Recreation Options in Gillette, WY
Opportunities include sports leagues, parks, golf and youth activities
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CAM-PLEX Multi-Events Facilities spans 1,100 acres and has five indoor event venues, a stadium park, three barns, multiple campgrounds and Spirit Hall Ice Arena.
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, which has 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 Road.
Baseball & Softball
The new Energy Capital Sports Complex in Gillette is already a hit with softball teams. The facility features four fastpitch fields with synthetic turf, covered dugouts and protected spectator seating. All fields are equipped with lights for night games, and teams can use one of four batting cages to warm up prior to games. There's also a 2.4-mile trail that goes around the entire complex and a natural grass play area for young children that includes a mist-maker. Also serving the community is Hladky Memorial Stadium that hosts American Legion baseball games and has the only AstroTurf field in the region. The stadium is located 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-three 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 18-hole courses in Gillette: Energy Rotary Club Disc Golf Course and Dalbey Memorial Park.
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.