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Parks Board Recap: Summer Guide, Boxhorn Launch, Donation at Old Town Hall

Summer guide will go out this week, and parks have seen early attention with the premature warm up; American Legion will donate 20 foot flagpole and bench to complement Old Town Hall.

The Park and Recreation Board meetings are always 'newsy,' and here is a roundup of items that were discussed Monday night at :

The American Legion is donating a 20-foot flagpole and benches to be placed to the west of the Old Town Hall building at the The flagpole will be lit by solar lights, and will likely begin construction in later spring.

The city's purchase of the will close in late May, early June and Parks Director Craig Anderson said he is working on writing the grant for a May 1 deadline. The grant is expected to cover 50 percent of the $170,000 price of the launch.

The Summer Program Guide is printed and will be sent out to residents around April 19. Additional copies will be available at the Parks and Recreation office at City Hall, and an online copy of the guide and registration forms will also be available on the city's website later this week.

A highlight of summer activities has been the Movies in the Park at, which will be presented on Friday, July 6 (teaming up with the Jammin on Janesville events) and August 17. "The Adventures of Tin Tin" will be shown in July, and "Dolphin Tale" will be shown in August.

Parks Director Craig Anderson said while the mild winter meant less expense for snow removal in the parks, the early warmth has meant mowing operations have begun three to four weeks early, and they are challenged with keeping up with weed eradication. Docks at access points on the lakes are being installed and will be completed by the opening of fishing season (first weekend in May).

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