Waukon Park and Recreation fields get considerable use during their first year

The all-purpose fields pictured above on the west edge of Waukon have gotten a great amount of use throughout their first full year of operation, being mainly used by Waukon Park and Recreation and Allamakee Community School District youth for athletic and other activities. As pictured above on a recent sunny fall weekend, the Waukon Park and Recreation Department’s flag football program made the most recent use of the fields for both weekday practices and Saturday games. A total of 128 area youth from Waukon, Lansing, Monona, Postville and Waterville took part in the third and fourth grade flag football program, while another 77 first and second graders from Waukon and Waterville participated in the NERF flag football program. The Waukon Junior High School seventh and eighth grade football teams also used the fields for their weekday practices, instead of having to make their way to their previous practice fields several blocks away near the Allamakee Community School District bus barn on Fifth Street NW. The Waukon High School and Junior High School cross country teams also used the fields this fall as part of their practice course during the week.

In the spring of this year, the Waukon Park and Recreation Department also hosted its youth soccer program on the fields. A total of 325 youth in kindergarten through sixth grades from Waukon and Waterville participated in this year’s soccer program, again using the fields during the week for practice sessions and for games on the weekends. Area residents of all ages have also made use of the wide open grassy area for a variety of other activities, including kite flying, playing catch with frisbees and other athletic or recreational leisure activities.

The Waukon Park and Recreation Department is seeking community input as it plans for the future. Anyone who is willing to share their thoughts about programs that they or their children have participated in, or activities they would like to see offered by the Waukon Park and Recreation Department, is asked to complete the survey located on the Waukon Park and Recreation Facebook page. On that page, go to the post concerning the Waukon Park and Recreation Long Range Planning Survey. Any input that is provided would be much appreciated. Submitted photo.

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