Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department Monthly E-Newsletter
*Application deadline is October 24*

The Village of Little Chute through the Village Board have determined that bow hunting will be authorized within Heesakker Park and on Electric Island to remove deer. The authorized deer culling will be for antlerless deer and antlered deer. This year's culling will be from Monday, December 3, through Sunday, December 16.

Application packets for the 2018 Deer Culling are now available to Little Chute residents/taxpayers who are age 18 & up.    Click the included link for the application packet, otherwise a printed copy of the packet can be picked up at the Park & Rec Office in Village Hall.  Packet contains all the paperwork needed to apply for the 2018 Deer Culling (information sheet, map of area, rules/regulations, application form, and shooting proficiency test form).  To be placed in the lottery draw to participate, required paperwork must be returned in person to the Park & Rec Dept by Wednesday, October 24. 

Little Chute's Trick or Treating will be held Wednesday, October 31 from 5:00-8:00 p.m.  We hope your kids have a fun and safe night.
   *  Make sure kids wear well-fitting costumes and comfy shoes
       to avoid any trips and falls.
   * Travel in small groups accompanied by an adult.
  * Have kids carry flashlights to see better.
  * Walk on sidewalks; remind kids not to run.
  * Cross streets at intersections after checking both ways for traffic.
  * Check your children's candy when you get home.
(Wooden Board Sign with Snowflake)
*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 6:00pm to 8:00pm. 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 LC resident and $35 per nonresident. Deadline is November 26. After deadline, registrations only accepted at Park & Rec Dept if space available.

New as of January of this year, our department has an indoor rental option for your family gatherings, birthday parties, and other events. The Van Lieshout Rec Center is an indoor facility that can be utilized for various events 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 12 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, and more. Please contact the Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department at 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.