Thiensville's Village Park:
The Jewel in the Crown
Thiensville is one of the most beautiful little spots in Wisconsin. One of the most beautiful spots in Thiensville, of course, is our own Village Park.
Think of all the priceless memories generated there during a visit with friends or family -- or at communal events like Lionfest, Family Fun Before the 4th, Village Market, Food Truck Nights, Screen on the Green, Applefest and Gala in the Park. The list goes on and on!
Over the past few years, we all have worked hard go make improvements to Village Park. Everyone is pleased with the new comfort station, new playground equipment and, most recently, the Port Washington State Bank River Stage, which already has been used at numerous events this summer.
Next year, with the help of a state grant and some village funding, we will install a new boat launch. In addition to the improved boat launch, the work includes an ADA-accessible kayak and canoe launch, fishing access, native plantings and a kayak and paddle-board rack.
At the same time, we'll do the necessary maintenance work to stabilize the riverbank. The river makes our park beautiful -- but it always wants to erode away.
After next year's work, the shoreline in the park will be well-positioned to endure for another generation.
The Village Park ReImagined Committee also continues to raise funds toward building a splash pad in the park. More than $75,000 already has been raised toward the $250,000 fundraising goal for the interactive water feature.
Isn't it exciting to think about how this jewel will continue to be reimagined in the future?