We celebrate volunteers!
The Almanor Recreation and Park District cannot let a single day go by without saying thank you to our dedicated volunteers, community and business supporters and our recreation partners. Please see our web-tab labelled GREAT JOB! for our latest celebrant.
ARPD Shout Outs
Youth Sports: Fall Soccer program coordinator Benny Johnson, umpire coordinator Brenda Lemons, team administration coordinator Mary Juska and each of our parent coaches for their many years of dedicated volunteer support of ensuring the children of the Lake Almanor Basin and nearby communities have the opportunity to participate annually in a quality sports program.
Truman Collins Sports Complex: Chester contractor Dan Smith for his dedicated efforts to make the ball diamond and soccer fields the pride of the community. The list of all that he has volunteered in support ARPD and the community's youth is endless. Annually he has personally volunteered to collaborate with the Chester High School shop program for the building of two, new storage sheds, has done all field mowing, sprinkler maintenance and just about anything else that makes this facility a sports and recreation asset!
Trails Committee: Members of various groups: Mountain Meadows Conservancy, Almanor Ranger District, Lassen Volcanic National Park, Lassen Land and Trails Trust, Lassen County, and ARPD, for their immediate response and willingness to collaborate in the strategic planning of a trail system in the Lake Almanor Basin. Together they form the Almanor Basin Trails Coalition (ABTC)
Special Use Permits: A big thank you to Almanor Ranger District for its unfailing support of ARPD events and activities. Without their enthusiastic responses and willingness to help speed up federal permit processes the hosting of many summer and winter events might not be possible.
Horseshoe Pit Project: Director Michelle Gosney for the fearless way she has tackled the district's project of re-vitalizing the old horseshoe pits in the Chester Park. She grabbed hold of an unfunded vision and has gained the buy in of many community supporters.
A very special Shout Out goes to the community members, organizations and businesses that are either contributing materials, giving monetary donations, loaning equipment or their personal time to bring this Horseshoe Pit Re-Vitalization Project to fruition.
Dig It Construction
Lake Almanor Elks Lodge No. 2626
Sierra Cascade Aggregate & Asphalt Products Inc.
Dowden Foundation and Concrete
CalFire for providing inmate work crews
Pacific Gas & Electric
Board of Directors: Who, like many other community volunteers give freely of the personal life to work tirelessly on behalf of their community. As ARPD is an unfunded district with only two part-time employees, the all volunteer board of directors are constantly hosting events to provide much needed financial support to the basic operation of the district.
Administrative Support: Heather Patchen..for her support of ARPD in all things administrative and clerical.....has made a tremendous difference in the general administration of the district.