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Welcome to the official Pleasant Prairie Web site. Although this is a new Web site for the Village, it will continue to grow and accommodate the needs of the wonderful citizens of our Village and many others who may visit the site from time to time. I encourage you to visit the site often and see the new updates and enhancements that will be added.
The Village of Pleasant Prairie is a progressive municipality offering an array of residential, recreational, commercial, and industrial opportunities. The Village strives to provide the best quality of life for our citizens at the most affordable tax rate possible. In 2004 the Village was honored to have the lowest mill rate for property tax purposes of any municipality in the 15,000 to 30,000 population range in the State of Wisconsin. The Village Board of Trustees has strived to provide a professionally managed and well-planned municipality that represents a harmonious balance between residential, commercial, manufacturing, conservancy, and agricultural land uses. The Village of Pleasant Prairie offers comprehensive municipal services such as a professional full-time police department, professional fire department that provides paramedic rescue services, engineering and public works, a sewer and water utility, professional office of planning and development, and administrative services for the Village of Pleasant Prairie.
To enhance and promote the quality of life in the area of recreation; Prairie Springs Park was developed as a cornerstone of our Village, hosting many family-friendly festivals and events each year such as Prairie Family Days, Danskin Women's Triathlon that raises money to fight breast cancer, the Pleasant Prairie Triathlon that raises money for recreation programs for children with special needs, and more. Within this 425-acre park is Lake Andrea, a 100-acre spring-fed lake, surrounded by a 2.3-mile paved trail, perfect for walking, jogging, bicycling, or in-line skating. Also located in Prairie Springs Park is southeastern Wisconsin's largest multi-purpose indoor recreation facility: LakeView RecPlex. Our citizens and their guests enjoy an Aquatics Center, Field House, Fitness Center, and a suspended Walking/Jogging Track. RecPlex underwent a significant expansion in 2004, adding more workout areas and classrooms, racquetball courts and party rooms. Also new in 2004 is the Village of Pleasant Prairie's newest attraction - the Pleasant Prairie IcePlex. Featuring two NHL-size ice rinks, the IcePlex offers year-round fun and entertainment for all ages. Youth and adult hockey and skating programs, tournaments and competitions, and of course, leisure skating will offer families a unique and fun way to spend quality time together.
Pleasant Prairie is also the address of more than 80 outstanding corporations, such as Hospira, Cherry Electric, Snap-on Tools, Rust-oleum, Lawter International, Yamaha, Volkswagen, Albany-Chicago, Sanmina, Supervalu Great Lakes Distribution Center, and We Energies Pleasant Prairie Power Plant. Pleasant Prairie is also home to major attractions such as Jelly Belly Center and Prime Outlets. Families will enjoy free tours, candy samples, and an expansive retail store when visiting Jelly Belly Center. Additionally, Prime Outlets, where more than 70 brand-name stores offer some of the best bargains in the Midwest.
Our Village is committed to preserving its beauty by maintaining natural conservancy areas such as Chiwaukee Prairie, a wildflower preserve, and the Des Plaines River Floodplain. Of the 34 square miles that make up the village of Pleasant Prairie, more than 25% is held in conservancy land uses. These conservancy preserves are evidence of the careful balance of rural and urban experiences, providing citizens and visitors to our Village with a rich quality of life.
John P. Steinbrink
How can you help make Pleasant Prairie a better place to live? Participate in the Adopt-A-Highway program!
Your efforts greatly benefit the citizens of the Village of Pleasant Prairie and the environment of the region. Adopt-A-Highway is a two-year agreement, which requires each group to clean their road twice a year. All necessary equipment will be provided: bags, safety vests, and a safety training session. In addition, an Adopt-A-Highway sign, with your group's name on it, will be placed at each end of your adopted highway section to acknowledge your group's participation.
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