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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If you, or someone you know is looking for the best summer job, please consider becoming a lifeguard.  We are currently ...
01/15/2021

If you, or someone you know is looking for the best summer job, please consider becoming a lifeguard. We are currently accepting applications to work at our outdoor pools this summer. We will pay for your training once you pass the interview and screening process! #ILoveGBParks #ILoveGBPools #ColburnPool #ReschAquaticCenter #joannesaquaticcenter

Apply online here! https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/greenbaywi/jobs/2957202/seasonal-lifeguard?department[0]=PRF%20Seasonal&sort=PositionTitle%7CAscending&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Tank Park, originally Union Park, used to contain a museum known as “Tank Cottage”. The building was moved to the park i...
01/15/2021

Tank Park, originally Union Park, used to contain a museum known as “Tank Cottage”. The building was moved to the park in 1908 from its original location at the end of Eighth Street on the bank of the Fox River. Built in 1776, Tank Cottage was to be torn down, but the South Side Improvement Association saved the building by relocating it.

Tank Cottage operated as a museum and the park served as museum grounds. However, in the mid-1960s, many historic buildings that were no longer on their original sites were to be moved to a central location. This started Heritage Hill State Park. Tank Cottage was moved there in 1975 via barge down the river.
#ParkFactFriday

Exciting news from the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary!
01/15/2021

Exciting news from the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary!

WE ARE IN!
Give BIG to Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary on February 16th noon to February 17th noon!

Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary is proud to announce that we have been selected to once again participate in Give Big Green Bay!

This online fundraiser runs from noon on Tuesday, February 16 through noon on Wednesday, February 17.

Please save this date to donate online at GIVE BIG GREEN BAY for Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary.
Donations raised will be put towards the R-PAWS wildlife rehabilitation program, the captive and ambassador animals, the maintenance of our beautiful grounds, and our essential educational programs.

Last year donations assisted with rebuilding the Waterfalls Boardwalk, improved caging for some of our captive and ambassador animals, educational supplies, new snowshoes, and helping the thousands of animals admitted in 2020 to the R-PAWS Wildlife Rehabilitation program!

Thank you sponsors for this amazing opportunity to
Greater Green Bay Community Foundation
Green Bay Packers Give Back

And watch our social media page for fun videos, live programming, and great animal cameos promoting Give Big Green Bay!

#BayBeachWildlifeSanctuary #GiveBigGB #GiveBigGreenBay #PackersGiveBack Greater Green Bay Community Foundation

Parks and Forestry crews will be working along the Edinger Trail for the remainder of this week and possibly in the comi...
01/13/2021

Parks and Forestry crews will be working along the Edinger Trail for the remainder of this week and possibly in the coming weeks as weather allows.

Crews are cutting back overgrown brush and removing dead trees from along the trail right of way. Trail users should be aware that temporary trail closures may be in place for the coming weeks.

During the week of January 11, 2021 city forestry crews will begin a large scale ash tree removal project in Perkins Par...
01/11/2021

During the week of January 11, 2021 city forestry crews will begin a large scale ash tree removal project in Perkins Park. All remaining ash trees will be removed in the park due to EAB infestation and the potential safety risk the trees may pose to park patrons.

Wood from the trees will be utilized to its highest use to provide a variety of wood products to market. Woody debris will be chipped and used as mulch or composted at the west side yard waste facility. Due to the nature of the wood being infested with EAB this wood will not be made available to the public for firewood.

Replanting of trees in the park will take place and coincide with any future plans of park use.

Any questions about this project or EAB in Green Bay can be directed to Brian Pelot, Assistant Forester
City of Green Bay
(920) 448-3378
[email protected]

A couple of trail reminders:⛷Please stay on designated trails - bikers and hikers should stay off groomed cross country ...
01/07/2021

A couple of trail reminders:
⛷Please stay on designated trails - bikers and hikers should stay off groomed cross country ski trails.

🐕Dogs are allowed to walk in the parks. However, please just be sure to keep them on a leash at all times and always clean up after them.
Thank you!

If you're looking for fun outdoor winter activities, check out the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary!
01/06/2021
WLUK-TV FOX 11

If you're looking for fun outdoor winter activities, check out the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary!

Have you ever used snowshoes to trek through the snow?

Thanks so much to The Press Times for taking the time to talk to our Rec Supervisor, Jeremy!
01/05/2021
The Press Times

Thanks so much to The Press Times for taking the time to talk to our Rec Supervisor, Jeremy!

The deadline for youth to sign up for the esports program is next week.

‼ Today is the day ‼To make a reservation, please visit the links below or call (920) 448-3365.Bay Beach Amusement Park ...
01/04/2021

‼ Today is the day ‼

To make a reservation, please visit the links below or call (920) 448-3365.

Bay Beach Amusement Park shelters: https://greenbaywi.gov/618/Shelter-Rentals

City Park shelters: https://greenbaywi.gov/505/City-Park-Shelters

2021 reservations open on Monday at 8am! Reserve a shelter at a Park or Bay Beach by calling 920-448-3365 or visiting: https://bit.ly/3aa6qbJ

Please note, we will be experiencing higher than normal call volumes and we greatly appreciate your patience!

