Parks And Recreation
Summer Parks – open for Memorial Day weekend 2018 – Saturday, Sunday, Monday
After a very long winter, our summer parks, Three Mile Point and Fairy Spring, open for the season for Memorial Day Weekend beginning Saturday, May 26 through Monday, May 28. The swimming beach will be open at Three Mile Point and fully staffed throughout the weekend. As the dock has not yet been able to be put in place at Fairy Spring Park, there will be no swimming at Fairy Spring this weekend.
As a reminder both parks are open weekends only from Memorial Day Weekend through June 15 and open 7 days a week beginning Saturday, June 16.
Three Mile Point Park opens at 10:00 a.m. and swimming goes through 7:00 p.m. Fairy Spring opens at 11:00 a.m. and swimming goes through 8:00 p.m., subject to adequate lifeguard staffing. Both beaches are open for picnicking until dusk.
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!