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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
Under the direction of the Lifeguard Supervisor, the position is responsible for maintaining safety and security at City of Racine's North Beach and Zoo Beach. Lifeguard certification and the successful passing of PRCS qualification testing is required. Expected work hours: Sunday through Saturday; 10 am - 6 pm (2 days off per week/average 40 hours per week) from the first weekend in June through Labor Day weekend.
If you are interested in submitting an application or need information, please contact James Wilson at (262)636-9445 or email@example.com.
Build your future resumé with a positive and rewarding growth experience as a playground leader. Under the direction of the Recreation Supervisor, the position is responsible for implementing a weekly recreation program and creating a safe learning environment for children 4 years old through 8th grade. Expected work hours: Leaders for the Registered Playground Program work Monday - Thursday, 8 am - 5 pm (1 hr break), & Fridays, 9 am - 12 pm; Leaders for the Non-Registered (drop-in) Playground Program work Monday - Thursday, 11 am - 5 pm, and Friday, 9 am - 12 pm. Length of employment is June - August (with a possible option to return seasonally).
Graduating high school seniors intending to enroll in college on a full-time basis and college students who intend to continue on a full-time under-graduate basis in the fall of the upcoming school year are eligible to apply. Applications for the 2018 season are currently closed.
Under the direction of the Parks Superintendent, the position is responsible for performing manual labor of various kinds and operating equipment for general park maintenance. It calls for physical strength and endurance. Expected work hours: Monday - Friday, 7 am - 3 pm (40 hours per week). Length of employment is June - September. Graduating high school seniors intending to enroll in college on a full-time basis and college students who intend to continue on a full-time under-graduate basis in the fall of the upcoming school year are eligible to apply.
Applications for the 2018 season are currently closed.
Main Gallery, a summer employment program developed by Racine Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services Department, is designed for young people ages 14 to 19 who are interested in the arts. Young artists work with practicing artists, learning new skills and techniques, while getting paid and obtaining job experience. There is no cost and all supplies are provided. There are a limited number of openings as funding for the program is dependent on donations from sponsors. Past programs have included furniture painting, photography, sculpture, theater, mural painting, bus painting and jewelry design. Applications for the 2018 season are currently closed. Jason Mars at firstname.lastname@example.org or (262)636-9454. Main Gallery is partially funded by The Racine Community Foundation.
If you are interested in officiating for adult softball games on Sunday-Friday evenings from May to August, you must attend the Softball Umpire Clinic. Clinics are being held for three nights in March. To be considered for this position you must register to attend all three clinics. The registration form is not currently available. For more information, contact Michelle Nelson at 800 Center St., Room 127; email@example.com; (262) 636-9139.
If you are interested in officiating for adult volleyball matches on Monday-Thursday evenings from November to March, you must attend the Volleyball Official Clinic. The class will be held Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. To register, use the Volleyball Official form. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org; (262) 636-9139.
If you are interested in officiating for adult basketball games on Thursday evenings from the end of October to March you must attend the Basketball Official Clinic. The class will be held Monday, September 17, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. To register, use the Basketball Official form. For more information contact email@example.com; (262) 636-9139.
The following part-time positions may be available to students and adults. For position availability, visit City of Racine Job Opportunities.
City of Racine Job Opportunities & online application website:
Need assistance with the application process?
Contact Racine County Workforce Development Center, 1717 Taylor Avenue; (262)619-5627
Free Public Internet Access:
Bryant Community Center - 601 21st Street
Chavez Community Center - 2221 Douglas Avenue
Humble Park Community Center - 1134 Dr. M.L. King Drive
Tyler-Domer Community Center - 2301 Twelfth Street
Racine Public Library - 75 Seventh Street (Library card and PIN number needed for internet use over 30 min)
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