May 1st – October 31st – Sunrise to 10:00 p.m.
|Otumba Park Shelter|
The shelter buildings at Sunset, Otumba, Sawyer, Cherry Blossom, and Martin Parks are available to groups and citizens to reserve for family gatherings, group parties, picnics, meetings, or other events.
2023 Park Reservation Form
Park reservations are on a first come basis and a fee is required. For additional information or to see if a specific date is available, contact the Park and Recreation Department at 920-746-2912.
|PARK SHELTER RESERVATION FEE:||RESIDENT||NON-RESIDENT|
|Group of 100 or less||$73.85||$97.06|
|Group of 100 – 200||$103.39||$115.00|
|Groups of 201 or more||$189.90||$317.56|
|[Fees include tax]|
PLEASE NOTE: If any damages occur as a result of your event at the park pavilion, you will be billed for any labor and materials used for repairs.
TENTS: If you need to place a tent in any one of the Parks, there are tent requirements, and the Fire Department must be contacted PRIOR to your event.
An Alcohol Public Consumption Permit is necessary for the consumption of alcohol during your event (the sale of alcohol is not allowed.) The fee for an Alcohol Public Consumption Permit is $28.00 and is non-returnable. The party responsible for obtaining the permit must apply for the permit at least one business day before the date of the event. Application for this permit should be made at City Hall, 421 Michigan Street between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
- No camping allowed in any park or recreation area.
- No glass containers allowed in the parks.
- No alcoholic beverages allowed in the parks without a separate permit.
This park consists of 1.2 acres between Oregon Street Bridge and Pennsylvania Street and was the former PBI Shipyard site. The creation of the waterfront park is a key part of the redevelopment efforts for the former shipyard area. Graham Park has game offerings such as ping-pong, chess/checkers, and bag toss/corn hole. View directions.
Bay View Park
A one acre park on the west side of Sturgeon Bay at Madison Avenue and W. Larch Street. This is a great place to relax, fish, view the waters of Sturgeon Bay, the shipbuilding industry, highway bridge and boating activities. The area is handicapped accessible with ramped fishing deck and viewing area at the end of the railroad spur. Picnic tables, benches, and gazebo are available. This park has limited parking and there are no restroom facilities available. View directions.
Franke Park – 1700 Claybanks Road
This six and a half (6.5) acres park is located on the southwest side of Sturgeon Bay at Clay Banks Road and Strawberry Lane. This land was donated to the City by the Franke Family to be preserved in its natural state, allowing for the opportunity to walk along the constructed quarter mile path and enjoy the wetland area with signs identifying the natural vegetation. The walking path is handicapped accessible from the parking area but there are no restroom facilities. View directions.
Garland Park – 435 North 8th Avenue
The park is two (2) acres and is located on Jefferson Street. It is the City’s oldest park, containing picnic facilities and restrooms in a rustic setting. Although the restrooms are not handicapped accessible, the park does have a 296 foot long wheelchair fitness course containing parallel bars, chin-up bars, horizontal ladder and stretch beam on the upper area of the park. View directions.
Lawrence Big Hill Park – 191 North 9th Avenue
This ten (10) acre park is located at the end of North 9th Avenue. There is a small picnic area with a few activity bars set in a grove of mature pine trees. Access from the park can be gained by a stairway located on Jefferson Street across from Garland Park. There are no restroom facilities available. A small parking lot at North 9th Avenue entrance is available. View directions.
Martin Park – 207 South 3rd Avenue
This is an approximately one (1) acre park located on South 3rd Avenue. This park contains a band stand and is used throughout the summer for the Harmony by the Bay concert series on Wednesday evenings from mid-June through August. Food and refreshments are available.
The city also has a free movie in the park series that it runs throughout the summer. Bring your blanket or lawn chair and enjoy an evening of great music or movies under the stars. View directions.
Otumba Park – 32 North Joliet Avenue
This three (3) acre park is located on West Juniper and North Joliet Avenue on the west side of Sturgeon Bay. Facilities include a picnic shelter building with restrooms, playground equipment, beach area which includes a Mobi-Mat to allow wheelchairs and walkers easy accessibility to the water, two (2) lighted tennis courts, one (1) lighted basketball court, grills, parking area and walkway connecting to the waterfront. You’ll enjoy Otumba Park as you take in the beautiful view of the adjacent shoreline looking towards Green Bay waters. View directions.
