Tuesday, January 22, 2013
One Oak Creek ice skating rink has opened while another could open by the weekend.
The zero-degree weather that has settled in this week isn't all bad, particularly if you like ice skating. The rink at Chapel Hills Park, 6735 S. Highfield Drive, is now open and the Henry Miller Park pond could open by the weekend, officials said on the city's Facebook page. Due to the mild temperatures, the Oak Creek Recreation Department posted signs at Henry Miller Park at the beginning of the month warning people against ice skating (not that it stopped some brave Oak Creek High School students from trying their luck). The city is hoping to open the pond up by the weekend, weather permitting. For the latest information, call the recreation activity line at (414) 299-9721 and press 1, or keep tabs on the Oak Creek Recreation Facebook …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Some are apparently willing to test their luck, however.
The mild winter temperatures prompted the Oak Creek Recreation Department to warn people against ice skating on the pond at Henry Miller Park. The recreation department late last week posted signs about thin and dangerous ice and advised Oak Creek police to watch for people walking on it, according to the department logbook. Indeed, ice only covered about half of the pond by late Monday afternoon. Not that it stopped these brave (crazy?) Oak Creek High School students from wandering over it.
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Residents gathered at Henry Miller Park Sunday afternoon for some pig, games, a classic car show and a Beatles tribute band.
On a beautiful Sunday in September, Oak Creek held its ninth-annual Pig and Chicken Roast at Henry Miller Park, 315 E. Groveland Drive. The event featured children's games, a classic car show and the Beatles tribute band Liverpool '64.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Adults' and kids' meals, children's games and a car show highlight the annual Sunday afternoon event at Henry Miller Park.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Mark Schaaf
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Oak Creek will hold its ninth-annual Pig and Chicken Roast from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9 at Henry Miller Park, 315 E. Groveland Drive. The event features both adults' and kids' meals, children's games and a car show. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Oak Creek City Hall, 8640 S. Howell Ave., and the Oak Creek Community Center, 8580 S. Howell Ave. Tickets are $5 for adults and $1 for kids.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Thousands descended on Henry Miller Park Tuesday evening to remember six members of the Sikh Temple who were shot Sunday, and three who were injured, in Oak Creek.
Thousands of residents filled Henry Miller Park in Oak Creek Tuesday night for a vigil to honor those killed in Sunday's shootings at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin. The evening started and ended with a traditional Sikh prayer in Punjabi, included the readings of the biographies of each of those killed and featured speeches from Gov. Scott Walker and others. The event took place at the end of Oak Creek's National Night Out, held annually to help bring the community closer together. Click here for more of our continuing coverage of the Sikh Temple shooting aftermath.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Police and an anonymous citizen rescued 10 ducklings from a storm drain on the Noodles property and returned them to the Miller Park pond.
How's this for "Awwww"? Ten ducklings stuck in a storm drain Friday night were rescued with the help of Oak Creek police and an anonymous citizen. And while the mother duck flew away, she was reunited with her ducklings the following day. According to the police department logbook: The ducks were trapped on the Noodles and Company property, 8581 S. Howell Ave., about 8:05 p.m. The Oak Creek Street Department couldn't respond due to high traffic volume on Howell Avenue, and the Humane Society was not available due to the time of night. So an officer and an anonymous citizen went to work and eventually collected all 10 of the ducklings from the drain. However, by that time, the mother duck flew away. The ducklings were then conveyed to the …
Monday, August 15, 2011
Food, car show, music all part of annual event.
The Oak Creek Celebrations Commission will host the eighth annual Pig and Chicken Roast from noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 11 at Henry Miller Park, 315 E. Groveland Drive. A $4 adult ticket includes 1/4 chicken or pork sandwich with potato chips and beans. A $1 kids ticket includes a hot dog, potato chips and snacks. Baked potato, corn on the cob, soda, water and beer are also available. The event will also include a car show, kids games and music.