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Parks Division

The Parks Division hosts over 400 acres of active and passive park areas. Parks include active parks, passive parks, trails, boat launches, conservancy, trails, and undeveloped parks. In addition the parks division offers park and shelter rentals to users throughout the year. See below for more detailed descriptions and related pages.

Indoor (3) and Outdoor (7) shelters are available for rent seven days a week during the summer months. Please see the Park Shelter Rental Information page and Park Shelter rental contract for additional information.

Boat Launches
The City of De Pere maintains three boat launches throughout the City. Two launches are located north of the De Pere Dam and one is located immediately south of the De Pere Dam. Season passes may be purchased from the City of De Pere to include launching at all of the participating boat launches in Brown County. Daily fees can be paid at each of the boat launches. Fox Point and Perkofski Boat Launches include automated ticket machine that accept credit/debit cards. For complete boat launch information and locations see the Boat Launch Information related page.
The City operates and maintains several different trail systems. The East River Trail is located on the East side of De Pere along the scenic East River. The Preserve Trail runs through pristine woods along HWY 41 and connects to the west side industrial park. The Fox River Trail runs through De Pere, however it is owned and operated by Brown County. 
East River Trail Voyageur Park Fishing Boats on Fox River
East River Trail Voyageur Park Fishing the Fox


The City of De Pere offers a Memorial Tree and Bench program that provides an opportunity to remember a loved one, or honor someone you hold dear. A tree or bench makes a lovely gift or memorial and also contributes to the beauty and variety of the park landscape. A tree spreads its strength and beauty across the years, becoming a lasting recognition of remembrance. Trees will be planted either in the spring or fall of each year as weather permits, and depending on the species of the tree. A bench offers relaxation and a lasting memory for the donator. Benches require a 6-10 week lead time from the date of the initial order to final installation (depending on the season and weather). To order a tree, bench or swinging bench please complete the Memorial Tree and Bench order form and return it to the De Pere Park, Recreation and Forestry Department at 925 S. Sixth Street. If you have any questions, please contact Don Melichar at 920-339-8362, he will assist you with the process of selecting a tree or bench, and choosing a fitting park and location for your memorial.
Garden Sign
 Native Plant Garden in Voyageur Park