The purpose of Brown County Park Management is to enrich the quality of life in Brown County through a comprehensive system of open space and outdoor recreational facilities with an emphasis on natural resources, recreation and outdoor education.
Bats are so fascinating! Thank you to our Program and Natural Resources Coordinator for another awesome video!!🦇
Happy Halloween! Today we are talking about some of the common myths about bats and a few of the reasons why they are important throughout the world! Brown County Parks
Some would say it was too early for snow, but I think we know just a few cross-country skiers, snowshoers, and snowmobile riders that would disagree 😉
Many of us experienced a wild weather event last night and it seems as though Neshota Park was not spared from the lightening that came with the storms! Thank you to Friends of Neshota Park for sharing this photo! Great reminder as to why we seek safe shelter during storms.⚡️
Winter Storage 2020 Update! We are full though we do have limited room for smaller items (pop-ups, jet skis, motorcycles, etc.)
On a side note: thank you to all those that came out and showed patience with the process. Also, a huge thank you to those that helped one another out this morning with jumping cars and lending tools to those that needed assistance. Your kind gestures assured everyone won by keeping the lines moving and we can not thank you enough!!
Looking and feeling a bit more autumnal at Bay Shore! 🍁 🍂
Reserve your campsite today or take a first-come, first-serve site!🎃🕷⛺️
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Storage is available at the Brown County Fairgrounds, 1500 Fort Howard Ave., De Pere, 54115. Details below and please note that we will take items until we are full. The time listed below is incorrect and should be 4PM. Usually by late afternoon on day 1 there is limited space for a few small items. The proceeding days, staff will work to rearrange and snug up items to free up more space, but this does not amount to much and generally accommodates only small items. We will post space updates on this page and you are welcome to call our office with any additional questions.
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🦌 talk on Barkhausen Nature Bites!
Ever wonder what those marks are on the trees in fall? Or why male white-tailed deer make them? Join us as we talk about this sign of fall in our latest Nature Bite! Brown County Parks WLUK-TV FOX 11
YES, the Brown County Rifle Range is open weekends (Saturdays & Sundays only) in October! Starting this Saturday, October 3, and Sunday, October 4, we are open 8AM - 3:45PM. The fee is $7 per person with full details available under our quick links at www.browncountyparks.org.
This mornings sunrise is looking like a postcard picture😍
Thank you Green Bay Trout Unlimited! We certainly appreciate your hard work and very much enjoyed these pictures documenting the days activities!
GBTU is in the mist of revamping our popular Educational Trail (in partnership with Brown County and the Reforestation Camp).
Our trail was established, with an amazing vision, by chapter leaders almost 30 years ago. My apologies for the number of pictures, but it helps tell the story of the work day.
You can find the full story on our website below.
Good morning, friends! Be sure to take advantage of the 57-miles worth of hiking trails Brown County Parks has to offer, and enjoy the sights, sounds and smell of Fall.
We have finally addressed one of the main difficulties here at L.H. Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve by overcoming our limited restroom capacity with our new 800 square foot addition. We hope you get to check it our on your next outing or future field trips!
Sometimes the wildlife at our parks are peeking at you from a distance💕
What a perfect day to celebrate the opening of the 2nd phase of L.H. Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve’s Sensory Woods! This wonderful addition to Barkhausen is greatly enjoyed by our community and we truly appreciate everyone who attended today and those who helped make it possible! Thank you! Leadership Green Bay
Thank you Wello and Friends of the Fox River Trail for your continued support in spreading the word about the importance of purchasing trail passes! The use of TRAFx trail counters proves that State Trails continue to show their value to users near and far!
Our partner Friends of the Fox River Trail's latest newsletter tells us that Fox River Trail usage has seen such a surge during the pandemic that trail counters had to be double-checked to make sure they were working properly (and they are)!
