Volunteering

SPPF coordinates volunteer events for members to donate their time and efforts to improve the parks.

Advocacy

SPPF is an advocate for planning, growth, ecosystems, and developing the parks.

Fund Raising

SPPF helps fundraise and collect contributions to support the parks.

Board of Directors:

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Jonathan Stevens

Founder, President

Jonathan has been visiting Sun Prairie Parks for over 35 years and enjoys ice skating, sledding, snowshoeing, flying kites, climbing trees, bicycling, hammocking, and playing with his daughters in the parks.

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William Dunlop

Founder, Vice President

Bill and his wife, Amy, have been residents of Sun Prairie for 15 years and have a passion for parks. During his engineering career he has designed parks, bike and pedestrian trails, and natural areas. Bill can be seen running or biking on Sun Prairie’s trail system almost any day of the week or helping Groundswell Conservancy at Patrick Marsh.

Jo Kiesow

Jo Kiesow

Founder, Treasurer

Jo has experienced and enjoyed Sun Prairie parks for many years. Her children played at the playgrounds, ice skated at Wetmore Park, sledded at Sheehan Park, and were entertained for hours at the Angell Park pool. Now with her children grown she is playing pickleball at Wyndham Park, attending the concerts in the park at Wetmore Park and walking the dogs in Liberty Park.

Erik Naumoff

Erik Naumoff

Founder, Secretary

Moving to Sun Prairie in 2005, Erik has been enjoying the Sun Prairie neighborhood parks as a means of both relaxation and recreation for years. Moreover, for the past 8+ years, he has been frequenting the Sun Prairie Pet Excercise Area on almost a daily basis along with his two dogs, and serving as a staunch advocate for dog park maintenance, enhancements and expansion.

Bob Holling

Bob Holling

Founder, Director At-Large

Bob had served as the Director of Parks, Recreation & Forestry for the City from 1979-2011 until his retirement. He enjoys going for walks, bicycle riding, golfing and the outdoors, including visiting local, state and national parks. He has been a Sun Prairie resident since 1979.

  • “Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.”

    John Muir
  • "The measure of any great civilization is its cities and a measure of a city's greatness is to be found in the quality of its public spaces, its parks and squares."

    John Ruskin

Pickleball Complex Expansion Campaign

Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in America and is seeing tremendous growth in Sun Prairie and among all demographics. SPPF, Inc. and the Friends of Wyndham Hills Pickleball Community are working to raise $60,000 for the construction of four new courts at Wyndham Hills Community Park. The City of Sun Prairie has been asked to match the raised funds for the construction. Once the project is completed, the park will have a total of ten lighted pickleball courts in the complex.

Informational Flyer Contribute to the Campaign

Pickleball T-shirt Fundraiser

Pickleball T-Shirts

Complete an Order Form and email your completed form to jo@parksfriends.org.

Pickleball

Upcoming Events

All Participants Welcome

Wed. August 25, 2021 - 6pm

Friends Summer Grill-Your-Own Picnic

Wetmore Park, 555 North St, Sun Prairie, WI 53590

The first annual summer picnic will occur at the Wetmore Park East Shelter. The monthly board meeting starts at 5pm at the shelter and picnic to follow at 6pm. Bring a picnic dinner and your favorite items to put on the grill. All SPPF members and families are welcome to attend the meeting and/or the picnic. Don't miss this event as it will be a fun time to relax and meet old and new friends. Kids can enjoy playing on the newly constructed splashpad!

Early Fall - Date TBD

Playground Community Build

135 Grandview Dr, Sun Prairie, WI 53590

Community build for the new Grandview Park playground equipment. By going from contracted installation to a community build, we are able to save $6,000 from the project cost, which will be used for new benches, trash receptacles, signage and a portion of the concrete sidewalk and border!

Third Wednesday of the Month

Board Meetings

Various Locations - See Schedule

The Sun Prairie Parks Friends, Inc. Board of Directors meet once a month and welcome member and community input at all meetings. Meetings are typically on the third Wednesday of the month at 5:00pm and the rain location for outdoor meetings is at the Westside Community Center. Attendees are asked to adhere to all CDC and PHMDC recommendations and guidelines including face coverings & distancing.

SPPF Meeting Schedule