May 4, 2023
Building Inspection: #BuildingSafetyMonth2023 is finally here! This month’s theme is “It Starts with YOU!”, and Week 1 is all about how building safety starts at home. #BuildingSafety365.
Parks, Recreation and Forestry: Run the Parks is Saturday, May 18!
Public Services: The second yard waste collection of spring is being moved to May 30th through June 9th.
Sun Prairie Historical Museum: The Museum is back to summer hours! The Museum is open to the public Wednesdays-Saturdays 11:00am-4:00pm and by appointment.
Sun Prairie Public Library: Join the Dream Bus Mobile Library at the Downtown Sun Prairie Farmers' Market! Sign up for a library card, check out free books, music, and movies, access free Wi-Fi and resources, and more!
Citywide Garage Sale
Building Safety Month!
#BuildingSafetyMonth2023 is finally here! This month’s theme is “It Starts with YOU!”, and Week 1 is all about how building safety starts at home. #BuildingSafety365
Visit www.buildingsafetymonth.org for tips on fire safety, preventing mold, backyard, and pool safety and more.
For additional information about the Building Inspection Division in Sun Prairie, please go to www.cityofsunprairie.com/buildinginspection
City of Sun Prairie to Recognize May as Affordable Housing Month
Parks, Recreation and Forestry
The Sun Prairie Parks, Recreation & Forestry office is open: Monday – Friday 8:00am-4:30pm, or by phone at (608) 837-3449 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Rec Guide out now!
Summer Rec Guide and registration is now open for residents!
1. View the Summer Guide at rec.cityofsunprairie.com!
2. Log in to our website to make sure you know your password and that your account is up to date, including street address and email address.
3. If you don’t already have an account, create your account. If you think you have an account, but cannot find yourself on the website, please do not add yourself again. Call the Recreation Department office at 608-837-3449 and we will assist you.
4. If you do not have a Sun Prairie address, but live in the Sun Prairie School District, the system will not know that and will charge you Non-Resident rates. If you continue your registration and pay Non-Resident rates, the difference is non-refundable. Please contact our office prior to your registration so that we may adjust your account to reflect the proper designation.
5. If you accidentally register for the wrong program, do not immediately register for the correct program. Call us 608-837-3449 and we can make the transfer for you.
“Recreation is for Everyone” Scholarship form!
Run the Parks
Upcoming Programs Not to Be Missed:
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: 5/6/2023
This training provides kids, ages 11-15, with the information and skills necessary to provide safe and responsible care in the absence of parents/guardians. This training will also help participants develop skills in leadership, professionalism, basic care, safety, safe play and first aid.
All sessions cover the same material.
Please bring a sack lunch.
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Teen Nights is a partnership between Sun Prairie Parks, Recreation, & Forestry and the Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin to create a free all-inclusive space for teens with Down syndrome and related disabilities to come together for a night of independence, fun, and friendship! Join us on the first Friday of the month for different activities each Teen Night! We'll be featuring game nights, crafts, dances, movement activities, seasonal activities and more!
Parents and caregivers are not required to remain onsite, unless their child requires assistance utilizing the restroom. For any questions about the Teen Night, please contact Emily Rebarchek at email@example.com or (608) 825-0765.
- June: National Donut Day and National Dairy Month Spectacular
- July: Disability Pride Month
- August: End of Summer Celebration
Concerts in the Park
City of Sun Prairie Adjusts Yard Waste Collection Dates to Support No Mow May
The second yard waste collection of spring is being moved to May 30th through June 9th.
Yard Waste Information
Yard waste is categorized as leafy vegetation that composts in a short period of time. Leaves, grass, garden waste and shrub trimmings are yard waste. Collections are scheduled in advance to attempt to meet the needs of residents and is collected curbside twice in the spring and twice in the fall.
Materials must be placed at the curb by 7 a.m. on Tuesday, May 30th and they will be picked up sometime during that week or the next (depending on weather, equipment/crew availability, and amount of materials out to be collected throughout the city).
Yard waste can also be disposed of at the Recycle Center.
Yard Waste Guidelines
- Materials placed at the curb for collection on the scheduled weeks must be placed into open trash bags, garbage cans (no lids) or storage containers (no lids).
- Plastic bags must be untied in order to be collected. If the plastic bags are tied shut, they will not be collected.
- Leave a container out for your empty plastic bags, crews will not take the plastic bags.
- To be collected, bags/containers should weigh no more than 50 lbs.
- Please do not mix brush or garbage with the materials.
Sun Prairie Historical Museum
Sun Prairie Public Library
Monday, May 8 6-7 p.m., Conference Room
Join us for an intimate and open discussion with Wisconsin poet Carrie Voigt Schonhoff about her book, "The End of the Beginning." This collection of poems addresses the importance of healing, moving on, and being ready to face a new beginning, and will resonate deeply with readers from the Midwest and those that continue to face challenges but never stop dreaming.
Space is limited, registration required. Please register on our Events Calendar at www.sunprairie.librarymarket.com. Copies of the book are on hand at the Information Desk for those who have registered.
Tuesday, May 16 7-8 p.m., Community Room
Artists for the evening are Huan-Hua Chye and Steev baker. Doors will open at 6:30, with performances starting at 7 p.m.
Huan-Hua Chye is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who records and performs solo under the name miscellaneous owl, but also plays in bands including Gentle Brontosaurus, an indie pop five-piece based in Madison, and Vowl Sounds, a transatlantic dream pop recording project with a friend based in Matlock, England. She is active in various online songwriting communities such as February Album Writing Month, Songfight, and the PRF Monthly Tribute Series as well as playing regular tribute sets at events like Madison's Freakin' Halloweekend. Originally from Berkeley, California, she now lives in Madison with her husband and cat.
Steev baker has been performing as a singer/songwriter and musician in various incarnations at small and large venues all over Wisconsin since 1998. He is equally influenced by folk ballads, punk rock, and the hymns he grew up singing in church. Often accompanied by cello and noise guitar, Steev has performed at several local music festivals including Homegrown (West Bend, 2015), Water City Racket Fest (Oshkosh, 2019), Summerfest (Guitars for Vets stage, 2022), and Mile of Music (Appleton, 2021). He grew up in rural Wisconsin, but now lives in Madison and works at the Sun Prairie Public Library. Joining him for his set will be his long-time collaborator Emily Selk-Loper, a classically trained cellist from Oshkosh.
The artists may have CDs or other merchandise for sale. Please bring cash to support these local musicians! This series is generously funded by the Friends of the Sun Prairie Public Library.
Thursday, May 18 6-8 p.m., Library Community Room
Bob Lindmeier, who has been the face and voice of weather on Channel 27 brings his wealth of information and concern for the planet to this presentation. SPARC and the Sun Prairie Public Library are pleased to have him in Sun Prairie to give us his presentation and to hold a community conversation about how we are, and should in the future, address this crisis.
Sun Prairie Action Resource Coalition (SPARC) is a grassroots information and action network which supports and promotes local involvement to move Sun Prairie and Wisconsin forward. To learn more, please visit: https://sunprairieaction.wordpress.com/
Please register on our Events Calendar at www.sunprairie.librarymarket.com if you would like an email reminder prior to this event.
Downtown Sun Prairie Farmers’ Market
Saturday, May 6 7-8:30am
Saturday, May 20 8-10am
Join the Dream Bus Mobile Library at the Downtown Sun Prairie Farmers' Market! Sign up for a library card, check out free books, music, and movies, access free Wi-Fi and resources, and more!
Sun Prairie Utilities
Crews with Sun Prairie Utilities were out Tuesday, May 2, cleaning up trash! Around 50 bags of garbage were cleared from the west side of Highway 151 between Windsor St. and S. Main St. Great job, team!