Compared to 2019, Brown County Parks reports there has been a 305% increase in March, 3200% increase (yes, you are reading that number correctly) in April and 327% in May for 2020. This three month time frame saw nearly 100,000 more people on the trail in 2020 compared to 2019. All of this usage takes a toll and maintenance is needed which is why purchasing your trail pass is so important.
The requirement for trail passes was suspended during the spring, but are now required again for any user over the age of 16 riding a bike or using wheels on the trail. You can purchase your trail pass here - https://bit.ly/3lQeJMY
To understand how your trail pass dollars are spent and why they are so important check out this Wello video - https://bit.ly/358KVWh
Some would say it's the most wonderful time of the year!
Each fall the Range is open to the general public for sight in purposes. Experienced park staff are available during our range hours to assist with adjusting their sights.
We've got 10 lanes, hearing protection & targets are provided, bore sighting, handicap accessible booths, portable toilet, parking, covered benches and we are fair weather enthusiasts being open rain or shine!
We may be a small crew, but we are mighty!! Thank you to all of our Parks staff for the exceptional work this year and your dedication to our county parks. In addition, thank you to our 2020 Employee of the Year! Not our best group photos, but social distancing had us too spread out to get everyone in the shot! 😉
Bay Shore is not disappointing tonight! How many more gorgeous summer nights do you think we have left?
With 57 miles of marked hiking trails we have seen it all, and we love it!! P.S. If only they let us office gals lead the hikes. Comedy gold!😉
My impressions of the different types of hikers you might encounter on a hiking trail.
The sun may be setting earlier, but there is still plenty of time to enjoy your local county parks!
New visitors to the county's 3,000 acres of green space are appearing at a rate never seen before.
A year ago today, Pamperin Park hosted the Water Lantern Festival and saw over a thousand visitors throughout the day. Such a beautiful event!
With a sunrise like this, it is going to be a great day! L.H. Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve
Sure is a gorgeous day to enjoy Lily Lake!
Enjoy one of Barkhausen’s Nature Bites!
Today we sit down next to an ant hill to talk about these insects which can make some large mounds for their colony and why birds will sometimes take an "ant bath!" Brown County Parks WLUK-TV FOX 11
A state trail pass is required for all people age 16 or older biking, in-line skating, horseback riding, or cross-country skiing on state trails. A state trail pass is not required for walking or hiking, or for any physically disabled person in a wheelchair. A trail pass is issued to the person, not the bike, horse, skies, etc. Trail passes are non-transferable, meaning the pass cannot be passed from person to person or shared with others. The annual state trail pass is good for the calendar year (January 1 to December 31) and the daily state trail pass is good for the day of purchase on any state trail. Trail pass fees are $25 for an annual pass, $5 for a daily pass (both can be purchased online at www.browncountyparks.org). Trail pass fees are charged because of the quality of experience they offer, their popularity, their maintenance costs, and enforcement. Trail users must purchase their state trail pass before using the trail. Chapter 8, ordinance 8.045 provides details on trail pass violations (https://www.browncountywi.gov/i/f/files/County-Clerk/Ordinances/CHAP008-UPDATED%2010-4-16.doc.pdf)
Check out this great program offered by the Howard-Suamico School District and also view the menu at https://schools.mealviewer.com/results/howardsuamico.
Monday, August 3, is shelter rental day for dates in August of 2021! To view our various enclosed, open-air, grounds, and gazebo locations please log on to www.browncountyparks.org.
A sincere thank you to our Rangers💐 We couldn't do it without you!
Maybe it’s a day trip to one of our waterfalls! Fishing, canoeing, or kayaking at Lily Lake! Or take it one step further and camp at one of our rustic campsites at Bay Shore! Memories and adventure awaits you! 🗺
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BROWN COUNTY (WLUK) -- Improvements are coming to a popular Brown County recreation area, as public comment is underway for the Bay Shore Park Master Plan. On a small section of shoreline at Bay Shore Park, Erin Vandenplas is mixing babysitting, with a little beach time. "It's very pretty here. We l...
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