2021 reservations open on Monday at 8am! Reserve a shelter at a Park or Bay Beach by calling 920-448-3365 or visiting: h...
01/01/2021

2021 reservations open on Monday at 8am! Reserve a shelter at a Park or Bay Beach by calling 920-448-3365 or visiting: https://bit.ly/3aa6qbJ

Please note, we will be experiencing higher than normal call volumes and we greatly appreciate your patience!

12/30/2020
Triangle Sports Area

An update from Triangle Sports Area:

Our tubing hill will be open tonight! We will hopefully be able to stay open for New Years Eve and the weekend but will depend on how tonight goes.

$5.00 per person for your tube rental and tow ticket.

Wednesday 12/30 (4:00-8:00)
Thursday 12/31 (11:00-3:00)
Closed after 12/31 due to unfavorable conditions.

We will continue to update Facebook and our voicemail (920-391-3670) with our operating hours.

The He-Nis-Ra Park Meeting is today at 3:30 p.m. If you're unable to make it, please consider completing the He-Nis-Ra P...
12/30/2020

The He-Nis-Ra Park Meeting is today at 3:30 p.m. If you're unable to make it, please consider completing the He-Nis-Ra Park Input Survey by January 10, 2021: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1gK2bWeSQ8aNvzqd0PtiD0r39TC41K8PYr6Z3rmRz4yg/viewform?edit_requested=true

Thank you, all! We greatly appreciate all the thoughts, comments and questions we've already received.

The public input meeting will be held outdoors with social distancing. If you do not feel comfortable attending, please reach out to us with questions or suggestions.

Lastly, a virtual Parks Committee will be held on Jan [email protected]. Please join us for updates or to provide input.

🎊 Information is available 24/7: greenbaywi.gov/parks As a reminder, we will start taking 2021 shelter reservations on M...
12/29/2020

🎊 Information is available 24/7: greenbaywi.gov/parks

As a reminder, we will start taking 2021 shelter reservations on Monday, January 4 at 8am online or by calling 920-448-3365.

🎄 Information is available 24/7: greenbaywi.gov/parks
12/23/2020

🎄 Information is available 24/7: greenbaywi.gov/parks

The public input meeting will be held outdoors with social distancing. If you do not feel comfortable attending, please ...
12/22/2020

The public input meeting will be held outdoors with social distancing. If you do not feel comfortable attending, please reach out to us with questions or suggestions.

Lastly, a virtual Parks Committee will be held on Jan [email protected]. Please join us for updates or to provide input.

James had a great time with Emily Deem WLUK this morning! Thank you WLUK-TV FOX 11 🎄
12/22/2020
WLUK-TV FOX 11

James had a great time with Emily Deem WLUK this morning! Thank you WLUK-TV FOX 11 🎄

A holiday light display in Green Bay is also recognizing health care workers. Here's how you can check it out:

Thank you so much for checking out the Wandering Winter Wonderland lights, WBAY TV-2!
12/18/2020
WBAY TV-2

Thank you so much for checking out the Wandering Winter Wonderland lights, WBAY TV-2!

Looking for holiday lights? Green Bay introduces a "Wandering Winter Wonderland."

You've heard of Elf on the Shelf, now get ready for...
12/16/2020

You've heard of Elf on the Shelf, now get ready for...

How are you doing on your Chill Chaser chart? If you've completed it, send it parkmail@greenbaywi.gov.
12/16/2020

How are you doing on your Chill Chaser chart? If you've completed it, send it [email protected].

Today we are officially kicking off the 2020-2021 Chill Chaser!

❄️ How does it work? ❄️
December 2020-March 2021, twenty Green Bay parks will have a symbol hanging in the shelter window. Visit those parks and draw the symbols on the Chill Chaser chart located at: https://greenbaywi.gov/chill

#ILoveGBParks #GBChillChaser

We know it's December and everyone is ready for rinks - we are too! Unfortunately, the weather hasn't been in our favor ...
12/15/2020

We know it's December and everyone is ready for rinks - we are too! Unfortunately, the weather hasn't been in our favor yet. Please know we are keeping a close eye on the forecast, but it needs to be consistently below freezing in order to start flooding.

Continue to monitor our website for updates: https://greenbaywi.gov/333/Hockey-Ice-Skating And check out the FAQ section to find more information about the flooding process!

City of Green Bay Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department's cover photo
12/14/2020

City of Green Bay Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department's cover photo

🎄🎅☃️Have you noticed Santa’s helpers have been busy in the parks?🎄🎅☃️ The Wandering Winter Wonderland program is being h...
12/11/2020

🎄🎅☃️Have you noticed Santa’s helpers have been busy in the parks?🎄🎅☃️

The Wandering Winter Wonderland program is being hosted by the Astor Neighborhood Association and has lit up St. James Park this year, and, to support our healthcare workers, Baird Place. Join us in walking or driving by these parks to enjoy the spirit of the season! The lights will be on daily at 5-10 pm until January 18.

