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Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy (second from left) said, "We're looking forward to this area becoming an excellent asset for the community." (PHOTO: Titletown Facebook)

Check out Packers' new Titletown park, which is now open for activities

The new park at Green Bay's rapidly developing Titletown District officially opened over the weekend, the Packers announced, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a public event that introduced community members and visitors to the variety of daily activities available at Titletown.

The multi-acre park features a plaza, activity area, playground and sports field, with year-round, diverse programming, which includes fitness-related activities, cultural opportunities, fun gameday action and versatile space for many different uses.

"We're excited to open the park today and see the project get to this point after years of working and envisioning it," Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy said in a statement. "We're looking forward to this area becoming an excellent asset for the community."

A full list of upcoming fitness classes and activities that will be offered can be found here, and everything is free and open to the public unless otherwise noted, according to the Packers.

The park will also include a winter tubing hill and skating rink and trail, which are to open later this year in conjunction with colder weather and the start of snow tubing and ice skating. Below the tubing hill, a bistro and event space will open later this fall when construction is complete.

The bistro, which will accommodate 80 guests, is named 46 Below, an homage to the Ice Bowl, the legendary 1967 NFL Championship game at Lambeau Field when the wind chill temperature famously plummeted to 46 degrees below zero. The name also describes the space, which is on the ground floor, 46 feet below the top of the tubing hill.

The event space on the second level, which can accommodate 200 guests, will be called Rockwood Terrace, in honor of the Packers' former practice facility, Rockwood Lodge, that's located 18 miles northeast of Green Bay and was used for training camps from 1946 to '49.

The plaza, adjacent to Ridge Road, features landscaping as well as hardscape and will be programmed in multiple ways, including festivals and holiday fairs or simply as a relaxation space. The activity area features games like horseshoes, shuffleboard, bocce, ping pong and bean bag toss, as well as other activities, such as a reading rack, art cart and a variety of board games.

The playground features dynamic equipment with a Play 60 theme in a setting and configuration unique to the community. The 36,000-square foot area also has football-specific equipment and a 40-yard dash element. The sports field, sized as a regulation football field, utilizes an artificial surface that maximizes its use in a variety of ways much of the year and features infill from Nike Grind, which is created from recycled Nike shoes.

To create the new park, Titletown worked with Sterling Project Development (project manager), Rossetti (architect), Biederman Redevelopment Ventures (park development), and Miron Construction (general contractor).

Just west of iconic Lambeau Field, Titletown's location is expected to draw additional visitors to the area, spur further regional economic growth, offer new amenities to residents and complement greater Green Bay's attraction as a place to live, work and recreate.

Phase one of Titletown includes the four-diamond hotel Lodge Kohler, Hinterland Restaurant and a Bellin Health Titletown Sports Medicine or Orthopedics. Details about the second phase of the development will be announced in the coming months, the team said.

Here are eight photos of the new Titletown park, from its recent opening:


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