BAGO

BAGO Logo

 

BAGO is a collaboration between the Winnebago County Parks Dept., Oshkosh Recreation Dept., and pdsF.U.S.I.O.N.

The mission of BAGO is to encourage kids and families to be active and go outside. The program inspires the adventurous spirit of kids by offering monthly activities designed for individuals and families. Many of the activities take place at Winnebago County Community Park or other similar natural areas.

All BAGO activities are open to the public and most of them are free. Any funds collected go directly back into the program.

920 HOURS OUTSIDE

The BAGO program is based on 920 Hours Outside - moving our bodies with intention. The amount of time kids and adults spend outdoors matters for their physical and mental health. 920 Hours Outside helps move the needle on inactivity and obesity, while also reducing the amount of time spent on our screens. Time spent outdoors looks different for each person and family, but the glorious part about nature play is that it's for everyone, no matter their age or stage of life. We encourage everyone to use the 920 Hours Outside Activity Tracker throughout the year to track their progress. We guarantee you will not regret making memories outside!

SPONSORS

BAGO Sponsors

Sponsors include Image 360, FUSION Footwear4imprintFox River Brewing CompanyCulver's of Oshkosh - Westowne Ave., Glow in the ParkFifth Ward Brewing CompanyEscape Oshkosh, Oshkosh Public Museum, Oshkosh YMCA, Oshkosh Area Community Foundation, The Paine, EAA.

2024 CALENDAR OF ACTIVITIES/EVENTS

Click on the images below for more information. View the 2024 BAGO Activity Calendar!

 FEBRUARY 

Candlelight Hike

Registration required: pdsfusion.org/bago

 

Arch of Love

Download and print the Valentine Heart template.

 

 MARCH 

Lucky Leprechaun Sock Hunt

Location: Ken Robl Conservation Park (map it)

 

After Dark Eggs in the Park

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. You must register IN-PERSON at the Parks Department office (625 E. County Roady Y, Suite 500 | Mon-Fri, 8-4). You will receive wristbands for the egg hunt when you register. Lost wristbands will not be replaced. (5 & under: green; 6-12: yellow; 13-20: blue; 21+: pink)

 

 APRIL 

Crane Count

Woodcock Walk

The Winnebago Audubon Society has some fun events to participate in this month (and throughout the year)... and they are all open to the public and FREE! Take a look at their event calendar.

Check out these local hotspots for birding throughout Winnebago County.

 

 MAY 

Hit the Trails

Check out these local recreation trails.

Bird Fest

Birding in Bago

 

 JUNE 

Go Camping

 

 JULY 

Fairy Tale Trail - FREE!

Date/Time: Daily, throughout July

Location: Winnebago County Community Park

Read along with a fun storybook as you walk the trails at Winnebago County Community Park.

 AUGUST 

Yoga in the Park - FREE!

Date/Time: August 24 at 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Location: 315 N Main St.

Yoga in the Park with Simply Yoga. Our friends from Fusion Footwear will also be there with some hydration and recovery slides to try on! The always wonderful Oshkosh Farmers Market is also taking place from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in downtown Oshkosh. Get in a good yoga session and then take a stroll downtown for some treats!

 SEPTEMBER 

Park Hunter - FREE!

Date/Time: Daily, throughout September

Location: Winnebago County Parks and Nature Preserves

The ultimate park scavenger hunt! Explore parks and nature preserves throughout Winnebago County during September. Look for the golden token at Winnebago County Community Park, Coughlin Community Natural Area, Ken Robl Conservation Park, Asylum Point Park, Waukau Creek Nature Preserve, and Waukau Creek Dam. Once you find a golden token, take a selfie with it and send your photo to the Parks Department. Find all the tokens for a chance to win a prize.

 OCTOBER 

Haunted Hustle 5k

Date/Time: October 26 | Arrive at 5 p.m. & 5k starts at 6 p.m.

Location: JP Coughlin Center

The Haunted Hustle is an action-packed event with races and activities for the whole family! As dusk falls the fun begins. Enjoy a post-race bonfire, s’mores, music, straw bales, pumpkin decorating, and more. Jay Philpott, from WVBO, will be playing all your Halloween favorites!

$15 youth fee and $25 for adults. Participants will receive a Junk Band headband, medal, and customized race bib.

Register at pdsfusion.org/bago

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Contact Stephanie at fusionfootwear920@gmail.com.
4-5 pm: Course Marking & Set Up
5-6 pm: Parking Lot Activities
6-7 pm: On Course Runners, Volunteers for Water & Scare Stations, Finish Line
7-8 pm: Finish Line and Clean Up

 NOVEMBER 

Plank-You - FREE!

Date/Time: Daily, throughout November

November is all about what you are "plank-ful" for! The goal is to complete a plank of your choice for as long as you want at 10 different locations marked throughout the park. Snap a selfie in your best plank position and submit it for prizes!

Send selfies to parks@winnebagocountywi.gov

 DECEMBER 

Reindeer Roundup - FREE!

Date/Time: Daily, throughout December

Sleigh-what?! Reindeer are on the run! Four of Santa's young reindeer are loose at the park, and he needs your help to find them before the North Pole closes for the season.

Lace-up your boots and grab your mittens because we're sending out the search party (that's you) to find one reindeer every week this month. We'll post information we've received from Santa's elves about each reindeer to help you find them.

When you find a lost reindeer, take a selfie with it, and send your photo to the Parks Department (email: parks@winnebagocountywi.gov) so we can let Santa and his elves know where to find the lost reindeer.

Each week, we'll choose a lucky winner or two from the photos we receive and reward them with a special gift for helping find the missing reindeer.