This public-private partnership to build a free outdoor public ice skating rink between the residents and businesses in our community and Milwaukee County Parks & Recreation will make Hales Corners Park one of the premiere recreation centers in southeastern Wisconsin. It will stand among other community treasures which include the pool, the new Veterans Memorial, Jake's Rock (rock climbing wall), basketball and tennis courts and softball fields, and children's play equipment and wading pool.
See how many consecutive times you can pop up a volleyball using your forearms, feet, head or anything else to raise money for the Volley Ball Courts. For every pop up you make without dropping the volley ball, you donate $1. Then, challenge your Facebook fans to do the same. Use your smart phones and post your video on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/halescornerspool. Click "donate" to easily enter your donation online.
The Friends conduct numerous fundraising activities throughout the year to support improvements and special projects. Please check our news page for the latest events. Some activities are one-time events while others occur on a recurring basis. These include:
Aluminum Can Recycling- Custom-made, 75 gallon hard plastic recycling containers, sponsored by local community groups, have been stationed throughout the community to collect aluminum cans year round to raise funds for the park and pool.
NFL Draft Day- Viewing Party and Silent Auction Thursday, April 25, the Friends will host a viewing of the first round of the NFL draft. Join us at this FREE event as we find out who the Packers draft on the pool’s new 60” television. Food and beverage will be available for purchase and there will be silent auction items, live music and activities.
July 4th Community Bash- The Friends, with sponsorship and support from local businesses and individuals,hosts a community-wide Fourth of July celebration in the park from noon until 11:00 p.m. This free to all event offers beer, soda, water and food for purchase and live music under a large tent. Centrally located in the park in front of the pool building, this is a prime location for watching the Hales Corners July 4th Parade and, later, fireworks which are launched in the park.
The Hales Corners Christmas House - Each December the Friends hosts tours of a local home beautifully decorated by local businesses. The Christmas House kicks off the holiday season the first weekend in December and is complimented by the tree lighting at the Library on Saturday night, as well as by other local holiday events.