Friday, October 22, 2021

The Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department's Feature Friday

Each Friday, The Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department features something new for residents and visitors to learn more about. This week, we want to tell you about another spot at Lions Park that we love!

Schueler Woods is located at Lions Park and is named after the family who previously owned the land. A gravel based trail winds through the woods and connects to the rest of the trail system within the park. The overall trail length within Lions Park is approximately 1 mile and the Schueler Woods section makes up about 0.3 miles of it. There are several benches located along the trail as well as a beautiful stone learning circle is located just inside the south entrance of the woods. A portion of the trail was even designed to accommodate the visually impaired so that everyone can enjoy the area!

During the summer and spring months, many enjoy listening to the birds and observing the critters while walking through the woods and in the winter, it’s a great place for some snowshoeing or brisk winter walk. But our favorite time of the year to visit Schueler Woods is in the fall when the leaves are changing colors and falling from the trees!


To see more photos of today's Feature Friday or to see more posts like this, check out the Parks & Recreation Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/greenvilleparkandrec

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Greenville Project Updates

The projects detailed below are large scale projects happening in addition to our regular, day to day, operations. Their completion may be managed by village staff or the services may be contracted with a third party. Please remember that all of the information and time lines are weather dependent and subject to change at any time. A more detailed description, as well as photos and additional information, about our Capital Improvement Projects can be found on our website at: http://townofgreenville.com/projects.php.

Information about Outagamie County Highway Construction and Paving Projects can be found on their website at: https://bit.ly/3eGWRCJ

Information about WisDOT projects can be found on their website here:https://bit.ly/3fqFjKf

Please contact our Parks and Public Works office directly at (920)757-7276 with any questions.


Streets

  • Greenwood Road Reconstruction
    • Week of 10/18/21: Finish Concrete work and restoration south of Cedar Lane. Installation of sidewalk north of Cedar Lane with driveway aprons to follow.
    • Week of 10/25/21: Finish Concrete work north of Cedar Lane and paving to happen this week. Restoration will start to take place this week as well.
    • The Village will be reinstalling fire numbers, and residents are responsible for mailbox installation. A letter will be delivered to your door notifying you of temporary mailbox removal date. Next year the final lift of asphalt will be installed, along with the speed-tables at the intersections of Lilac, Rickey and Parkview. There will also be trees planted in the terrace.


Water & Sewer

  • STH 76 Force Main & Lift Station Improvements
    • Week of 10/18/21: Bypass is underway at both Lift Station 1 and 2 valve vault and wet well piping is near complete. Lift Station liner installation is complete at LS 2 and being installed at Lift station 1.
    • Week of 10/25/21: Valve vault and wet well bypass work continues at Lift Station 1 and 2. Lift Station 2 manhole and main installation is to be completed. Lift Station and valve Vault equipment and pipe work continues at Lift Station 2.

Parks, Recreation & Forestry

  • Jennerjohn Park Parking Lot Reconstruction
    • The parking lot accessed from Rickey Lane will be reconstructed to be more efficient for parking and stormwater facilities will be installed to direct water to the pond. Construction was planned to begin August 30 but is delayed due to supply issues. Completion is scheduled for the beginning of November. This lot will be CLOSED during construction. The park will remain open with parking available in the Meadowview Drive lot. Trail access from Rickey Lane will remain open.
    • Week of 10/18/2021: Install concrete curb & gutter
    • Week of 10/25/2021: Fine grading & asphalt paving
  • Lions Park Development
    • The Lions Club has resumed work on the southeast corner of the park with completion of the sport courts. The Lions Club have decided to change the planned tennis court area to a dedicated pickle ball facility. The facility will include 8 pickle ball courts. Additional facilities will include sand volleyball, tennis and basketball. Please keep clear of this area while work continues.
  • Community Park Redevelopment
    • The Village is working with Cedar Corporation to continue planning and design work for the potential redevelopment of Community Park. This is a partnership project between the Village, Greenville Youth Sports and Greenville Civic Club.

Friday, October 15, 2021

The Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department's Feature Friday

Each Friday, The Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department features something new for residents and visitors to learn more about. This week, we want to give you an update on the new construction at Lions Park!

The Greenville Lions Club started the development of the final portion of Lions Park in the beginning of 2018. The first phase of construction was completed in June of 2018 and included the mass grading of the site, the installation of utilities and the installation of a gravel base for the parking lot and sport courts.

