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All city buildings are currently closed to the public except by appointment. Find more information and city-specific updates related to COVID-19 and Safer Racine here.
The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department mission: to preserve our parks and open spaces and provide essential recreational programs and cultural services in a safe, professional, and friendly manner.
The department manages parks totaling over 1,100 acres, 5 community centers, and many other facilities to provide a wide variety of recreational opportunities.
Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services Department (PRCS)
City Hall Annex Building:
800 Center Street, Room 127
Racine, WI 53403
Office Hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:55 p.m. (Open Lunch Hour)
Monday - Friday
262-636-9131 - PHONE
262-636-9277 - FAX
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Payment Information: PRCS accepts Visa and Master Card, cash, and checks for all registrations and program payments.
WPRA tickets may only be purchased with Visa or Mastercard, or a cash payment.
Our Activities & Sports Hotline is a recorded message regarding cancellations for softball, volleyball, and basketball. The hotline number is: 637-7678 and is accessible 24 hours. Other league information is available by joining our Facebook groups.
City of Racine, Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department
The Lake Michigan Pathway extends approximately 9.8 miles along the lake shore. On the north side of Racine, it connects to Racine County's Milwaukee-Racine-Kenosha Trail (MRK) at 3-Mile Road and South Street. On the south side of Racine, it connects to Racine county's North Shore Trail at Chicory Road.
With a connection to the Root River Pathway at the mail Street Bridge, users have access to many Racine attractions, by bike or on foot including the DeKoven Center, Pershing Park, downtown Racine, North Beach and the Racine Zoo.
The Root River Pathway extends 4 miles, east-to-west beginning at the Main Street Bridge and ending in the natural beauty of Colonial Park. As it follows the path of the Root River, the trail includes educational signposts that tell the story of the role of the river in the development of
Racine. Beginning where the city began, the Pathway offers an opportunity to see Racine as it cannot be seen from a moving vehicle, to identify plants and trees native to the region and to appreciate the ecology of the Root River system. It also connects to the Racine and Sturtevant trails and MRK and North Shore
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