysitting.
Wright Recreation Center
Wright Recreation Center features a three-lane swimming pool, lazy river, hot tub, a meeting room, weight room, cardio area, dance/fitness rooms and a spinning studio. The site also has picnic areas, shelters and two playgrounds.
Children in Gillette and Campbell County have plenty to choose from in sports and recreation, including leagues in floor hockey, ice hockey, basketball, baseball and swimming. The most popular league is the Gillette Soccer Club, while other organized youth activities include wrestling, karate, BMX, rugby, gymnastics, cheerleading, rodeo and a new skate park that opened in 2014 on 4j Rd.
A new baseball/softball complex nicknamed Field of Dreams is under development along 320 acres on the east side of Gillette between Boxelder Rd. and Garner Lake Rd. Also serving the community is Hladky Memorial Stadium that hosts American Legion baseball games at the corner of Gurley Avenue and Warlow Drive.
Campbell County has three golf courses. Bell Nob Golf Course is an 18-hole, par 72 championship venue in Gillette, plus there is a separate nine-hole par 3 course. Other destinations are the nine-hole Gillette Golf Club and the nine-hole Haycreek Golf Club in Wright.
The outdoor game of disc golf can be played on two courses in Gillette. Energy Rotary Club Disc Golf Course is about 5,000 feet long with 18 holes, and Dalbey Memorial Park offers a nine-hole layout.
Gillette Gun Club has a public shooting range to practice pistol, rifle, muzzleloading, trap and archery. T&T Guns & Ammo in Gillette also has a public shooting range for pistol and rifle enthusiasts.