This park site was purchased in December 1963 before the consolidation with Green Bay. It contains a little over seven acres and was undeveloped at the time of consolidation.
1967 - Development started.
1970 - A shelter was constructed and some additional play equipment was installed.
John F. Kennedy Park was part of the Town of Preble.
When the town consolidated with Green Bay in July of 1965.
the undeveloped park land – until then known as
Eastman Park – consisted of 7.016 acres.
The town had purchased about 6 acres
from the Catholic Diocese in 1963 for $10,800.
A report of the parks being transferred to Green Bay
noted that the
north 33 feet … is being used
for … Eastman Avenue and a
site [is] located within the boundaries.
Park Sites, Former Town of Preble, one undated
Page 13of some larger report. PRF file
Park Areas: Preble Park.
11/64; same information, typed version, undated; photocopies of covers from the actual abstracts, Northern Abstract Company, no date visible in the copies. PRF file
CONSOLIDATION: Preble and Green Bay. (The typed version is also found in PRF file
Park Areas: Preble Park.)