Winneconne Area Parks


Visit Our Parks...

Winneconne is located on the shores of Lake Winneconne, Lake Poygan and the Wolf River. The Village of Winneconne boasts 72 acres of public park land from which to enjoy "History's Crossing Place." Our park system provides opportunity for casual picnics, family and group gatherings, as well as multiple recreational activities. Our waterfront and public docking facilities offer opportunities to enjoy the excitement of the spring Walleye and White Bass runs or summer and fall fishing. The bridge over the Wolf River is the only bridge in the Fox River Valley to offer dedicated space for fishing. While visiting the Village, stroll our quiet tree-lined streets; enjoy shopping in one of our many downtown shops or dining in one of the Main Street restaurants.

For more information on Winnebago County's only village, or for reservations for use of our park system please call 920-582-4381 or email us.

Visit us on the web: www.winneconnewi.gov

Village of Winneconne
30 First Street
P.O. Box 488
Winneconne WI 54986

Park & Shelter Reservations...

Our park and shelter reservation service allows families, groups and organizations to reserve park and shelters for family reunions and picnics, corporate picnics, wedding and wedding receptions, etc. The fee for shelter reservations varies with size, residency, and location. Reservations are made on a first-come basis beginning the first business day in January of each year.

To reserve one of our six shelters, stop by the Village Hall, 30 South 1st Street, from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Please call 920-582-4381 for more information and availability.

Park shelters require a key. A deposit of $25 (separate check) must be paid upon key pick-up. Shelter keys can be picked up at the Village Hall before 4:30 pm on Friday for a weekend reservation and returned by Tuesday after the rental date.

Park forms are also available on the Village of Winneconne website: www.winneconnewi.gov.

Historical Society Museum Complex...

Located on the east end of Arthur Marble Park is the Village's historic complex which includes the 1871 Winneconne Railroad Depot, the turn of the century "Little House," an 1889 one-room schoolhouse, the Kay Wilde Doll Cottage and the Steamboat Museum.

Local history, rare artifacts and changing exhibits are featured in all buildings and on the museum grounds.

The museum complex is open on Sunday from 1:30 to 4:30 pm, from Memorial Day through Labor Day and by special appointment. Tour groups are welcome.

For more information, call 920-582-7643 or 920-582-4132. Website

 

Waterfront Park...

Located on South 1st Street, across from the Village Municipal Center is Waterfront Park. With frontage on the beautiful Wolf River it is home to our Amphitheater. Here is where we celebrate the Sovereign State Days Celebration & Youth Concerts.

A 21-slip public docking facility makes this a popular family destination to enjoy a concert, or to "launch" a stroll along our newly renovated downtown Main Street business, shopping and dining district.

Fishing Tournaments have also become very popular. The Winneconne Chamber hosts one of the largest tournaments, the In-Fisherman's Professional Walleye Trail.

 


Arthur Marble Park...

In 1966, Winneconne native Arthur Marble bequeathed a substantial sum of money to be used for "recreation and beautification." From this donation came the acquisition of a 43.5 acre parcel on the west edge of the village.

A centerpiece of the village, Arthur Marble Park is home to a four-acre swimming pond, three ball fields, basketball courts, volleyball courts, archery range and toddler and youth playground equipment.

Two shelters are available to rent for private use.

The channel through Marble Park is a favorite fishing location and is bounded on two sides by an improved path, which is handicap accessible and has handicap fishing spots.

 


Lake Winneconne Park...

In the early 1940's the Children's Country Home, a non-denominational home for dependent and neglected children, sold this beautiful 28-acre waterfront to Winnebago County for use as a County Park. Through a strong community initiative the village has obtained ownership of this property and begun an aggressive improvement program.

The gazebo on the knoll overlooking Lake Winneconne and the Wolf River and is becoming a popular wedding site.

Picnic shelters with seasonal restroom facilities, playground structures, ball fields, horseshoe pits and a sandy swimming beach are complemented by a boat launch and boat docking facility.

Enjoy a stroll along the southern shore or drop a fishing line in some of Wisconsin's most productive fishing waters.

 


Bridge Fishing...

The Winneconne bridge is the only bridge in Wisconsin from which fishing is legal.

From spring to late fall someone is usually fishing the Winneconne bridge. Day or night it keeps downtown lively.

It has been said "you're not a true Wisconsin Angler unless you have dropped a line over the Winneconne Bridge."

Because of its popularity, two steel grids were added on the south side for fishing and safety.