On Monday, March 25th the Board of Education approved the architectural and design plans for the renovation and construction of the West Allis-West Milwaukee Recreation and Community Services Center, 2450 S. 68th St.  

The new center will be home the all registration and office operations and our department's preschool program.  Additionally, the center will include an elevated indoor walking track, a gym, a dance/fitness room, large multipurpose room space, and updated restrooms. 

The best part of the new center is all of this is being accomplished without raising property taxes or impacting program fees.  Plans still need to receive approval from the City of West Allis Plan Commission and City of West Allis Common Council, but we anticipate breaking ground and starting construction early to mid June.  Please continue to check your Enewsletter or follow us on Facebook for more updates and design images.  We are excited about all the opportunities the new center will present for our department and the community.

News from the Front Office

With all the snow and bitter cold we had this winter, we are all ready for warmer temperatures, sunshine and summer recreation activities! We are excited to be offering so many great new classes, leagues and activities! Our registration is right around the corner, so be sure to mark your calendars, set your reminders and get ready to sign up! Here are some important dates and helpful information to keep in mind:

Monday, April 8: Online, Mail In and Dropbox Registration

Online: If you do not have an account set up with the WAWM RCS Department yet, we encourage you to do this before online registration starts. You can give us a call to set up an account or go to our website. Visit  www.wawmrec.com and click on "My Account" or "Register" on the right hand side (under Rex.) Click on "Create an Account" and follow the instructions and submit when completed. Our office will review your information and your username and password will be sent to your email. 

Mail In: Registration forms can be found in the back of your activity guide or online. Send your form and payment to our office at 1205 S. 70th St., West Allis, WI 53214. Once we receive it in the mail and register your classes, we will email you a confirmation email. Please be sure to include your email on your registration form. 

Dropbox: We have a secure locked dropbox on the south side of our building. Drop your registration and form of payment in the dropbox and we will be sure to get you registered.

Monday, April 15: In Person and Phone In Registration
Give us a call at 414-604-4900 and press option 0 to register and charge your Visa, Mastercard or Discover card with one of our amazing Office Operations Specialists! Want to visit us instead? No problem! Stop in our office during our office hours (Monday- Thursday from 8am-5pm and Fridays form 8am-4pm.

Monday, April 22: Non-Resident Registration
Any registrations turned in before April 22 will be entered in the order we receive it starting April 22.

We look forward to spending the summer with you!
Family Events

Early Childhood 

As many of our classes are underway, we still have great opportunities to have your child participate in the fun.

Mini Marvels - Fun Fridays is for children 1.5 - 4 years with adult - Class is at Franklin Fieldhouse from 9:30 - 10:30 am

Class consists of activities and fun around the days theme.  Crafts, stories, games and movement activities are all planned during this hour class.  Upcoming classes are:

April 12 -- Bunnies
April 26 -- Robots
May 3 -- Goodnight Moon
May 10 -- Ladybugs

Come to one or all and have lots of fun.  Call 604-4900 or go online at  wawmrec.com to register.  Don't miss out on the fun!!!!

Also coming up in May:
Saturday, May 4th --TINY COLOR RUN - Ages 2-4
Frank Lloyd Wright Track from 10:-11 am
Register at 604-4900 or  wawmrec.com


The 2019 dance recital titled "AS SEEN ON TV" was performed March 15th and March 16th.  Thank you to all participants for their outstanding performances.  Thank you to all the spectators who came to watch the recital.  The participants and teachers worked very hard for 18 weeks to prepare and we hope you enjoyed the show!
There will be a few classes offered during the summer otherwise classes will again begin in October, 2019.  Remember there are classes for everyone in your family!

2019 Diamond Twirlers Dance Showcase

2019 Diamond Twirlers Dance Showcase was held on Saturday, March 23rd.  This is the 10th season of Diamond Twirlers.  The participants were remarkable and throughout these past 10 years, they have earned many special honors.  For more information regarding Diamond Twirlers or our baton classes, please contact Kathy Kugi-Tom at 604-4900 voicemail 5931.

Youth Enrichment
Manga Characters (8+yrs)
Create your very own Anime comics from the ground up from drawing characters to developing a plot line and more! Experienced artists and beginners are welcome.
Horace Mann Elemenary
W 4/10 - 4/24
6:15 - 7:15 pm
$35 / $53 NR

Challenge Island: Volcano (5K - 8th Grade)
In this action-packed STEAM island, your child's tribe will take on explosive challenges at hot destinations like Lava Lake Crossing, Lava Lamp Light House and Extreme Eruption Point. Are you ready for an unpredictable good time?
Franklin Fieldhouse
Sat 4/13 - 5/4
10 - 11 am
$25 / $38 NR

Incredible Edible (5-7 yrs)
It's alright to play with your food in this fun class! Create one-of-a-kind masterpieces inspired by popular childhood stories using a variety of yummy snacks.
Irving Fieldhouse
Th 4/11 - 5/2
6:15 - 7 pm
$24 / $36 NR
American Red Cross Babysitting (10+yrs)
Babysitting is one of the most important roles a young person will ever have. This course is based on four themes that will help them prepare for this important role, Leadership, Safety and Safe Play, Basic Care and First Aid (including rescue breathing).
Horace Mann Elementary
W 4/10 - 4/24
5:30 - 7:40 pm
$55 / $83 NR

Youth Sports Instruction
Kids Tennis Club (5K - 5th Grade)

No experience needed to join this fun and exciting tennis club. We will use a variety of games and drills to introduce your young tennis player to the sport. Don't be left out, sign up now!
Liberty Heights Park
W 4/24 - 5/29
Beginners 6 - 6:50 pm
Intermediate/Experienced 7 - 7:50 pm
$20 / $30 NR

Youth Sports


Summer is right around the corner it's never to early to sign up for our summer t-ball, baseball and softball leagues for boys and girls 4 years old up to 8th grade.  

