Construction on your new Recreation and Community Services Center is scheduled to begin the week of June 10th.  Our department is super excited about how the project is progressing.  The original building will continue to house the Survive Alive Fire Safety Education House and the Knowledge is Power (KIP) Training room along with Spin Cycling classes.  Joining the west wing in Fall 2020 will be our popular Preschool program.  In the new section will be a gym, indoor walking track, dance/fitness room, large multipurpose room with full kitchen, a conference room, and all Recreation and Community Services offices and operations.  Drive by 2450 S. 68th St. and watch as the construction process begins. A Groundbreaking Ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday, June 12th at 4:00pm.

A special  "thank you"  to Southridge Athletic Club for sponsoring our youth soccer program this upcoming fall season! Their sponsorship helps offset the cost of operating our program which includes equipment, team shirts and field upgrades. It also helps our West Allis-West Milwaukee community youth get involved in RCS Department programs by providing participant scholarships. Thank you, Southridge Athletic Club for helping make a difference and supporting our youth soccer program!

Summer Meals
Did you know that every summer our department partners with DPI and Sodexo to make sure kids have nutritious and delicious meals all summer long?

Did you know that the meals are for ALL kids?  We invite you to visit one of our locations and bring your children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, or neighbors and have some good food and good fun!

Mother/Daughter Tea Party
Thank you to all the couples that attended our Annual Mother/Daughter Tea Party on Saturday, May 11th.  The party was epic and couldn't have been done without our partners - Peanut Butter and Jelly Deli, St. Camillus, Fava Tea Company, David's Tea and Walt's Sandwich Place.  It was definitely memorable.  Hope to see you again next year!

Family Fun Events 
Enjoy the fresh air and family fun at Family Movies in the Park.  Movies start promptly at 7 pm on our video screen, don't be late!  Starting at 6 pm, Operation Recreation will be on site to provide some creative active play with Imagination Playground, Hula Hoops, Tumbling Wheels and an obstacle course.

The Thrill of the Hunt
Don't miss out on the hunt!  The Thrill of the Hunt is back this summer and it's more fun than ever!  Click here to register for free prior to Monday, June 17th to make sure you receive the scavenger list.  Then the Hunt begins on Monday, June 17th.  Looking for an adventure?  Sign up now!

Operation Recreation is on the Move this Summer!

Summer Playgrounds 
Come Out & Play!  The Summer Playgrounds will be open Monday - Friday starting June 10th at various local playgrounds.  Our summer playground staff are excited to start this summer and can't wait to meet you and your friends.  Put down the video game controller and get active with the WAWM RCS Dept. this summer!

Playground Name


Lunch and/or Dinner Site

Franklin Fieldhouse 

1964 S 86th St

9 am - 4 pm 

12-12:30 pm


10230 W Grant St

9 am - 4 pm 

12-12:30 pm 

Klentz Park 

2601 S 72nd St. 

9 am - 12 pm 

Liberty Heights Park 

1540 S 62nd St. 

9 am - 4 pm  

11:55 am - 12:30 pm 
4-4:30 pm 


2211 S 60th St

9 am - 4 pm 

12-12:30 pm 


117 S 104th St. 

9 am - 4 pm 


10125 W Montana Ave

9 am - 4 pm 

12-12:30 pm 

Rainbow Park 

700 S 119th St. 

9 am - 4 pm 

West Milwaukee Park 

5000 W Burnham St. 

9 am - 4 pm 
11:55 am - 12:30 pm 
4-4:30 pm  

Youth Sport Instruction

Youth Sports

What do the WAWM RCS Youth Sport Leagues Offer You?

1.)  Fun.  We want our participants to enjoy their sports experience.

2.)  Participation.  We have specific rules in place to ensure every                participant gets equitable playing time.

3.)  Learn the games.  The emphasis is on skill development for the            sport you are registering for.

4.)  Most importantly, we want to offer a low-demand schedule with            less time commitments that allows you and your family the                    opportunity to spend time together and enjoy your summer!

TIME IS RUNNING OUT ....Junior T-Ball 4-5yrs Co-Ed & Rookies 5K-1st Grade Co-Ed Baseball Leagues start the week of Monday, June 3rd.  We still have a few spots available contact your Youth Sports Manager, Cory Thompson at  or 414-604-4959. 

Do you like to procrastinate like I do and fear that you ran out of time to sign up for youth sport leagues?

GOOD NEWS...Our programs are starting any day now but YOU STILL have time to sign up for 4k-8th grade Summer Soccer and 2nd-8th grade Girls Softball and 2nd-8th grade Boys Baseball.  Don't miss out on our awesome summer sport leagues!

Camp Champions

WAWM RCS Department is now accepting registration for Camp Champions. This structured recreation program provides individuals with disabilities the opportunity to grow their skill sets over the summer! Participants will transition to multiple stations to receive a well rounded day of instruction. Please call today to enroll!  

Liberty Heights Wading Pool
OPENS June 10th 

The Liberty Heights wading pool located at 1540 South 62nd Street will be open Monday through Saturday beginning June 10th - August 24th.

M-F 10am-12pm, 1-4 pm, 5-7pm 
New this Year, Sat 11am-3pm 

Early Childhood 

Thank you for all that braved the weather and attended our Tiny Track Meet on Saturday, May 18th!

Way to go Athletes! 

Don't forget we have summer classes starting soon, 


Remember to keep in shape this summer!  It is not too late to sign up for your favorite class:

WERQ a fun kind of WERQ! The WAWM RCS is offering an additional WERQ class this summer on Thursdays at Franklin Fieldhouse, from
6-7pm with instructor Aaron Matthews. Call 414-604-4900 or 

We have plenty of room for you in one of our Cycling classes, the location will be at the Recreation Center at 2450 South 68th Street:

Mary Ann Batchelor 
Tuesdays, Starting June 11th 
Thursdays, Starting June 13th

Melissa Olencheck 
Wednesdays, Starting June 19th 
Saturdays, Starting June 8th  

Remember we have a  "NEW" class for adult fitness?! 
Parkinson's Disease Exercise Class is being held this summer through our department and run by certified instructor Mary Spidell. 

Any questions, please call Linda Gritzmacher, Program Manager at 

Adult Sports

Congratulations to our 2019 Spring Basketball League Champions, Real Pro. It was a good season and we appreciate all of the teams and sponsors for taking part. We also still have room in our summer basketball league that will take place on Tuesdays at FLW starting June 18th. Please contact Dustin for more details. Here are the finals standings and scores from the playoff round of games on May 21st.   

Real Pro 5-1
The Corporate Sellouts 4-2
Braun's Powerhouse  4-2
Bucks 3-3
Milwaukee Shooters  1-5
4th and Long  1-5

1205 S. 70th Street, First Floor, West Allis, WI 53214 
(414) 604-4900