Stay tuned because with City of Green Bay Community & Economic Development, a different park will be chosen each year during the holiday season.

Thanks so much for sharing, Sara!

Thanks Parks & Rec for putting up the awesome light display in St James Park! A lot of folks were out enjoying it tonight (socially distant, of course), and it really brings cheer and a bit of joy in such a dark year. We see your work and really appreciate that you all are going above and beyond.

We have partnered with GGLeagues to bring E-Sports to our community! Compete against others in:• Rocket League• Madden 2...
12/11/2020

We have partnered with GGLeagues to bring E-Sports to our community! Compete against others in:
• Rocket League
• Madden 21
• Fifa 21
• Fortnite

Registration: https://www.ggleagues.com/organization/city-of-green-bay

Ages: 8+

Dates: Leagues run Saturdays, January 16-February 20, 2021.

Cost: $20

If you want to get out to enjoy the weather, visit Green Bay Parks Century Grove (across the street from Danz School) an...
12/10/2020

If you want to get out to enjoy the weather, visit Green Bay Parks Century Grove (across the street from Danz School) and relax on the newly install benches. We think they are just beautiful! 🤩

Bench artist: Samantha Toonen

Thank you to everyone who has registered for the The 50 Mile Frenzy!  We are so excited to support you and cheer you on ...
12/07/2020

Thank you to everyone who has registered for the The 50 Mile Frenzy! We are so excited to support you and cheer you on as you hit your holiday fitness goals!
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As promised, here are the FIVE winners of the Frenzy on the Fox stocking caps. These are always popular giveaways so we're excited to share them with you. Congratulations to the winners! Your hats will be included with your t-shirt at pick up (or included in your package if you chose shipping). *Winners in the comments section*
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And stay tuned for more fun giveaway opportunities soon.

‼️ DEADLINE REMINDER: Register for The 50 Mile Frenzy TODAY to receive a T-shirt! Sign up online: https://bit.ly/2GPJF0s
12/04/2020

‼️ DEADLINE REMINDER: Register for The 50 Mile Frenzy TODAY to receive a T-shirt! Sign up online: https://bit.ly/2GPJF0s

12/03/2020

🌟 FLASH GIVEAWAY! 🌟

Anyone registered for The 50 Mile Frenzy by 5:00 p.m. TODAY to be entered into a winter hat giveaway! Register online now:
https://bit.ly/2GPJF0s

Today we are officially kicking off the 2020-2021 Chill Chaser! ❄️ How does it work? ❄️December 2020-March 2021, twenty ...
12/01/2020

Today we are officially kicking off the 2020-2021 Chill Chaser!

❄️ How does it work? ❄️
December 2020-March 2021, twenty Green Bay parks will have a symbol hanging in the shelter window. Visit those parks and draw the symbols on the Chill Chaser chart located at: https://greenbaywi.gov/chill

#ILoveGBParks #GBChillChaser

Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary
12/01/2020

Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary

On Giving Tuesday, consider donating to the Friends of the Wildlife Sanctuary and support the wildlife rehabilitation program, education programs, and maintenance of these beautiful grounds!
Every small amount helps--
$5 will raise a nest of cottontail rabbits
$10 will help purchase food for an owl hit by a car
$25 will help set up a cage for songbirds learning to fly again and turtles needing a place to heal.

Please find our donation button at:
https://www.baybeachwildlife.com/get-involved/r-paws/

You can also find our wish list there!
We also have a wish list on Amazon and are a member of the Amazon Smiles program, where just by purchasing products on Amazon and choosing Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, you can help support the many programs and wildlife in need of rehabilitation!

Any questions, please call 920.391.3671 or call Animal Care at 920.391.3685.

Thank you for supporting Giving Tuesday and Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary!

#BayBeachWildlifeSanctuary #GivingTuesday #HelpWildlife #RPAWS

Does anyone else feel like they need a little motivation around the holidays? 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️If you're looking for an extra pus...
11/30/2020

Does anyone else feel like they need a little motivation around the holidays? 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️

If you're looking for an extra push, The 50 Mile Frenzy might be the perfect event for you! Pick your own time, location, pace, and workout. Not to mention...you earn a great shirt!!

Sign up online today: https://bit.ly/2GPJF0s

#MondayMotivation #BurnTheBird

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Green Bay, WI
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Tuesday 08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30
Thursday 08:00 - 16:30
Friday 08:00 - 16:30

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Thanks Parks & Rec for putting up the awesome light display in St James Park! A lot of folks were out enjoying it tonight (socially distant, of course), and it really brings cheer and a bit of joy in such a dark year. We see your work and really appreciate that you all are going above and beyond.
Tuesday, December 1st, 6:00PM Green Bay City Council meeting to address public water fluoridation. It's a Zoom video conference so you are invited to participate virtually to share your input as a citizen. Meeting ID: 865 5062 0469 – Passcode: 264188 Learn more at https://GreenBayWater.org https://youtu.be/5t5Fzj2C3Nk
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?
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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.