Park Rec Opportunities
Van Riper Park Born Learning Trail
May 3rd has been proclaimed Joanne Van Riper day by the City of Onalaska and Mayor Joe Chilsen. This day was to celebrate all the Van Riper family has done for the City of Onalaska and to also unveil their most recent addition to Van Riper Park, The Born Learning Trail. This was a collaboration between Onalaska Parks and Rec, The United Way, UWL Recreation Management Students, and the Van Riper Family. The trail is designed to have children of all ages to be able to learn and engage from a young age. The trail incorporates signs with paintings on the trail to help children have many different experiences. The trail is located on the pathway that runs along the backside of the pool and goes on through to the dog park area. More information about The Born Learning Trails on their website. We were very excited to have 2nd grade students from Northern Hills Elementary join us for the ribbon cutting ceremony and to use the trail!
Programs & Deadlines
Coach Pitch Softball:
Coach Pitch Softball is starting soon! Make sure to register for the league in the Parks and Rec office or online before the June 3rd deadline.
Intermediate/ Coach Pitch Baseball:
Baseball season is right around the corner and the deadline to sign up is May 20th for intermediate baseball and June 3rd for Coach Pitch.
Park and Rec Props
We would like to thank Adam Fleis and all of the volunteers for all their help in making this year's Fleis Nightfall Frolic another great success. The Fleis family is always a great help with this event in creating more opportunities for everyone by helping to raise money for our Fleis scholarship fund. We would also like to thank all of our sponsors as the event could not happen without them. For anyone interested in seeing the official times this year from the race click the link here.
Player or Coach of the Month
If you see a youth player or a youth coach do something good during the course of a game, practice or even away from the playing area, please let us know about it and nominate him/her for “Player” or “Coach” of the month. We know a lot of good things happen during our programs and would like to highlight some of them. Send nomination to Kraig Koelbl, email@example.com
Upcoming Programs & Special Events
Onalaska Aquatic Center
Make sure to sign up for your Summer Pool Pass! Single Memberships are $45 and family memberships are $120. Get yours now and be ready for when the pool opens June 4th!
Summer is on the way