History of Green Bay's Parks

Christa McAuliffe Park

On September 27, 1982 the Plan Commission proposed a neighborhood park northeast of the intersection of Sitka St. and Ontario Road extended.

July 26, 1983 - A 40-acre site was scribed on the Official City Map. After it was appraised and an offer to purchase was turned down with a counteroffer, on June 18, 1985 the Council adopted a resolution declaring a necessity to acquire this property and a Jurisdiction Offer was made for $100,000. Final purchase was made June 24, 1986 with $50,000 received in matching funds.

November 1986, the park was named for Christa McAuliffe, the teacher who died in the space program.

1988 - Funds were approved in the budget for site preparation and preliminary development.


  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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