Lakeside Park

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

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


Jaunt for Jonah

Jaunt for Jonah

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Jonah Juedes was a beloved son, student, and friend who passed away in the summer of 2013. This will be the sixth annual event in memory of Jonah benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Camp. The race starts at 9:30 a.m. T-shirt/bib pickup: Friday, April 26, 4:00-6:00 p.m. Fond du Lac Recreation Department 85 Morningside Drive. Fond du Lac, WI 54935 Late pickup: Race day, Lakeside Park, 8:30 a.m. Registration fee: 15 years and older - $30 14 years and under - $15 Please make check payable to Jaunt for Jonah (Registration is tax-deductible.) Registrations after April 13th will not receive a t-shirt. Same day registration available 9-9:30 am. If registered by April 13th, t-shirt is included. 5K run/walk. Choice of timed or untimed. Proceeds donated to MDA.

Salute the Troops Half Marathon & Ruck March

Salute the Troops Half Marathon & Ruck March

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Our 8th Annual Half Marathon is upon us! We are so excited to announce that we have added a Ruck March to our event day! * dog-friendly**

Saturday, May 25, 2019
Check in: 6:00-6:45 am
Opening ceremonies: 6:45 am
Start Time: 7:00 am Start
Location: Lakeside Park - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
1. Half-Marathon run $65 until 5/4 Start time @ 7 a.m.
2. Half Marathon Ruck $60 Start Time w/ run race @ 7 a.m.
3. 5K run $25 until 5/4 Start time 7:30 a.m.
4. 5K Ruck $20 Start Time w/ 5k run race @ 7:30 a.m. 5.
Kids Fun Run 1/2 mile Starts Time: 9:30 am. This is a kids "fun run" for participants 12 and under. Also, kids will have timed bib tags.

Registration Fee: $10 All kids who finish the race will receive a participation ribbon. Awards will be given!!