City of Green Bay Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department

City of Green Bay Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department We endeavor to enrich the quality of life to all people by creatively providing and enhancing leisure opportunities.
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09/22/2020

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09/17/2020

Thursday evening Youth Dance Boot Camps start TONIGHT! Sign up by giving us a call at (920) 448-3365 or visiting www.greenbaywi.gov/SummerOn

09/16/2020

Youth Dance Boot Camp is off to a great start! If you have a child interested, there are still spots available! Sign up here: www.greenbaywi.gov/SummerOn
#SummerOnGB

The Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary has a lot of fun things happening this month, including the 15th Annual Walk for Wildli...
09/15/2020

The Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary has a lot of fun things happening this month, including the 15th Annual Walk for Wildlife at Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary! on Saturday!

Find more information here: https://www.sites.google.com/site/walk4wildlife/

Happy September!
Thank you for a great summer of your continued support of Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary! We still have some great programs and events coming up this month, along with a few reminders and updates. All information can also be found at BayBeachWildlife.com

*Ducks and geese are hungry this time of year! Corn sales and change are available from our amazing Visitor Specialists 10am until 3pm daily at the Observation Building. Make sure to purchase your bag to be a part of this 84 year tradition! Please do not feed bread!

*Trail Fitness Walks are back! Join Jody and Kim outside on the trails every Wednesday in September at noon. Space is limited, so pre-registration is required by calling 920.391.3671. The program is free! Please meet at the front door of the Nature Center. Take a break from the screens and get some fresh air and time out in nature!

*Walk for Wildlife is coming up on Saturday, September 19th, 8am until 12:30pm! Hit the trails to support wildlife rehabilitation! Over 6,000 orphaned, injured, and ill wildlife make their way to the Wildlife Sanctuary every year with the goal of being released back into the wild! Find out more information and register on our Event page or on our website! Masks are encouraged, social distancing required!

*Animal Stories for Preschoolers returns on Mondays at 10am in the Nature Center starting Monday, September 14th! Please reserve a spot by calling 920.391.3671. We are requesting a donation of $2 per child to attend. Limited to 20 people.

*Do you have a lot of electronic recycling piling up from all the cleaning you have done these past 5 months? Bring any item that plugs in or takes a battery to the Fall FOWLS Electronics Recycling Drive on Saturday, September 26th from 9am until 1pm! There is a fee of $15/TV and $10/monitor due to hazardous materials. All other items are free to drop off. Drop off area is the Nature Center parking lot. Volunteers will help you unload.

*Join us for Talon Talks outside the Observation Building on Friday, September 11 and Friday, September 25 2pm until 3pm! Get upclose with our bird of prey ambassadors and learn about why they are here and their wild counter parts!

*Join us for Awesome Ambassadors outside the Observation Building on Sunday, September 13 and Sunday, September 27 from 1pm until 2pm! See some of our amazing animals that call the Wildlife Sanctuary home and how we care for them!

*Watch for many Pop-Up Programs and virtual learning opportunities at the Wildlife Sanctuary by following this page and our website!

*Help the Friends of the Wildlife Sanctuary by supporting the Annual Fall Birdseed Sale! The flyer is online or at the Wildlife Sanctuary. Please turn in pre-paid orders through September 25. Pick up for those pre-paid orders is at the Wildlife Sanctuary in the Fishing Lagoon lot on October 3rd.

*Kids’ Autumn Adventure will not be held in October this year. The Public Astronomy Night scheduled for Sept. 26 has also been cancelled.

*Watch our website and page for a new Halloween Event called Friday Night Lights and a Bird of Prey Photography Event coming in October! Details coming soon!

*Our trails are open daily 8am until 4:30pm! Please no dogs or bikes on the trails!

*The fishing lagoon is under urban fishing designation guidelines per WDNR: only kids under 15 or people with special needs are allowed to fish there. Please clean up fishing line and follow all rules and capture limitations.

*Watch our Wolf Pack in action every Wednesday at 1:30pm! Our staff feeds the pack and comes over with the public to answer any questions about our 5 beautiful wolves!

*Facebook live programs are every Wednesday in September at 3pm! Join staff as we talk about different Animal Ambassadors and wild counterparts you may see when visiting Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary! We answer your questions and comments so you are apart of the fun-- right here on this page!

*The Nature Center and Observation Buildings are open daily 10am until 3pm; The Gift Shop in the Nature Center is open 12 noon until 3pm daily!

