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The mission of the Department of Parks and Recreation is to preserve our parks and open spaces and provide essential recreational programs and cultural services in a safe, professional and friendly manner.
The Racine Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services Department has parks totaling over 1,100 plus acres. Five community centers and many other facilities are available providing a wide variety of recreational opportunities.
Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services Department
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 The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department accepts Master Card and Visa Card, cash and checks for all registrations, and programs payments. WPRA Ticket's may only be purchased with Master Card and Visa Card or a cash payment.
Activities & Sports Hotline Dial 637-7678 for softball, volleyball and basketball cancellations. This is a twenty-four hour service with recorded information.
City of Racine, Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department
2019 Hot Summer Nights Concert Series has concluded for the season.
Check back in January 2020 for more information and dates.
A Children's free event loaded with fun! Activities include children's costume contest, pumpkin carving contest, children's games & crafts, music, and refreshments. Pets are not allowed.
A fun event for the entire family! Enjoy an exhibition softball game played by Racine softball players and the WWII Girls Baseball Living History League! Football games, historical information tents, raffle, children's activities, concessions, and a movie played at dusk on the field. Sorry - pets are not allowed.
Free family fun! All movies start at dusk (approximately 8:30 p.m.). Games and activities will be available prior to the showing. Please bring your own blankets, lawn chairs, insect repellent, snacks and soft drinks. Pets are not allowed.
***Dates are tentative and subject to change.
Children throughout Racine carry on this annual Independence Day celebration by building small floats and decorating bikes, wagons, scooters...and themselves...to march through the city's area parks and neighborhoods. The parades are open to all families who wish to participate.
Tentative 2020 Parade Schedule:
Parades start at 6:30 p.m. on TBD
Pershing Skate Park
For results and photos of the competition: F/X Games Album
When: March 15, 2020
Where: Castle Lanes
To Register: TBD
For additional information or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jeanne Brenner at (262) 636-9416 or Jason Mars at (262) 636-9454
Tickets from area attractions arrive in May and will be sold through August. WPRA tickets are valid for the dates listed for each attraction, many of which extend through December! Tickets will be available while quantities last.
Purchase tickets Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:45 p.m. (except holidays) at the PRCS office. We accept cash, MasterCard and Visa for payment on ticket purchases. All ticket purchases are final; we are unable to provide refunds or replace lost or stolen tickets.
Juneteenth represents the joy of freedom – the chance for a new beginning!
All Activities are free. Food, drink, and vendor merchandise is available for purchase.
Date: TBD 2020 Time: 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Dr. John Bryant Community Center 601 Caron Butler Drive Racine
Juneteeth Day page for more information.
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