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News & developments related to City parks

To stay up-to-date on current plans, proposals and developments related to De Pere parks, please consider attending or reading recaps of our Board of Park Commissioners meetings, which generally take place the third Thursday of each month, beginning at 6:30 pm. To view the schedule of upcoming Board of Park Commissioners meetings, and to view minutes of past meetings, visit this link.  

Employment opportunities with Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department

We periodically have seasonal, part-time and full-time positions open. To view openings and apply, visit this link. 

Teen Advisory Board

The City of De Pere Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department periodically accepts applications for teen advisory representatives for our Board of Park Commissioners. The Mayor of the City of De Pere appoints these positions on a yearly basis, as a one-year term starting in July. The teen advisory seats are open to persons of high school age who reside in the City of De Pere. The term of the appointment is one year running July 1 through June 30. Applicants must be able to attend Board of Park Commissioners meetings held on the third Thursday of the month starting at 6:30 pm. Interested applicants can learn of upcoming submission deadlines and request an application packet by contacting the Community Center at (920) 339-4097. 

Goose Patrol Program

The City has a program that allows residents to help control geese in specific parks. This program allows you to take your dog into one of these parks to harass the geese. The participant will need a free permit and a vest for their dog to participate. Please contact the Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department at (920) 339-4065 for further details or visit this link

Gift cards available for purchase

Gift Certificates are available for City of De Pere Recreation Programs and pool facilities. Certificates may be purchased in any denomination at the Community Center between 7:30 am – 5:00 pm, Monday -Thursday and 7:30 am – 11:30 am, Friday. Please refer to our program brochure (click here) for more information or call (920) 339-4097 for additional details. 

WPRA Discount Ticket Program - Save on summer fun!

If you are considering going to the Dells, Milwaukee County Zoo or Six Flags Great America, listen up! We have an awesome discount program for these activities thanks to a partnership with the Wisconsin Park & Recreation Association.

These discounted tickets can be purchased starting mid - May at the De Pere Community Center (600 Grant Street). Tickets may be purchased Monday thru Thursday, 7:30 am – 5:00 pm,  and Friday, 7:30 am – 11:30 am. Call (920) 339-4097 for more information. 

As a reminder, we ONLY accept cash or credit card for payment. There are NO refunds on tickets after they are sold.

To get complete details on costs and savings, check see our most recent summer program brochure(click here)