We hope you get outside and enjoy Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary this month! And please share your photos with us! As always, if you have any questions or concerns, you may either call our main office at 920.391.3671 or our Animal Care department at 920.391.3685. Thank you for your support!

It's not too late to sign up! www.greenbaywi.gov/SummerOn
09/11/2020

It's not too late to sign up! www.greenbaywi.gov/SummerOn

☀️We’re not ready to give up warm weather, family time, sunshine, or fun…so…𝘚𝘶𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘳 𝘰𝘯, 𝘎𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘉𝘢𝘺!☀️

Register today before classes fill up: https://greenbaywi.gov/SummerOn

𝗗𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗕𝗼𝗼𝘁 𝗖𝗮𝗺𝗽
While the weather is still nice and we wait for our traditional Youth Dance Program to begin, let’s have some fun outdoors! Dance Instructor Miss Nicole will be on hand to teach basic dance skills by using obstacle courses, silly songs and stories and teaching some basic choreography. Kids will practice leaps, chasses and other traveling movements while having fun, staying active and being safe.

𝗧𝗲𝗻𝗻𝗶𝘀 𝗟𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗼𝗻𝘀
This instructional 6 week tennis program will offer lessons led by Coach Michael Marchetti (high school tennis coach). Classes will be offered for two different age groups (Tennis Tykes or Jr. Tennis) on Mondays or Thursdays at Astor Park. Participants are required to bring their own racquet.

𝗣𝗹𝗮𝘆𝗴𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗺
FREE drop-in program (no registration required). Summer goes on, Green Bay! We are excited to continue to offer the popular Playground Program in the fall months. Two of our most popular sites will continue the fun to provide a safe place for kids to run, play and socialize!

*BONUS: All participants will receive a FREE pair of GBPRF sunglasses!*😎

#SummerOnGB

#TBT to 8/26/20✂️The Giant Adirondack Chair ribbon cutting at Navarino Park✂️Big thanks to:Green Bay Public Arts Commiss...
09/10/2020

#TBT to 8/26/20
✂️The Giant Adirondack Chair ribbon cutting at Navarino Park✂️

Big thanks to:
Green Bay Public Arts Commission
NeighborWorks
Howe Community Resource Center
The Art Garage
Creative Kids Rock
Navarino Neighborhood Association

Check it out! 😎🪑

09/09/2020

Do you want to score a pair of GBPRF sunglasses?! 😎 Sign up for a 𝘚𝘶𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘳 𝘰𝘯, 𝘎𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘉𝘢𝘺! program: www.greenbaywi.gov/SummerOn All participants will receive a free pair!

We appreciate the GBPRF crews that were out there laboring over Labor Day weekend. 💚💙 Joannes is looking great, all!
09/08/2020

We appreciate the GBPRF crews that were out there laboring over Labor Day weekend. 💚💙 Joannes is looking great, all!

Happy #NationalWildlifeDay! We have to give a big shout out to all the volunteers and staffers at the Bay Beach Wildlife...
09/04/2020

Happy #NationalWildlifeDay! We have to give a big shout out to all the volunteers and staffers at the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary. They dedicate their time and effort to keeping wildlife wild every single day. ❤️

☀️We’re not ready to give up warm weather, family time, sunshine, or fun…so…𝘚𝘶𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘳 𝘰𝘯, 𝘎𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘉𝘢𝘺!☀️Register today before...
09/03/2020

☀️We’re not ready to give up warm weather, family time, sunshine, or fun…so…𝘚𝘶𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘳 𝘰𝘯, 𝘎𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘉𝘢𝘺!☀️

Register today before classes fill up: https://greenbaywi.gov/SummerOn

𝗗𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗕𝗼𝗼𝘁 𝗖𝗮𝗺𝗽
While the weather is still nice and we wait for our traditional Youth Dance Program to begin, let’s have some fun outdoors! Dance Instructor Miss Nicole will be on hand to teach basic dance skills by using obstacle courses, silly songs and stories and teaching some basic choreography. Kids will practice leaps, chasses and other traveling movements while having fun, staying active and being safe.

𝗧𝗲𝗻𝗻𝗶𝘀 𝗟𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗼𝗻𝘀
This instructional 6 week tennis program will offer lessons led by Coach Michael Marchetti (high school tennis coach). Classes will be offered for two different age groups (Tennis Tykes or Jr. Tennis) on Mondays or Thursdays at Astor Park. Participants are required to bring their own racquet.