In August of 2019 the Lions Club began phase two by pouring concrete for the courts, stairways and ramps. Topsoil was placed and grass seed planted that following fall. Fencing around the courts was added during the summer of 2020.

Major progress was made this summer with the installation of railing to the stairways and ramps, painting of lines and installation of nets. Changes to the overall design were also approved and implemented. The original tennis courts have been redesigned to accommodate eight dedicated pickleball courts, a dedicated tennis court now replaces one of basketball courts and the remaining basketball court includes hoops for both full court and two half courts. All of the courts are now fully equipped and operational.

Final construction to this area of the park will include a playground, paved parking, skate park and a pavilion.

This exciting project is being funded and managed by the Greenville Lions Club and is a great addition to the park!


To see more photos of today's Feature Friday or to see more posts like this, check out the Parks & Recreation Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/greenvilleparkandrec

Friday, October 8, 2021

The Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department's Feature Friday

Each Friday, The Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department features something new for residents and visitors to learn more about. This week, we want to tell you about the Heritage Fountain at Jennerjohn Park!

At almost 11 feet tall, the Heritage Fountain has been a focal point at Jennerjohn Park since it was installed in 2004. It is made of solid granite and usually features a soaring eagle at the top. The brick plaza surrounding the fountain includes memorial bricks and benches, stone walls, and beautiful landscaping. Though there is no swimming, standing, or throwing money into the fountain, it is still the perfect place to relax and enjoy nature!

The water within the fountain is usually kept a bright blue using special fountain dye however, you may notice something a little different about it during the month of October.. IT’S PURPLE! Our Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department likes to have a little fun to finish out the season and has been dying the fountain a different color since 2016.


To see more photos of today's Feature Friday or to see more posts like this, check out the Parks & Recreation Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/greenvilleparkandrec

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Greenville Project Updates

The projects detailed below are large scale projects happening in addition to our regular, day to day, operations. Their completion may be managed by village staff or the services may be contracted with a third party. Please remember that all of the information and time lines are weather dependent and subject to change at any time.A more detailed description, as well as photos and additional information, about our Capital Improvement Projects can be found on our website at: http://townofgreenville.com/projects.php.Information about Outagamie County Highway Construction and Paving Projects can be found on their website at: https://bit.ly/3eGWRCJ

Information about WisDOT projects can be found on their website here:https://bit.ly/3fqFjKf

Please contact our Parks and Public Works office directly at (920)757-7276 with any questions.

Streets

  • Greenwood Road Reconstruction
    • Week of 10/4/21: Restoration, and paving south of Cedar Lane. Finish cutting and stoning road with concrete work to follow north of Cedar Lane.
    • Week of 10/11/21: Finish paving south of Cedar Lane and continue with restoration. Continue pouring concrete with paving and restoration to follow north of Cedar Lane.

Water & Sewer

  • STH 76 Force Main & Lift Station Improvements
    • Week of 10/4/2021: Lift Station 2 valve vault and wet well piping is near complete. Valve vault piping and wet well bypass is underway at Lift Station 1. Lift Station liner installation is complete at LS 2 and being planned for Lift station 1.
    • Week of 10/11/2021: Valve vault and wet well bypass work continues at Lift Station 1. Lift Station 2 bypass to begin, manhole installation and bypass preparation near Lift Station 2. Lift Station and valve Vault and piping work continues at Lift Station 2.

Parks, Recreation & Forestry

  • Jennerjohn Park Parking Lot Reconstruction
    • The parking lot accessed from Rickey Lane will be reconstructed to be more efficient for parking and stormwater facilities will be installed to direct water to the pond. Construction was planned to begin August 30 but is delayed due to supply issues. Completion is scheduled for mid-October. This lot will be CLOSED during construction. The park will remain open with parking available in the Meadowview Drive lot. Trail access from Rickey Lane will remain open.
  • Lions Park Development
    • The Lions Club has resumed work on the southeast corner of the park with completion of the sport courts. The Lions Club have decided to change the planned tennis court area to a dedicated pickle ball facility. The facility will include 8 pickle ball courts. Additional facilities will include sand volleyball, tennis and basketball. Please keep clear of this area while work continues.
  • Community Park Redevelopment
    • The Village is working with Cedar Corporation to continue planning and design work for the potential redevelopment of Community Park. This is a partnership project between the Village, Greenville Youth Sports and Greenville Civic Club.