Winter Activities January 16

Friday, January 16, 2009 - 5:10am

With each snowfall, we like to remind the public that park staff's immediate priority is for public safety. Staff will be plowing streets, sidewalks and bike trails. Ice Rink and Ski Trail maintenance will resume after those jobs are completed.

Outdoor Ice Rinks: Vilas Park, Tenney Park, Elver Park, Olbrich and Westmorland Park ice rinks are open tonight. Elver, Tenney and Vilas rinks are open weekends and holidays from 11:00a.m. - 9:30p.m. and weekdays from 2:00p.m.-9:30p.m. Olbrich Park and Westmorland ice rinks are open weekends and holidays from 1:00p.m.-8:45p.m. and weekdays from 4:00p.m.-8:45p.m.

The following ski trails have been groomed: Elver Park, Odana Golf Course, Monona Golf Course, Owen Conservation Park and So. Cherokee Marsh. Elver and Odana will be groomed again on Sunday. Elver Park and Odana Golf Course require a ski pass. Elver Park has ski rentals available weekends and holidays from 11:00a.m.-9:30p.m. and weekdays from 4:30p.m. - 9:30p.m. and Odana Golf Course has ski rentals available weekends from 8:30a.m.-4:30p.m.

Sledding hills are located in Warner Park, Berkley Park, Olbrich Park, Heistand Park and Elver Park. Parks Staff reminds everyone to have fun, be safe and respect your fellow sledders. Bring your own sleds. Keep a safe distance from others when sledding. Exit the bottom of the hill as quickly as possible. Walk up the hill using the side of the hill. And remember, the use of the sledding hill is at your own risk.


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