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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
The Laurel Clark Memorial Fountain is a popular interactive water feature named for Navy captain and astronaut, Dr. Laurel Salton Clark. Laurel Clark called Racine her hometown, and the fountain is dedicated to her memory.
The fountain, also fondly called the "Splash Pad", is an interactive water feature that allows guests to cool off during hot summer months without fully immersing in a body of water. It is perfect for every member of your family. It is located at the bottom of Sam Johnson Parkway, close proximity to many amenities and local attractions. It is typically open the first Saturday in May, and remains open through the last weekend of September. Water is tested daily, and if not within requirements, it may be required to be shut off until water is back within required levels. Please check our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/RPRCS) for updates. Please follow the Splash Pad Rules listed below.
Fountain Location: Bottom of Sam Johnson Parkway
Hours of Operation: May - September
7 days a week
8 am - 9 pm
Amenities: Bath house (located northeast of the fountain)
Street and off-street parking
Concession stand (a few yards away at the boat launch)
Local Attractions within walking distance: Downtown businesses and restaurants
Pershing Boat Launch
Pershing Skate Park
Smoke'd on the Water - concessions and live music
These rules are for your protection and the safe and sanitary operation of the Splash Pad.
Having fun and laughing are strongly encouraged.
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