Are the park playgrounds open yet? YES

Pierce Park Appleton
Pierce Park, Appleton

There has been a lot of movement and uncertainty regarding what is open or closed. Most areas are recommending following guidance from the state and CDC when considering what is ready to be open. 

Please remember that while currently, businesses are able to be open, many will choose to cancel events, programming, and delay reopening at their own discretion with public and employee safety in mind. Cities and counties will be working to open public parks with safety and best practices in mind. 

We’re all wondering about summer camps and programs, events, pools, playgrounds, and more. As always, we’ll be working to bring you information for families around Northeast Wisconsin. We’ll update this list as more information becomes available.

Social distancing practices are encouraged when in public by all of our health departments. This includes maintaining 6 feet of distance with people outside of your family, avoiding touching your face, washing your hands, and using face coverings for those 2 years and older when out to protect others. 

No parks and recreation department has announced that they will be santizing the playground structures and equipment.

We encourage everyone to remember kindness and patience as our community works together to navigate these next steps in living through a pandemic. 

Read More: Find a NEW Park to Explore in our Park Series!


As of Tuesday, May 19, 2020, all amenities (other than the restrooms) will open. 

All Appleton Area School District playgrounds remain closed through the end of June.

Effective Tuesday, May 19, 2020 the amenities at the City of Appleton’s parks will reopen. These amenities include…

Posted by Appleton Parks and Recreation on Monday, May 18, 2020

Grand Chute

Playgrounds are open, bathrooms remain closed.

Important information from Grand Chute Parks and Recreation!

Posted by Grand Chute Town Hall on Thursday, May 21, 2020

Fox Crossing

Trails, gardens, disc golf, boat launches, fishing, open spaces, playgrounds, etc are open. Bathrooms remain closed.

Please be patient with us as we open certain amenities. A decision on opening park pavilions back up for rentals will hopefully be made by the end of the week.

Posted by Fox Crossing Parks & Recreation Department on Tuesday, May 19, 2020


Parks will open on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 8am.

To support public health initiatives concerning COVID-19, our offices have been closed and specific operations have been…

Posted by Greenville, WI – Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department on Saturday, May 16, 2020


Playgrounds are open.

Playgrounds are open, please be mindful when using playground equipment.

Posted by Village of Kimberly on Monday, May 18, 2020

Little Chute

Playgrounds are open, bathrooms open May 26, 2020.

UPDATE – As of today (5/18), the skate park, playgrounds, basketball courts, and tennis courts in our Village parks are…

Posted by Village of Little Chute on Monday, May 18, 2020


Begining May 20, playgrounds will open as well as other amenties including restrooms at some locations.

City of Oshkosh Begins Phased Approach to Open Park FacilitiesOshkosh, Wis., May 20, 2020 – In consultation with…

Posted by Oshkosh Parks Department on Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Green Bay

Park facilities, restrooms, playgrounds, shelters, and Bay Beach remain closed. A plan for reopening facilities in a phased approach will be released when available. 

Please refer to the City of Green Bay Parks Department website and this page for further updates as they become available.

Posted by City of Green Bay Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department on Friday, May 15, 2020

State Parks

No changes have been made with the court ruling on Wednesday. A handful of parks remain closed, facilities within parks are closed, and you’ll need a parks pass to access the state parks. Visit the Wisconsin State Park website for more information.

Check back for updates from: 

  • Menasha
  • Neenah
  • Fond du Lac
  • De Pere
  • Greenville

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