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.
555 N. Park Avenue, Fond du Lac, WI
International Migratory Bird Day
Saturday, May 7, 2016
• A Nature Walk in Lakeside Park will follow a brief talk. Look for spring migrants traveling along the Lake Winnebago shoreline, water fowl including possibly pelicans, cormorants, terns, yellow warblers, and more.
• Walk Leader, Terry Leasa
Bring binoculars if you have them and shoes suitable for outdoor experiences. The Nature Walks are sponsored by ParkWatch. Audubon will have a limited number of binoculars available for use during the nature walks.
5th Annual Salute The Troops Race
Saturday, May 28, 2016
Salute the Troops will be hosting a 5K Run/Walk along with a kids race. The 5K race is completely inside the boundaries of Lakeside Park. 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.