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Muskego's Parks Will Be Busy This Summer

Organizations confirm agreements for festivals and events, filling the summer calendar in Muskego parks.

The warm weather of March may not last past this week, but summer was on the agenda for the Muskego Parks and Recreation Board Monday as several groups came out to secure their spots in the parks to hold events that are perennial favorites. 

Mark Moriarty, with the Water Bugs Ski Team, confirmed the group would hold 31 practices during their season at , a small increase from 2011's schedule. Shows will be performed Wednesday evenings during 14 weeks of the summer. The club practices and performs in the evenings and the beach is closed to accommodate them. 

Scott Lago formally presented the request for the use offor the 2012 Community Festival, which will involve the use of the park from Aug. 20 to 27. The festival runs Aug. 23 to 26.
The committee had considered closing a portion of Pioneer Drive to accommodate pedestrian traffic, but Lago said the response from nearby residents was negative.

In addition, concern over excessive rain and the impact it could have on carnival ride setup and parking space was raised. Lago said that should rains in the weeks leading to the festival prove to compromise the turf in the park, "the worst-case scenario would be that we would have to kill the carnival."

However, additional parking could be moved to areas in the business park directly to the west of the festival grounds, and Lago said he would follow up with the various businesses to get permission.           

Lago also represented the Lions Club, which will be holding its 48th annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 7 at Veteran's Memorial Park as well as the annual Lake Fest at Idle Isle Park on June 15 and 16.

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