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Curt Hall, Manitowoc Parks and Rec Division Manager

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Veteran Ed Hansen on Red Arrow Park

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Vicki Rathsack, Manitowoc Lincoln Park Zoo Zookeeper

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Grateful Parks Tour: Union Park

Nestled in a northside Manitowoc neighborhood, Union Park has a deep history dating back to the Civil War. It is believed to be Manitowoc’s 2nd oldest park after Washington Park. Enjoy this visit to Union Park on the Grateful Parks Tour as City of Manitowoc Parks and Recreation Division Manager Curt Hall introduces us to

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Grateful Parks Tour: Henry Schuette Park

So many recreational opportunities at Upper and Lower Henry Schuette Park. City of Manitowoc Parks and Recreation Division Manager, Curt Hall, provides an introduction to the Community Built Playground at Upper Henry Schuette Park. This incredible asset is a fun resource for kids of many ages. We also learn about the history of Lower Henry

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Grateful Parks Tour: Lincoln Park

We learned so much about this beautiful property from City of Manitowoc Parks and Rec Division Manager Curt Hall. Lincoln Park is one of Manitowoc’s larger destination parks with a Zoo, tennis courts, ball diamonds, rentable cabins and Field House and a master plan to connect it to the Mariners Trail! We are grateful for

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Grateful Parks Tour: Lighthouse Park

Look at where we live! Adjacent to the Mariners Trail, this incredible lakefront park has a beach, fenced in dog run area, restroom pavilion and is the trailhead to walking out to the Lighthouse itself. Additionally, it is a hotspot for birdwatching. Learn more from Manitowoc Parks and Rec Division Manager Curt Hall on the

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Grateful Parks Tour: Little Manitowoc River Walkway

Curt Hall, Parks & Rec Division Manager for the City of Manitowoc, introduces us to this unique area of coastal wetland and prairie known as the Little Manitowoc River Walkway. Paved trails are ideal for walking and catching a moment of zen in this beautiful area just steps away from Lake Michigan shoreline. Benches, new

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Grateful Parks Tour: Miracles Park

From soccer to baseball to skating … there are a lot of recreation opportunities at this park. Join City of Manitowoc Parks & Rec Division Manager Curt Hall on the Grateful Parks Tour and learn more about the ADA playground, the Miracles rubberized ADA ball diamond for all abilities, X-treme sports park and more at

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Grateful Parks Tour - Washington Park

Grateful Parks Tour: Washington Park

An urban green space in downtown Manitowoc, Washington Park is one of Manitowoc’s oldest parks. Join Parks & Rec Division Manager Curt Hall as he explores the many amenities and a bit of history about this metro park just steps away from other great downtown destinations, and the perfect respite to enjoy music, a picnic

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Grateful Parks Tour Citizen Park

Grateful Parks Tour: Citizen Park

Join Parks & Rec Division Manager Curt Hall on the Grateful Parks Tour as we explore Citizen Park. Do you know the meaning of the name of this park? Citizen Park is one of Manitowoc’s most active parks with the Manitowoc Youth Baseball Complex, Manitowoc Family Aquatic Center and Mini-Golf, playground with zipline, tennis courts,

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Grateful Parks Tour - Manitou Park

Grateful Parks Tour: Manitou Park

Manitou Park is a Manitowoc gem. Situated on the tree-lined shore of the Manitowoc River, the park offers a public access (no charge!) boat launch and ADA accessible kayak launch. Restroom facilities and open air picnic shelter, grills and fishing spots. Learn all about this great resource and its amenities on the Grateful Parks Tour

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Grateful Parks Tour Red Arrow Park

Grateful Parks Tour: Red Arrow Park

Red Arrow Park, named in honor of the 32nd infantry division, is one of Manitowoc’s beautiful destination parks. Located on the shore of Lake Michigan, this veterans memorial park includes a beach, tennis courts, ball diamond, rest rooms, open air shelter, monuments, murals and memorials, and a fantastic new playground. Find out all about it

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Grateful Parks Tour Pulaski Park

Grateful Parks Tour: Pulaski Park

Along the Grateful Parks Tour, Parks & Recreation Division Manager Curt Hall stops at Pulaski Park, a charming southside neighborhood park with a long history in Manitowoc. Find out about the amenities at this park, the old-growth trees and why it is named Pulaski Park. One of the many beautiful parklands throughout the City of

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Grateful Parks Tour Rheaume Park

Grateful Parks Tour: Rheaume Park

Rheaume Park is a charming northside neighborhood park in the City of Manitowoc featuring 5.5 acres of green space, baseball diamond, restroom facility and shelter, Little Free Library and playground designed to accommodate the younger set. Join Manitowoc Parks & Recreation Division Manager Curt Hall as he introduces us to Rheaume Park as part of

