Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department Monthly E-Newsletter
FEBRUARY 2019
DISCUSSION & PRESENTATION ON THE
ANNUAL VILLAGE DEER CULLING
This Wednesday, February 6, a representative from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will be coming to the Little Chute Village Board meeting to answer any questions in regards to municipal ran deer cullings. Every December, the Village coordinates a 2 week deer culling at Heesakker Park. The goal of this program is to manage the deer population within the urban area of the Village. If you are interested in participating in this discussion, please attend the meeting this Wednesday, February 6 at 6:00pm in the Village Hall Board Room. We look forward to seeing you there!
SEASONAL PART-TIME APPLICATION DEADLINE
If your child is interested in applying for a summer job as a Recreation Instructor, Softball Scorer, Pool Cashier, Pool Lifeguard, or Parks/Forestry/Streets Laborer, please remind them that the application deadline is Friday, March 1.
TERRACE TREE TRIMMING
Village staff are currently trimming terrace trees in section B, which is the area located east of Freedom Rd, west of Buchanan St, and north of Main St extending north to the Village limits. The Village is split into five sections, and each year staff trims one section for basic tree pruning. 

Terrace trees are all trees that fall within the Village right-of-way (between the curb and the back of the sidewalk or where it would fall). The Village will not "top" trees in the terrace or on any other property, and it is likewise not advised that anyone partake in such a practice.

2019 FACILITY RESERVATIONS
If you are looking for a site to hold a celebration, graduation, reunion, party, shower, or gathering, please give us a call at 423-3869.

Reservations for any of our open-air park shelters can be made for the months of May, June, July, August, and September. Information on our park shelters (shelter choices, locations, pictures, rental fees) is located on the village website at littlechutewi.org/parks

Reservations for the Rec Center, which is located in the building next to Van Lieshout Park ball diamond, can be made from January through December (min. 14 day notice required).   The Rec Center is a temperature controlled room which can accommodate groups up to 99, and is perfect site for an party/shower or company meeting. Rec Center contains tables, chairs, stove, fridge, microwave, sink, and indoor restrooms. 

All reservations are taken on a first-come, first-serve basis.  To book a date in 2019 you can either stop in at the Park & Rec  (2nd floor of Village Hall), or you can call us at 423-3869 during business hours  (weekdays 8:00am to 4:30pm) Payment of rental fee and security deposit is due in full at the time the reservation is made, so any phone bookings must pay with a credit card. 

SPRING PAINTING CLASS
(ages 7 to Adult)
Our one session painting classes are the perfect creative outlet for kids and adults who are interested in art! Participants will learn how to customize their own rustic, shabby, and chic piece of artwork in this Wooden Craft Painting Class.  Instruction is very step by step, and painters are able to put their own creative spin and color choices on their paintings to they each have their own unique masterpiece! All materials are provided. Instructor will be art teacher Heather Schaefer. 

Spring Painting Class will be held on Monday, March 4 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Van Leishsout Rec Center. Participants will be guided through painting a bird(s) on a branch, with a stencil if preferred, on a pre-stained wooded board that you will age and antique yourself after painting. Piece will be ready to hang upon completion. 

Register early, class size is limited (20max/6min). You can register online or you can stop in our office to register.  Fee is $25 per Little Chute resident/taxpayer and $35 per nonresident. Registration deadline 2/25/19.   After deadline, registrations only accepted at Rec Dept if space available.
TEEN/ADULT YOGA CLASSES
(ages 15 to 99)
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, taught by a certified yoga instructor, is designed for all levels so no prior experience necessary.

Our next session of Yoga (March/April classes) will start on March 6 and end on April 24.  Classes are held on Wednesdays from 5:30pm to 6:30pm in the Van Lieshout Rec Center  (temperature controlled room in building by ball diamond).

Register early, class size is limited (30max/12min). You can register online or you can stop in our office to register.  Fee for 8 evening yoga classes is $40 per Little Chute resident/taxpayer and $50 per nonresident. Registration deadline 2/28/19.   After deadline, registrations only accepted at Rec Dept if space available.
NO MORE CREDIT CARD PROCESSING FEES

Starting January 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.
FOX RIVER BOARDWALK FUNDRAISING

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 click the link with this article to go to our official Fox River Boardwalk website.
2019 SPRING & SUMMER PROGRAM BOOK

Our spring/summer program book is being finalized this month and then will be approved for printing. In early March all Little Chute residents/taxpayers will be mailed a copy of the book, and it will also be posted on the Park & Rec page of the village website.  Registration for recreation programs will begin on Monday, March 18.  (Please note that swim lesson registration does not begin until June 4.)
If you have questions, please give the Park & Rec a call at 920-423-3869.