Lakeside Park

Bring the family out for fun at Fond du Lac's 400-acre Lakeside Park, on Lake Winnebago, Wisconsin's largest inland lake.

Walk-up lighthouse, picnic area, shelters, pavilion, playground, zip line, petting zoo, ball diamonds, marina, rides, boat-launch ramps, handicapped-accessible fishing platforms, new boat dock on Oven Island, Lakeside park segment of the Fond du Lac Loop, and kayak and pedal boat rentals. Also includes a fountain, large playground equipment area with an accessible playground, concessions, full-service marina and gazebos. 

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. 

Park glows with thousands of holiday lights and animated displays including holiday music each December. 


555 N. Park Avenue, Fond du Lac, WI


  • Family-Friendly


Symphonic Band Americana Concert & Fireworks

Symphonic Band Americana Concert & Fireworks

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Held in the historic Joseph Schmitz Bandstand every year since 1903, this July 4 tradition features vocalist Dan Fee, euphonium soloist John Ahl-strom, music by American composers, patriotic favorites, and stirring American marches. Fireworks on the lakefront at dusk after concert.

Agnesian HealthCare Ready, Set, Glow 5K

Agnesian HealthCare Ready, Set, Glow 5K

Saturday, July 29, 2017

The Fond du Lac Family YMCA is changing up their family fun run this year! The Agnesian HealthCare Color Burst 5K is out of color and glowing in excitement over the new event....taking place AFTER DARK and moving to July 29th.

The Agnesian HealthCare Ready, Set, Glow is a neon, nighttime 5K walk/run event for the entire family. Participants come dressed in their favorite glow-gear & event t-shirt, then join the pre-run festivities as they “get their glow on” at our sponsored neon swag stations. Waves of runners will begin the run just as the sun sets, making their way around a music-filled, double loop in Lakeside Park. They will stop along the way at black light GLOW ZONES, collecting more glow swag, and getting the full effect of their neon glow. Everyone is encouraged to stick around for the Foam Finale Finish and illuminating post-run celebration.Individual and group prizes will be awarded to the “Best in Glow.”

Create lasting memories with your family and friends, and light the way to the finish line!

Registration dates: May 29 – July 21, 2017 Packet Pick-up at the Y: Friday, July 28 - 4-6 pm Race Day: Saturday, July 29 Same Day Packet Pick-up: 6:30-8:15 pm – Oven Island Event Registration: 6:30-8:15 pm – Oven Island Glow Swag Sponsor Booths: 6:30-8:15 pm – Oven Island Ready, Set, Glow begins: 8:30 pm wave start from Oven Island Foam Finale Finish: Post-run REGISTRATION Register online through July 21st using your MY ACCOUNT information or register in person at the Y. See our ONLINE REGISTRATION page for additional information on how to access your online account. Same day registration will be available for an extra fee.