History of Green Bay's Parks

Brisk Park

August 1970, 351 petitioners signed and presented a request to the Common Council for a fenced-in park for preschool children in an area west of St. George Street and south of Reber Street. This was promoted by the North Side Neighborhood Association and Father James Evans of the Blessed Sacrament Church who wanted to have a day nursery center.

A nearby vacant lot was purchased in 1972. Matching funds were used for acquisition and development. A contest was conducted with sixth grade students of public schools, and in March, this park was named Brisk Park in honor of Capt. Harold J. Brisk who served on the police force for 24 years and promoted school safety programs. This is a small passive tot lot with some play equipment and landscaping. Another parcel was added in 1999 for $33,700.


  1. Only annotated statements have been verified. Any other historical statements are unverified and based on personal knowledge or informal notes kept by the Green Bay Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department.
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