Monday, August 8, 2022

The Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department's Feature Friday

Each Friday, the Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department features something new for residents or visitors to learn more about. This week we need your help in wishing our seasonal staff a farewell!

As another summer is coming to an end, we want to give a HUGE shout out to our seasonal employees! Over the course of the summer they have helped us with grounds and facility maintenance, mowing and trimming grass, painting, trash pickup, and SO much more! Their friendships, laughter, and hard work have made our jobs more enjoyable. We may be bias but, we think we had some of the best, most ambitious seasonal employees out there. Without their help, our summer would have been a lot less sunny!

Shelby is wrapping up her fourth and final summer with us here in the Parks and Rec Department. She is heading to her senior year at Northern Michigan University where she is majoring in general mathematics and minoring in computer science. After school, she plans to become a college math professor. During work she enjoys the people she works with, mowing and being outdoors and in her free time she enjoys playing tennis, hiking, fishing, and traveling. Shelby’s hard work and willingness to learn has made her an amazing asset to our team over the years. We wish her the best of luck but, we sure are going to miss her!

Marcus is finishing his second summer in Parks and Rec. He is considering careers in welding, landscaping and comedy. He enjoys many aspects of the job including driving the Tool Cat for Jason but, his favorite part of his job is bugging our full time staff, Jake and Shawn. When he’s not working, he enjoys browsing Facebook Marketplace. Marcus has brought fun to the department with sarcasm, jokes and his facial expressions all summer. His desire to learn new skills that he can carry into whatever is next for him has made him a pleasure to work with!

This was Jason’s first year with our Parks and Rec Department. He is heading to his sophomore year at UW Oshkosh where he is studying accounting and finance. After he graduates, he hopes to become an accountant. In his free time, he enjoys playing baseball, hunting, fishing, and showcasing his talents in amateur basket weaving. While working with us he has enjoyed his coworkers, mowing and being outside. Jason’s hard work and ability to fit into whatever job that we need has been a big help this summer. We couldn’t be happier that he decided to stick with us this year!

Ben is also wrapping up his first year with the Parks and Rec Department. He just graduated from UW La Crosse and hopes to find a career in Business Management. Throughout the summer he has enjoyed mowing grass, working outdoors, and the laid back crew and atmosphere. When he’s not at work, he enjoys fishing, golf and baseball. Ben’s willingness to help and learn new things has helped to make this another successful summer for our department. We are so glad he joined our team this year!

Help us as we say THANK YOU and goodbye to our seasonal employees!


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, August 3, 2022

Community Movie Night: August 10

We are excited to bring you our 15th annual Community Movie Night at the Lions Park! This event is fun for all ages – families, teens, grandparents, girl gangs, date night, everyone is welcome! Movies are shown outside in the amphitheater and concessions are sold by the Greenville Lioness Club. In the event of poor weather, the showing will move inside The Barn. Movies starts at dusk but movie goers are encouraged to come early because there is lots to do! For more information about this event, follow us on Facebook!

SPACE JAM 2  - AUGUST 10, 2022


The Water Activities will begin at 7:00pm and the showing of Space Jam: A New Legacy will begin around 8:00pm. The nights events are sponsored by Cardinal Realty.

Street Grub Food Truck will parked near the top entrance of the amphitheater beginning at 4:30pm.

Mosquito control throughout the summer and our Community Movie Night events is being provided by Mosquito Authority.

We simply could not bring this event to the community without the help of all of our local sponsors. Thank you to this year's sponsors: All Area Plumbing Service ∙ American Family, Kyle Lange Agency LLC ∙ Black-Haak Heating, Inc. ∙ Bulk Priced Food Shoppe ∙ Cardinal Realty/Cardinal Heros ∙ Christus Lutheran Church ∙ Clipper Chaos ∙ Fox Communities Credit Union ∙ Fox West YMCA ∙ GFL Environmental ∙ Greenville Music Center ∙ Hortonville Public Library ∙ Jeff’s Water Conditioning ∙ Kwik Trip, Inc. ∙ Learning to Lean, LLC ∙ Mosquito Authority ∙ Nicolet National Bank ∙ Nolte’s Service & 24Hr Towing ∙ Play & Grow Leaning Center ∙ Romenesko Family Dentistry ∙ St. Mary’s of the Immaculate Conception ∙ The Twist ∙ Trusted Contracting ∙ Vivid Orthodontics ∙ Westhill Dental ∙ Wolf River Community Bank ∙ Wolfrath’s Nursery and Landscaping

Friday, July 29, 2022

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 a fun activity at the Lions Park!

