City announces grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for Wisconsin Rapids Recreation Complex
WISCONSIN RAPIDS – The City of Wisconsin announces a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of the Wisconsin Rapids Recreation Complex (WRRC), featuring our regional aquatics park. The ribbon cutting will take place on Wednesday, July 1st, at 9:00 a.m. in front of the WRRC building. A short presentation will be provided, followed by tours of the facility.
Yesterday evening, the City of Wisconsin Rapids Common Council voted to open the WRRC’s aquatics park for its first season on Monday, July 6th, with restrictions and precautions in place, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Primary restrictions include limiting patron loading to 50% of design, or 400 patrons, collecting patron contact information during admission (which may result in some delays at admissions), and only patrons living in the following areas, as well as Ho-Chunk Nation citizens, will be able to use the facility during the pandemic:
City of Wisconsin Rapids, Village of Vesper, Town of Hansen, Town of Cranmoor, City of Nekoosa, Village of Biron, Village of Port Edwards, Village of Rudolph, Town of Rudolph, Town of Grand Rapids, Town of Port Edwards, Town of Saratoga, Town of Seneca and Town of Sigel.
About the WRRC
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 on the WRRC, please call the City of Wisconsin Rapids Parks and Recreation Department at 715-421-8240 or online at wirapids.org/aquatics. For more information on the ribbon cutting ceremony, please contact the Mayor’s Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.