Parks and Recreation

Announcements

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Our Assistant Director for Recreation, Rebecca Price, has the unique and distinguished honor of receiving the 2019 Recreation Professional of the Year and the 2020 Aquatics Professional of the Year from the Wisconsin Parks and Recreation Association. 

Rebecca received the Aquatics Professional of the Year Award on Thursday, February 11th at the Annual WPRA awards ceremony. She was nominated for the award for the thorough planning she put into the 2020 Walter R Bauman Aquatic Center opening and operations. She was recognized for her passion in her mission to make sure that Middleton residents had a safe aquatic outlet for the summer. She was lauded for her belief that recreation allows an opportunity for people to improve their physical and mental wellbeing, and at no time was it more important to meet these needs than during the pandemic.

Congratulations Rebecca for a job well done!
The Skate Park, located on Terrace Avenue, is open!
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COVID-19 UPDATE

Public Lands 

Playgrounds, the skate park, and trails remain open.


Restrooms are available at all parks. Firemen's Park and Parisi Park bathrooms are closed during school hours through June 4th.   

You are welcome to continue to enjoy trails and park spaces, including the dog parks. Outdoor recreation in the form of walking, biking, hiking, and running can provide valuable physical and mental health benefits. Basketball, ultimate frisbee, soccer, football, and other sports can be played as long as players are wearing masks or unmasked if players maintain 6' of social distance.  

When using park trails and spaces, please continue to take all possible actions to reduce further spread of COVID-19. Maintain 6 feet of space between yourself and any other people, and limit outdoor group size. Wear a mask if you are in a shelter space or if social distancing is not possible. If you do not feel well or someone in your house is sick, please stay home.

  

2021 shelter reservations begin Nov 16

 We encourage anyone out enjoying our public lands to help beautify parks or conservancy areas. Although we typically ask that users stay on the trails, if you are able to safely reach litter you can leave the trail to do so. We thank you in advance for helping us beautify the Good Neighbor City.

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Starting June 3rd, you can register for Open Swim, Lap swim and Swim Lessons Session #2!

12:01am Thursday begins Open Swim and Lap Swim Registration 

9:00am Thursday begins Swim Lesson Registration

You will want to mark your calendars so that you don't miss it! Splash with you soon:)
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The Summer 2021 Guide has been released! 

We are so excited for the new programs and new memories we have in store! 

This guide is updated as of 6/1/2021 with the new registration dates for swim lessons.
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Creative Drama Auditions 

Specific roles will be determined by audition. Auditions will be held on the first day of rehearsal - all who sign up will be cast. Participants must prepare a memorized audition piece from the materials provided online. A final cast list will be determined following the audition. Rehearsals will be held for five weeks, June 21-July 22, with performances July 22-24 (to be determined based on pandemic guidelines at that time). Rehearsals will generally go from 1-4 pm Monday-Thursday. Please note that actors must be at all rehearsals they are called to during the five-week period. However, if an actor is not in the scene being rehearsed s/he should not attend rehearsal that day.

The official rehearsal calendar will be distributed once the show has been cast, but a handout with more detailed information about rehearsal expectations will be available at the Recreation Division Office starting June 1. Audition materials will also be available for download or at the Rec Office June 1. No rehearsals on July 5. 

To register for recreation programs, click the recdesk icon below. 
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For more information on how we plan to run our programs as well as guidelines that we will follow, and expect participants to follow, click the image below. 
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STORM IMPACTS TO PUBLIC LANDS SYSTEM

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