Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department Monthly E-Newsletter

If your child will be age 4 or older as of 4/30/19 and you are interested in registering them to play baseball or softball in the summer of 2019, registration is happening NOW with the Little Chute Diamond Club ! Click the attached link to go to the club website to register your child.

The Little Chute Diamond Club coordinates all the following youth baseball and softball leagues:
* Coed Squirt T-Ball - age 4 as of 4/30/19
* Girls Tee League - ages 5 & 6 as of 1/1/19
* Girls 8U Softball - ages 7 & 8 as of 1/1/19
* Girls 10U Softball - ages 9 & 10 as of 1/1/19
* Girls 12U Softball - ages 11 & 12 as of 1/1/19
* Girls 14U Softball - ages 13 & 14 as of 1/1/19
* Boys Tee Baseball - ages 5 & 6 as of 4/30/19
* Boys Cub Baseball - ages 7 & 8 as of 4/30/19
* Boys Rookie Baseball - ages 9 & 10 as of 4/30/19
* Boys Minor Baseball - ages 11 & 12 as of 4/30/19
* Boys Pony Baseball - age 13 as of 4/30/19
* Boys Babe Ruth Lge - age 14 & 15 as of 4/30/19
* Boys Legion Baseball - age 15 to 18 as of 4/30/19

Please checkout the Little Chute Diamond Club website for registration information, league fees, and their contact email address.
(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.
Wooden Board Sign with Snowflake
(ages 7 to adult)
*Registration deadline is November 26*

Participants will learn how to customize their own rustic, shabby, and chic piece of artwork from start to finish. The instruction is very step by step. Instructor will be art teacher Heather Schaefer.

* Painting - Winter Class (age 7 to adult) :  Held at the Van Lieshout Rec Center on Monday, December 3 from 6pm to 8pm. This mini workshop will guide you through painting a snowflake (with a stencil if preferred) on a pre-stained wooden board that you will age and antique yourself after painting. Piece will be ready to hang upon completion.  All materials are provided. Register early, class size limited (20max/6min).  Registrations accepted online, by mail, or in person at the Park & Rec . Fee is $25 per Little Chute resident and $35 per nonresident. Deadline is November 26. After deadline, registrations only accepted at Park & Rec Dept if space available.
Wednesdays from 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Are you looking for a place to meet new people or have some fun with your friends?  Then come to our Senior Activities Program that is held on Wednesdays from 1:00pm to 3:00pm . A variety of activities are planned by the coordinator, Cindi DeBruin, such as cards, luncheons, and more.  Due to construction at the LC Civic Center, group will be meeting at the Village Hall for the month of November. We are hoping to be back in our LC Civic Center room starting in December. 

The senior program schedule, which lists all the meeting dates and activities, is available by clicking the attached link. There is no charge for participation and there is no registration necessary. Just come when you can and bring someone along! The program is available to Little Chute residents/tapxayers who are age 55 or older, and they can bring their friends. 

We often receive calls asking what our village policy is in regards to having animals on park property. Per Village Ordinance Sec. 32-1(20), animals are not permitted onto park property with the exception of leashed dogs on roads, paved trails, or chipped or gravel paths.  Dogs are not allowed on playgrounds, athletic fields, picnic areas, lawns or in park shelters. 

Dogs must be secured on a leash, display current rabies tag and current registration tags, stay under control of their owner/walker, and all waste must be immediately picked up and disposed of.  This subsection shall not apply to certified guide dogs.

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. 

Registration for programs in this book began on August 1. 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 at the Park & Rec if space is available.
If you have questions, please give the Park & Rec a call at 920-423-3869.