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2022 August Newsletter

Happy August from all of us at the WAWM RCS Department!

2022 Fall Registration Opening Soon! 

The 2022 Fall Activity Guides have been mailed to all WAWM residents and registration is set to open soon! Make sure to look through the class offerings and if you don’t already have one, set up an account so that you’re ready to register!

Fall Registration Timeline:

Residents: Monday, August 8 at 8am

Non-residents: Monday, August 22 at 8am

5 Ways to Register:

  • Online: Go to www.wawmrec.com and click on “register” or “my account”. 
  • Phone: Call 414-604-4900, option 0 to charge by Visa, Mastercard or Discover
  • In-person: Our office is located at 2450 S. 68th St.
  • Mail: Send your registration form (found in the back of the activity guide) and check or money order to our office and we will process it once it’s received. 
  • Dropbox: Put your registration and check in the dropbox that’s located by the main entrance. 

2022-2023 AM Action & Action 330 Program

Action Programs return with the 2022-2023 School Year. AM Action and Action 330 Programs are held at all 11 elementary schools. Look for more information in our Fall 2022 Activity Guide and on our website at wawmrec.com.


Free Family Meal Program

The Summer Family Meals program is back this summer at Liberty Heights Park! We are excited to announce that we have added Thursdays to our weekly meals schedule. Dinner service includes a delicious and nutritious sit-down meal at no cost to the families due to grant funding. Tuesday's after-dinner activities will focus on nutrition education with recipe demonstrations and food tastings, and family activities, while Thursday's will focus on family interactive physical activities.

To reserve your family's spot at Family Meals, follow this link https://bit.ly/39ydiSf or scan the QR code. Join us for one date, some of the dates, or all the dates, depending on your availability. We ask that families register under the parent/guardian name and indicate how many family members will join us on each date.

Family Meals was made possible through partnerships with the West Allis Health Department and Sodexo Food Service, including grant funding from the National Park and Recreation Association through Walmart Foundation, GE Healthcare, and No Kid Hungry/Share our Strength.

Liberty Heights Wading Pool

Keep your little ones cool this summer at the Liberty Heights Wading Pool.

Wading Pool Hours:

Monday-Wednesday 1pm-4pm

Thursday & Friday 10am-4pm.

*Hours are subject to change based on Staff Availability. 

  • The Liberty Heights wading pool is located at 1540 S. 62nd St.
  • Proper swim attire is required.
  • Swim diapers are required for those not toilet trained. 

Special Events:

Classics at the Creek

Summer Outdoor Movie Series

Park Play

Rec on the Run

Fall Youth Sports


Preschool Program

The WAWM RCS Department will be offering a 2-day per week preschool program this fall. The program will run from mid-September 2022 through May 2023 at the Recreation Center. Children must be comfortable in a classroom setting without a parent and must be able to use the restroom independently. The preschool program will be instructed by certified classroom teacher, Kim Rymer. A classroom helper will be in class everyday to assist Mrs. Rymer with restroom needs, snack time, and indoor/outdoor play. 

A $50 non-refundable deposit will secure your spot and will apply towards the program fee. Call 414-604-4900, and one of our team members can assist you. 

If you are interested in having your child attend preschool 1-day/week, please go online at wawmrec.com or call the office at 414-604-4900 and have your child’s name added to the 1-day/week preschool waitlist. Program Manager, Linda Gritzmacher, will contact you to discuss this preschool option.


30 Days of Summer Yoga

Greet the sun with Susie Melott each morning for a 45 minute yoga class. Classes are designed to be accessible to beginners, as well as those with experience. All classes will be similar, yet different, giving you time to explore and build your own practice. Flow through a playful mix of sun salutations and other poses designed to make you feel good! No payment is necessary. Please consider a donation of money or items to the 30 different causes. 100% of proceeds will be given to local organizations in West Allis (check the calendar for specifics). Pre-registration isn’t necessary, just show up with your mat, water and donation. For more

information, contact WAWM RCS Program Manager Linda Gritzmacher at 414-604-4911.


Packer Family Night

WHO’S READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?! The WAWM RCS Department will be heading to Green Bay on Friday, August 5th, for the Green Bay Packers’ Annual Family Night extravaganza. We will be leaving the Recreation Center at 3:15 pm to find our seats in the legendary Lambeau Field to spectate the team’s practice drills. Following the practice the Packers are hosting their awesome laser and fireworks show. After the conclusion of the show, we will head back to West Allis, returning at approximately 1 am.

Tickets are $40/$50 NR per person (an adult must accompany children under the age of 18). Spots are limited, so don’t wait to sign up! Please register online at wawmrec.com or call our office during business hours at 414-604-4900. Last year, even though it rained, we left with plenty of great memories and souvenirs like Jordan Love’s glove and towels from various players. It was pretty cool!


Young at Heart (55+):

Badger Game Outing

Fall is football season, and we are traveling to Madison to cheer on our Wisconsin Badgers as they take on Illinois State. Wear Wisconsin Red and jump around to a Wisconsin victory! Make sure to dress for the weather as we will not be sitting in the covered section. Registration includes transportation and a ticket to the game. Families and friends are welcome to sign up as well!

DATE: September 11th

DEPARTURE LOCATION: WAWM Recreation Center - 2450 S. 68th St.

DEPARTURE TIME: 3:30pm with an approximate return time of 10pm

FEE: $55/$65NR

Registration is accepted online at wawmrec.com or by phone with a credit card by calling 414-604-4900.

If you have any questions or want more information regarding this event, please contact Program Manager, Beau Benner at 414-604-4951 or bennerb@wawmsd.org.

Adaptive Recreation:

End of Summer BBQ

What better way to end the summer than a BBQ? Just like any good BBQ, we will have great food, music, and yard games. Join us as we enjoy the beautiful weather and have some great fun with your friends! Participants must be self sufficient or be accompanied by a family member or caregiver.


Family Campout

Thank you to all the families that joined us for the Family Camp Out last Friday. We enjoyed family activities, a flashlight scavenger hunt, s'mores, and spending the night under the stars. Hope to see everyone back next year!

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