Parks And Recreation
Village Parks – Summer 2017
Looking for an inexpensive family outing? Fairy Spring and Three Mile Point parks are free for Village residents. Both parks will open for weekends beginning Saturday, May 27th. On Saturday, June 17th the weekend prior to high school graduation, the parks will be open seven days a week. Three Mile Point Park opens at 10 AM and Fairy Spring Park opens at 11 AM both remain open until dusk with swimming as staffing permits. (The staff works diligently to ensure lifeguards are on duty at both parks whenever possible however there are times when one or both parks shut down the swimming areas due to lack of staff.)
SWIMMING AREAS CLOSED ON THE FOLLOWING DAYS/TIMES:
Fairy Spring will be closed to swimming on Aug. 16, Aug. 17, Aug. 18 only open to swimming between Noon and 4 pm, Aug 19, Aug. 20 and Aug. 25
Village residents may get their free park pass at either park or at the Village Office with just their identification which includes their village address. This pass will allow you and your immediate family (i.e. 2 adults and their children, living within the same household), access to either Fairy Spring or Three Mile Point Park (If your family chooses to bring guests they will either need to purchase their own pass or pay $5.00 per person admission price at the park.)
To ensure a family friendly environment and the safety of all patrons we remind you:
- Alcoholic beverages are not permitted;
- Pets must be leashed at all times and owners must clean up after pets.
- Charcoal grills and picnic tables are available for your enjoyment;
- Pavilions are available on a first come first serve basis unless rented to a group or organization;
- To carry out whatever you bring in (i.e. food, garbage, bottles, cans, etc.);
- Parking is limited, please car pool if possible
Taking Action in the Parks
In April 2014 The Parks Board assembled an Opinion Survey for the Village’s six parks: Three Mile Point, Lakefront Park, Council Rock, Pioneer Park, Badger Park and Fairy Spring. The survey was available online on the Village’s website, included with the newsletter, Village Voices and available at the Village Office. We thank everyone who took the time to respond with thoughtful and very helpful suggestions.
Board members created an excel document of all the responses to the survey, as well as created a two page, Parks Survey Summary and Action Plan. A hard copy of that Summary is available in the Village Office, in the Village Library and on the Village’s website.
In general, respondents expressed great enjoyment of our municipal park system, with three predominant recommendations: continue overall maintenance and repairs, improve/construct additional boat docks and canoe/kayak racks and remedy Lakefront Park drainage.
Along with action steps for each individual park, the above recommendations will be the focus of the Parks Board. Improvements are already underway at Lakefront Park including complete re-pointing of the bandstand, installing a new railing on the three flights of steps, and building a vertical storage rack for canoes and kayaks. In addition, the drainage near the buffer strip and Fish Road will be addressed with a French drain and most exciting of all, funding is in place in the 2015-16 Village budget to replace the first of our two boat docks. The boat dock construction is slated for spring 2016. We hope you will use and enjoy your parks this summer!