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See Why the Central WI Chinese New Year Celebration Was a Hit!

Over 750 people attended the Chinese New Year Festival — including a special guest appearance by Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes — to learn more about Chinese culture and enjoy award-winning entertainment. Get a recap of the event, complete with pictures and a video clip of the traditional lion dance. (Click the title for details . . .)

Deputies Michael Van Offeren and Brian Modrzejewski

New Recreation Deputies Will Enhance Marathon County’s Public Safety Presence in Forests, Parks, & Other County Lands

In a creative partnership, the Marathon County Sheriff’s Office and Parks, Recreation, & Forestry Department have teamed up to hire 2 Recreation Deputies to enhance public safety on County-owned lands.
 
Read the full article to learn more about these Deputies and the State aid that will help fund 70–80% of the costs of one of the positions. It’s a win-win for all involved! (Click the title for details . . .)

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6 Adventures to Lure You Outdoors in Marathon County This Winter

Enjoy our Wisconsin winters more with 6 specially picked adventures that are sure to provide you with heaps of winter fun. Try something new, or pick up an outdoor pastime from your childhood.

HOLIDAY HINT: Sylvan Hill Tubing “gift certificate” coupons can be purchased at the Park Office or Sylvan Hill. They make a great last-minute holiday gift idea or stocking stuffer!

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Exploring the Proposed 2020–2024 Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (CORP) for Marathon County Parks & Forests

The Marathon County Park System will celebrate its 100-year anniversary in 2020!

This anniversary celebration provides a great backdrop to update the County’s Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (CORP), which will help guide the maintenance, planning, and development of the park system for the next 5 years (2020–2024) while also aligning Marathon County with state and regional initiatives to promote outdoor recreation.

The County Board will consider the latest draft of the CORP at their December meeting, so it’s not too late for your voice to be heard. (Click the title for details . . .)

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6 More Pickleball Courts to Come at Marathon Park!

With over 100 members, Wausau Area Pickleball — in partnership with County Materials Corporation and American Asphalt — has generously committed to donating the labor and materials to convert 2 tennis courts at Marathon Park to 6 additional pickleball courts this fall! Learn more about the sport, the local play schedule, and the upcoming construction plans in the full article. (Click the title for details . . .)

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“Meals on Wheels” Needs More Volunteers :: Package, Deliver, or Serve a Meal on a Schedule That Works for YOU!

If you’re looking to make a difference in your life AND the lives of those in your community, the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Central Wisconsin (ADRC-CW) invites you and your loved ones to get involved.

You can package or deliver Meals on Wheels on a flexible schedule. Or volunteer to lead a 6-week session of an adult learning class. Maybe you just want to help serve lunch at a specific dining site. There are LOADS of ways to assist the ADRC.

BONUS: Find out how to view and get connected with hundreds of other volunteer opportunities throughout Marathon County! (Click the title for details…)

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Get out & Celebrate National Parks & Recreation Month in July!

There are still a TON of things you can do before we reach the end of National Parks & Recreation Month . . .

We can’t wait to see how you have “fun in the sun” in Marathon County this July by tagging Wausau/Marathon County Parks, Recreation, & Forestry on Facebook. 

Learn about passes, discount tickets, and summer outdoor recreation ideas — like our Outdoor Movie Night and our Doggone Pool Party — in the full article. (Click the title for details…)

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Brand-New “Riverlife Park” in Wausau Opening Soon!

The City of Wausau will soon be opening an exciting new park on N. River Dr. near the riverfront restaurant Wausau on the Water (WOW). The park includes the City of Wausau’s first Challenge Course with a timing system. The course has a number of obstacles that’ll make you feel like a ninja! 

And this park isn’t just for kids . . . There’s plenty to keep adults busy as well, like a large fitness area with cardio and static weight machines. 

The City hopes to open the park by July 1, 2019. Be sure to click over to the full story to see pics of some of the cool things this new park has to offer. You’re sure to be WOWED! (Click the title for details…)

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“I’m Glad You Asked . . .” The Top-5 Questions People Ask Staff of the Marathon County PARKS, RECREATION, & FORESTRY DEPARTMENT

Director Jamie Polley provides insights into 5 common questions people ask her staff at the Marathon County Parks, Recreation, & Forestry Department.

Get a quick overview of FREE swim days at local pools; financial assistance for tennis lessons, summer playground programming, and family pool passes; extreme sport opportunities for Marathon County; and more. (Click the title for details…)