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Grateful Parks Tour: Silver Creek Park

Grateful Parks Tour: Silver Creek Park

Silver Creek Park is one of Manitowoc’s destination parks. At 71 acres, it is second in size only to Camp Vits. Amenities include a Field House for indoor events, Concession Stand for outdoor events, Picnic Point overlooking Lake Michigan, playground, premiere disc golf course, winter sledding hills, fat bike trails, and beach access. Silver Creek

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Grateful Parks Tour: Fleetwood Park

Grateful Parks Tour: Fleetwood Park

This charming neighborhood park has a playground, basketball hoop, walking trails, tennis court and pickleball court. Join Manitowoc Parks & Recreation Division Manager Curt Hall as he visits Fleetwood Park on the Grateful Parks Tour. And, then, get out and play. #coolestcoast #ManitowocParksandRecreationDivision #CityofManitowoc

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Grateful Parks Tour: Silveridge Park

Grateful Parks Tour: Silveridge Park

Join City of Manitowoc Parks & Rec Division Manager Curt Hall as he visits Silveridge Park. Located on Crossing Meadows Dr. it is the City’s southwestern most park. A relatively new park, it has some fun amenities for kids to enjoy. Whether you’re a tourist or a local, pack a picnic and play in the

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Grateful Parks Tour: S. 14th St. Community Garden

Grateful Parks Tour: S. 14th St. Community Garden

Join Manitowoc Parks & Rec Division Manager Curt Hall as he introduces us to the S. 14th Street Community Garden, it’s amenities, educational center and brand new green house. The City of Manitowoc is fortunate to have 700 acres of parkland across 32 parks. And, for that, we are grateful. #gratefulparkstour #coolestcoast

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Grateful Parks Tour: Indian Creek Park, Manitowoc, WI

Grateful Parks Tour: Indian Creek Park, Manitowoc, WI

Join Manitowoc Parks & Rec Director Curt Hall for the Grateful Parks Tour. In this episode, we learn more about Indian Creek Park. A 70 acre property with disc golf course and dog play ground. We are grateful for this and other beautiful park assets across the #coolestcoast.

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Grateful Parks Tour: Little Manitowoc River Walkway

Curt Hall, Parks & Rec Division Manager for the City of Manitowoc, introduces us to this unique area of coastal wetland and prairie known as the Little Manitowoc River Walkway. Paved trails are ideal for walking and catching a moment of zen in this beautiful area just steps away from Lake Michigan shoreline. Benches, new

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Grateful Parks Tour - Manitou Park

Grateful Parks Tour: Manitou Park

Manitou Park is a Manitowoc gem. Situated on the tree-lined shore of the Manitowoc River, the park offers a public access (no charge!) boat launch and ADA accessible kayak launch. Restroom facilities and open air picnic shelter, grills and fishing spots. Learn all about this great resource and its amenities on the Grateful Parks Tour

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Grateful Parks Tour Red Arrow Park

Grateful Parks Tour: Red Arrow Park

Red Arrow Park, named in honor of the 32nd infantry division, is one of Manitowoc’s beautiful destination parks. Located on the shore of Lake Michigan, this veterans memorial park includes a beach, tennis courts, ball diamond, rest rooms, open air shelter, monuments, murals and memorials, and a fantastic new playground. Find out all about it

Read More »
Grateful Parks Tour Pulaski Park

Grateful Parks Tour: Pulaski Park

Along the Grateful Parks Tour, Parks & Recreation Division Manager Curt Hall stops at Pulaski Park, a charming southside neighborhood park with a long history in Manitowoc. Find out about the amenities at this park, the old-growth trees and why it is named Pulaski Park. One of the many beautiful parklands throughout the City of

Read More »
Grateful Parks Tour Rheaume Park

Grateful Parks Tour: Rheaume Park

Rheaume Park is a charming northside neighborhood park in the City of Manitowoc featuring 5.5 acres of green space, baseball diamond, restroom facility and shelter, Little Free Library and playground designed to accommodate the younger set. Join Manitowoc Parks & Recreation Division Manager Curt Hall as he introduces us to Rheaume Park as part of

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Grateful Parks Tour: Silver Creek Park

Grateful Parks Tour: Silver Creek Park

Silver Creek Park is one of Manitowoc’s destination parks. At 71 acres, it is second in size only to Camp Vits. Amenities include a Field House for indoor events, Concession Stand for outdoor events, Picnic Point overlooking Lake Michigan, playground, premiere disc golf course, winter sledding hills, fat bike trails, and beach access. Silver Creek

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Grateful Parks Tour: Fleetwood Park

Grateful Parks Tour: Fleetwood Park

This charming neighborhood park has a playground, basketball hoop, walking trails, tennis court and pickleball court. Join Manitowoc Parks & Recreation Division Manager Curt Hall as he visits Fleetwood Park on the Grateful Parks Tour. And, then, get out and play. #coolestcoast #ManitowocParksandRecreationDivision #CityofManitowoc

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Maribel Caves

Cherney Maribel Caves

Fascinating natural resource asset on the Coolest Coast at Cherney Maribel Caves County Park, situated on the Niagara Escarpment. The Cavers of the Wisconsin Speleological Society and Park Volunteers provide an in-depth overview to the many caves of the park: Maribel New Hope Cave, Tartarus Cave System, Treasure Cave, Pancake Cave, Coopers Cave and the

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Bee Kind

How Sweet It Is, Honey!

