Friday, May 25, 2018

Pickleball in Bellevue

Josten Park pickleball court
Did you know that Bellevue has 2 outdoor courts lined for pickleball?  The tennis courts at DeBroux Park and at Josten Park also have one court each lined for pickleball.  Called "the fastest growing sport in America" by NBC Nightly News, pickleball continues to rise in popularity. 

DeBroux Park pickleball court




















Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. Two or four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated polymer ball, similar to a Wiffle Ball, over a net on a court roughly half the size of a tennis court. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.



Photo courtesy of USA Pickleball Association
We encourage players to take their game outside and visit our parks to play pickleball this summer!


New Amenities Added to East River Trail

The Village of Bellevue was the recipient of two donations for improvements along the East River Trail.  A bike repair station was recently installed at the Westminster Drive trail head, which is located next to KI.  These bike stations were a project of the 2017 Leadership Green Bay Class.  This bike repair station will make an excellent addition to the trail.




Secondly, a memorial bench was placed at Manderly Way trail head, which is located on the south end of the trail as it leaves Bellevue and heads into Allouez.  This bench was donated by the Bellevue Lions Club as a part of the Lions Club International 2017 Centennial project.  The bench is placed to have excellent viewing of the activities on the river. 




The Village of Bellevue is grateful for these amenities and grateful to the groups who made this possible. 




NFPA: Camping Fire Safety



Village of Bellevue Summer Hours

Starting the week of May 28 (Memorial Day), the Village of Bellevue offices will operate under summer hours Mondays through Fridays. Summer hours will be in effect from May 29 (Village offices closed on May 28 in observance of Memorial Day) through Friday, August 31. Below are the summer hours the Village will be implementing:

  • Monday - Thursday: 7:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Friday: 7:00 AM - Noon
If you have any questions regarding the summer hours, please feel free to contact our offices at (920) 468-5225.

Village Offices Closed on Memorial Day - Monday, May 28

Thursday, May 17, 2018

APWA: May 20-26 is National Public Works Week

The week of May 21st is National Public Works Week. The theme for this year's National public Works Week is "The Power of Public Works."  From providing clean water to disposing of solid waste, to building roads and bridges or planning for and implementing mass transit, to removing snow on roadways or devising emergency management strategies to meet natural or man-made disasters, public works services determine a society’s quality of life. During the week of May 20th, if you see any of the Village's Public Works employees out and about, please be sure to wave and thank them for their many years of dedicated service to our community and in powering our quality of life.


Friday, May 11, 2018

Municipal Court Closure: May 16-23

The Municipal Court Office located at 3100 Eaton Rd will be closed May 16 through  May 23.

Did you know you never have to leave your home to pay a speeding ticket?  Imagine sitting in your home in your pajamas, cozy and warm and dry. You have your pile of bills in front of you and it’s a Saturday morning. Your 2nd bill is a speeding ticket. Yes, you did not mean to speed but you were late for work. It was your first ticket. You're just going to pay it. But how?  The Village of Bellevue has a few ways so you never have to leave your home..(or get another speeding ticket). Use GOV PAY by going to their website at www.GovPayNow.com. You will need the municipalities Pay Location Code # which you can look up on the web site. Or if you want to pay by phone call 1-888-604-7888. GovPayNet accepts the following credit or debit and prepaid debit cards or brands (mastercard,Visa,American express, discover, debitcard)

A service fee is charged for each transaction. To find your Pay Location Code , go to www.GovPayNow.com.

The Village also has a drop box located outside the building at 3100 Eaton Rd for dropping off payments. Place the payment in an envelope with your name, address, phone number and citation number and place it in the box. Its that easy.

Or there is always mail: Our mailing address is Bellevue Municipal Court 3100 Eaton Rd Green Bay, WI 54311. Please place your citation number on your check and enclose a copy of your citation if possible.

Any general questions while the court is closed can be directed to Dawn Novak at 920-593-5501. After May 23rd, questions can be directed to the Court Clerk Dawn Kreuser at 920-593-1697. Thank you for your cooperation.

NFPA: Boating Safety Tips


Leaders In Training Summer Camp Program--Perfect for your Teen


Does your early teen need something to do this summer? The Leaders in Training (LIT) program provides teens (Ages 13-16) the opportunity to gain leadership skills and to become a role model for younger children at the Village Summer Camp Program.

LITs will assist Camp Counselors at DeBroux or Josten Park with the Summer Day Camp program. They help activities, chaperone field trips and much more!

Dates: Monday-Friday, June 11th- August 24th
The schedule times vary based upon LIT's availability. 
Location: DeBroux or Josten Park
Application Deadline: Wednesday, June 6 to the Village Office

Have your teen complete the application located on the Village website, have a reference form completed and submit to Adam Waszak at the Village Office


For more information contact Recreation Supervisor, Adam Waszak, at 468-5225. 

Park Lost and Found Items

Now that our park season has begun, if you discover that you left something behind at one of the Village parks, any items found and turned back in are kept at the Village Offices located at 2828 Allouez Avenue.  If you realize you may have lost something at a park, feel free to contact the Offices at 468-5225 to see if it was found and turned in.

All items not picked up are donated at the end of each park season.

Summer Discount Tickets Available for Area Attractions

The Summer Discount Tickets are back on sale in the Village office.  Save money by purchasing your attraction tickets at the Village Offices, Monday-Friday 7:30am-4:30pm. (Summer office hours begin after Memorial Day M-Th 7am-4:30pm, F 7am-12pm). Most attraction brochures are available at the Village Office.  Purchasing your discount tickets from the Village helps financially support our Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department.  Tickets are on sale from May through August. 

2018 attractions include:

Jet Boat Adventures
Milwaukee County Zoo
Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park
Upper Dells Boat Tours
Wisconsin Ducks Tour
Noah's Ark Water park
Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf
Six Flags Great America




















Please note there are no refunds on ticket sales. 

Friday, May 4, 2018

K9 Karnival on Saturday, May 12 at Josten Park

The Village of Bellevue Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department is happy to work with the Mossakowski Family Dog Park Committee and partner with Oak View Veterinary Hospital to bring you the annual K9 Karnival at Josten Park on Saturday, May 12th from 10am to 2pm.

The K9 Karnival event will feature a variety of games and contests for dogs, children’s activities, raffles, dog costume contests, and pet photos.

Admission: $5.00 per dog. Proof of current vaccinations required at entrance. Proceeds will benefit the Mossakowski Family Dog Park in Bellevue. 

For more information on the Laura & Peter Mossakowski Family Dog Park efforts, visit the Dog Park Committee website at http://www.bellevuedogpark.com/

 


Register now for Summer and Fall Programs with Bellevue Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department

The Bellevue Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department has many great programs for you this summer and fall, and registration is on now!  Registration is going on now for Village of Bellevue residents and begins on May 15 for non-residents. 

For the first time, the Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department is offering one week long camps through the Youth Enrichment League.  Camps include:

  • Chess Summer Camp
  • Varsity Builders Summer Camp
  • Destination Mars: Rocketry Course
  • Coding Summer Camp
  • eXtreme MOBILE electroniX Camp

Along with these camps, we have many of our popular offerings including dance, tennis, tae kwon do, family trips, and bingo, just to name a few.


To find more information on our programs, please view our online program guide.


If you would like to register for any of our programs you can do so online here 24 hours a day.