In addition, small groups of 24 or less have the option of renting the “portico” area attached to the garage facility at Konkel Park or the new gazebo area just off the parking lot at Konkel Park. Permit reservations are taken for the current year on the first business day of the new year and require a completed permit and payment of fees to secure your date.
Please call the Parks and Recreation Department for information on rates and availability or visit the Konkel Park Facilities page to find the forms needed.
Picnic areas/tables are available at all city parks without a permit on a first come first-served basis. Konkel Park Facilities Page
Does the department hire part-time staff? What age do I have to be to work in the department?Those interested people 16 and over are encouraged to apply for seasonal, part-time employment with the department. These seasonal positions may include youth sports coaches, site supervisors/hall monitors and program assistants. In addition, those 18 and over can apply for summer seasonal park laborer positions and concession stand workers. Some positions (lifeguard, water safety instructor, head program instructor) may require extra certifications and/or training, some of which are offered through the Recreation Department. Pay rates start at minimum wage and increase as training and/or level of responsibility increases.
How can I find out if my program has been cancelled due to poor weather?The department program “hotline” for cancellation information and program updates is 414-297-9008. The hotline is updated, as needed, when programs need to be cancelled due to weather or other reasons. If in doubt, call the hotline first before leaving for your program to see if it has been cancelled or not.
How do I register for programs?There are six easy ways to register for programs: Mail-in, 24/7 Drop Box, Fax, Walk-in, On-line with an editable form, Online through Rectrac. Parks & Recreation Registration Page