Aquatics: The Wausau City pools outdoor swimming season will begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 10, 2017. There will be a special Grand Opening Ceremony at Schulenburg Pool with gates opening and free admission at 12:30 p.m. There will be remarks from the Mayor and other City Council members before the ribbon cutting. Following the ribbon cutting, City Officials will lead the public on the first rides down the new slides. The pool is located at 1533 Summit Drive on Wausau’s west side. Kaiser Pool at 900 Bridge Street will open at 1 p.m. the same day.
Memorial Pool at 500 Memorial Park Road will have a delayed opening due to a mechanical issue with a starting date of Monday, June 12, 2017. Update on June 9: Memorial Pool is scheduled to be open on Saturday, June 10th at 1:00pm. Swimming Lessons begin on June 12. Parents can register on-line, over the phone or in person at the Park Office at 212 River Drive in Wausau.
Playgrounds: Wausau City Playgrounds will begin on Monday, June 12, 2017. Morning playgrounds run from 8:30 a.m. until Noon and meet at John Marshal Elementary School on Mondays and Wednesdays and at Grant Elementary School on Tuesdays and Thursdays. All playgrounds meet at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School on Fridays from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. with afternoon swimming at the new Schulenburg Pool included in the registration. Space is still available for morning playgrounds. Monday through Thursday afternoon playgrounds is held in partnership with the Wausau School District Summer School who is responsible for afternoon registration. Wausau Playgrounds are open to students in K – 4th Grades.
Oak Island Tennis Camp and Family Tennis Lessons: Week One of half-day morning or afternoon tennis camps begins Monday, June 12, 2017, at Oak Island Park on River Drive. These are group lessons for youth ages 7 years and older. There is an additional mini-camp from 11 a.m. until Noon each day for ages 5 and 6. Camps run Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. until Noon or 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. There will be 9 weeks of half-day camps this summer. Participants must bring their own racquet and water bottle. Parents can register on-line, over the phone or in person at the Park Office.
Family Tennis Lessons – Session I begins Monday, June 12, 2017, at Oak Island Park tennis courts. Families must include one adult and can be as few as two and as many as four for the same price. Children must be at least 5 years of age. Additional members can be added for a fee per person. Family Tennis meets Monday, Wednesday and Thursday nights from 6 p.m. until 7:15 p.m. Each family member must bring their own racquet and water bottle.
Splash into Safety: Splash into Safety, an interactive family water-safety seminar, will take place from 10 a.m. until Noon on Saturday, June 17, 2017, at Memorial Pool in Memorial Park. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Call 715-874-2380 to sign up. Children will receive life jackets to use for the seminar and to take home, free of charge. Parents must accompany their children through water safety stations that include lifejacket fitting, reaching rescues, throwing rescues, treading water, survival floating and CPR AED demonstrations. Splash into Safety is sponsored by Safe Kids Wausau Area, the Wausau Fire Department and the Wausau and Marathon County Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department