During the summer of 2019 The Boldt Company and United Way partnered together to donate one of their Born Learning Trails to our Greenville Lions Park.

Born Learning Trails provide the opportunity for parents and caregivers to engage children in literacy and language skills through interactive stations. The Born Learning Trail at Lions Park is located along the trail in front of the playground.

From start to finish, you’ll find 12 signs and corresponding paint on the ground below. First you’ll find a construction worker sign along with the United Way welcome sign. There are nine activity stations that follow. These stations promote movement, activity, learning and observation all disguised as fun little activities. At the end, you’ll find a Boldt Company dump truck (a perfect photo op!).

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, July 22, 2022

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 Elder Brook Park!

Elder Brook Park is located at the corner of Municipal Drive and Glen Valley Drive. The 8.5 acre park land features a walking trail, open play space, retention pond, and on street parking. The name was changed earlier this year to reflect the school that once sat on that property. Parts of the school house foundation can still be seen in the wooded southeast corner of the park.

According to a report done by John Richards at UW-Milwaukee:
“The Elder Brook School site harbors the remains of the School District No. 3 Schoolhouse and is located in Greenville Township, Outagamie County, Wisconsin. The land on which the school was constructed was deeded as a school house property in 1854 but the earliest available plat maps of the township dates to 1873. This map depicts a school on the property. However, it is likely that the original construction occurred in 1854 or soon thereafter as free public education was mandated by Wisconsin’s state constitution six years earlier in 1848. By 1937 state-wide compliance with Wisconsin’s law resulted in the creation of 7,777 school districts with 6,181 one-room schools (Apps 1996:177). State mandated consolidation efforts reduced that number to 2,289 one-room schools in 1959 but as late 1964, 595 one-room schools remained in operation; 20 of these were located in Outagamie County (Rothwell 1963). Today, Wisconsin has 424 public school districts with 2,215 schools, none of which are operating one-room school houses. A standing structure on the Elder Brook school site is last visible on a 1943 aerial photo but is no longer present on a 1957 aerial photo of the site.”


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, July 20, 2022

Community Movie Night: July 27

We are excited to bring you our 15th annual Community Movie Night at the Lions Park! This event is fun for all ages – families, teens, grandparents, girl gangs, date night, everyone is welcome! Movies are shown outside in the amphitheater and concessions are sold by the Greenville Lioness Club. In the event of poor weather, the showing will move inside The Barn. Movies starts at dusk but movie goers are encouraged to come early because there is lots to do! For more information about this event, follow us on Facebook!

LUCA  - JULY 27, 2022


The Touch a Truck Event will begin at 7:00pm and the showing of Luca will begin around 8:30pm. The nights events are sponsored by Nicolet National Bank.

Street Grub Food Truck will parked near the top entrance of the amphitheater beginning at 4:30pm.

Mosquito control throughout the summer and our Community Movie Night events is being provided by Mosquito Authority.

We simply could not bring this event to the community without the help of all of our local sponsors. Thank you to this year's sponsors: All Area Plumbing Service ∙ American Family, Kyle Lange Agency LLC ∙ Black-Haak Heating, Inc. ∙ Bulk Priced Food Shoppe ∙ Cardinal Realty/Cardinal Heros ∙ Christus Lutheran Church ∙ Clipper Chaos ∙ Fox Communities Credit Union ∙ Fox West YMCA ∙ GFL Environmental ∙ Greenville Music Center ∙ Hortonville Public Library ∙ Jeff’s Water Conditioning ∙ Kwik Trip, Inc. ∙ Learning to Lean, LLC ∙ Mosquito Authority ∙ Nicolet National Bank ∙ Nolte’s Service & 24Hr Towing ∙ Play & Grow Leaning Center ∙ Romenesko Family Dentistry ∙ St. Mary’s of the Immaculate Conception ∙ The Twist ∙ Trusted Contracting ∙ Vivid Orthodontics ∙ Westhill Dental ∙ Wolf River Community Bank ∙ Wolfrath’s Nursery and Landscaping