The 2020 Program guide experienced many changes and updates as we continue to navigate the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic. We continue to add and adjust programming in 2020 to continue to offer safe and fun rec programs for your family. For the most up to date program information, check out our Facebook page. Programs are added often, please follow us on Facebook for new programs and special events as well as weather updates/cancellations.
As always, we are looking for people interested in instructing new classes! Have an idea? Contact the Community Enrichment Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
All programs can be viewed and registered for online!
Please visit our online portal to register for any recreation program as well as view our calendar for facility rentals and events.
Christmas at the Pond 2020
Join us November 29th, 2020 for our annual holiday event! As always, Memorial Park’s light display will be “powered up” for the first time on this night of celebration. Santa will arrive on the Village of Kimberly Fire Truck and holiday cheer will abound in Memorial Park.
A few updates for the 2020 event: Santa needs to stay healthy for that very busy night in December, and your children need to stay healthy too! Instead of the traditional “line up and sit on Santa’s lap” process, we are so excited to offer something NEW and WONDERFUL! Thanks to our friends at Timber Innovations, we will have a very beautiful red mailbox at the park in which your children can send a letter straight to the North Pole! The help Santa and his elves write your children back a personalized letter filled with Christmas magic, feel free to use our template letter for them to complete! Find your “Letter to Santa” here!
We continue to add to the Christmas magic daily, follow the event on Facebook to get all the updates!
Geocaching in Kimberly
Thanks to efforts of Kimberly residents and many other geocache enthusiasts – Village of Kimberly has a very well established geocache system within our municipal boundaries.
Geocaching is a family friendly “treasure hunt” type game in which containers, called caches, of any size, shape, or creative design are hidden by geocachers all over the world for other geocachers to find using gps coordinates. A description of the hidden cache and gps coordinates, or a puzzle to figure out the coordinates, is posted online at geocaching.com after being approved by the property owner, government or park authority and then by a geocaching reviewer. There are several safety and general rules for hiding a cache.
Once the cache is published, geocachers then find it, sign their geocaching nickname on a log sheet enclosed in the container, and log the find online telling their story of the hunt and find.
Some caches contain “swag” (small mementos, kids’ toys, etc. that a cacher finding it may take and replace with other swag. Many caches celebrate natural and man-made wonders, historical figures, and iconic buildings, structures and businesses.
Geocachers are very environmentally conscious and practice CITO (Cache In Trash Out) by picking up trash and garbage they spot at cache locations. Cachers often hold events where they meet to pick up trash at a large park or a group of smaller parks.
Anyone can go to geocaching.com and play for free. Premium members, who pay annual dues, get extra benefits. Almost three million caches are hidden in the world and in space.
GEOCACHING IN KIMBERLY
There are approximately 1000 caches hidden within ten miles of Kimberly. Kimberly currently holds 30 diverse caches in various locations. Most of the parks have at least one and Sunset Park has several. Going to geocaching.com and putting Kimberly, WI in the search box will bring up a map of the cache locations. Some caches, called unknown caches, show a fake location (e.g. in the middle of the Fox River) because a cacher has to solve some sort of puzzle to figure out the real location. One series of caches celebrates the history of Kimberly. Thanks to Steve and Kathy Hermes for putting these together! Looking for Kimberly caches? Try these: