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Programs & Activities
Overview
The Brookfield Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department offers a wide variety of classes, leagues, and programs for residents of all ages and interests. Below is a general summary of current class offerings. A complete listing of classes can be obtained through the Parks and Recreation Activity Guide or by calling our office at (262) 796-6675.

 

 

Youth Sports
Youth sports provide the thrill of competition while developing skills, knowledge and teamwork. Currently, youth may participate in T-Ball, baseball, softball, flag football, and basketball leagues. Additional opportunities are available through our affiliated groups, Elmbrook Baseball Association, Elmbrook Swim Club, and Brookfield Soccer Club.

Youth sports teams are coached by parents and volunteers in the community. The league stress having fun, sportsmanship, safety, and sport skills pertaining to the sport you may be coaching.

 

 

Summer

Fall

Winter

Spring

T Ball

X

 

 

 

Softball

X

 

 

 

Baseball

X

 

 

 

Flag Football

 

X

 

 

Basketball

 

 

X

 

 

 

Youth Instructional

Youth instructional programs are offered to provide positive recreation experiences for children through organized classes and programs. Participants will have the opportunity to develop skills while having fun. Fall, Winter and Spring classes meet once a week for 10-week sessions. Summer classes meet on weekdays for 10 classes in a two week time period. Class ratios are typically one instructor per 10 children. Class length varies from 30 minutes to one hour.

 

 

Summer

Fall

Winter

Spring

Swim

X

X

X

X

Tennis

X

 

 

 

Gymnastics

X

 

 

 

Golf

X

 

 

 

Dance

X

X

X

 

Arts & Crafts

X

 

 

 

Preschool Sports

X

X

X

X

Preschool Music

X

X

X

X

 

 

Summer Camp Programs

During the summer months, youth may enroll in our Discovery Camp or Day Camp programs held at Wirth Park, and Adventure Camp held at Mitchell Park. These camps consist of traditional camp activities such as arts and crafts, nature study, sports, swimming, outdoor cookery, and hiking. Counselor to camper ratio is 1:10 in Discovery Camp, 1:15 in Day Camp, and 1:10 in Adventure Camp.

 

Discovery Camp, Day Camp & Adventure Camp Registration Form

 

Sports, Adventure, and Recreation Enrichment camps are also offered throughout the summer.  All camps are supervised and staffed by qualified and experienced instructors.

 

 

K

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

7th

8th

Discovery Camp

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day Camp

 

 

 

X

X

X

X

 

 

 

Adventure Camp

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basketball Camp

 

 

X

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Track & Field Camp

 

 

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Volleyball Camp

 

 

 

 

X

X

X

X

X

 

Adult Sports

Adult sports are offered in both league and "open gym" formats.

Adult Slow Pitch Softball leagues include Men's, Women's, and Coed leagues for all ability levels. Teams are organized during the winter and spring, with league play occurring in the summer. There is a minimum residency requirement. Call our office for specific details.

Open Gym for basketball and volleyball is offered September through March at various school buildings throughout Brookfield.

 

 

Summer

Fall

Winter

Spring

Softball

X

 

 

 

Open Basketball

 

X

X

 

Open Volleyball

 

X

X

 

 

 

Adult Instructional / Leisure

A number of recreation opportunities are offered for adults. These consist of instructional classes such as golf, aqua-exercise, bridge, ballroom dance, swing dance, Latin dance, yoga, and aerobic exercise. Also included are leisure opportunities such as lap and open swim. Classes are taught by experienced instructors.

 

 

Summer

Fall

Winter

Spring

Aqua Exercise

X

X

X

X

Golf

X

 

 

 

Dance

 

X

 

 

Yoga

X

X

X

X

Fitness – Various

X

X

X

X

Lap & Open Swim

X

X

X

X

Pilates

X

X

X

X

Civic Band

 

X

X

X

Civic Chorus

 

X

X

X

 

Civic Music:  Band & Chorus

Both the Civic Band and Civic Chorus perform music that reflects the interests of the members and is both challenging and enjoyable. Regular attendance at rehearsals is expected for both groups. Both groups require a membership fee. For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation Office.

 

Annual Concert Performances
  • Holiday Concert
  • Spring Concert

 

Brookfield Civic Chorus

Any one who enjoys singing is invited to join this group of recreational singers. Adults from high school through senior citizens are encouraged to participate. Rehearsals are held weekly and several concerts are performed throughout the year. No auditions are required. Annual membership dues required.

 

 

Civic Chorus


History

The Brookfield Civic Chorus was founded in 1986 as an organization to provide Brookfield residents and surrounding communities with an opportunity to be involved in recreational music.  The group has grown over the years to its current membership of over 45 singers.

 

For over 20 years, the Brookfield Civic Chorus has performed for a wide variety of audiences.  Included are Spring and Winter Community concerts at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, performances for a variety of senior retirement communities, Wisconsin Memorial Park, The Pabst Mansion and the Pabst Theatre.  The group traveled to London and performed at various venues in England.

 

Membership

The Brookfield Civic Chorus conducts no auditions for membership.  Members of the group span a wide range of musical skills, ages, occupations, and backgrounds.  The only requirement is a desire to make music with your voice and have some fun.  Dues are paid by members on a per term basis.  Rehearsals are held on Tuesdays from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. during the months of September to December and January to May.

 

Director

Amy Hufnal directs this diverse group, leading the chorus in its growth and development. As a fine arts instructor for students ranging from kindergarten to college, she has performed all over the U.S. and abroad with her students. Ms. Hufnal is an instrumentalist performing on the clarinet and trumpet, and conducts an adult church choir, handbell choir, children’s choir as well.  Under Amy’s direction, the group has produced 3 CD’s. She has guided the Chorus on a concert tour of England singing at Salisbury Cathedral and various other venues. The chorus also performs numerous community service concerts throughout the year. When she is not conducting concerts, special events or producing CDs with the Chorus, she is doing what is near and dear to her heart—taking school supplies to children in third world countries, including Peru, Costa Rica, Kenya and Tanzania. She is also an accomplished artist in the medium of colored pencil and wood carving, receiving numerous 1st place awards in world competitions.

 


Brookfield Civic Band

Musicians of all experience levels are invited to join the city's recreational band. The band is made up of adults who are high school aged through senior citizens. Rehearsals are held weekly with concerts and parades held throughout the year. No auditions are required and music is provided. Band members are expected to bring their own instruments. Annual membership dues required.
 
     

Civic Band


History

The Brookfield Civic Band began rehearsing in 1986, offering a fun recreational band experience for adults from high school through senior citizens. 

 

Membership

The Brookfield Civic Band conducts no auditions for membership.  Members of the group span a wide range of musical skills, ages, occupations, and backgrounds.  The only requirements are the desire play and have some fun.  Dues are paid by members annually.  Rehearsals are held on Thursdays from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. during the months of September to December and January to May.

 

Director

Karl Mueller has been the director of the Brookfield Civic Band since1998. As an active musician in southeastern Wisconsin since childhood, he has played with groups as diverse as the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Pioneer Drum and Bugle Corps. He won the Contra Bass solo competition at the Midwest Championships in 1991, 1993 and 1994, placing as high as second in international competition. He is a founding member of the Wisconsin Chamber brass quintet, and plays the tuba with Milwaukee’s Knightwind Ensemble. Karl received his Bachelors of Music Education from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 1996 and is currently working towards his Masters degree at UW-Milwaukee. He is a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, a national American music fraternity, and has studied conducting with Drs. Thomas Dvorak and Glenn C. Hayes. Karl is currently a member of the nationally acclaimed music department of the Kenosha Unified School District No. 1 in Kenosha where he teaches at McKinley Middle School.