The Oshkosh area is filled with parks. Residents and visitors have enjoyed the area’s beloved parkland for more than a century and the tradition continues today. These parks are ideal for activities like birdwatching, hiking, biking, fishing, and ice skating.
Here are some of the Oshkosh area’s most popular parks.
Located on the shore of Lake Winnebago, this is Oshkosh’s most beautiful park. The park is a popular fishing and picnicking spot and a great place to see the sunrise. It features a free zoo and miles of paved trails that make the park a pleasant place for a stroll.
This park on Oshkosh’s south side features a paved trail, baseball, softball and basketball facilities, an ice rink, picnic shelters, a splash pad and more.
The 270-acre Winnebago County Community Park is home to trails, soccer fields, an archery range, rugby fields, disc golf courses, small fishing lakes, and a dog park. Groomed cross-country ski trails can be found here in the winter.
Red Arrow Park
On Oshkosh’s west side, you’ll find a park that features baseball diamonds, a disc golf course, a sledding hill, a picnic area, and a skate park.
Asylum Point Park
Just a few miles north of Oshkosh, a promontory known as Asylum Point extends into the water. At this park, you will find the Asylum Point Lighthouse (not open to the public), picnic areas, and walking trails.
A conservation area just west of Oshkosh features 1,200 acres of wetlands that are open to public use. Explore the Terrell’s Island Trail, a popular and unique trail on a break wall of Lake Butte des Morts. The trail is 2.4 miles out-and-back. The conservation area also includes several hiking trails and features abundant wildlife.
Lasley Point Archeological Site
About two miles north of Winneconne, a 47-acre recreation area on the location of an Oneota Indian village. Archeological excavations ended decades ago and the site is now a place to enjoy nature throughout the seasons.
Explore the nature trails in this 64-acre preserve located north of the Village of Waukau on Delhi Road off County Road K. The site includes Rush Creek, the only flowing stream in Winnebago County. The preserve is home to many species of birds and is filled with beautiful wildflowers during warmer months. In the winter, the preserve is open to cross country skiing.