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McCall Parks and Recreation: Volleyball Tournament July 4th

Our annual adult volleyball tournament will take place at Legacy court on Wednesday July 4th. 8 co-ed teams, 5 players, maximum age 16 + register on mccallrec.com or day of. Join the fun! Come to participate or cheer on a team.

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McCall Parks and Recreation: MCAC Car Show July 4th

McCall Auto Club has signed up again to display sleek, classic, and cool cars to view on the 4th of July. Cars will line the street on the 4th of July by Legacy Park. Come down and enjoy the festivities! Something for everyone, bounce houses, slip-n-slides, volleyball tournament, music, and of course cars. 2018Car show flyer

McCall Parks and Recreation: Movie Under the Stars

McCall Parks and Recreation, McCall Public Library, and Cheap Thrills are happy to provide our annual movie at Legacy Park by the lake. Come prepared to watch “Independence Day” with your family and friends. Bring low profile chairs and blankets. Concessions will be available for purchase. Support a non-profit or local food vendor! Movie 2018

McCall Parks and Recreation: Controlling Noxious Weeds

Concerned about noxious weeds view the weekly spray schedule or also report noxious weed sightings. View are interactive map here.

Week of June 18th – 22nd

Crews will be hitting Boydtsun to Deinhard this week kicking off the beginning of the season as wet spring weather subsides and conditions improve for more ideal application. Historically this route has been plagued with spotted knapweed.

 

 

 

 

City Crosswalks and Parking

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Getting our roads, crosswalks, and parking ready for a busy summer season of traffic and pedestrians. The City of McCall Streets department is responsible for marking City parking. Generally we see this done throughout town earlier since our Streets department is local and able to stripe when  weather cooperates.

The City crosswalks however are contracted by Curtis Clean Sweep, Curtis Clean Sweep marks the crosswalks dependent upon weather and their availability. A challenge in McCall is our unpredictable spring weather. Curtis Clean Sweep will be in McCall to begin striping of crosswalks and city roads starting next week on the 18th of June.

ITD is responsible for State Hwy 55 striping of crosswalks and road striping.

City of McCall Streets Department

Curtis Clean Sweep

Idaho Transportation Department

 

McCall’s Transportation Master Plan interactive Story Map wins at AIC

A Digital Win for McCall’s TMP and GIS!

City Achievement Award for Public Works & Transportation for “McCall’s Transportation Master Plan (TMP) Story Map.” The award will be presented during the AIC Annual Conference in Boise on Thursday June 21.

Read the Narrative Submittal:

Municipal transportation plans are often weighty documents filled with statistics, road condition reports, project descriptions, multi-modal analysis, street sections, maintenance charts, engineering recommendations and more. Communicating these complex components in a way that allows members of the public to fully understand and respond to a transportation plan can be challenging but is essential to gaining community support for the implementation and long-term success of the plan. So, when the City of McCall launched McCall in Motion, the city’s first Transportation Master Plan, and did it in tandem with an update to the McCall Comprehensive Plan, city staff from multiple departments worked together to create and promote the Transportation Master Plan Story Map (TMP Story Map) with the goal of making the transportation plan easy to follow, engaging, and relevant to community members.

 

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McCall’s Story Map provides an excellent example of how the use of baseline GIS capacity and cross-department collaboration between Planning, Public Works, GIS and Communications staff can result in better understanding and support for transportation planning efforts and future streets projects twithought requiring additional funding.

 

McCall’s TMP Story Map is an online, web-based application that utilizes the McCall’s existing GIS capabilities (basic ESRI suite) to offer the public an interactive way to explore data using static graphics as well as interactive and searchable maps. The TMP Story Map follows the same format as the Transportation Master Plan and includes much of the information presented in the core of the Plan and its appendices but is presented in an easily-navigable format that allows users to view data and projects that are of most interest.  By choosing clearly labeled tabs, such as the “What is planned for your street?” interactive tab, the TMP Story Map allows users to search existing road conditions, crash data, parking capacity, road treatment and maintenance schedules, upcoming road reconstruction projects, and future street sections specific to streets near them. The TMP Story Map website also incorporates the McCall Area Pathways Master Plan and links back to the Comprehensive Plan update web page so that all data is automatically consistent between the plans. Once drafted, a small citizen focus group tested the online Story Map to ensure that it was comprehensive yet easy to navigate and understand. Use of the Story Map was encouraged throughout the planning process via the City’s main website, Facebook and blog posts, e-newsletter blasts, and ads in the local paper. To date, the TMP Story Map has been utilized 2,406 times, a considerable number for a community population under 3,000.

McCall’s Story Map provides an excellent example of how the use of baseline GIS capacity and cross-department collaboration between Planning, Public Works, GIS and Communications staff can result in better understanding and support for transportation planning efforts and future streets projects twithought requiring additional funding.

Screen shots from the McCall in Motion TMP Story Map are attached, but to experience the full interactive scope of the McCall Transportation Master Plan Story Map, please visit the City of McCall Web Site at http://www.mccall.id.us (click on Maps/GIS tab) or follow this direct link:

http://mccall.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=db9a51a795c54918946874aff4ff3c98

Mountain Bike Skills Park Chosen for Youth Award!

City Achievement Award for Youth and Youth Council for
“City of McCall’s Mountain Bike Skills Park.”

City Achievement Award for Youth and Youth Council for “City of McCall’s Mountain Bike Skills Park.” The award will be presented during the AIC Annual Conference in Boise on Thursday June 21.

