Parks and Recreation Departments throughout Wisconsin strive to
provide facilities and programs that have a significant impact on the
quality of life in every community. The benefits realized from the
efforts of these departments go far beyond the visible parks that many
people take for granted. Parks along with the programming provided by
Parks and Recreation Departments are a part of the underlying fabric of a
community. They give groups, families, and individuals the wholesome
places and activities that are key to a true sense of community.
The affect that parks and their related services have on families and
communities cannot be overstated. For families, parks provide a space
and reasons for quality time for relaxation or fun. The time that a
family spends together in a park strengthens the family bond between
parents and children.
For communities, parks and related programming offer a wholesome
atmosphere for healthy activities for all ages. Children are the most
apparent beneficiaries of this programming, particularly when the less
positive alternatives to sports and recreation time with friends and
family are considered.
From an economic standpoint, the quality of a community’s park system
is often a key consideration when a business is choosing a town for
expansion or relocation. Parks are almost always a key element for
community festivals, which pull significant tourism dollars into a
Ultimately it is the Parks and Recreation Departments that provide
the parks and related programming. Many of the efforts of these
departments may be behind the scenes and not apparent, but everyone in
these departments play a key role in the quality of life within a
The Wisconsin Park & Recreation Association represents The
Community Fabric that shows the interwoven role that its membership Park
and Recreation Departments play in the family, social, and economic
landscape of each community.
2017 Spring & Summer Activity Guide
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STARTING JANUARY 1st, 2017
We will now offer a military discount for "Active Military" members and their immediate family.
All active military members and families will receive "RESIDENT" rates for all Parks and Recreation Programs with the exception of special events.
In order to receive this discounts, the family must show proof of "Active Status" at the Parks and Recreation Department office. The department will then change residency status for program registration.