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The mission of the Department of Parks and Recreation is to preserve our parks and open spaces and provide essential recreational programs and cultural services in a safe, professional and friendly manner.
The Racine Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services Department has parks totaling over 1,100 plus acres. Five community centers and many other facilities are available providing a wide variety of recreational opportunities.
Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services Department
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 The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department accepts Master Card and Visa Card, cash and checks for all registrations, and programs payments. WPRA Ticket's may only be purchased with Master Card and Visa Card or a cash payment.
Activities & Sports Hotline Dial 637-7678 for softball, volleyball and basketball cancellations. This is a twenty-four hour service with recorded information.
City of Racine, Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department
Fifth Street Racine, WI
The launch consists of 11 ramps, concession stand, restrooms, fish-cleaning station, power washing station, picnic tables and shelter.
OPERATIONAL HOURS: April 1 through November 15 (weather permitting). No person shall park for longer than 24 hours in any part of the Pershing Park Boat Launch parking lot.
SEASON PASSES: Season passes may be purchased at PRCS, 800 Center Street, Room 127 beginning in January. You must have your boat registration and proof of residency (current driver's license). The PRCS office accepts transactions Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 4:45 p.m. For the 2017 season, you may also purchase season passes through the concession stand located at the boat launch between Memorial Day and Labor Day during their operational hours, typically 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. (hours may vary).
DAILY PASSES: Daily passes may only be purchased at the boat launch kiosk. The kiosk accepts cash (exact amount needed/no change is given), MasterCard or VISA. Daily passes are valid for a period of 24 hours from the time of purchase printed on the pass.
Ensure your valid season and/or daily pass is visible on the vehicle's driver's side dashboard or inner windshield. Failure to do so could result in a ticket/fine.
PRCS is not responsible for stolen, lost or damaged passes.
PARKING RESTRICTIONS: No person shall park any vehicle in any portion of the boat ramp area, except in indicated spaces for single vehicles or vehicles with boat trailers. No person shall park a single vehicle in a space marked for a vehicle with a boat trailer between April 1 to November 15.
No person shall park a single vehicle or vehicle with a boat trailer for longer than 24 hours in any part of the boat launch parking lot unless authorized by the Board of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services.
No person shall park a semitrailer, bus or other large type vehicle in the boat launch parking lot unless authorized by the Board of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services.
POWER WASHING STATION: The power washing station is located on the west side of the parking lot. Please help prevent the spread of harmful, exotic plants and animals by removing such aquatic plants and animals from all parts of your boat, trailer and accessory equipment. Wash your boat and trailer thoroughly. Please note: should the emergency power off switch be activated, the station will be without pressure until it is reset by the Parks Department. Please report such instances to the PRCS Department (262) 636-9131 or to the boat launch concessionaire.
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