Idlewild Park is approximately 55 acres and is located at the intersection of Harbor Lights Road and Lakeview Drive. It is served by municipal sewer and water service. Current improvements include one lighted softball field, one baseball field, three youth fields, and two tennis courts constructed in 2000. A concession stand, playground equipment, and a seasonal shelter support the athletic fields. There are also wetlands and woods for the nature enthusiast with the intention of a trail system in the future. The open air shelter is open to the public and not available for rent. An all-season building is available for rental to Village residents and non-residents, with combined parking area sufficient to accommodate 300 vehicles. The building has a capacity of 187 people, with 18 eight-foot tables and 159 chairs provided. There is a stove/oven, refrigerator/freezer and microwave in the kitchen area with a open counter area to serve food. This building is available to rent year round and is based on a first come first serve basis. We start booking November 1st for the following year's dates. If you would like to rent the Idlewild Park building, please click here.
Calavera Springs Park is 68.5 acres and is located in the southwestern portion of the Village on Flintville Road. Named after Minerva Calewaerts, the park was purchased in 1991 and developed in 1998 to include soccer and flag football fields, three fenced softball fields, marked walking/cross country ski trails, and a pavilion with a concession stand. In 2000, two tennis courts were added, and the parking lots were paved to accommodate 300 vehicles. A handicap parking stall was provided for access to the soccer/football fields. Restroom accommodations are provided for public use through port-a-potties. For organized or facility rental events, the indoor restrooms are made available for use in the building. The park's most unique feature is a flowing spring that is a tributary to Hidden Lake and the Suamico River. In order to showcase the full extent of what the park has to offer, the walking trails direct users past this spring, through open prairie, woodlands, and wetlands. Consideration has been given to adding a small ice rink made on a trial basis until sufficient interest is shown. The park shelter has a capacity of 132 people, with 16 eight-foot tables and 197 chairs provided. There is a stove/oven, refrigerator/freezer and microwave in the kitchen with a pass thru counter to the large room for serving food. This building is available to rent April through October and is based on a first come first serve basis. We start booking November 1st for the following year's dates. If you would like to rent the Calavera Springs Park building during the months of April through October, please click here.
N.E.W. Zoo is located 11 miles northwest of Green Bay within the Brown County Reforestation Camp. The N.E.W. Zoo and Brown County Reforestation Camp together function as a 1,600-acre recreational area serving over a half million visitors each year. The miles of trails, picnic areas, trout ponds, and animal exhibits provide fun and enjoyment for the whole family. Visit the observation tower to see a good portion of the animal exhibits and lush habitat. Nestled among the pines are playground areas, grills, volleyball courts, and a ball diamond. Two shelters within the Reforestation Camp may also be rented for picnics and special events. Please call the Brown County Parks Department at (920) 448-6242 if you are interested. The camp's miles of hiking, biking, and nature trails will delight the outdoor enthusiast. Winter is great fun for snowshoers and cross country skiers combing miles of unbroken forest. Please click here for more information.
L. H. Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve is 473 acres and is located in the southeast corner of the Village. It is adjacent to the 447-acre Fort Howard Paper Foundation Wildlife Area south of Lineville Road in the Village of Howard. This woodland marsh contains several water impoundments and provides excellent habitat for nesting waterfowl, waterfowl, shorebirds, deer, and rabbits. The preserve also provides over 8 miles of hiking and cross country ski trails. Please call the Brown County Parks Department at (920) 448-6242 or click here for more information.
Reforestation Camp is 1,600 acres and is located in the northwest portion of the Village with access provided by County B, west of Highway 41. The forest consists of a variety of vegetation communities. Wet lowland communities dominated by aspen and ash are scattered throughout the forest intermixed with sections of highland species like white pine, red oak, red maple, and white birch. Sandy, well-drained areas within the Reforestation Camp often support numerous red pine plantations. The scenic terrain offers 6.2 miles of snowmobile trails, 19 miles of cross country ski trails, 8 miles of horseback riding trails, and 20 miles of mountain bike trails. Nestled among the pines are several playground areas, grills, volleyball courts, and a softball diamond. Two shelters complete with cooking facilities are available for rent. Additional facilities include a rifle range, fishing ponds, and an observation tower. Parking has been recently expanded to accommodate over 500 cars. The Reforestation Camp is also home to the 14-acre N.E.W. Zoo facility located at the end of County IR. This popular family destination accommodates over 100,000 visitors annually for a wide variety of seasonal events. Please call the Brown County Parks Department at (920) 448-6242 or click here for more information.
Wied Mill Park is a 9.4-acre park obtained by the Village in 1996 to accommodate residential growth in the central portion of the Village. The site is located southwest of Riverside Drive adjacent to the Suamico River. Approximately 60% of the site is located within the floodplain of the Suamico River and offers space for activity that should be limited to passive recreational use.
Suamico Boat Landing is a 4-acre boat launching facility located on Sunset Beach Road, which provides four launching lanes for access to the Suamico River and the Bay of Green Bay. Brown County Annual Boat Launch Passes are available to purchase at the Suamico Municipal Center located at 12781 Velp Avenue. Please call the Brown County Parks Department at (920) 448-6242 or click here for more information.
Sunset Beach Park is located off Sunset Beach Lane on the shore of the Bay of Green Bay. The .64-acre park offers up an ideal location for launching canoes and kayaks, bird watching and picnicking. The water area offers a sand bottom with extensive shallow water areas. In the winter months, this area serves as a snowmobile and ice fisherman access. The park offers an open air pavilion with four picnic tables available for use. To view information on our Sunset Beach Lane Park Master Plan, please click here.
Whisper Ridge Park is located west of Bay Port High School at the intersection of Flowering Peach Drive and Luxury Drive. This park provides playground equipment suitable for children age 2-12 years. This area also has over 25-acres of green space that is to serve as a common area to the immediate residents of the Whisper Ridge development. Public access points are located in strategic places to offer walking opportunities for anyone wishing to partake. The irregular path of the greenways and graveled pathways offer an alternative to sidewalks for exercise trails.
Municipal Services Center Park is located adjacent to the Municipal Services Center Building at 12781 Velp Ave.. This park offers playground equipment suitable for children ages 2-12 years and has a crushed gravel path that extends from Vince Lane to the park. The blue house immediately to the east of the park is occupied by the Howard Suamico Historical Society and has additional parking available near the farmhouse, in addition to parking at the Municipal Services Center.
Vickery-Docter Park is a 4-acre park located adjacent to Velp Avenue and the Suamico River in "downtown" Suamico. This site is privately owned, but is open to public use for picnicking and fishing. There are two picnic tables available for use.
Fireman's Park is a small, half-acre park adjacent to the Suamico River on Riverside Drive. The park is undeveloped but provides fishermen and canoe access to the Suamico River.