History of Green Bay's Parks

Veterans Memorial Parkway

This is an area developed in 1987 along the west bank of the Fox River between Main Street and Walnut Street.

This area was originally the location of the old Naval Reserve building that was torn down in 1978. The new Neville Museum was built on this site, and adjacent to this is a Veteran Plaza where a memorial was erected through the efforts of the Brown County Vietnam Vets.

1990 - The department received the Facility Design Award for Veterans Memorial Parkway.

1997 - Time Warner Cable presented the City with a plaque commemorating French aristocrat Alexis de Tocqueville’s visit over 166 years ago. He was the author of "Democracy in America". Time Warner hosted the historic tour by the C-SPAN School bus and schools received free Educator Kits covering his writings, visit here and issues related to democracy.

2004 - WTC 9/11 Pen-T Memorials donated a World Trade Center memorial, which was placed in the parkway at the base of the Nitschke Bridge.

2007 - Permission was given to construct a firefighter memorial in front of the museum.


  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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