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The Playground Parades (also known as the Doll Buggy Parades) have been a tradition in the parks for nearly 100 years. Children throughout Racine carry on this annual Independence Day celebration by building small floats and decorating bikes, wagons, scooters...and themselves...to march through the city's area parks and neighborhoods. The parades are open to all families who wish to participate, and spectators who wish to cheer on the children and all their hard work!
Tentative 2020 Parade Schedule:
Parades start at 6:30 p.m. on TBD
Hot Summer Nights schedule TBD 2022.
Free family fun in the parks! Family favorites are chosen and shown at various park locations throughout the City of Racine June - August.
All movies start at dusk (approximately 8:30 pm). Games and activities will be available prior to the showing. No pets, please.
First movie date is scheduled for Wednesday, June 15th in celebration of Juneteenth! Check back for more information!
***Dates are tentative and subject to change.
*In inclement weather, date is tentative and subject to change.
Please check out our FB page for more information.
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Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)
Our inaugural event in 2019 paved the way for this now annual event.
When: TBD 2022
Where: Cesar Chavez Community Center
Cost: Admission & activities are free; food & merchandise are available for an additional fee
You're invited to join City of Racine Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services for a fun-filled afternoon with family, friends, food and bowling!
All proceeds benefit PRCS youth programs.
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Where: Castle Lanes, 5615 Castle Court, Racine
Cost: $20 per person includes 3 games of bowling, shoes, and an event t-shirt.
To Register: Bowling Fundraiser Registration Form
Registration deadline: Concluded
Interested in promoting your business? Consider becoming a sponsor for our event. Our sponsors are what makes this a success!
Bowling Fundraiser Sponsorship Form
Wisconsin Park and Recreation Association
Juneteenth represents the joy of freedom – the chance for a new beginning!
All activities are free. Food, drink, and vendor merchandise is available for purchase.
Date: TBD 2022 Time: 12 – 8 pm
Where: Dr. John Bryant Community Center
601 Caron Butler Drive Racine
Juneteeth Day page for more information.
Juneteenth represents the joy of freedom-the
for a new beginning.
Unless we expose
the truth about the African-American Slave experience, Americans won’t be truly
Never must we
forget our ancestors’ endurance of one of the worst slave experiences in human
Every American has
benefited from the wealth blacks created through over 300 years of free labor
and Juneteenth allows us to acknowledge that debt.
We celebrate to
encourage every former slave-holding state to follow Texas’ (and Oklahoma’s)
example and make Juneteenth day a state holiday.
Every day in
America blacks are reminded of the legacy of slavery. Juneteenth counters that
by reminding us of the promise of Deliverance.
Even on the
journey to discover who we are, Juneteenth allows us to reflect on where we've
been, where we’re at, and where we are going as a people.
“Never give up
hope” is the legacy our enslaved ancestor left.
It was this legacy that produced Black Heroism in the Civil Rights
era. It is this legacy we celebrate.
To proclaim for
all the world to hear, that human rights must never again become subservient to
History books have
only told a small part of the story: Juneteenth gives us a chance to set
the record straight.
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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.
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