The Packers took the cover off of Titletown Park Tuesday, part of the expanding Titletown District across from Lambeau Field. At the center of the new park is a 36,000 square foot playground and a tubing hill.
Packers VP and General Counsel Ed Policy says the team researched before building the playground, surveying all the parks within 10 to 20 miles of the stadium.
“We inventoried all the playground equipment out there and we wanted to make sure we weren’t duplicating anything, so this is all very unique equipment," Policy says.
The park is also home to an ice skating rink and tubing hill scheduled to open this winter, however weather won’t be much of an issue.
“We’ll be making our own snow and we’ll be making our own ice. And we should be able to do both when the temperature is 50 degrees or lower," Policy says.
There is also a regulation football field made up of recycled tennis shoes. The team partnered with Nike to make the infill.
Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy hopes that the Titletown District and Park will help them land major events like the NFL draft, which they’ve bid on for 2020-2021. “I think when the Titletown is up and running it helps our chances” said Murphy.
Titletown Park is scheduled to open to the public on Friday, September 15th. The Packers say admission will be free on most days.