Tuesday, July 17, 2018

July is National Park and Recreation Month: A Lifetime of Discovery Awaits with Bellevue Parks, Recreation and Forestry

Celebrate Park and Recreation Month this July by attending Rockin’ in Josten, Movie in the Park, Yoga in the Park, Youth Fun Runs, and more!

Get ready to unlock a lifetime of discovery this July with Bellevue Parks, Recreation and Forestry and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).
Since 1985, America has celebrated July as the nation’s official Park and Recreation Month. Created by NRPA, Park and Recreation Month specifically highlights the vital and powerful role local parks and recreation, such as Bellevue Parks, Recreation and Forestry play in conservation, health and wellness, and social equity efforts in communities all across the country.
This year, it’s all about highlighting the unique — and sometimes unknown — offerings of your local parks and recreation facilities. From STEM programming to innovative health and wellness opportunities, your Bellevue parks and recreation facilities have a wide variety of beneficial programs. NRPA and Bellevue Parks, Recreation and Forestry are encouraging everyone to get out there and discover everything that is offered at their local parks and rec facilities!  "July is the perfect time to highlight all the benefits parks and recreation provides right here in Bellevue,” said Steve Soukup, Village President.  “Our local parks and recreation directly contribute to reduced obesity rates, an improved ecosystem and increased property values.”
In Bellevue, you can celebrate Park and Recreation month by going to Rockin’ in Josten concerts on Monday July 9th and 23rd, free Yoga in the Park each Tuesday night at 6pm at Josten Park, Movie in the Park on Friday, July 20th, our Senior Summer Social on Monday, July 15th, and our Youth Fun Runs for ages 2-12 on Sunday night, July 15th at 7:00pm at Josten Park. 
This summer Bellevue Parks and Rec is partnering with Allouez Parks and Rec to offer Youth Enrichment League Camps for kids ages 7-12.  Upcoming camps include Varsity Builders Summer Camp (for LEGO lovers), Coding Summer Camp, and eXtreme MOBILE electroniX Summer Camp.  These camps are held over 4 days on Monday through Thursday from 9am until noon at either the Bellevue or Allouez Community Centers.  To learn more check out www.YouthEnrichmentLeague.com.  
Bellevue Parks, Recreation and Forestry is leading initiatives and providing opportunities for people of all ages to achieve healthier lifestyles, promote and understand nature and conservation as well as bringing the community closer through a variety of programs and services.
Nationally, NRPA is celebrating Park and Recreation Month with a weekly contest encouraging people to show them the unique things they’ve discovered at their local parks. NRPA also encourages everyone that support parks and recreation to share something new they’ve discovered with the hashtag #DiscoverJuly. For more information about the contest and Park and Recreation Month in general, visit www.nrpa.org/July.
Download a fun activity book from NRPA for your child HERE.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

July Movie in the Park, "Peter Rabbit" on Friday, July 20

Join the Bellevue Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department for our second Movie in the Park for 2018.   July's movie is "Peter Rabbit" (rated PG), sponsored by Bellevue Family Dentistry.   Movies are held at Josten Park.  Concessions for the movie start at 7:30pm and the movie begins at dusk, Friday, July 20.  Don't forget a blanket and/or your lawn chairs and we will see you there!

Thank you to Bellevue Family Dentistry for sponsoring the July movie!

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Brown County Sheriff's Office Distributing "Slow Down: Kids Playing Yard Signs"

The Brown County Crime Prevention Foundation and the Brown County Sheriff's Office have created lawn signs to help slow down traffic in neighborhoods with children.

While supplies last, you are welcome to stop by the Brown County Sheriff's Office 2684 Development Dr., Green Bay, WI 54311 to pick up one of these "Slow Down Kids Playing" signs free of charge.

Monday, July 9, 2018

June 2018 Building Permit Numbers

The Village issued 76 permits for the month of June for a total permitted value of $1,054,305.  This amount added to the yearly total brings the number of permits issued for 2018 to 234 for a total permitted value of $11,582,993.  That compares to 255 permits issued for a value of $18,795,728 for this time period in 2017. 

Some notable projects include an early start footings and foundation permit for the $3,600,000 Mathews Senior Living Facility that is beginning construction on Hoffman Road.  The full building permit will likely be issued in July so that it can begin to go vertical.

So far, 13 single-family building permits have been issued for the year.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Bellevue's Annual Senior Summer Social Scheduled for Monday, July 16: Purchase Tickets Now

The Village of Bellevue Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department is planning the Senior Summer Social for Monday, July 16th from 4:30-7:00pm at the Bellevue Community Center, 1811 Allouez Avenue.

The evening includes plenty of food, live music, door prizes, raffle drawings, and more!

All older adults ages 55+ are welcome (Bellevue residency not required). The cost is only $11.00 per person. Pre-registration is required by Monday, July 9.

For more information or to register, visit the registration page HERE.  For additional information or questions, please contact the Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department at (920) 468-5225.

3rd Youth Fun Run on Sunday, July 15th at Josten Park

Our 3rd Youth Fun Run of the summer is coming up on Sunday, July 15th.  Sponsored by O.S.M.S. on 4 Sunday evenings throughout the summer at Josten Park, youth ages 2-12 can participate in a fun run as a way to stay active and begin to experience the joy of running in a non-competitive, friendly environment. There are 3 age-appropriate run lengths through Josten Park, led by members of Preble Cross Country Team. The event is free, however registration is required. Children ages 4 and younger must have an older sibling or adult run with them.
You only have to register once for all 4 events and can participate in one or all four!  Our last run of the summer is on Sunday, August 5th. 
Participant check in is from 6:30-6:50pm. The run starts at 7:00pm.  Stretches lead by Coach Kyle or Coach Dave start each run and typically kids are done by 7:15pm.  This is a great family event to cap off a summer weekend. 

To register for the 2-6 year age group, click HERE
To register for the 7-9 year age group, click HERE
To register for the 10-12 year age group, click HERE 

This was a highly attended event last year and a lot of fun!

This event is sponsored by O.S.M.S. and made possible with volunteers from the Preble High School Cross Country Team.

Concessions and refreshments will be sold to support the Preble XC Team. 

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Village of Bellevue's New Administrator Begins July 9

The Village Board approved an employment agreement with Diane Wessel to be the next Village Administrator. Ms. Wessel will start on July 9, 2018.  Currently, Diane Wessel is the Village Administrator for Hortonville, WI. Hortonville is a community of 2,734 people located in southwestern Outagamie County and is part of the Fox Valley region. 

Ms. Wessel is a knowledgeable, articulate, strategic, and innovative public administration professional with 25 years’ experience in Wisconsin local government.  She is recognized as a leader with integrity, ethics, and perseverance.  Her strengths include communication, strategic planning, economic development, human resources management, public relations, fiscal management, community planning and promotion, policy development and implementation, grant writing and administration, and facilitation.  She is versed in municipal and county government, state statutes, and intergovernmental and developer agreements.