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Do You Have The Right Formula For Summer Fun?

Aquatics, Community Events, Fitness, Konkel Park, P&R Office, Playgrounds, Recreator

By now, you should have received your copy of the 2008 Summer Recreator if you live in the City of Greenfield.  Do you have the right formula for summer fun?  All you need is four parts of sun, plus five parts of fun.  Add a whole lot of smiles, clean air, fresh water, and a dash of exercise and pinch of play.  You will find all of the necessary ingredients inside the 60-page Recreator program and activity guide.  In addition, the second edition of the GREENfield SHEET, the City's official newsletter, is located in the middle of the guide.  Here are some of the program highlights the Department is offering for this summer:

Summer Playgrounds
This summer, the popular summer playground program will be held at four sites:  Maple Grove Elementary, Elm Dale Elementary, Edgerton Elementary (Whitnall), and a teen site at Greenfield Middle School.  Kamp Konkel is also returning this summer for two weeks in August.  See pages 21-24 for registration details.

Learn To Swim Program
Swim lessons will only be held at the Whitnall High School Pool this summer due to the pool being closed at Greenfield High School.  Because of routine summer maintenance in June, swim lessons will be offered in July and August at Whitnall.  In addition, the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training program will also be offered beginning in late June.  See pages 16-20 for details.

Challenger British Soccer Camp
The number one soccer camp in the United States is coming to Greenfield!  The Challenger British Soccer Camps have selected qualified and talented coaches from Britain who are specifically trained.  Challenger has developed one of the most innovative methods of coaching by focusing on key techniques and technical components of soccer, but are also committed to developing the whole child.  This soccer camp is open to boys and girls ages 3-14.  See page 7 for complete details.

Safety City
This year's Safety City program is being offered in cooperation with the Greenfield School District Summer School program.  Children enrolled in the K5 summer school program will spend 1 hour each day at the Safety City.  Registrations are also being accepted for those not in summer school.  See page 26 for details.

It's A Fiesta - Older Adult Anniversary Picnic
The 15th annual picnic for those in the Department's Older Adult Membership program will be held this summer on Tuesday, July 8th at Konkel Park.  This year's theme is a Mexican fiesta.  Lunch will be served while being entertained by live mariachi music.  Layton Terrace will also be returning to sponsor bingo.  Door prizes will also be given away.  Don't miss your chance at attending this year's picnic.  Tickets for members go on sale on Monday, June 2nd at the Parks & Recreation Department office.

Community Programs & Events
Here are some of the community-wide events being offered this summer by the Parks & Recreation Department.

  • Health & Fitness Challenge (14-week rewards program) - Co-sponsored by the Greenfield Health Department, this program is designed to help step-up your fitness activity in a fun and rewarding way.  See page 41 for details and registration form.
  • Concerts at Konkel - Back for its second year, the free concerts at Konkel Park will feature a wide variety of talented musicians.  Bring a blanket or lawn chair, some munchies, and enjoy a great night of musical entertainment.  Playing on Tuesday, June 17th is The Memory Exchange, The Stanley's are the attraction for Tuesday, July 19th, and the Rhythm Kings return on Tuesday, August 19th.  All concerts begin at 7:00pm.  See page 57 for details.
  • 5th Annual Greenfield Family Camp-Out - Family fun under the stars.  Pack your bags, stake out your spot, and set-up your tent for an overnight campout at Konkel Park.  This year's event will be held rain or shine on Friday-Saturday, August 1 & 2.  See page 57 for details.
  • Movies In The Park - Family-friendly films will be shown at the Konkel Park gazebo on Saturdays June 21st, July 26th, and August 16th.  All movies begin at sundown and are free.  PyraMax Bank will once again be sponsoring this event by offering free popcorn and a visit from Moola Moose.  See page 57 for details.

Summer Medallion Quest
The ever growing popular medallion quest held for the past few summers is once again returning.  The symbol needed to complete the equation for summer fun is located on a medallion hidden somewhere in a Greenfield city park.  The first clue in this year's quest will be published on Thursday, May 29th and continue for four weeks or until the medallion is redeemed.  This year's prize package includes resort accommodations for two nights at the Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park Resort in Wisconsin Dells, four admissions to Six Flags Great America & Hurricane Harbor, and a $20 dinner gift certificate, plus the opportunity to participate in the Greenfield Fourth of July parade.  Contest is open only to City of Greenfield residents.  For complete contest details, see page 5 of the Summer Recreator.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE SUMMER 2008 RECREATOR ONLINE.  Program guide is split into three parts and opens as an Adobe Acrobat PDF file.

As always, if you have any questions or comments, please contact the Parks & Recreation Department in person in room 200 at Greenfield City Hall or by phone at (414) 329-5370.  Office hours are Monday-Friday from 9:00am-6:00pm.  You can also contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by e-mail or check out our website for complete program information.

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