Parks & Recreation in Rock Springs, WY
PHOTO CREDIT: J. Kyle Keener
All kinds of action is happening in Wyoming's wide open spaces. From national parks to wildlife refuges, Sweetwater County offers a multitude of ways to take advantage of the outdoors. Recreation complexes and civic centers add some options to the mix, ensuring that Sweetwater residents have their fair share of ways to keep active and up on the action.
Paul J. Wataha Complex
For full fitness service, Rock Springs residents head to the Paul J. Wataha Complex & Golf Course. The complex is complete with three softball fields and a baseball field, where numerous adult and youth leagues play tournaments throughout the season. Inside the complex guests will find services including exercise, yoga, kick boxing, swimming, pool, weights and personal training. Whatever your fitness goals, the Wataha Complex will help you achieve them. Guests also enjoy the Picnic Pavilion and fishing pond, refuel at the Nine Iron Grill located inside the clubhouse, or take a swing at the golf course.
Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge
For a quick getaway, Seedskadee provides a refuge for both wildlife and residents. Established in 1965, the park includes Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge and Cokeville Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. All together, the refuge contains 27,230 and is home to birds, deer, moose, fox, fish and more.
Rock Springs' oldest park has a few modern additions. What used to be the 'Get n' Go Super Wash' was recently renovated to become Bunning Park's new grand entryway. As the only park located downtown, Bunning's new entrance will include accessible parking for visitors. Bunning Park is home to Sweetwater County's Concert in the Park series, which runs each summer from June through August.
Nearby Farson is seeing some improvements of its own, with a new $3 million dollar community center in the works.
Range of Recreation
Other recreation options in the area include the expansive Ashley National Forest with 1,384,132 acres to explore, and tours of the open areas across White Mountain are available to the public.
The parks department in Sweetwater County oversees 12 county parks, each with their own unique features. Parks include Sweetwater Aero-Modelers Park, Arrowhead Springs Park, Bicentennial Park, Big Sandy Park and more.
The county also offers plenty in the way of recreation complexes, most of which have gained loyal followings. The Rock Springs Civic Center provides a 56-foot-long climbing wall with routes that change daily, while the Green River Recreation Center features an Olympic-sized, L-shaped swimming pool while the Rock Springs Family Recreation Center has everything from racquetball courts to an ice arena, along with a running track and weight rooms with exercise equipment. The Sweetwater Events Complex & Speedway features competition for motocross. Golfers visiting the area will find two golf courses, the White Mountain Golf Course and the Rolling Green Country Club.
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