WISCONSIN RAPIDS – The City of Wisconsin Rapids announces this year’s annual recruitment drive for Mayor’s Youth Council (MYC). The MYC is open to area students, grades 9 – 12; and there are at least eight available spots on this year’s council. Members are appointed to two-year terms (unless they’re a senior at the beginning of their term), with an option to reapply at the end of their term.
The MYC is a youth-led initiative where students have learning opportunities in the areas of leadership, government and community; engagement opportunities in a variety of student-developed projects; and relationship-building opportunities with peers and local leaders.
“If you want your voice to be heard, this is the group to do it in. You can see your ideas become reality,” said Hobie Lippold, current MYC member.
Recruitment activities will be fully virtual this year, while safety accommodations for MYC meetings are still being developed.
For more information about the MYC or to submit an application, please call the Mayor’s Office at 715-421-8216 or visit us online at wirapids.org/mayors-youth-council, with recruitment materials at wirapids.org/mayors-youth-council-recruitment.
WISCONSIN RAPIDS – The City of Wisconsin Rapids announces the opening of one new tennis court and six new pickleball courts at the Wisconsin Rapids Recreation Complex (WRRC).
While construction was completed at the beginning of the summer, the asphalt cured for several weeks before courts could be painted and nets installed.
“We have an active community of pickleball players and long-standing community support for tennis, so I know these courts will be enjoyed by many. What a great way to wrap up the summer and have some (socially-distanced) fun this autumn!” Mayor Shane Blaser said.
About the WRRC
Celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony in June, the WRRC features a skate park, new playground equipment, a splash pad with night illumination, an outdoor shelter, one new tennis court, six new pickle ball courts, lit walkways, and trees and landscaping throughout the park.
The WRRC’s new aquatics park features three pools. The tot pool has exciting activities, including two water slides, spray features and a tot lazy river. The leisure pool includes a play area, basketball hoops, a water walk, lazy river with a "rapids" action channel, a tube water slide with plunge pool and a body water slide. The recreation pool features basketball hoops, lap swimming, a zip line feature, diving board and a climbing wall. And you can enjoy a snack from the concessions stand on the pool deck, featuring colorful shade structures, furniture and a grass sunbathing berm.
The bath house also includes a four-seasons reservable shelter and the admissions area will also serve as a warming house during the winter ice skating season. During the winter months the drop circle will be converted into a large ice-skating circle, while a separate area will host low board hockey.
For more information, please call the City of Wisconsin Rapids Parks and Recreation Department at 715-421-8240 or online at www.wirapids.org/parks--recreation.html and www.wirapids.org/wrrc.html.