Friday, January 9, 2009 - 6:28am
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.
Ice Skating Rinks:
January 9, 2009: Vilas Park and Tenney Park skating rinks will be open today from 2:00p.m. - 9:30a.m.(weather and participant permitting).
January 10-11, Vilas, Tenney, Olbrich and Westmorland Park skating rinks will be open.
On Monday, Staff will continue with daily rink maintenance, and will open the other rinks as soon as they are safe.
January 9, Staff will be packing the trails Elver Park and Odana Golf Course.
January 10, Staff will set track at Elver Park and Odana Golf Course.
Ski rental is available at Elver Park Warming Shelter on Friday, 4p.m.-9:30p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 11a.m.-9:30p.m. Odana Golf Course will also have ski rentals on Saturday and Sunday from 8:30a.m.-4:30p.m.
Conditions continue to be good for sledding. 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.
- Parks Administration, 608-266-4711