Starting Monday, April 8th you will be able to register via online, mail-in or drop off.  

Our summer sport leagues focus on these four things:
1.  Fun 
2.  Participation 
3.  Learn the game.
4.  Most importantly, we want to offer a low-demand schedule with less of a time commitment that allows you and your family to spend time together and enjoy your summer!!"

The WAWM RCS, in partnership with the West Allis Old Timers Baseball Association are excited to offer the 2nd Annual 2019 Spring Youth Baseball and Softball Clinic.  Join coaches from Central and Hale high schools as they teach the fundamentals of baseball and softball.  A free lunch will be provided for all kids who register and attend.  All skill levels are encouraged to attend.  This is a free event but pre-registration is required by May 10th.

Don't miss out on this excellent family event!

Sunday, May 19th
11:30 - 12:30pm     ages 4-8
1:00 - 3:00pm         ages 9-14


On Saturday, March 16th the WAWM RCS hosted the annual SEPRC Free Throw contest. This event is comprised of roughly 90 boys and girls between 3-8th grade that qualified through local contests held across Southeast Wisconsin. The contest is held every year at West Allis Central High School beginning at 9 am. Congratulations to the WAWM qualifiers and placewinners!

3rd Grade Boys-Ben H.-Hoover - 1st Place
3rd Grade Girls-Payton T.-Hoover
4th Grade Boys-Brady W.-Mitchell
4th Grade Girls-Avery M.-WAWM 
5th Grade Boys-Beckham S.-Irving
5th Grade Girls-Mia F.-Hoover
6th Grade Boys-Owen P.-Lane
6th Grade Girls-Mariah H.-Lane - 3rd Place
7th Grade Boys-Isaiah A.-Lane - 3rd Place
7th Grade Girls-Emily E.-Lane - 2nd Place
8th Grade Boys-Owen U.-Lane- 2nd Place
8th Grade Girls-Emily G.-WA - 3rd Place

Adult Enrichment
Watercolor Workshop
Looking for a creative way to express your imagination? Under the guidance of Joyce Eesley, you will develop skills starting with basic color mixing to painting exercises using only primary colors in warm and cool hues.   Additional supplies for this class will need to be purchased and a supply list will be sent to you prior to the first class.
Rec Center, MPR
M 4/8 - 5/20
1 - 3:30 pm
$50 / $75 NR

Summer Knitting
Knitting isn't just for the winter months, it's a year round hobby. We will guide you through knitting a lightweight shawl or shawlette for those cool summer nights or for those cold air conditioned rooms. We will have an easy pattern and an advanced one for those knitters who would like a challenge. A supply list will be sent prior to the first class.
Franklin Fieldhouse
M 4/15 - 5/6
6 - 8 pm
$30 / $45 NR
Home Studio Photography
Looking to take your hobby of photography to another level? We will discuss how you can set up a home studio - lighting equipment, backgrounds, camera settings and other ways to take the best shots. It doesn't take a huge studio to get great results!
Rec Center, MPR
T 4/9
1 - 2:30 pm
$12 / $18 NR


Have you ever been to Lambeau Field, the home of our beloved Green Bay Packers? Enjoy discovering the history of the Frozen Tundra and the Green Bay Packers. We will have a guided tour of the field, the Packers Hall of Fame and enjoy a delicious Wisconsin home-style lunch. Go Pack Go!

Nathan Hale - West Entrance
Sat 4/13
8 am - 5 pm
$60 / $90 NR


Dear Participants:
Please note the change in locations for this summer.  As the WAWM RCS Dept. will be beginning to build a new facility on 68th and Arthur, we will have to move classes out of this location.  However, when the facility is finished, it will be an awesome place to once again enjoy classes.  Please join the teachers at other locations this summer and enjoy the great workouts they give you.  Thank you for understanding!  Questions or concerns, please contact Linda Gritzmacher at 604-4911!

Walk With Ease

Looking for a great group to walk with every Monday and Wednesday night from 6:15-7:15 pm?  Come join this group as they walk on the second floor at West Allis Central High School.  The new session starts Monday, April 1st.  Our last winter/spring session in May will be outside at Frank Lloyd Wright Intermediate School track


Men's softball registration is up and running. We currently have one opening left on Thursday evenings. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday night softball has a couple more slots available for teams.  You can register your team over the phone by calling 604-4900 or online at 
1205 S. 70th Street, First Floor, West Allis, WI 53214 
(414) 604-4900