Thursday, February 14, 2013
Hearing from residents in his own district, Muskego Alderman Dan Soltysiak asks parks board to reconsider how a dog park could figure into the mix.
With all of the changes to the landscape, including road projects and new recreational trails and a new park, is it time for Muskego to consider adding a dog park to its current recreational offerings? The issue has come up in previous Park and Recreation Board meetings, and was again put on the table Monday night as Alderman Dan Soltysiak explained he's been hearing from constituents that they see a need. Previous suggestions have been to take existing city parks that appear not to be used as much and place a dog park there. "I get emails all the time about dog parks, but I've never gotten one about a splash pad," Soltysiak told Parks Director Craig Anderson. He was referring to a recent project that a department intern conducted, …
Friday, January 4, 2013
The 'Speed, Agility and Quickness' basketball camp is a hit during the summer months, so the parks department is introducing a winter version to help middle schoolers hone their skills on the court
Coach Mike Nitka will again be teaching kids in grades 6 - 8 to develop their basketball skills, beginning Saturday, Jan. 12. The Speed, Agility and Quickness program has been a popular one in summer, but the winter edition is hoped to draw just as big of a response, according to Tammy Dunn The classes will be held at Muskego High School through February 9 from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. and cost $70 for residents ($105 non-resident). Each session will test participants to help identify their strengths and weaknesses, and will provide drills adapted to their needs. More information on the class can be found here, and if you would like to register your child, visit the Parks and Recreation page on the city's website.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Island Ice Cream has decided to bow out, but the improved space is available for lease at Idle Isle
At the end of the summer season, Kristin Formolo, who owned Island Ice Cream seemed resigned that her first year in the concessions space at Idle Isle would be her last. Craig Anderson, Director of Parks and Recreation, confirmed Monday night that the space would be open as Formolo will not return. He proposed to offer the space for lease from May to September at $250 per month minimum, with utilities costs being extra. After each season, the Parks Board agreed that the current tenant would have the right of first refusal in the bidding process for the next year.
Monday, July 16, 2012
Residents can call hotline to check on any cancellations
You might think this summer’s aberrant heat would be a problem for the Muskego Parks and Recreation Department. After all, many of their workers toil outside. And they sponsor events that are held outside. The latest example: A post on the department’s Facebook site on early Monday afternoon announced, “Have been receiving phone calls about the weather and cancellations. We will be monitoring the weather and will make cancellations as necessary. If we do cancel it will be placed on our hot-line at 262-679-5645 and we will also post here. Make sure to stay hydrated!” Not, to mention that, there’s a lot of grass to maintain. But, according to Parks and Recreation Director Craig Anderson, the summer heat has proven an old adage- where there …
Friday, June 22, 2012
Island Ice Cream launches a successful debut with many hands on deck to celebrate and, of course enjoy, ice cream.
Owner Kristin Formolo became a bit emotional Friday when looking around and the crowd gathered for a ribbon cutting for Island Ice Cream, an idea that took "about a thousand emails" between her and Muskego Parks Director Craig Anderson, but about a month between its approval and grand opening. The weather cooperated in a big way, being hot enough to enjoy the full complement of resources at Idle Isle Park, but not so hot that the ice cream melted too fast. Acknowledging many partnerships along the way, including the help of aldermen, the parks department, and other businesses, Formolo cut the ribbon as anxious kisd awaited the first scoops of ice cream. Pizza Hut also came out to serve up free slices of pizza, and later Jimmy Johns would …
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Annual event has always been a favorite, and police are asking for volunteers to help make it run smoothly again this year.
The Safety City program, which is a collaborative effort with the Parks and Recreation Department, the Muskego Woman's Club, Muskego-Norway School District and the Muskego Police Department, needs teenagers to help. Safety City is one of the the first formal learning experiences for a child, especially with regard to contact with law enforcement. It's now in its 34rd year, and will be happening Monday through Friday, July 16th – 27th. According to Lt. Dave Constantineau with MPD, "teens assisting in the Safety City program receive the experience of mentoring, being an educator, and performing community service." Class sessions are 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-2:30 p.m. Teens may sign up for one or both sessions. Forward your applications (…
Sunday, May 13, 2012
The Muskego Parks and Rec program guide arrived a couple of weeks ago; if you missed it, here's what's new for the summer.
Muskego Parks and Recreation are featuring again some summer favorites, like 'Get Out and Play,' Safety City and Movies in the Park. Here are the new programs that could become new favorites: Top Flight Youth Track and Field Camp - basics of track and field with an emphasis on running jumping and throwing (K5-grade 3 entering school year this fall). Top Flight Bitty Agility Camp - basics of speed, strength and agility training with groups split into K5 and 1st grade, and 2nd and 3rd graders. Introduction to Football - learn basic football skills with an emphasis on teamwork and having fun (ages 6-12) Cheerleading Camp - learn the basic fundamental of cheerleading motions, jumps, techniques, rhythm and crowd-leading skills. This is a …
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
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 City Hall: 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 Muskego Settlement Centre. The flagpole will be lit by solar lights, and will likely begin construction in later spring. The city's purchase of the Boxhorn boat launch 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…
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Take on Tuesday informed...
Click below to get your live, local information. In the event of something out of the ordinary, such as a major crash, Patch editors will update this as quickly and accurately as we are able. Note - no school lunch menu as Muskego public schools are officially on Easter break through April 15. Patch editors recommend: Learning a bit about boating, and boater's safety. Tonight is the first class and there's still time to register. DNR Boater Safety Class will be held from 5:00pm - 7:30 p.m. at Muskego Public Library and taught by Muskego Police officers. Check the Muskego Parks and Recreation Department guide for information on how to sign up.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Youth basketball programs have completed competition this year, and looks forward to its 10th year; player evaluations will begin for next season in September
(Editor's note: thanks to Tammy Dunn, with Muskego Parks and Recreation Department for passing the news on this successful program along) The Muskego Parks and Recreation Club Boys and Girls Warriors Basketball programs have wrapped up another great year. Since the 2003/2004 season, we have been providing club basketball opportunities for Muskego boys and girls desiring to play competitive basketball. In this, our 9th year, we were proud to have 62 young ladies and 78 young men participate with our Club in the 2011/12 season. Congratulations to the teams that won their divisions and league tournaments. Our Girls Club participates in the Metro South Girls Basketball League and our Boys Club participates in the Wisconsin Youth Basketball …