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Folks may not wish to go away Menomonee Falls this summer time, because of a $ 2.1 million renovation at Village Park.

The village can lastly be a spot of vacation spot, mentioned Felicia Reichard, director of Menomonee Falls Downtown Inc. (previously often known as the Enterprise Enchancment District).

2 hundred occasions are already scheduled and folks proceed to inquire about extra hours, Reichard mentioned. She mentioned on some busy days the park can accommodate six to seven occasions a day. Actions embody occasions similar to live shows, an ice cream social gathering, class reunions, train lessons and extra.

She added that the park is massive sufficient for individuals to unfold out to socially distance themselves. Solely canned drinks might be served, she added.

Village director Mark Fitzgerald mentioned that within the coming months, village officers can have discussions about COVID-19 safety protocols for occasions at Village Park. He mentioned the village would observe state mandates and CDC pointers, because it has completed for earlier occasions.

Some occasions might be organized by the MFDI and others by different corporations and organizations. MFDI will deal with all of the planning.

The renovated village park ought to be prepared to be used earlier than Memorial Day. It would embody a plaza, amphitheater, landscaping and lighting parts, gathering areas and a number of electrical entry factors for occasion distributors.

Reichard mentioned it should even be the positioning of this season’s Wednesday Beer Gardens; a full schedule ought to be introduced shortly.

Village Park, at Appleton Avenue and Garfield Drive in downtown Menomonee Falls, ought to assist entice individuals to native companies, Reichard mentioned.

Village president Dave Glasgow calls this the ‘spinoff issue’.

“This (the programming at Village Park) can have a constructive affect on our native companies and our eating places that are so plentiful within the park,” Glasgow mentioned. “The group goes to learn from so many several types of occasions to expertise, and it’ll present many alternatives for individuals to return collectively.

Listed here are six occasions already scheduled for this summer time on the park:

Falls Memorial Pageant

The programming of Village Park will start with Falls Memorial Pageant from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Could 29.

This occasion will function dwell music, a automotive present, meals, drink, kids’s actions and a fortunate derby.

Actions are nonetheless scheduled, Reichard mentioned. Updates might be on the MFDI Fb web page at www.fb.com/fallsdowntown and web site, www.menomoneefallsdowntown.com.

Extra farmers markets

The Better Menomonee Falls Basis Farmer’s Market plans Sunday markets within the park – new this 12 months – in addition to its standard Wednesday markets, in response to the market’s web site.

Wednesday markets will function dwell music and run from 2 p.m. to six p.m. on Wednesdays from June 2 to October 2. 13. Sunday markets are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. from July 11 to Sept. 12.

Popcorn wagon

The popcorn wagon, which the Menomonee Falls Optimist Membership has operated because the mid-Nineties, is anticipated to be within the Village Park parking zone from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. day by day from Could 28 to Sept. 6.

Prior to now summers he was within the parking zone at Piggly Wiggly, N81 W15182 Appleton Ave.

The wagon brings in about $ 13,000 per season, most of which matches in the direction of school scholarships for highschool college students.

Sundown live performance collection

With the brand new Village Park Amphitheater, Reichard mentioned the village can accommodate a few of Southeast Wisconsin’s finest musical expertise. Reichard mentioned she expects 1,500 to three,000 individuals to point out up for the free live shows.

Whereas the capability of the positioning is round 3,000, village planner Tyler Zwagerman mentioned the capability might change resulting from COVID-19 restrictions. These discussions will happen sooner or later.

Reichard mentioned she continues to be within the technique of signing contracts and finalizing the schedule, however live shows are scheduled for six p.m. on Thursdays June 24, July 15, August 19 and September 16. Reichard mentioned there may very well be different live shows on different days as nicely.

She mentioned that previously smaller live shows had been held at Mill Pond Park & ​​Plaza, the place capability was only some hundred.

Pilates and yoga within the park

The Menomonee Falls Group Schooling and Recreation Division is operating two free Pilates lessons from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Sundays June 27 and August 22 on the Village Park Amphitheater.

The division additionally confirmed six free yoga lessons within the park; the schedule continues to be being confirmed.

Pre-registration is necessary and can start on the finish of March by calling 262-255-8376 or by visiting www.fallsschools.org/divisions/community-education-recreation

Portray within the park

Artwork truthful, a brand new enterprise that provides portray lessons, a gallery, wine and meals in downtown Menomonee Falls, will host portray within the park.

There are two scheduled occasions.

The primary, at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 16, will function dwell music and a beer backyard. The price of the challenge for this occasion might be $ 25. Contributors can go for a smaller, free challenge.

The second might be a household portray at 4 p.m. on Sunday August 15. The price might be $ 20 to $ 30 for every visitor, with just a few choices and plans, in response to Stacie Estrada, proprietor of Artwork Lounge,

For the household portray occasion, the price might be $ 20 to $ 30 for every visitor with just a few choices and tasks.

“The out of doors place for the portray is so enjoyable, and we are able to hope so,” Estrada mentioned.

Every occasion will final two to 3 hours; go to www.artloungewi.com for extra particulars and knowledge.

For extra data

For extra data on Village Park programming, go to the MFDI web site at www.menomoneefallsdowntown.com the place to search out Menomonee Falls Downtown on Fb.

Cathy Kozlowicz could be contacted at 262-361-9132 or [email protected] Observe her on Twitter at @kozlowicz_cathy.

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