Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department Monthly E-Newsletter
MARCH 2019
2019 SPRING/SUMMER PROGRAM BOOK
IS COMING SOON
Our 2019 Spring/Summer Program Book will be delivered to the post office later this week!  All Little Chute residents/taxpayers will receive a program book in their mailbox by March 9.  If you do not reside in Little Chute, starting in mid March you may view the program book on our village website or you can pick up a copy of the book in our office ( Village Hall, 108 W. Main St - 2nd floor).

Make sure you check out the book and see the numerous program offerings we have for kids and adults!   Information on Chute-ing Stars Competitive Dance Team, Pom and Dance Clinic, Youth Dance Classes, Tumbling Tykes, Explore Nature, Tiny Tots Playtime, KidStage Theater, tons of One-Day Youth Events, Family Fun Fest, Youth Carnival, Pee Wee Sports, Sports Galore, Fun With Food, Basketball, Home Alone/Sitter Class, Youth Flag Rugby, Tennis Lessons, Jets Tackle Football, Martial Arts, Indoor Archery, Painting Classes, Touch-A-Truck Event, Teen/Adult Yoga, Movie in the Park Night, Sunday Night Fun Runs, Pages in the Park, Golf Lessons, Men's Softball, Adult Ultimate Frisbee, Senior Seminars, Classic Movie Monday, Senior Activities, Senior Bus Trip, Adult/Senior Swim, Pool Summer Soaker Event, Dive-In Movie, and Swimming Lessons are located in the book.

Registration for rec programs begins March 18!
INDOOR ARCHERY CLASSES
Check out the spring/summer program book when it arrives later this week for our Indoor Archery Classes that will be held starting in the middle of April.  If you are a beginner or an expert, you will find that our archery classes have a lot to offer.  Archery classes will be held at indoor facility located at Van Lieshout Park on Thursday evenings. Class options include Beginner Archery  (youth ages 8 to 16) , Family Archery (person age 8 to 16 along with a person 18 or over) , and Intermediate Archery (youth ages 10 to 16) . Class sizes are very limited so mark your calendar to register right away.  Signup begins March 18.
CHUTE-ING STARS COMPETITIVE DANCE TEAM
TRYOUT PACKETS
Does your child love to dance and perform? Then the Chute-ing Stars Dance Team may be what they are looking for! This is a competitive dance team for students entering 5th through 8th grade in the fall.  Interested dancers can pick up a Dance Team Tryout Packet at the LC Park & Rec from 3/18 through 4/5.  Completed paperwork must be brought to the mandatory parent and dance meeting Monday, April 8. Following the meeting, there will be a workshop for the dancers to start learning parts of a routine. Dancers will meet again on April 9 & 11 to learn and practice the routine. Team tryouts will be held Friday, April 12 (dancers assigned tryout time). This is a competitive dance team; dancers will be cut at tryouts. Preference will be given to dancers who attend a Little Chute school. Team season is June 2019 through January 2020. Tentative schedule will be in the tryout packet.
UPCOMING REGISTRATION REMINDER
Registration for recreation programs (excluding swim lessons) in the 2019 Spring & Summer Program Book will begin on Monday, March 18 for everyone !

Once registration opens, anyone can register for programs.  There is no longer a time period where just Little Chute residents/taxpayers can register for programs prior to non-residents. Non-residents pay a higher fee to register for programs, because our rec programs are supported by village resident taxpayer dollars.

Families can register for rec programs (excluding swim lessons) whichever way is most convenient to them.
* Online - must be setup account prior to registration
* In Person - office located at 108 W. Main St (2nd floor)
* By Mail - registration form located in back of program book

To create a family account in order to register online for rec programs, please click the provided link.

If you have a family account already setup from last year, but forgot your login and password, call us at 423-3869 and we will send you an email to reset your info.
VILLAGE MARKET
VENDOR AND ENTERTAINER APPLICATION
If you are interested in becoming a vendor or performing at this year's Village Market, please click the included link for more information.  Village Market will be held from 4pm to 7pm on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month (June to Sept) on the downtown Windmill Plaza.   If you would like to be a part of the 2019 Village Market now is the time to apply!  Deadline to be considered for first-round pick of vendors is coming soon. 
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.  All reservations are taken on a first-come, first-serve basis.  To book a date in 2019 you can either stop in 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. 

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.
NEW LIGHTING INSTALLED AT HEESAKKER PARK

Two new LED lights were installed at Heesakker Park last month thanks to a generous donation of time and materials from Abcon Lighting & Abcon Electric. The new lights helped illuminate the ice stating rink which was enjoyed by many kids and adults.    This improvement makes it easier and safer for families to utilize the park into the evening hours. 
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.
If you have questions, please give the Park & Rec a call at 920-423-3869.