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Busy Season For Marinette Parks & Rec & Public Works

Issue Date: June 14, 2018

With the onset of summer and a late start to maintenance due to Snowstorm Evelyn, Marinette Public Works and Parks and Rec Departments have been very busy with routine maintenance and planning for the summer.

In the monthly report from Pat Carlson, Superintendent of Public Works, Spring work has now been completed and summer maintenance projects have been started. Grass cutting has been keeping the crew busy and taking up a lot of time and personnel.

The summer gardener has started and began summer work cleaning up flower beds. The large pot planters have been placed throughout the city and have gotten great reviews.

Four summer staff have been hired for trimming and cutting of grass and one more staff member will start in June.

The crew got the pool ready for opening day of Monday, June 11 and a lot of grass cutting has been done along with maintaining the grounds and the two ball fields.

One dog waste station was installed at Stephenson Island and another will be installed in City Park in June.

Marinette Parks and Recreation Center has also been busy with maintenance and planning of summer activities. In his June directors report, Kent Kostelecky stated the draining, cleaning and filling of the pool has been accomplished. Repairs have been made and the windscreens are installed. The pool opened Monday, June 11.

Supervised playgrounds also opened for the season on June 11 and will close the season on Aug. 9. Playground hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Locations include, Fred Carney Park, Duer Gym and Higley Field. Free breakfast and lunch are provided daily by the Marinette School District.

Activities beginning in June are T-Ball, Junior Lifeguarding, Swimming lessons and Tennis lessons and clinics. There are also basketball and volleyball camps for boys and girls.

June activities for Senior Citizens include Massage clinic in partnership with the Wellness Clinic; Rennes sponsored Bingo; Everyday Photography tips workshop; Patriotic bandana wreath craft; Stained glass stepping stone workshop with CJs Glass Studio; Almost Family Foot Care Clinic & Blood Pressure Clinic, Understanding Grief; VIP support group; Ongoing Beginner Yoga, Yoga/Pilates, Zumba C&G, Chair Yoga, chair exercises, the Wellness Clinic Strong Woman program; daily/weekly card and crafting groups; Fathers Day Party on Wednesday, June 13; Special event in partnership with the ADRC, Friday, June 15 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. and Save the date Annual Member Appreciation and Volunteer Recognition Party on Wednesday, Aug.15.

The Welcome Center Committee is planning the Logging and Heritage Festival to be held on July 13, 14 and 15. The center showed a decrease in May from last year due to the poor weather conditions this year. This is the busiest time of the year for the center and could see up to 2,000 visitors in June alone. Donations from the community continue to come in and it appears the donation goal for this year has been met.

The outdoor movie series on Friday nights at Stephenson Island at dusk are scheduled for July 13, Justice League, July 27, Coco and Aug. 10, Sherlock Gnomes.

Upcoming special events include: Kids Bingo, Friday, June 15, 10 a.m. to noon at Higley Field Building; Start Your Summer Water Bash, Friday, June 15 at Civic Center Pool from 6:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.; Fathers Day free admission to the pool for families accompanied by their father on Sunday, June 17 from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.. There will also be free tennis for dads and their families from noon to 5 p.m.; Kids Fishing Derby, June 22 on Stephenson Island from 8 a.m. to noon; American Red Cross adult and child CPR, AED and First Aid training on Saturday, June 23 at Higley Building; Kiddie Parade on Friday, June 29 at 1 p.m. at the Civic Center and Free swimming on Wednesday, July 4 at the Civic Center Pool from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For more information about any of these events, call the Civic Center at 715-732-5224 or visit their website at http://marinette.wi.us/index.php/explore/recreation.


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