Read the narrative submittal that won the award:

The Mountain Bike Skills Park located in the Harshman Skate Park area is a great example of how community partnerships can result in a wonderful public recreational facility. Mountain Biking weighs in as a significant share of youth sports in the McCall Area and continues to grow year to year. Beginning in 2009, with McCall Parks and Recreation’s first Mtn. Bike Camp at Bear Basin, fathers removed training wheels, kids fetched whatever bikes they had in the garage and Youth Mountain Biking in McCall began.

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In that moment, the recreation team began to see the growth in youth participation first hand. The mountain biking movement in the McCall area has seen wide support from the start, boasting volunteer instructors, bike rodeo events, donations from major trail land owners like Jug Mountain Ranch and even the development of a youth mountain bike team. The completely volunteer coached Payette Area Youth Mountain Biking Team, a NICA-affiliate, hosts middle and high school athletes in and around the small City of McCall. Since its first year in 2015, team participation has grown from 6 to 63 athletes. Watching the skill and talent develop in these same small children from that first 2009 skills camp to competitive youth team athletes in 2015 was a sign that there needed to be even more biking opportunities. The decision was made by Parks & Recreation to cultivate the youth sport by providing a unique facility that encouraged even more growth, a mountain biking Skills Park.

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The skills park is a great resource for our community and another positive, healthy activity for our student-athletes to engage in.  It keeps more kids on bikes,” said Dean Cromwell Payette Area Youth Mountain Biking Team Director & Coach.

The Skills Park concept had been around for some time, but the opportunity to develop the park in McCall came with the release of the grant funding from the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR).  The McCall Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee agreed that the development of a pump track that was easily accessible and close to town would be a great amenity for beginning riders.  Thanks to the willingness to expand the use of district property for another public recreational facility by the McCall Donnelly School District School Board, the City of McCall was able to move forward with the application for IDPR grant funding. “The skills park is a great resource for our community and another positive, healthy activity for our student-athletes to engage in.  It keeps more kids on bikes,” said Dean Cromwell Payette Area Youth Mountain Biking Team Director & Coach. “The new Skills Park may even pave the way for McCall to see an advancement in the current IMBA Silver ranking status to a prized Gold ranking,” said Kurt Wolf McCall Parks and Recreation Director.

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Funding & Donations

The total project cost was just approximately $30,000 to include grant funding, donations, materials and labor.

The project was funded by an $11,994 Mountain Bike License Plate Fund grant from IDPR, along with City funding through materials and labor provided by the Parks Department.  Wayne Ruemmele of Epikos Design and Planning, a local business owner in McCall, did the conceptual design, and donated time for project oversight.  Kurt Wolf, McCall Parks and Recreation Director, worked closely with Jason Clay of McCall Donnelly School District (MDSD) in order to make sure the skills park was consistent with MDSD’s facilities.  Joe Weede and Jeremy McGlatherty of Single Track Sessions, a McCall Mountain Biking School, acted as the primary building contractor. The equipment necessary for project excavation was donated by Ben Gau of McCall Dirt Works.

 

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“The new Skills Park may even pave the way for McCall to see an advancement in the current IMBA Silver ranking status to a prized Gold ranking,” said Kurt Wolf McCall Parks and Recreation Director.

 

Quick Facts

  • City Staff hauled and transported to the site over 400 cubic yards of soil – an approximate value of $7,200
  • Tree removal was minimal as far fewer trees needed to be removed than originally expected.
  • Currently the McCall Parks Department has the primary responsibility for maintenance.

 

Lakeside Liberty Fest Events Released.

 3rd & 4th of July Events at Legacy Park


July 3rd
Legacy Park
MOVIE UNDER THE STARS
(Dusk)


July 4th
Legacy Park
SHANTI MORNING YOGA
Whitescarver
10:30am


July 4th
Legacy Park
CAR SHOW
11am – 6pm


July 4th
Legacy Park
BOUNCE, SLIDE & PLAY
11am – 6pm



July 4th
Legacy Park
BROADCASTING POPULAR MUSIC
1pm – 6pm


July 4th
Legacy Park
VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT
1pm – 6pm


July 4th
Legacy Park
Music by the Uku Club McCall
6pm- 7pm

July 4th
Legacy Park
FIREWORKS DISPLAY
McCall Area Chamber of Commerce
Presented at Dark


“Visit McCall”
for more area event information.

PARKING GUIDES

Looking for parking information? We have details for car and boat trailer parking.

Interactive web maps
link here>

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Enlarge the map here>

City of McCall restricts parking a recreational vehicle, bus, boat or any style trailer on any public roadway within any residential zone.

ROAD CLOSURES

Lake Street in front of Legacy Park will be closed
to parking and traffic beginning
July 3rd to July 5th.

VENDOR INFORMATION


Vendors are subject to a vendor
licensing fee and
must pay 1% local option tax collections.
Learn more about vendor fees>

PARK INFORMATION

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO!

View park guidelines on our
Parks Overview Page

We still have food/beverage vendor space available at Legacy Park for the 3rd and 4th. Click here to inquire.

After the passing vote L.O.T. processes begin! Funding-Workshops-Commission

time for LOT

Submit letters of interest and forward L.O.T. funding questions to:

McCall City Clerk, BessieJo Wagner
216 E. Park Street McCall Idaho 83638
208-634-7142
email: cityclerk@mccall.id.us

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