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About Us

Mission Statement

The Oshkosh Recreation Department is committed to providing recreational services and activities that enhance the quality of life for our community.

The Recreation Office is now open to the public!  For now, please use entrance #3 on the west side of the building to gain access.  Masks are required to enter the office and the gym is still not available for public use.  Thank you!

Recreation Office Information          

Address:    425 Division St., Oshkosh, WI 54901 

Office Phone Number:  920-424-0150

Office Fax Number:  920-424-7519

Email Address:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Office Hours:  

June 7 - August 31:  7:30AM - 4:00PM
Beginning September 1:  7:30AM - 4:30PM

Holiday Office Hours:

December 23 - 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., December 24-25 - CLOSED, December 28-30 - 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., December 31-January 1 - CLOSED

ORD Office Closed: 
2020:  December 24 , 25, 31
2021:  January 1 & April 2

Americans With Disabilities Act

In compliance with American with Disabilities Act, the Oshkosh Rec Department would appreciate anyone with special needs to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.at (920) 424-0248 so we may accommodate you.

Confirmations - Via Email

The Oshkosh Recreation Department will send class confirmation via your e-mail. Invoices and Class confirmations are emailed from our Online Class Registration system: (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Look for the confirmation in your inbox or SPAM folder.

Social Media Outlets

All of our brochure information plus much more is available on-line. Follow us on Facebook or Instagram pages for up to date program and event information.

Cancellations Due To Inclement Weather

  • Cancellation information may be obtained on the cancellation page of our website or on our Facebook page
  • Whenever the OASD cancels school due to inclement weather, ALL of our classes/programs/leagues scheduled for that day will also be cancelled.

Lost / Stolen Items

The Oshkosh Recreation Department is not responsible for personal equipment, clothes, etc. that are lost or stolen during participation in any sponsored activity.  Please feel free to stop in and check the lost and found box located in the main office.

Typo, Human Error, We Goofed!

Occasionally there may be an error in days, times, registrations requirement or fees in the brochure. When such errors occur, our staff will do everything possible to correct the situation promptly. We thank you for your patience and understanding when these situations arise.

Returned Check Policy

There is a service charge of $25.00 for all returned checks.

24 Hour Drop Box

Our convenient drop box slot is located in the left-hand door of our west entrance off Algoma Boulevard (Door #3).

Youth Program Fund Donation

Please consider making a financial contribution to the ORD Youth Program Fund to enable the ORD to serve more youth by offering additional classes. Donations can be made to the ORD at any time. Thank you for your support!

Thank You!

A BIG thank you to all organizations that sponsor adult sport teams, youth sport teams and special events. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!


The Oshkosh Recreation Department was created in April of 1916, when a playground and recreation tax was passed, which provided for the “Use of school buildings and grounds for auxiliary educational and recreation activities.” The department was organized and administered by the Board of Education and a tax supported budget created.

Six playground sites were opened for six weeks in the summer of 1916 for a 42-day period. The total attendance at these all-day playgrounds was a staggering 46,557, which averaged out to 1,108 per day. The total cost was $1,000 for the entire summer, or a fraction over two cents per attendee.

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