Parks & Recreation
City of Green Lake Parks and Outdoor Recreation Facilities
Parks and recreation facilities host a number of community benefits for residents and visitors alike:
- Parks and recreation facilities provide venues for residents to lead healthy lifestyles by providing places to walk, run, play, swim, bike, and recreate.
- They are places that promote economic benefits utilized for festivals, community gatherings and sports tourism, bringing people to shops, restaurants, and the downtown area.
- Well maintained and safe parks and facilities are the most visible community service and indicator of the quality of life within the town that can encourage business relocation.
Go out and play and enjoy one of the many parks and facilities the City of Green Lake has to offer you!
Deacon Mills Park
491 South Street
Deacon Mills Park is a community park located in the heart of downtown. The park has an outdoor amphitheater which hosts a variety of special events throughout the year. The park has a large grassy area with flower gardens, picnic tables, a boardwalk along the harbor with a wharf for boat access to the downtown area, a boat launch with boat trailer parking and restroom facilities. In the winter months an ice-skating rink and a warming shed with the help of a private partnership, are provided near the boat launch.
547 Mill Street
Playground Park located downtown on Mill Pond and is one of the most picturesque parks in the area due to the beautiful lighted waterfalls, the foot bridge, mature trees, and lovely sunsets over the pond. The park has playground facilities, a large picnic pavilion, grassy play areas, flower gardens, a restroom facility, and park benches to sit and enjoy the view.
A group named Playground Pals is raising funds to have an All-Inclusive Playground installed at the current Playground Park. To find out more about the project, click on the following link:
Lake Street Outdoor Sports Complex and future Dog Park
557 Lake Street
The Outdoor Sports Complex and future Dog Park is located downtown adjacent to the Puchyan River. The 12-acre site has one 90 ft lighted baseball field, one softball field, basketball courts, a sand volleyball court, 2 tennis/pickle ball courts, a gazebo, restroom facilities, a kayak/canoe boat launch, and picnic tables.
Highknocker Trail Park
564 Highknocker Trail
Hiqhknocker Park is located within a newer neighborhood in the city. The park has a small picnic pavilion with restrooms, BBQ grill, playground equipment, benches, and grass ballfield/open grass area, and a perimeter walking path through an oak savanna area. Residents and visitors enjoy the park for day use and small group gatherings.
Friday Club Park
554 Mill Street
The Friday Club Park is located adjacent to the Sports complex and on the Puchyan River bank. It is the home of the Green Lake Historical Society Train Museum. The museum is open to the public during limited hours of operation. The park has benches and has a footbridge joining the Lake Street Sports Complex and future Dog Park.
Daycholah Lookout is located at the intersection of Lake Street and Illinois Avenue. The park has been developed to protect a viewshed of the lake offering residents and guests a quiet place to enjoy sunsets and beautiful lake views. The park has an historical information sign noting the park name Daycholah meaning “magnificent body of water” referred by the Native American Indians who settled here 10,000 years ago. The park has several benches and a beautifully landscaped walking path down to the lakefront.
Hattie Sherwood Beach Park
450 South Lawson Drive
Hattie Sherwood Beach is rich in history. The land was donated to the city in a land trust and is to be utilized for the purpose of outdoor recreation activities. This beach-oriented park is located at the south end of Lawson Drive along the shoreline. It consists of a swimming beach area, benches, picnic shelter, a fishing dock, shaded grassy area, and restroom facilities. In the past, a lifeguard was onsite during busy times; but due to limitations on operation funds, there is no lifeguard and swimming occurs “at your own risk.”
Hattie Sherwood Campground
451 South Lawson Drive
Hattie Sherwood Campground is located across from the beach. The city owned campground has a rustic appearance and caters to tent camping and small RV camper users, rather than to people using very large RVs. The site amenities include 38 paved sites with electrical hook ups, shower/restroom facilities, picnic tables, designated fire pit areas, playground equipment, a boat launch area located on the north side of the campground with access to Mill Pond. Go online and reserve your site.
Canal Street Boat Launch
567 Gold Street
Canal Street Boat launch has access to Mill Pond and provides parking for vehicles and boat trailers.
Multi-Use Trail/Linear Park
Trails allow the city to offer residents and visitors an environmentally friendly mode of transportation. Through grants obtained from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation along with room tax revenues, the city was able to develop a 10-foot-wide non-motorized multi-use path on the west side of the city. This path connects the Green Lake Conference Center with the rest of the Green Lake community without having to cross State Highway 23. It begins at the Conference Center to South Lawson Drive and continues along the south and east side of State Highway 23 to North Street. This path provides safety for walkers, bikers, and joggers as it is separated from the motorized portion of the highway.
The indoor gym is part of the City Hall building. The city and community groups use the gym for sports leagues, large meetings and events.
For more information on parks and facilities please contact #920-294-6912 Monday- Friday 8am-4:30pm.