Parks, Recreation & Forestry

3-17-20 Update

Green Bay Parks, Recreation & Forestry Closures Press Release.

3-25-20 Update

From Governor Tony Evers "Safer at Home" order, 11.C.: 
๐‘‡๐‘œ ๐‘’๐‘›๐‘”๐‘Ž๐‘”๐‘’ ๐‘–๐‘› ๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘ก๐‘‘๐‘œ๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ ๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘ฃ๐‘–๐‘ก๐‘ฆ, ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘๐‘™๐‘ข๐‘‘๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘ฃ๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘–๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘๐‘ข๐‘๐‘™๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘’ ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘˜๐‘ , ๐‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘ฃ๐‘–๐‘‘๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘‘๐‘–๐‘ฃ๐‘–๐‘‘๐‘ข๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘  ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘š๐‘๐‘™๐‘ฆ ๐‘ค๐‘–๐‘กโ„Ž ๐‘†๐‘œ๐‘๐‘–๐‘Ž๐‘™ ๐ท๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘…๐‘’๐‘ž๐‘ข๐‘–๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘š๐‘’๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘  ๐‘Ž๐‘  ๐‘‘๐‘’๐‘“๐‘–๐‘›๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘๐‘’๐‘™๐‘œ๐‘ค. ๐‘†๐‘ข๐‘โ„Ž ๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘ฃ๐‘–๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘’๐‘  ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘๐‘™๐‘ข๐‘‘๐‘’, ๐‘๐‘ฆ ๐‘ค๐‘Ž๐‘ฆ ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘’๐‘ฅ๐‘Ž๐‘š๐‘๐‘™๐‘’ ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘ค๐‘–๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘ก ๐‘™๐‘–๐‘š๐‘–๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘›, ๐‘ค๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘˜๐‘–๐‘›๐‘”, ๐‘๐‘–๐‘˜๐‘–๐‘›๐‘”, โ„Ž๐‘–๐‘˜๐‘–๐‘›๐‘”, ๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ ๐‘Ÿ๐‘ข๐‘›๐‘›๐‘–๐‘›๐‘”. ๐ผ๐‘›๐‘‘๐‘–๐‘ฃ๐‘–๐‘‘๐‘ข๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘  ๐‘š๐‘Ž๐‘ฆ ๐‘›๐‘œ๐‘ก ๐‘’๐‘›๐‘”๐‘Ž๐‘”๐‘’ ๐‘–๐‘› ๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘š ๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘ก ๐‘ ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘ก๐‘  ๐‘ ๐‘ข๐‘โ„Ž ๐‘Ž๐‘  ๐‘๐‘ฆ ๐‘ค๐‘Ž๐‘ฆ ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘’๐‘ฅ๐‘Ž๐‘š๐‘๐‘™๐‘’ ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘ค๐‘–๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘ก ๐‘™๐‘–๐‘š๐‘–๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘›, ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘ ๐‘˜๐‘’๐‘ก๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘™, ๐‘ข๐‘™๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘š๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘’ ๐‘“๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘๐‘’๐‘’, ๐‘ ๐‘œ๐‘๐‘๐‘’๐‘Ÿ, ๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ ๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘œ๐‘ก๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘™, ๐‘Ž๐‘  ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘’ ๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘ฃ๐‘–๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘’๐‘  ๐‘‘๐‘œ ๐‘›๐‘œ๐‘ก ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘š๐‘๐‘™๐‘ฆ ๐‘ค๐‘–๐‘กโ„Ž ๐‘†๐‘œ๐‘๐‘–๐‘Ž๐‘™ ๐ท๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘…๐‘’๐‘ž๐‘ข๐‘–๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘š๐‘’๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘ . ๐‘ƒ๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘ฆ๐‘”๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘›๐‘‘๐‘  ๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ ๐‘๐‘™๐‘œ๐‘ ๐‘’๐‘‘.

What does this mean for City of Green Bay Parks? 
The playgrounds, park shelters, Wildlife Sanctuary (with the exception of the trails), Whitney Dog Park and Joannes Sk8 Park are closed until April 24, 2020 or until further notice.

Digital Services During COVID-19

The Department of Parks, Recreation & Forestry provides essential services to the City of Green Bay, even during times of crisis or increased public health and safety precautions within our area. This web page is designed in an effort to provide the same essential services during the COVID-19 situation, while limiting the amount of person-to-person contact. This is for the safety and well-being of both the community and City employees. PRF would encourage for people to sign up for summer classes, leagues and facility reservations utilizing the links below.

While City Hall is currently closed, the Department of Parks, Recreation & Forestry remains available by phone and email using the following contact information:

AdministrationParksRecreation/Bay Beach/WLS

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

(920) 448-3365

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

(920) 448-3376
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

(920) 448-3384

PRF asks that if you do not get through on your first call, please leave a voice message on our answering service with your name, address, and contact phone number. We will return calls in the order they are received. 
Additionally, you may make Requests for Services online.

Wildlife Sanctuary

The Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary buildings, animals exhibits and programs are currently closed to the public. The trails will remain open and the Sanctuary will continue to accept injured animals for the time being

  • Reservations, including the Wildlife Sanctuary facilities, can be completed onlineYou may also call (920) 391-3671 to pay over the phone for your reservations or to speak to staff with questions or concerns.
  • If you have an injured animal please call (920) 391-3685 to speak with our Animal Care Staff members. 
  • Trails are currently open; however, no restroom or building access is available at this time.

Facility Reservations

Facility reservations will not be available until May 16, 2020. Reservations can be completed online. Please call (920) 448-3365 with any questions or concerns.

Park and Forestry Services

Parks Maintenance Staff will continue to monitor the Park Facilities to include the City Deck, Parks, Trails, etc. Our Forestry Division will continue to perform tree services as much as possible. If you need to report an issue or request a particular service during this time please go to the City of Green Bay request for service link and we will respond as soon as possible.

To report a park or forestry, please make a Request for Service online.

Urgent needs can also be reported to our office Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm by calling (920) 448-3365.

Dropbox Requirements

If you have correspondence or documents to be dropped off for Parks, Recreation & Forestry, please place it in the Drop Box labeled “Park Recreation and Forestry” located behind City Hall, 100 N. Jefferson Street.

summer employment

The Chill Chaser is back: visit parks & receive prizes!

January-March 2020, twenty Green Bay parks have a symbol hanging in the shelter window. Visit those parks and draw the symbols on the Chill Chaser chart found here.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Please leave your Chill Chaser chart in the dropbox located behind City Hall with your name, phone number and email on the back. We will contact you when City Hall is open in order to coordinate prize pickup. Please follow CDC guidelines to determine if it is safe to participate.

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