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, splash pad, 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 marinas, 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. 

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


Location

555 N. Park Avenue, Fond du Lac, WI

Amenities

  • Family-Friendly

Events

Salute the Troops Annual Races

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Salute the Troops 10th annual races will take place on Saturday, May 29. Registration is open now! Please note, registration price increases after March 31, 2021 at 11:59pm CDT. To learn more, please visit the website or email the race coordinator.

Half Marathon

 Saturday, May 29, 2021
Start Time: 7:00 am
Start Location: Lakeside Park - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Route: See map below
Packet Pickup: Race day packet pickup is available on Saturday morning from 6am until 6:45am. Timing Chips will be available at Packet Pickup.

Online registration closes at midnight, May 27, 2021. Participants can still register on the day of the event. ​Racers must finish within three hours.

Awards are presented on race day to the overall male & female finishers, the top male & female finishers in each age category (excluding the overall winners), and the top male & female veteran finisher.


The top overall male and female finishers will receive a plaque and $200 -- talk about a run for your money! We are proud of you! All Half Marathon finishers receive a finishers medal.

Dobogai Memorial 5K Race

Saturday, May 29, 2021
Start Time: 7:30 am
Start Location: Lakeside Park - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Route: See map below
Packet Pickup: Race day packet pickup is available on Saturday morning from 6am until 6:45am. Timing Chips will be available at Packet Pickup.

Online registration closes at midnight on May 27, 2021. Participants can still register on the day of the event.

Awards are presented on race day to the overall male & female finishers, the top male & female finishers in each age category (excluding the overall winners), and the top male & female veteran finisher overall.

Brandon Michael Memorial Ruck March

Saturday, May 29, 2021
Start Time:

Half-Marathon Ruck ($60) Start Time 6:00 a.m.

5K Ruck ($20) Start Time w/ 5k race @ 7:00 a.m. 

(dogs are welcome on the 5k Ruck)
Start Location: Lakeside Park - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Route: See map below
Packet Pickup: Race day packet pickup is available on Saturday morning from 6am until 6:45am. Timing Chips will be available at Packet Pickup.

Online registration closes at midnight on May 27, 2021. Participants can still register the day of the event.

Packs are required to get the full effect- 20 lbs are recommended but not mandatory.

This race is done in partnership with NAMI Fond du Lac. 

Fox Valley Savings Bank 2021 Kids' Race

Saturday, May 29, 2021
Start Time: 9:30 am
Start Location: Lakeside Park - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

This is a kids "fun run" for participants 12 and under. Also, kids will have timed bib tags.

 Registration Fee: $10 (Online registration closes at midnight on May 27, 2021. Participants can still register the day of the event.)

All kids who finish the race will receive a participation ribbon.

43rd Annual Walleye Weekend Free Family Festival

43rd Annual Walleye Weekend Free Family Festival

Friday, June 11, 2021 - Sunday, June 13, 2021

Walleye Weekend celebrates 43 years of free family fun for everyone! The centerpiece to the festival is the Mercury Marine National Walleye Tournament featuring 300 boats and 600 contestants vying for first place.  Always during the 2nd Saturday of June, start your summer with a visit to this free family festival at Lakeside Park.

Fond du Lac's largest free family festival includes all-day fun, including live music on four stages, children's entertainment and activities, sports tournaments, concession sales, the Mercury Marine National Walleye Tournament, exhibits, and much more! Also including Walleyball Softball, a Hole-in-One Challenge, Motorcycle Poker Ride, Strongman Competition, Volleyball Tournament, A huge Corn Hole tournament, Wild World of Animals, Pier Pups Canine Dock Jumping Competition, Agnesian HealthCare Walleye Run/Walk and so much more.

Families with kids of all ages are invited for a collection of exciting, FamilyLand activities, including Balloon Magic, Football Toss, Face Painting, Boats on Water, Face Painting, Helicopter Rides, and more.  Sunday is Family Day with a parade, photo ops, and more activities for the whole family to enjoy together.  Don't miss out on the fun stop by Walleye Weekend.


https://www.walleyeweekend.com/