𝗣𝗹𝗮𝘆𝗴𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗺
FREE drop-in program (no registration required). Summer goes on, Green Bay! We are excited to continue to offer the popular Playground Program in the fall months. Two of our most popular sites will continue the fun to provide a safe place for kids to run, play and socialize!

*BONUS: All participants will receive a FREE pair of GBPRF sunglasses!*😎

#SummerOnGB

💃We can't wait to start Youth Dance Boot Camp with Miss Nicole!🕺Sign up today: https://greenbaywi.gov/SummerOn🩰Ages 4-6 ...
09/02/2020

💃We can't wait to start Youth Dance Boot Camp with Miss Nicole!🕺

Sign up today: https://greenbaywi.gov/SummerOn
🩰Ages 4-6 or 7+
🩰Tuesday or Thursday evenings
🩰September-October (6-week program)
🩰Astor Park
🩰$30 resident/$45 non-resident

09/01/2020

We hope all the kiddos have a great start to their school year! 📚✏️ 💻

We are so excited to announce Youth Tennis Lessons will be led by Coach Michael!🎾2 age groups (Tennis Tykes or Jr Tennis...
08/31/2020

We are so excited to announce Youth Tennis Lessons will be led by Coach Michael!
🎾2 age groups (Tennis Tykes or Jr Tennis)
🎾Monday OR Thursday evenings
🎾September-October (6-week program)
🎾Astor Park
🎾$30 resident/$45 non-resident

Sign up today: https://greenbaywi.gov/SummerOn

This month in history!
08/28/2020

This month in history!

Register today for the brand new 𝘚𝘶𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘳 𝘰𝘯, 𝘎𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘉𝘢𝘺! programs: https://greenbaywi.gov/SummerOn𝗗𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗕𝗼𝗼𝘁 𝗖𝗮𝗺𝗽While the...
08/27/2020

Register today for the brand new 𝘚𝘶𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘳 𝘰𝘯, 𝘎𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘉𝘢𝘺! programs: https://greenbaywi.gov/SummerOn

𝗗𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗕𝗼𝗼𝘁 𝗖𝗮𝗺𝗽
While the weather is still nice and we wait for our traditional Youth Dance Program to begin, let’s have some fun outdoors! Dance Instructor Miss Nicole will be on hand to teach basic dance skills by using obstacle courses, silly songs and stories and teaching some basic choreography. Kids will practice leaps, chasses and other traveling movements while having fun, staying active and being safe.

𝗧𝗲𝗻𝗻𝗶𝘀 𝗟𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗼𝗻𝘀
This instructional 6 week tennis program will offer lessons led by Coach Michael Marchetti (high school tennis coach). Classes will be offered for two different age groups (Tennis Tykes or Jr. Tennis) on Mondays or Thursdays at Astor Park. Participants are required to bring their own racquet.

𝗣𝗹𝗮𝘆𝗴𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗺
FREE drop-in program (no registration required). Summer goes on, Green Bay! We are excited to continue to offer the popular Playground Program in the fall months. Two of our most popular sites will continue the fun to provide a safe place for kids to run, play and socialize!

It's hard to believe it's already the last week of FIT in the Parks by Green Bay Parks and Recreation classes! We hope y...
08/24/2020

It's hard to believe it's already the last week of FIT in the Parks by Green Bay Parks and Recreation classes! We hope you can join us 💪

08/21/2020

Stop down to say goodbye to your Parkees before 1pm today!

Well, 2020 wasn’t exactly the pool season we were expecting. However, it did show us what an awesome and supportive comm...
08/21/2020

Well, 2020 wasn’t exactly the pool season we were expecting. However, it did show us what an awesome and supportive community we have. Thank you! We’re looking forward to 2021!

We’re not ready to give up warm weather, family time, sunshine, or fun…so…Summer on, Green Bay! Register today for these...
08/20/2020

We’re not ready to give up warm weather, family time, sunshine, or fun…so…Summer on, Green Bay!

Register today for these brand new programs: https://greenbaywi.gov/SummerOn

𝗗𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗕𝗼𝗼𝘁 𝗖𝗮𝗺𝗽
While the weather is still nice and we wait for our traditional Youth Dance Program to begin, let’s have some fun outdoors! Dance Instructor Miss Nicole will be on hand to teach basic dance skills by using obstacle courses, silly songs and stories and teaching some basic choreography. Kids will practice leaps, chasses and other traveling movements while having fun, staying active and being safe.
Classes are offered on Tuesday or Thursday evenings, September-October, for ages 4-6 or 7+. The cost is $30/resident or $45/non-resident.

