The Mosinee School District after consultation with legal counsel and in the spirit of the Marathon County clarification dated 5/20/20 below will be allowing non-school community groups effective 5/21/20 to use outdoor school fields but only if community groups follow current CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and WEDC (Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation) guidelines for social distancing and limited groups. The use of indoor facilities is not allowed at this time and will be reviewed further with appropriate restrictions. Please schedule non-school community groups for use of the Turf Softball field through the Mosinee School District Athletic Department. The youth baseball fields are managed by the Mosinee Youth Baseball Association. We will also unlock gates for foot traffic so community members may access the track.
CDC Guidance on Visiting Parks and Recreational Facilities https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/visitors.html
WEDC Guidance on Outdoor Recreation
_________Below message from Marathon County Parks, Recreation and Forestry_______
Date: Wed, May 20, 2020 at 1:16 PM
Subject: Sports Field Usage Clarification
Good Afternoon Sports Organizations,
There seems to be some confusion regarding my email below, some of you have reached out to me and I appreciate that. Open public use spaces such as parks, sports fields, and courts, with the exception of Marathon County Sports Complex, Sunny Vale Softball Complex and Athletic Park, are available for non-organized recreational activity with the recommendation and expectation that users follow all public health guidelines and best practices established by local health officials such as practicing physical distancing of 6ft or more. Staff will continue to provide minimal maintenance to these areas for public enjoyment. Minimal maintenance does not include the grooming of infields, painting of lines, or boundary marking, etc. More information regarding organized sports can be found here; https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/community.htm
We understand that the restricted use and closures of select facilities may be inconvenient and not desirable for any of us, however during this time staff will use this opportunity to completed projects and needed maintenance that we have not been able to do during a typical summer. This opportunity will result in a better experience for all users once the fields can be fully used again.
As I mentioned I will continue to keep all users informed as changes are made. If you have any questions please reach out to me and we can work through them.
Thank you for your partnership and understanding,
Parks, Recreation & Forestry Director
212 River Drive, Suite 2
Wausau, WI 54403