Sawyer Park - 36 S. Neenah Avenue
Located at 36 S. Neenah Avenue, this is another of the City's waterfront parks. The west side of Sturgeon Bay was known as Sawyer, prior to its merger with Sturgeon Bay in 1891. Sawyer Park contains 8.8 acres. The park is most known for its large modern boat launching facility. The launching site has six lanes within a protected basin, docking space, harbor master's building, rest rooms, fish cleaning stations, picnic tables and large lighted parking area with room for about 170 vehicles with trailers. This facility was completed in 1991. Next to the launching facility is an expansive, lawn area. This area is used for various fishing tournaments and other special events. The Sturgeon Bay Open Bass Tournament and the Sturgeon Bay Rotary Club jointly funded construction of a large pavilion at Sawyer Park. The pavilion was enclosed in 2010 making it the only fully enclosed shelter within the City parks system. The most recent improvements to Sawyer Park include a pedestrian walkway winding through the park and under the Oregon Street Bridge. The walkway is intended to continue to connect the Bayview Park to the northwest. Historical signs and artifacts related to maritime history line the walkway. There is no playground equipment located within this park.
Sunset Park – 747 North 3rd Avenue
Sunset Park Master Plan
This is a forty-one (41) acre park on the west side of North 3rd Avenue, including eighteen (18) acre Little Lake. Facilities include Frank Grasse Shelter building with restrooms (limited handicapped accessibility), swimming beach, two tennis courts (lighted), 7 Pickleball courts, one basketball court, exercise course, two-lane launching ramps with dock to aid in launching and trailering, ½ mile walking, jogging, bike trail, 9 hole Frisbee Golf Course, and two areas with playground equipment. Sunset Park is a popular location for shore fishing or just enjoying the sunset over the Bay. View directions.
Sturgeon Bay Skatepark – 16 W. Spruce Street
The 10,000 square foot park opened in September of 2014. It contains street skate as well as vertical features and is open to skateboards, scooters and BMX bikes. The park is open daily from dawn to dusk.
Cherry Blossom Park – 919 South Lansing Avenue
This park is approximately 5 ½ acres located near the West Side Industrial Park on South Lansing Avenue. Handicapped accessible facilities include a shelter building with restrooms, walking, jogging, and biking trail. A volleyball court, general purpose athletic field, play equipment, grills, benches and picnic tables are also available. View directions.
Woodside Wildflower Preserve
This is an approximate two acre park located on the corner of Lansing Avenue and Hwy 42-57. This park has a 1/4 mile walking/nature trail. View directions. Click here to view some pictures of the wildflowers that can be found here.
Woods West Park
This 4.77 acre neighborhood park is located at 101 North Cumberland Avenue (off West Maple Street) and is partially covered by an orchard. A gravel parking area, a backstop for playing baseball, and playground equipment have been installed at this park. View directions.
Little Creek Parkway
This 5.6 acres is located along South 16th Place. It has been left in a natural state with a walking path to be constructed in the future. View directions.
Shiloh Road Dog Park – 1660 Shiloh Road
Rules and Guidelines
- Please clean up after your dog! Dog waste is unsanitary and can lead to illness.
- Pick up your dog’s waste and keep the dog park clean by sealing in a bag and disposing in a trash receptacle.
- Owner/handler must carry a leash and maintain voice control of their dog(s) at all times. Controlling dogs is critical to the success of the park. Dogs must be removed if uncontrollable.
- Check that the inside gate is closed before opening outside gate.
- No dogs in heat.
- Owners must stop dog from digging and must fill any holes caused by their dogs.
- Dogs should be off-leash within the dog park. Leash your pet while entering and exiting the dog park.
- Dogs must be licensed, have up-to-date vaccinations and an owner identification tag.
- Puppies under 4 months, aggressive dogs, dogs in heat, sick or ill dogs are not permitted in the park.
- Do no smoke or eat while at dog park, glass containers are prohibited.
- Limit of two (2) dogs per person per visit.
- Young children must be accompanied by an adult and supervised closely.
- Do not approach or attempt to touch or pet another dog without the owner’s permission.
- Professional trainers may not use the park for conduct of their business.
- Dog owners/handlers are personally and legally responsible for their animals. You are using this facility at your own risk and are personally and legally liable.
- The future of the Dog Park depends on owner’s consideration for others.
Bullhead Point contains .3 acres and is located in the extreme northwest corner of the City at 950 North Duluth Avenue. The property offers great views and fishing opportunities. There are three shipwrecks immediately adjacent to the breakwater, making this area important to maritime history and underwater archaeology. There are no other facilities in this park. View directions.
The public waterfront walkways are located along the beautiful bay of Sturgeon Bay. Walkways are located on the east side in front of Stone Harbor and also from Oregon and 1st Avenue to South Third Avenue and on the west side in front of Bridgeport Report, Sonny's Pizza and the Maritime Museum.