𝗧𝗲𝗻𝗻𝗶𝘀 𝗟𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗼𝗻𝘀
This instructional 6 week tennis program will offer lessons led by Coach Michael Marchetti (high school tennis coach). Classes will be offered for two different age groups (Tennis Tykes or Jr. Tennis) on Mondays or Thursdays at Astor Park. Participants are required to bring their own racquet.
Lessons are offered on Monday or Thursday evenings, September-October, for ages 3-6 or 7-17. The cost is $30/resident or $45/non-resident.

𝗣𝗹𝗮𝘆𝗴𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗺
FREE drop-in program (no registration required). Summer goes on, Green Bay! We are excited to continue to offer the popular Playground Program in the fall months. Two of our most popular sites will continue the fun to provide a safe place for kids to run, play and socialize!

08/18/2020
Colburn Pool

Please follow the Colburn Pool page for the latest updates.

Colburn Pool is open today, August 18, 2020.

08/17/2020
Colburn Pool

An update on Colburn Pool:

Colburn Pool is closed until further notice. We anticipate re-opening tomorrow (8/18/2020); however, an update will be posted as it becomes available.

08/14/2020
WLUK-TV FOX 11

A big thanks to WLUK-TV FOX 11 for speaking with our City Assistant Forester, Brian, this morning!

Find more information here: https://fox11online.com/good-day-wi/battling-the-emerald-ash-borer-and-gypsy-moth-in-green-bay?fbclid=IwAR2q8_oOnWe2DDW58PM3KhFKgMQ52WcQaJlKm8ljPjaD2zaBmO7rmGsFF3U

Justin Steinbrinck shows us what can be done to prevent further problems from the emerald ash borer.
MORE: https://fox11online.com/good-day-wi/battling-the-emerald-ash-borer-and-gypsy-moth-in-green-bay

📣 Call for Artists! 📣
08/13/2020

📣 Call for Artists! 📣

The Green Bay Public Arts Commission is working with the City of Green Bay Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department to commission an artist to create unique, artistic seating for Danz Park within the new Century Grove area. In this area, 100 trees will be planted to celebrate 100 years of the Parks Department! Artwork should add to the City's sense of space while enhancing the resting area within the Century Grove.

Deadline to apply: August 18, 2020 (subject to change)

The Call-for-Artist can be found on the GBPAC webpage here: https://greenbaywi.gov/580/Calls-for-Artists
For further information, contact Laura Schley at [email protected].

08/12/2020

The Parkees made the ⭐️Talent Show⭐️ go virtual this year!

There sure is a lot of talent here in the City of Green Bay - great job to all the kids! Enjoy!

We are looking for feedback on anyone who may be looking to enroll their children into our Youth Dance Program this year...
08/11/2020
2020-2021 Dance Program Feedback

We are looking for feedback on anyone who may be looking to enroll their children into our Youth Dance Program this year. This is a quick 3-question survey with room for comments at the end. Please consider taking a minute to fill out.

Parents, as we navigate the muddy waters of COVID-19 era programming, we are looking at different possibilities for offering Youth Dance this year. Please give us your honest opinion and don't be afraid to use the comment section for other suggestions. But keep in mind, our number one obstacle this....

Colburn Pool
08/10/2020

Colburn Pool

Due to the incoming weather, we will be cancelling the 12:00-2:00 p.m. and 2:30-4:30 p.m. Open Swim sessions. We will be OPEN for the 5:00-7:00 p.m. session and swim lessons.

Colburn Pool
08/04/2020

Colburn Pool

The pool is closing today (8/4/20) at 2:00 p.m. due to cool temperatures. We'll still see our Swim Lesson participants at their scheduled times!

Per the mask mandate, if you are able, please mask up while inside park facilities. #WearThemWI #GreenBayGoesOn
08/04/2020

Per the mask mandate, if you are able, please mask up while inside park facilities.
#WearThemWI #GreenBayGoesOn

Open Swim at Colburn Pool is closed today, August 3. However, Swim Lessons are on! Please report at your scheduled class...
08/03/2020

Open Swim at Colburn Pool is closed today, August 3.
However, Swim Lessons are on! Please report at your scheduled class time.