Life is sweet on the Coolest Coast®. Today we discover the buzz about beekeeping and honey making. Thanks to hobbyists Jason & Heather Allard of Allard & Kretsch Family Honey and Dan Dueno and Steve Massey at 100 Acre Hunny for letting us glimpse their annual harvest.Informative and delicious. How sweet it is! (And no

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Woodland Dunes

Woodland Dunes Expansion

We met with Jim Knickelbine, Executive Director of Woodland Dunes Nature Center and Preserve for a sneak peek of their newly renovated and expanded Nature Center. Hint: It’s gorgeous! The Nature Center is now open to the public with restrictions (Limited to 10 people within at a time, masks required). Infrastructure and resource investments on

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Alpaca hug

Cuddly Alpaca on the Coolest Coast

There are #alpaca on the #coolestcoast at LondonDairy Alpaca Ranch in Two Rivers … and they are soooooooo cute and cuddly! And the fiber is as soft as clouds look. Contact London Dairy directly for tours. Two Rivers, Wisconsin.

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Raised Boardwalk through forest

Woodland Dunes Goodwin Road

Enjoy this raised boardwalk walking path through the forest at Woodland Dunes off Goodwin Road. This hidden gem is a great place to air yourself out and maintain your physical and mental well-being during this time of social distancing.

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Snoga at the Dunes

Snoga! Snowshoe Yoga at Woodland Dunes Nature Preserve. Read that sentence one more time. Does it get any cooler than winter on the Coolest Coast? Thank you to yogi Jennifer Jelenic for leading a snowshoe hike through the trails at beautiful Woodland Dunes with yoga stops along the way. Tree pose in the forest is

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Lightning Strikes Twice

Cathy Green, Executive Director of The Wisconsin Maritime Museum stopped by the studio to tell us about the “Saturday Learning Series” which takes place at the museum this Saturday 12-14-2019 at 1:00pm. Discover the fascinating world-class stories and history at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum. Become a member and attendance is free!

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Coolest Coast East – International Edition

Join us as we visit Manitowoc’s sister-city of Kamogawa, Japan for the 25th anniversary of the sister-city friendship. Located on the shore of the Pacific Ocean, Kamogawa’s beautiful coast is a natural companion to the #coolestcoast. The warm and friendly citizens of Kamogawa extended a hearty welcome to the delegation visiting from Manitowoc. Glimpse the beautiful

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Boat Parade

Look at where we live! Beautiful lighted boat parade on a summer’s eve up the Manitowoc River. Decorated sailboats reflecting beautifully in the water. As seen from the prow of the USS Cobia submarine across from The Wharf.

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Sailing the Coolest Coast

Sailing the Coolest Coast! A whole new perspective of the coast and lighthouse when viewed from the water. Sailboats, fishing boats and even the S.S. Badger: Lake Michigan Carferry. Traveling about 7 knots on the open waves. Thanks to our hosts for making this video possible.

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Salmon Run

The salmon are running on the #coolestcoast.Fishermen line the banks and wade just below the Mishicot dam ready to reel ‘em in.

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Mountain Bike Trail Club

Did you know Manitowoc has mountain bike trails? We visited with the Manitowoc Mountain Bike Trail Club and learned all about the trails and how to access them on the #coolestcoast! #lookatwherewelive

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West of the Lake Gardens in Full Bloom

Honoring the legacy of John and Ruth West at the beautiful West of the Lake Gardens and Lester Bentley mural room. 6+ acres of lakeshore beauty in full bloom. Annuals and perennials. The creative work of head gardener and horticulturist Don Cisler and his team in the style of Ruth West.

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Disc Golf at Silver Creek Park

36 holes of disc golf along the shores of Lake Michigan and through the beautiful woods of Silver Creek Park. Join us Jim Lanen tells us more about the sport, the Silver Cup Tournament and a clinic open to all interested community members. It’s a great day to get your game on. More info at

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Kayaking in Manitowoc

Join the #CoolestCoast team as they explore the coolest coast from a new perspective – the Manitowoc Harbor and Manitowoc River via kayak (rentable from the Manitowoc Marina).

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