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Park Rec Opportunities

May 2016

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!

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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, kkoelbl@cityofonalaska.com

Upcoming Programs & Special Events

Special Events

The 2nd Annual Rugged Run

Early bird registration is now open for the event taking place on June 26th through the park and rec website. Click here for a copy of the registration form.

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Onalaska Aquatic Center


Pool Pass

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

Did you see that our spring and summer activity guide is ready? Make sure to go to the following link and check out some of the great new programs and events we have coming up this summer! Deadlines for registration are approaching quickly so sign up today!

http://www.flipsnack.com/dwick/2016-summer-activity-guide.html
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About Us

The City of Onalaska Park & Recreation Department is committed to enhancing the quality of life for the citizens of Onalaska through promotional development, maintenance of public recreation through enrichment opportunities, park lands, related facilities and the preservation of natural areas.