Find details and the Re-Opening Plan on our website: www.greenbaywi.gov/parksBay Beach Amusement Park is open daily 11am...
07/29/2020

Find details and the Re-Opening Plan on our website: www.greenbaywi.gov/parks

Bay Beach Amusement Park is open daily 11am-7pm with restrictions. Please visit their page: www.facebook.com/baybeach or website: www.greenbaywi.gov/445/Bay-Beach for more information.

Colburn Pool is open daily for open swim and swim lessons with restrictions. Please visit their page: https://www.facebook.com/ColburnParkPool or website: https://greenbaywi.gov/411/Aquatics for more information.

Splashpads are open daily 10am-8pm: www.greenbaywi.gov/819/Splashpads

The Wildlife Sanctuary is open daily 8am-4:30pm. Please visit their page: https://www.facebook.com/BayBeachWildlifeSanctuary or website www.baybeachwildlife.com for more information.

The Playground Program is open Monday-Friday 11am-5pm with restrictions. Restrooms at those parks will be open during programming. Please visit their website: https://greenbaywi.gov/397/Supervised-Playground-Program for more information. Lunches are being served at Green Bay School locations this summer: https://www.gbaps.org/news/what_s_new/summer_meals_program_2020

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Tuesday 08:00 - 16:30
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It is still pathetic that the gb park bathrooms are closed after the parki's leave. kids should still be able to go to the park and play and use the bathroom if they have to go. not everyone lives across the st. has it always been this way? if so i don't think i can live in gb much longer. Bellevue doesn't do this their bathrooms are open until curfew.
Any ice rinks open?
Question y are they cutting the trees down in badger park ?
Hope my friends are busy prepping for the Pep Rally, though the replay booth wins it in my book. Found this in my archives...
Hey is anyone looking for an extra person for their basketball team this year? Looking for a team to join. Thanks!
Are swim lessons canceled tonight?
I have a suggestion for Perkins Park where the old tennis courts were/still are. We were in Minneapolis and they have this awesome Futsal court. We have seen people playing at the park and a court would be a great addition for those who love soccer (futbol!)
Some shade by Zippin Pippin would be great Umbrellas?
Join the fight against human trafficking!
George's Secret Elves Project Wish List Needs Howdy Neighbors, As most of you all know by know, I post the wish list items for projects we are working on throughout the year for George's Secret Elves. December is a time when we create over 1000 gifts of food and hygiene bags for our community. These gifts of food go to over 600 school age children over a span of 9 different schools in Green Bay, local Veterans, Nursing Home Residents, Homeless Shelter Residents, Golden House, and much more. I am looking for help with the following donations by Dec 1st. You can find George's Secret Elves on Facebook for updates on our projects, photos, and events as well as our GO FUND ME page which helps support projects. Thank you in advance for your help. Project 1: granola bars, boxes of mac n cheese, spaghetti o's, packets of hot coco, packets of apple cider, cans of soup, snack packs of pudding/jello/applesauce, flavor water packets, packets of oatmeal, snack packs of crackers/cookies/veggie straws/pretzels, snack boxes of raisins, party favors Project 2: white or black men's socks, knit gloves, hand sanitizers, mini hygiene products shampoo/body lotion/toothpaste/toothbrushes, pocket notebooks, pocket Kleenex, bags of cotton balls, boxes of band aids, boxes of q-tips, deodorants, Project 3: apple cider packets, hot coco packets, Hershey kisses and mini Hershey bars (not nuts), mini candy canes All of the projects we do for community rely on the motto of community helping community and the projects are donation based. This means that the more donations that come in for projects, the more people in our community we can help. Thank you in advance for your consideration and have a blessed day. Kathleen Johnson Founder & Community Project Coordinator of George's Secret Elves donation drop sites are Union Congregational Church & the Ferguson Family YMCA downtown. Both locations have a display for items to be dropped off at. We would love to post a group picture on our page of your group with donations for this project. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Thank you Green Bay Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department and Petal Pusher Floral for the beautiful floral arrangement prize from October floral trivia! Not only a nice start to a birthday weekend, it's also "puppy approved".
We really need this tree in our front yard trimmed. Branches are hanging about 4’ from the ground. I have called several times about having the city trim this beautiful tree. I’m always told that we are on the schedule for next year. Waiting 5 years now.