One of the best ways to experience the great outdoors of Wisconsin is through one of its many beautiful parks. From parks that are home to historic cathedrals, to kid-friendly areas offering splash parks to cool off, Wisconsin’s parks can please a variety of guests. Here are 10 of the most beautiful in the state.
The Monona Youth Dream Park is the perfect park for the kiddos. Explore the castle-like features of turrets, walls and bridges, a moat, and a scary dragon. Let your mind be at easy because the park is surrounded by a wooden fence. Tire swings, bridges, fire poles, tunnels, and tree houses make for a perfect away to waste a couple hours.
A small green park filled with walking paths and large tress make escaping the craziness that the city of Milwaukee has to offer easy. Rest your eyes on the historic Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist located on the west side of the park. The park is host to many events throughout the year such as the cities official Christmas tree, a seasonal farmers market, and “Jazz in the Park.”
The perfect getaway awaits you for the weekend or for the day. Relax at Blackhawk Lake Recreational area by renting a campsite or cabin. Try your hand at hunting and fishing, get moving by hiking or biking the area, or relax on their beach. Blackhawk Lake in Highland, Wisconsin, really does have it all.
Enjoy a peaceful stroll through Hoyt Park in Madison. Inhabited by both forest and prairie grass the area is perfect for those trying to escape the congestion of the city. One can also find a full-sized basketball court, play equipment, and a grassy area other recreational sports.
Check out the view from 600 feet above the city of La Crosse on Grandad Bluff. This park also overlooks the Mississippi River on a beautiful hike to the top. A shelter was built at the top for resting and sightseeing. The bluffs are a hot commodity in the area, seasonal activities like it’s annual New Year’s Fireworks are set off from the top.
Ted Fritsch Park is the perfect place for both relaxation and activities. Playground equipment to keep the kids at bay, a horseshoe pit, basketball court, tennis court, softball field, volleyball court, and soccer field for fun pick up games with the friends. Plus, an ice rink in the winter months!
Up and coming town, Deerfield, Wisconsin, added a new addition to the area a few years ago. They offer a full playground with modernly different equipment. A full-sized basketball court, tennis court, and their signature splash park, which is a real hit during the heat of the summer. Take a break and rest under their convenient pavilion on site.
Cave Point is a popular place for tourists to stop and enjoy the scenery. They are most known for their underwater limestone worn cliffs and caves. Underwater enthusiasts of all kinds flock to the historic caves, but for those who prefer to stay dry, the park offers fire rings, grills, picnic tables, and restrooms.
South Park in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, offers so many great activities for community for community members. Walk on the winding trail or play a pick-up game of basketball on their court. In the winter residents can ice skate on the snaking river. Not to mention their summer splash pad and playground equipment.
Waukesha Frame Park is great for all ages. Take a walk around the Fox River, visit their seasonal farmer’s market, or rent from High Roller Fun Rentals. Rent anything from bikes to paddle boats to kayaks.