West Bend, Wis. (May, 21, 2020): With the ever-evolving public health emergency, the City of West Bend Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department is firm in its stance that summer is not over, it’s just begun. There are several recreational program offerings that are available to the community, including low-contact, in-person activities with reduced capacity. In addition, West Bend offers more than 1,200 acres of City parks and trails—free of charge. Below is a list of spring and summer offerings available through July.
- The skate park and all City parks, trails, and playgrounds are open as well as pickleball, basketball, volleyball and tennis courts.
- Soccer fields and disc golf are also available.
- By May 29, all park restrooms and building facilities will open for general use and rentals. Baseball and softball fields will be open for general use, games, and league play.
- Regner Beach Splash Pad will open mid-June.
- T-ball and youth softball leagues will begin the week of June 21.
- Summer dance classes will begin the week of July 5.
- Instructional baseball, volleyball, tennis and archery programs will take place, and swim lessons will start in July at the High School pool.
“West Bend is prepared for an extraordinary summer,” said Mayor Christophe E. Jenkins. “There are numerous activities and offerings available to enjoy. We’re also working with nonprofits to help support their events and fundraisers.”
On Wednesday, June 24, a free Drive-in Movie in the Park event will feature Disney’s Frozen 2. In addition, the Recreation Division is presenting several new virtual programs:
- West Bend Parks & Recreation Virtual 5K | 10K
- Virtual Athletic Programs
For more information and to register for virtual programs, visit webtrac.ci.west-bend.wi.us.
“We’re following the County Health Department’s Blueprint as our guide to safely offering recreational programs, facilities and activities,” said City Administrator Jay Shambeau. “Our team is committed to delivering a wide variety of spring and summer opportunities that support the health and happiness of our community.”
In adherence with the County’s recommendation for municipalities to follow the Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department’s Blueprint for Reopening FAQ, several major City events are cancelled, including athletic tournaments, Memorial Day Parade, Regner Fest, Biergarten, and the 2020 Dirty Ninja Mud Run For Kids™.
The City will continue discussions regarding Fourth of July activities and the opening of Regner Park Beach swim pond. An announcement will be made in June.
As the summer and public health emergency progress, the City of West Bend will continue to refer to the Blueprint for Reopening FAQ and make adjustments as needed. For questions regarding summer recreational programs, park facilities and rentals, please contact Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Office at 262-335-5080 or email@example.com.