Parks Department Office Has Moved!
|The Parks Office has moved to Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve. Barkhausen is located at 2024 Lakeview Drive, Suamico WI 54173. The Parks Office phone number (920) 448-6242 has stilled the same. Our office hours are Monday through Friday 8am - 4:30pm.
Horse & Mountain Bike Trail Closure
Horse Trails at the Reforestation Camp, Neshota Park and the Fox River Trail, as well as the Mountain Bike Trails at the Reforestation Camp will CLOSE for the season at sunset on Monday, November 13, 2017. The last day to ride the mountain bike or horse trails at the Reforestation Camp will be Monday, November 13th. The horse trails at Neshota Park and the Fox River Trail will also close at sunset on November 13th. The Fox River Trail remains open to pedestrians, in-line skaters, skateboarders and bikers year-round as weather permits. Thank you for a wonderful season!!!!
Storage Dates at the Brown County Fairgrounds
Storage at the Brown County Fairgrounds is handled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Fees are collected when items are brought in and there is no access to your stored item from the time it is put into storage until spring removal. Items will be taken until storage areas are filled on the below 2014 dates:
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 from 7 am – 5 pm
Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 7:30 am – 3 pm
Friday, October 20, 2017 from 7:30 am – 3 pm
For more information including pricing, please click here. Spring 2018 removal dates scheduled for Saturday, April 14 and Sunday, April 15, 2018 from 10 am – 4 pm. A $10.00 fee will be charged per day for items not removed by Sunday, April 15, 2018.
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Virtual Park Tours
Come take a "spin" with us!!! Click on the below icon to check out the NEW virtual tours of our Brown County park locations!!!
Bay Shore Campgrounds Closing for the Season
The campgrounds at Bay Shore Park will close for the season on Monday, October 30, 2017. Thank you for an outstanding camping season!
Hunting on Brown County Lands
For an interactive hunting map click here! For a PDF version please click on the below park locations:
Catering Within Pamperin Park and the Reforestation Camp
The Brown County Park Department is proud to work with several outstanding approved caterers. Each caterer brings something different and unique. These approved caterers have intimate knowledge and expertise of our facilities which will help make your event truly special. The approved caterers have met all necessary requirements and have the appropriate licenses, permits and insurance. For more details including a complete list of caterers approved by the Brown County Park Department, please click here.
Bay Shore Park Campground Host Opening
Do you enjoy helping people as well as camping? Bay Shore Park Campgrounds is looking for a Campground Host. We need your enthusiasm and skills to help make our guest’s camping experience even more enjoyable. Complete the application and return it to the Brown County Park Department. Click here for the application, we look forward to hearing more about you!
Lily Lake Aeration System
You may now notice what look like floating boulders in Lily Lake! These plastic domes were recently installed as part of the new aeration system on the lake that will prevent winter fish kills. Brown County has been aerating the lake for many years, but this new system should more effectively oxygenate the lake’s water at only about 25% of the previous electrical costs. The new system, with its “rock” domes covering the diffuser heads, will be installed late in the fall each year and removed upon ice-out in Spring. As always, once ice conditions allow, staff will be erecting a barrier fence around the aerated section as a warning to ice fisherman using the lake that there may be thin ice in that particular area. Click here for a photo!
Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve Offers an All-Terrain Wheelchair
The park has recently purchased an all-terrain Action Trackchair that provides access to the trails within the park for those with limited mobility. The chair is free to use during the West Shores Interpretive Center open hours (M-F: 9am-4pm & Weekends: noon-4pm). Call: 920-434-2824 today to reserve the chair for your next visit.
Webcam Installed At Bay Shore Park Boat Launch
Check out the new addition to the Bay Shore Park Boat Launch! We have recently installed a webcam for the use of our boaters to check the water conditions. Please click here to take a look, enjoy! We hope you find this link helpful!
Pamperin Park Address Change
Pamperin Park's new address is 2801 CTH RK, Green Bay WI 54303. Pamperin Park's entrance is now located off the new CTH “RK” west of Packerland Drive and south of HWY 29. Click here for a detailed map of the route into the Park. There is no access from the original entrance off Shawano Ave on the north side of HWY 29. Click here for pictures of the entrance!
Notice: Construction at the East end of Lineville Road by Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve - The Cat Island Chain Project
If you have noticed construction taking place at the end of Lineville Road, near the Bay of Green Bay, you aren’t alone! Work is beginning to take place on the re-development of the Cat Island Chain. The Cat Island Chain, once present in the lower bay, acted as a wave barrier and was crucial for coastal marsh protection. The re-establishment of the island chain and the subsequent wetland creation will provide important habitat for a huge variety of native plants and animals. The west shore of the Bay contains more than 50% of the remaining wetlands in all of Lake Michigan and we need to support their re-establishment and protection!
This is a cooperative project between the Brown County Port & Solid Waste Department and the U.S. Army Corp of Engineer’s. The project has been in the works for the last two decades and could last the next three decades! So a long-term construction process is something we will have to get used to - so please respect the work crew’s equipment, barricades and area closures as they conduct this important habitat project!
For more details please click here for a presentation from the Port of Green Bay.
Brown County Parks Is Now Using The Sun To Generate Electricity At Two Park Locations
These “renewable energy” systems called photovoltaic (PV) systems capture the light from the sun and turn it into electricity. By using the sun’s energy we can save money by reducing the need for purchased electricity and we can also benefit the environment through reduced air pollution normally associated with fossil fuel generated electricity. Please click here for more information.