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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.
When: Sunday, March 26, 2023
Time: 12:00 p.m. Check-in
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: March 17, 2023
Interested in promoting your business? Consider becoming a sponsor for our event. Our sponsors are what makes this a success!
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 their playground park. Instead of a city wide Doll Buggy Parade, the parades are now being held at the individual parks that host Playground Programs. Children will be given the information at their playground session. All parades begin around 11 am, and vary in number of participants.
Parades start around 11am.
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.
***Dates are tentative and subject to change.
The annual Lake F/X Games is an annual competition held at the Pershing Skate Park. It features scooter, skateboard, and BMX Bike competitions in 3 categories: beginner, intermediate, and expert. Registration is taken onsite for a small fee.
Thank you to all our sponsors and participants for making the event a success!
*In inclement weather, date is tentative and subject to change.
Please check out our FB page for more information.
Wisconsin Park and Recreation Association
For more information on Monument Mash: Monument Mash
Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)
Our inaugural event in 2019 paved the way for this now annual event.
When: TBD 2023
Time: 11am - 3pm
Where: Cesar Chavez Community Center
Cost: Admission & activities are free; food & merchandise are available for an additional fee
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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