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Idlewild Park
 

Calavera Springs Park 

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 

Sunset Beach Park 

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/kayak access to the Suamico River.