Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department Monthly E-Newsletter

Heesakker Park will be CLOSED to the public for a deer culling from Monday, December 3 through Sunday, December 16. Only approved hunters with a village permit are allowed in the park during those dates.

This closure also includes the Heesakker Pedestrian Bridge and the Heritage Parkway trail from the Heesakker Pedestrian Bridge to the Kaukauna Dam. Trails will reopen on Monday, December 17 to the general public .

For your safety and the safety of the hunters please utilize the Mill Street Bridge and Island Park to walk the western segment of the Heritage Parkway Trail that will remain open. 
(ages 10 through 15)
*Registration deadline is December 13*

If you think your child is ready to stay home alone or has an interest in babysitting, but you want them to receive some training, then register them for this one-day course taught by a certified instructor. Course includes 4 hours of CPR instruction and 3.50 hours of home alone / babysitter safety. Course is scheduled for day that kids have off of school for winter holiday break.  

* Home Alone / Sitter Course (age 10 to 15)  will be held at Van Lieshout Rec Center on Friday, December 28 from 8:00am to 3:45pm.   Register early, class size limited (20max/10min).   Registrations accepted online, by mail, or in person at the Park & Rec. Registration fee is $65 per Little Chute resident and $75 per nonresident. Registration deadline is December 13. After deadline, registrations only accepted at Park & Rec Dept if space available.
(ages 15 to 99)
*Registration deadline is January 3*

Are you looking for a low impact way to work your body like never before? Power Yoga focuses on strength, balance, flexibility and core work. This intense style of yoga is designed to make you move and sweat. It is a totally different way to work the body and uses muscles you didn't even know you had. This class is designed for all levels and no prior yoga experience is necessary. Classes are taught by a certified Yoga Instructor.

Our next session of yoga (Jan/Feb classes) will start on January 9 and end on February 27.   Classes are held in our new Rec Center located at Van Lieshout Park (temperature controlled room in new building by ball diamond) on Wednesdays from 5:30pm to 6:30pm. 

Register early, class size is limited (30max/10min). You can register online or you can stop in our office to register.  Fee for 8 evening yoga classes is $40 per LC resident/taxpayer and $50 per nonresident. Registration deadline 1/3/19.   After deadline, registrations only accepted at Rec Dept if space available.

Starting on January 2, 2019, families who register for our rec programs or who rent our park facilities will no longer incur the 3.1% transaction fee from our credit card processing company. 

Families can feel free to use their credit or debit card to pay for their programs or rentals at the same amount as a family who would pay with cash or check. Credit cards that we can accept are visa, master card, or discover.

The remodeling of the LC Civic Center is complete which means we can start planning for our 2019 Winter/Spring Session of Youth Dance Classes!   Registration for our dance classes will held on a first-come, first-serve basis beginning January 14 .  Families can choose to register their child for a class using our online registration or they can register in person at our office. 

Our youth dance classes will be held at the Little Chute Civic Center on Thursday evenings starting 2/7/19. Class options will be 4:30pm Tumbling (age 4 & 5), 5:00pm Tumbling (age 4 & 5), 5:30pm Poms (age 6 & 7), or 6:00pm Poms (age 8-11). Students will attend 12 classes on Thursday evenings, followed by a Saturday dance revue to show off what they learned.   Registration fee will be $35 for a Little Chute resident/taxpayer and $45 for a non-resident. No costume purchase required, as students will color coordinate for dance revue. There are limited spots in each class so mark your calendar so you don't forget to register.

The Van Lieshout Rec Center is an indoor facility that can be utilized for various events (birthday party, baby/bridal shower, family gathering) or programming. The indoor space is 1200 sq feet, and can be utilized year round as it has heat and air conditioning. The facility has a kitchenette that includes a refrigerator, stove, sink, and microwave. Included with the rental fee is use of 15 tables and 75 chairs for your event. There are bathrooms located in the facility as well. Please contact us at (920) 423-3869 if you are interested in renting the facility.

Is your current business short on space? Are you are a program instructor or you know of another program instructor looking for space? The Rec Center is a great space to host your current or future programs. The facility can host a variety of programs from martial arts, dance, strength and conditioning, computer related classes, art programs & more. Please call 920-423-3869 to explore the possibilities!

The Village of Little Chute offers a beautiful trail system for residents and non-residents. The highlight of our trail system is the Heritage Parkway trail that connects the Mill Street Bridge to Heesakker Park. In 2016 the Village of Little Chute and City of Kaukauna began a project titled the Fox River Boardwalk to create a connection between the Heritage Parkway Trail and Kaukauna's trail systems and over 13 miles of trails in the Fox Cities. The boardwalk will be 1100 feet in length and cross the Fox River. This boardwalk is projected to cost $3.5 million dollars. More than half of the $3.5 million dollars has already been pledged through grants and donations. The Village and City would like to see this project break ground and become a reality in 2019. If you are interested in contributing towards this project please visit the link next to this article that will take you to our official Fox River Boardwalk website.

Attached is a link to the 2018 Fall & Winter Program Book which contains the detailed listing of all our programs. Checkout all the awesome programs that we have planned. You can register for our programs online, by mail, or in person at the Park & Rec Dept (located on the 2nd floor of Village Hall).  All registration forms are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please register early, as each program has specific group sizes and registration deadlines. After the deadline, registration only accepted if space is available.
If you have questions, please give the Park & Rec a call at 920-423-3869.