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The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department mission: to preserve our parks and open spaces and provide essential recreational programs and cultural services in a safe, professional, and friendly manner.
The department manages parks totaling over 1,100 acres, 5 community centers, and many other facilities to provide a wide variety of recreational opportunities.
Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services Department (PRCS)
City Hall Annex Building:
800 Center Street, Room 127
Racine, WI 53403
Office Hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:55 p.m. (Open Lunch Hour)
Monday - Friday
262-636-9131 - PHONE
262-636-9277 - FAX
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Payment Information: PRCS accepts Visa and Master Card, cash, and checks for all registrations and program payments.
WPRA tickets may only be purchased with Visa or Mastercard, or a cash payment.
Our Activities & Sports Hotline is a recorded message regarding cancellations for softball, volleyball, and basketball. The hotline number is: 637-7678 and is accessible 24 hours. Other league information is available by joining our Facebook groups.
City of Racine, Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department
Fifth Street Racine, WI
The launch consists of 11 ramps, concession stand, restrooms, fish-cleaning station, power washing station, picnic tables and shelter.
OPERATIONAL HOURS: April 1 through November 15 (weather permitting). No person shall park for longer than 24 hours in any part of the Pershing Park Boat Launch parking lot.
SEASON PASSES: DUE TO COVID-19, season passes may be purchased by contacting the PRCS Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (262) 636-9131. You must submit a copy of your boat registration and proof of residency (current driver's license) to email. The PRCS office accepts transactions Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 4:45 p.m. Season passes may also be purchased through the concession stand located at the boat launch between Memorial Day and Labor Day during their operational hours, typically 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. (hours may vary).
DAILY PASSES: Daily passes may be purchased at the boat launch kiosk located in the launch parking lot. The kiosk accepts cash (exact amount needed/no change is given), MasterCard or VISA. Daily passes are valid for a period of 24 hours from the time of purchase printed on the pass.
Ensure your valid season and/or daily pass is visible on the vehicle's driver's side dashboard or inner windshield. Failure to do so could result in a ticket/fine.
PRCS is not responsible for stolen, lost or damaged passes.
PARKING RESTRICTIONS: No person shall park any vehicle in any portion of the boat ramp area, except in indicated spaces for single vehicles or vehicles with boat trailers. No person shall park a single vehicle in a space marked for a vehicle with a boat trailer between April 1 to November 15.
No person shall park a single vehicle or vehicle with a boat trailer for longer than 24 hours in any part of the boat launch parking lot unless authorized by the Board of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services.
No person shall park a semitrailer, bus or other large type vehicle in the boat launch parking lot unless authorized by the Board of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services.
POWER WASHING STATION: The power washing station is located on the west side of the parking lot. Please help prevent the spread of harmful, exotic plants and animals by removing such aquatic plants and animals from all parts of your boat, trailer and accessory equipment. Wash your boat and trailer thoroughly. Please note: should the emergency power off switch be activated, the station will be without pressure until it is reset by the Parks Department. Please report such instances to the PRCS Department (262) 636-9131 or to the boat launch concessionaire.
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