Parks, Recreation & Forestry

The City of Green Bay Parks COVID-19 Reopening Plan is available here.
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Green Bay trails, green spaces, tennis courts, playgrounds, Joannes Sk8 Park, Whitney Dog Park, and disc golf course are open. 

Park shelters and restrooms are closed, but limited shelter reservations will be accepted starting June 15, 2020. Please call 920-448-3365 for more information regarding shelters and/or specific recreation programs.

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

Colburn Pool

July 13, 2020 Press Release: Colburn Pool Ribbon Cutting.

Colburn Pool will be open to the public July 14, 2020.  If you are planning to visit, please take a few minutes to review the Green Bay Pool Re-Opening Guide 2020:
Masks are required while inside the bathhouse. Masks are not required on the pool deck, but they are encouraged when interacting with staff. 

Please note, the information in this guide is subject to change so we ask that you continue to monitor our website and Facebook page.


Splashpads are open daily 10am-8pm: 

Bay Beach Amusement Park

Starting June 26, 2020, the Bay Beach Amusement Park will be open daily 11am-7pm.

 If you are planning to visit, please take a few minutes to review the Preparedness Plan

Wristbands will be required for all guests on the property to ensure capacity numbers are able to be followed. Each wristband requires a $5 deposit which will be refunded upon return of the wristband (Receipt required for refund). It is important that wristbands are returned so more guests can be let into the park as previous guests leave. Used wristbands will be discarded by staff upon return. If you are asked to leave the park, you forfeit your deposit. Wristbands cannot be reserved ahead of time. Tickets will be available as normal, 25¢ per ticket. As always, tickets from previous seasons will be accepted.

Please continue to monitor the website and Facebook page for the latest information and updates. 

Supervised Playground Program

Playground Program Sites will open on July 6-August 21, 2020! Parkees will be onsite at 11am-5pm Monday-Friday (the Parks will close at 1pm on August 21). If you are planning to attend, please take a few minutes to review the Green Bay Playground Program Re-Opening Guide 2020:
Masks are required in the enclosed shelters as well as the restrooms. Masks are not required in open shelters but are strongly encouraged.

More information can be found on the Supervised Playground Program webpage

Please note, the information in this guide is subject to change so we ask that you continue to monitor our website and Facebook page

Wildlife Sanctuary 

  • Reservations can be completed online or by calling (920) 391-3671.
  • Trails are open daily 8am-4:30pm. Please no dogs/pets or bikes. 
  • Please call (920) 391-3685 for injured or orphaned wild animals. Although animals are being admitted, it is strongly encouraged to call first. Wildlife rehabilitation will be by appointment only from 8-10am and 3-4pm. 
  • The Observation Building Lobby and front of the Nature Center are open daily 10am-3pm. The Woodland Building will remain closed.
  • Corn sales are available at the Observation Building from 10am-3pm.
  • Summer Camps are open for registration. Please note, there will be some changes and CDC guidelines will be followed. Find more information online

Please call the office at (920) 391-3671 or Steve Lakatos, Superintendent, at (920) 391-3675 with questions.

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.

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.

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