Parks & Forestry

Our Mission


The Manitowoc Parks and Recreation Divisions are committed to improving the quality of life for all Manitowoc's residents and visitors. This is accomplished by providing and promoting well maintained parks, facilities, and public open spaces as well as offering a variety of lifelong recreational opportunities and special events for people of all ages.

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Division Profile


The Manitowoc Parks Division:
  • Maintains over 680 acres of parks, boulevards, and waysides,
  • Coordinates the Adopt an Area Program to give citizens an opportunity to volunteer,
  • Maintains and rents over 19 facilities,
  • Facilitates special events on city property and right-of-ways, 
  • Meets criteria for the Tree City USA, Bird City and Ice Age Trail Community designations, and
  • Serves as Manitowoc's Forestry Division.