Oak Creek Community Education and Recreation Department


Greetings Oak Creek Families!

As we move past all the social program closures it’s refreshing to open our doors and bring back programs to our community.  Even more changes are in store as we enter a new school year and bring together the City of Oak Creek Recreation Department and Youth Programs Department of the Oak Creek-Franklin School District creating the new Oak Creek Community Education & Recreation (OCR) Department.

By merging the best of the City of Oak Creek and School District programs our community benefits. Growing up in a 4-H family, the motto “To Make The Best Better” rumbles through my mind thinking of opportunities to strengthen our community education and recreational activities.   Yes, there will be a few changes and adjustments along the way but the core mission of providing high quality programs for the Oak Creek community remains the same.  

Look for this guide arriving three times each year sharing recreational, educational, and social programming for your family.   Forever Young Club continues with social activities at City Hall including card club Mondays.  More active adults will find fitness, wellness, and enrichment activities including the ever popular walking club and cooking classes.  Students have a variety of wellness, social and enrichment offerings.  Parents may appreciate parenting classes or childcare programs. Open gym will keep everyone active with a variety of options including pickleball, basketball, and volleyball.  Birthday parties will resume at the Forest Ridge gym and Oak Creek High School pool.  Returning to “normal” has never felt better.  We welcome you to join us as part of this exciting adventure as we learn how best to serve your needs and grow together. 

We hope you find something that meets your needs, and in offering these programs we plan to exceed your expectations.  

Heather Ryan
Oak Creek Community Education & Recreation Director

OCR Fall 2021 Cover

Look for the "What to Do?" activity guide to be mailed to your home mid-August with registration opening on August 30. 

New for Fall 2021 - Little Tykes, Adult and Active Adult programming. 

Aquatics - The pool is up and running which means our Swim Lessons and Swim Clubs are back! Registration for these programs will begin Wednesday, September 1 at 8:00 am. Take a sneak peak at what we are offering by clicking here.

For all of our other programming, visit our online website to find out more information. 

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 Student Programs      Adult Programs

Current Guide

OCR Fall 2021 Cover

Registration for Aquatics will be Open on September 1st at 8:00am


Our Office

Oak Creek Community Education & Recreation Department
(Located inside District Office)

7360 South 10th Street
Oak Creek, WI 53154

Hours: Mon-Fri. 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Drop box available outside main entrance.

Contact Us

Heather Ryan, CPRP
OCR Director
h.ryan@ocfsd.org | 414-768-6166

Joseph Schoen
OCR Coordinator
j.schoen@ocfsd.org | 414-768-6163

Julie Walbrun
OCR Administrative Assistant
j.walbrun@ocfsd.org | 414-768-6158

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