Lakeside Park

With over 400 acres of open recreational space on the south end of Lake Winnebago, Lakeside Park is a great place to visit. Summertime brings impressive flower displays, boating of all kinds, picnics, and children of all ages to the many playgrounds.

Summer also the marks the opening of the Lakeside Park Lighthouse and its observation tower, open April 15 - October 15, 8am to dusk, weather permitting. Visitors can take nostalgic rides on the miniature train and enjoy the antique carousel. Two separate launches; one with a four-lane concrete ramp, loading piers and parking for 20 rigs and the other launch with two concrete ramps,loading piers and large black and top parking. Canoe rentals and covered bridge.

Location

555 N. Park Avenue, Fond du Lac, WI

Amenities

  • Family-Friendly

Events

Agnesian HealthCare Color Burst 5K

Agnesian HealthCare Color Burst 5K

Saturday, April 25, 2015

AGNESIAN COLOR BURST 5K TWICE THE COLOR, TWICE THE FUN! Registration opens on Monday, March 2nd! WHAT IS THE COLOR BURST 5K? It's a happy, healthy, fun run for the entire family! It is a unique experience focused less on speed and more on crazy fun with family and friends. No matter what your age or athletic ability, the 3.1 miles of the Color Burst course is sure to be worthwhile! HOW DOES IT WORK? Everyone begins the Color Burst wearing a white Color Burst 5K t-shirt (provided with registration) and finishes looking like a tie dyed vat of colored goodness! After the finish, participants are encouraged to stick around for the post-race celebration with food and refreshments followed by the Color Toss Grande Finale. NEW COURSE! MORE COLOR! The 3.1 mile course will loop through and around Lakeside Park, with the start and finish near Oven Island. This year the course is a double-loop, giving participants the opportunity to run through each Color Burst Zone, not just once but TWICE! Twice the color, twice the fun! COLOR BURST ZONES There are five Color Burst Zones on the course, each having a different color. As runners and walkers reach each zone they are blitzed with color by our volunteers. You will loop around the course two times, going through each Color Zone twice. While all products are 100 percent natural and safe, we recommend wearing some kind of eye protection to avoid getting powder in your eyes.

4th Annual Salute The Troops Race

4th Annual Salute The Troops Race

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Salute the Troops will be hosting a Half Marathon and a 5K Run/Walk. The 5K race is completely inside the boundaries of Lakeside Park, the 1/2 marathon uses the park, city streets, and parts of the Fond du Lac Loop recreation trail. We will have vendors present with food, fun, games, and prizes. Begins at Oven Island in Lakeside Park. Our mission is to enable veterans to live full and independent lives by providing resources to empower them to overcome the physical and mental wounds of war. Race course maps and registration are available on the website.