The Allouez Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Department’s mission is to provide parks, recreation, outdoor opportunities, and green space stewardship, for the enjoyment and wellbeing of all, in a fiscally responsible manner.
The Village of Allouez has 12 parks and a Community Center which encompass over 300 acres of parkland. The village parks include pavilions, playgrounds, tennis courts, soccer fields, youth baseball and softball fields, adult softball fields, Miracle League baseball, a football field, a kayak/canoe launch, natural areas, and multi-use trails for the enjoyment of the residents and visitors alike.
For additional information on each of the Allouez parks and other programs, please select from the listing at right.
RESCH FAMILY EAST RIVER TRAIL RECONSTRUCTION IN GREEN ISLE PARK
The Village of Allouez is excited to announce the reconstruction of the Resch Family East River Trail in Green Isle Park. This work will begin the week of August 14th and is scheduled to be completed by September 22nd if everything runs smoothly.
The project will consist of removing the old sections of trail from the bridge on the northeast side of the park around the west and south sides of the park. There are a few other short sections of trail by the tennis courts and in the woods that are part of the project as well. The new trail will be a ten foot wide multi-use asphalt trail similar to the section that was reconstructed between Green Isle Park and Wiese Park in 2014.
Sections of the trail will be closed while the contractor is preforming work but should be accessible during the times that the contractor is not on site. For additional information or questions on this project please contact the Village of Allouez Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Department at 448-2800 or the consulting engineer, Craig Schuh, from Ayres Associates at 498-1200.
The Bay-Lake RPC is set to begin treating invasive Phragmites again
The Bay-Lake RPC treated over 970 acres of invasive Phragmites in 2016, followed by mowing of nearly 550 acres, as part of its GLRI-funded Phragmites management project.
Bay-Lake is set to begin follow-up treatments on approximately 580 acres of non-native Phragmites within the project area (Lower Green Bay from Duck Creek to Point au Sable; along the Fox River to De Pere dam; along the East River in Allouez/Bellevue, and along the lower reaches of Duck and Baird Creeks). Sites include a mix of coastal wetlands, shoreline and riparian areas, roadsides, parks and trails, private residences, and commercial and industrial properties.
Treatments will include chemical application of an aquatic-approved formulation containing the herbicide imazapyr or an imazapyr/glyphosate mix. In general, spraying will proceed from inland areas toward the bay shoreline.
Spraying will begin on or about August 28, 2017 and continue through the full month of September, possibly into early October. Progress will be variable depending upon favorable weather conditions (i.e., no rain and minimal winds), density of treatment areas, and equipment available. Yellow treatment area signs will be posted to indicate active work sites and any restrictions. Wildlife & Wetlands Solutions will conduct the management activities within the project area.
Follow-up treatments may not be possible at all sites that were treated in 2016. A prioritization process developed by the project advisory council will be applied. Therefore, it is important for landowners to remember that although they may have received treatment in 2016, follow-up treatment this year is not guaranteed.
Treatments are being funded under a Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) grant, which will conclude in December 2017. Therefore, the upcoming treatment will conclude the Brown County Phragmites management efforts by Bay-Lake.
Throughout the treatment season, the Phragmites Information Hotline (920-430-0220) will be regularly updated with the planned treatment schedule and progress. Call in at any time to listen to the recorded message.
For additional information Bay-Lake Phragmites Management Project, contact Angela Kowalzek-Adrians, Bay-Lake Regional Planning Commission, at 920-448-2820 or AngelaKA@baylakerpc.org.
2017 WISCONSIN STATE TRAIL PASSES
2017 WI State Trail Passes are now available for purchase at Village Hall (1900 Libal St.).
Passes are $25 each.
2016-2020 Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan
The Kiwanis Club of Allouez-Greater Green Bay donated $4532 to the Village of Allouez for playground equipment at Allouez Kiwanis Park. This donation allowed the Village to add a multi-person Unity Hoopla Swing to the newly installed playground this fall.
“This was a great addition to the new playground at Kiwanis Park that was not in our budget to purchase. The Village is very grateful and appreciative of the Kiwanis Club as well as other service groups and individuals that help make the community a better place to live,” stated Chris Clark, the Allouez Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Director. “We hope to continue to work with the Allouez-Greater Green Bay chapter of the Kiwanis Club in the upcoming years on future projects that will benefit the community.”
The new playground equipment at Kiwanis Park was a Parks Department capital project in 2016 to replace the 25 year old equipment that was beyond its lifespan and was showing a lot of wear.
Pets in Village Parks
The Village Board recently revised the Village Code of Ordinances to allow all domestic pets in village parks and trails while on leash at all times. Per the ordinance, pets are still not allowed in park buildings, in playgrounds, on sport fields, or in picnic areas. We would like to also remind all pet owners and custodians to clean up and properly dispose of all pet waste immediately from all park grounds and trails.
To view a copy of the ordinance, please click here Code 151-6 (A)
Smoke Free Parks
The Village Board recently approved a village ordinance prohibiting smoking and electronic smoking devices in all village parks and trails. The purpose for the creation of this ordinance is to protect the health, welfare, and safety of the public and reduce littering upon public grounds.
To view a copy of the ordinance, please click here Code 195-10
Disc Golf Course Expansion
A group of disc golf enthusiasts are raising funds to expand the Dier Straits Disc Golf Course at Wiese Park. This group will raise all of the funds needed and perform the work to expand the course from nine holes to eighteen. In addition, they are proposing raising additional funding for the planting of new trees throughout the course and the park.
Several of the new holes would be narrow mowed fairways in the tall grass area on the east side of Wiese Park while others will be on the west side of the woods near the Longview retention pond. None of the disc holes crosses any trails. Please visit the Dier Straits Disc Golf Facebook page for more information and progress on the project https://www.facebook.com/Dier-Straits-Disc-Golf-Course-458389437565856/
Please contact the Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Department with questions or comments at 920-448-2805 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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- Broadview Soccer Complex Parking Lot Paving – Complete
- Kiwanis Park Playground Replacement – Complete
For more information visit the Parks, Recreation & Forestry section in “2017 All About Allouez Brochure ” or call our office at (920) 448-2804.
Parks, Recreation & Forestry Director
Chris Clark 448-2805