Together with Advocate Aurora Health, Foredtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin, Washington Ozaukee Public Health, Feith Family YMCA, Riveredge Nature Center, Grafton Park and Recreation, Cedarburg Public Library, Ozaukee Skateland, and W.J. Niederkorn Library; the Port Washington Recreation Department is proud to bring you Screen Free Week!
This weeklong extraveganza of FREE community events is designed to offer you a number of opportunities to get active and get outside! While technology can be a helpful tool and is most certainly a necessary part of our lives, especially now, it is also important that we get time away from our screens, which is what this week of events is all about!
For more information and to see updates about the weekly events check out our event page on Facebook!
**Social Distancing and CDC Approved Face Coverings strongly encouraged at all events**
Join us in cleaning up our community! This event will be held on May 8th and will round out Screen Free week.
What you will need:
- Thick gloves, such as work gloves or gardening gloves
- Garbage Bags
Check in at the Veteran's Memorial Park comfort station, here you can get a map of an area to clean up and pick up some extra supplies if you need them! Check in is from 8:30-11:30 AM. At this event there will also be tree climbing sponsored and led by Hoppe Tree Service from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM and take home bird nest box kits will be distributed by the Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM! Be sure to come out for this exciting community event!
Things to keep in mind:
- Never pick up any trash without gloves on
- Do not touch your face with gloves or dirty/soiled hands
- Dispose of trash bags in appropriate receptacles
For more information and updates closer to the event check out our event page on Facebook!
See you there!
The Port Washington Hiking Challenge is back! You will receive a guide on the first day of the challenge (July 5) that contains over 20 hiking destinations that are within 2.5 hours or less from Port Washington. The guide will not only include several hiking locations but also, maps and links for more information on each hiking destination so you can feel prepared before you step out the door for your adventure. You will also be provided with a list of plant and animal species with pictures so you can hunt for them and learn along the way.
We are challenging individuals, pairs, or families to get outdoors and make the most of our Wisconsin trail system, parks, and the summer/fall weather. Let's improve our mental wellness while keeping active and enjoying nature and the great outdoors! The more hikes accomplished and the more challenge finds = more entries you will receive which means a greater chance to win gift cards to Sherper's!
Gather your family and friends to enjoy the serenity and inspiration of nature through this fun camping event. After setting up your tents, campers can enjoy a number of classic campground activities such as s'mores, yard games, tie-dying, and more! We will also have stargazing activities with Northern Cross Science Foundation starting at dusk! Wake up and enjoy sunrise yoga and a continental breakfast!
Pre Registration is Required!
August 6 and 7
Check in starting at 3:00 PM Friday Aug 6
Check out by 11:00 AM Saturday Aug 7
Fee: $8 per City Resident, $16 per Non-Resident
*wristbands will be provided for each paid participant and must be worn for the duration of the event*
Pre-Registration Deadline: Aug 2 (spots may fill sooner)