Cornerstone Crossing Conservancy
This 13.6 acres nature conservancy park has .9 miles of pedestrian/walking paths, which connects the Foxmead Subdivision to the commercial district along Hwy 36.
North River Street
The public boat launch is located here,adjacent to the Village Hall Park. The motor boat launch is open from 8:00 am-10:00 pm from April 1 to October 30. Huening Park also has a picnic bench and historical monument stone.
River Bend Park
103 W. Main Street
This 0.3 acre park is located by the Main Street bridge along the Fox River. The park provides a nice picnicking/rest area near the Downtown Business District. It also provides public access to the Fox River for fishing and environmental studies.
Safety Building Park
122 N. Second Street
The Safety Building Park, located on east side of the Fox River provides pedestrian access to the river for fishing and picnicking. The park is slated for improvements in the Riverfront/Ten Club Park Redevelopment Project.
Ten Club Park
100 S. 1st Street
Ten Club Park is located in the center of the Village on the Fox River and is also slated for improvements and additional parking.The Village will begin working with the community to develop a plan to enhance Ten Club Park.
Village Hall Park
123 N. River Street
The Village Hall Park is located in the center of the Village next to the Fox River. The extensive grassy area affords visitors with ample space for picnicking walking, or relaxing. The park also contains two functioning rain gardens.
Located on the Fox River, it is a prime fishing spot, attracting many visitors to the Village. The park is used by many local groups such as the Public Library's summer programs, River Rhythms summer concert series, and Full Moon 4 Miler. The park has a stage with lighting and electrical for special events. A canoe/kayak launch is located here with paddle sport rentals expected to open May 19, 2017.
625 S. First Street
Whitford Park is the center of summer activity within the Village. Located on the far south side along the Fox River, it hosts the Fourth of July activities and many fund raising projects for local community service organizations. This 12.8 acre park with three lighted baseball and softball diamonds is home to local leagues, serving approximately 550 registered players plus spectators annually. The semi-pro and legion baseball league draws thousands more annually. A volleyball court and a preschool play area with swings, a slide and climbing structure complete the recreational area. The Fox River is also a popular fishing site. The extensive grassy area affords visitors with space for walking or jogging.
The park has two options for community groups, businesses, and individual who would like to hold company picnics, family reunions, showers, and the like. A picnic pavilion with tables, a concession stand, and restroom facilities and the Ray Seidel Community Building which holds 200, has a kitchen area, and rest rooms are available to rent.
Canoes! Kayaks! SUPs!
Tandem Kayak/Canoe......$50/4 hr
Upgrade Kayak Paddle.....$10 rental
2.5 hr intro class................$60/person
2-3 hr guided trip...............$60/person
The Fox River
The Fox River winds through the center of the Village from north to south. To the north, travelers will encounter the 1800-acre Lake Tichigan above the Waterford Dam. The River continues south into Illinois. Fishing and boating are the two primary recreational activities, with fishing from the dam and riverbank and the two boat launches north of the dam to accommodate boaters.
The Fox River is considered by many to be the Village's most valuable yet under-utilized natural resource. Public access to the river can be found at River Bend Park, Safety Building Park, Ten Club Park, Village Hall Park and Whitford Park, and the public motorized boat launch at Huening Park which is open April 1 to October 30 from 8:00 am-10:00 pm. Canoe/kayak launches were constructed above and below the Waterford Dam in 2015, allowing easy access from the headwaters in Waukesha County to the Illinois state line (launches were also be constructed around the Rochester Dam for easy portage).
The Village also has a lease agreement with Fox River Paddle Sports which offers rentals of canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddle boards (SUPs) at the Village Hall launch site. Visit www.foxriverpaddlesports.com for more information.