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ATV/UTV Usage on City Streets Postponed

The new ordinance for ATV/UTV usage on city streets will not go into effect April 1. Once signage is posted ATV/UTV usage will be allowed.  A notice will be posted in the Oconto County Reporter at that time.  Please contact Oconto City Hall if you have any questions (920) 834-7711.

Mayor Lloyd Heier
City of Oconto

City of Oconto Job Opportunities

The City of Oconto Parks Department has job opportunities for the following Summer-time, Part-time positions: Parks laborer and Campground laborer.  These positions work from the end of May until Labor Day.  Applications are available at Oconto City Hall, 1210 Main Street, Oconto, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. and due by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 13th, 2017.

The application form can be found here:


Oconto Skate/Bike Park Fundraiser

The Oconto Bike/Skate Park Committee invites you to its next fundraiser, which will be a basketball game between the Oconto Park & Recreation and Street and Utility Departments versus the Police and Fire Departments. This event will be held on Saturday, March 25th at the Oconto High School. Doors open at noon and the game starts at 1:00 p.m. Announcing this fine competition will be “Twig” Gilles, along with half-time entertainment. Refreshments will be offered, including delicious bakery. Check out the bucket raffles and the 50/50 raffle, too.

Join us for an afternoon of wonderful entertainment, with all proceeds going toward a cause for our children. We are currently at 1/3 of the total of $12,000 needed for the bike/skate park concrete to be poured! The goal is to have this happen in the Spring or early Summer. Let’s work together to see this park become a reality!

2017 Winterfest on Porter – February 11, 2017

The Oconto Parks & Recreation Department invites everyone to attend the 7th Annual Oconto Winterfest on Saturday, February 11 at the Oconto Legion Golf Club from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This fun-filled event has many fun activities such as Chair Ski Races, Bicycle Toss, The Great Ham Put, Turkey Bowling, Willburger Throw, Bucket Golf, Dog Sweater Contest (at 1 p.m.), Snow Rides on the Course and the Beanbag Toss. Prizes will be awarded to the winners of each activity!
Inside the club house, the 7th Annual Northwoods Chili Cook-Off will be sponsored as a fund-raiser for the proposed Oconto Bike and Skate Park. Bring your favorite chili to the Oconto Golf Club by 10:30 a.m. on the day of the event and enter the Cook-Off for a chance to win a cash prize of $100, $50 or $25. All-you-can-eat Chili will be sold for $6 per bowl.
You can also submit your entry for the Winterfest Logo Contest inside the club house and a FREE raffle will follow after 3:00 p.m.
Put it on your calendar to join us on February 11th and come out and enjoy this wonderful event!

2017 Candlelight Hike – March 11, 2017

The Oconto Parks & Recreation Department wishes to announce that the annual Candlelight Hike will be held on Saturday, March 11 at Copper Culture State Park from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Free cookies, hot chocolate and bonfires will be provided during the hike to keep you warm and sustained! Please dress for the elements and bring a flashlight.

Last year, over 100 participants of all ages experienced this magical night under the stars! Come out and see for yourself how much fun there is to be had at this great event!

If anyone wishes to assist with the setup for the hike, work will begin at 3:30 p.m. on the day of the hike at Copper Culture. Thank you!