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. 


Location

555 N. Park Avenue, Fond du Lac, WI

Amenities

  • Family-Friendly

Events

Salute the Troops Memorial Races

Salute the Troops Memorial Races

Saturday, May 23, 2020

The 9th Annual Salute the Troops will be hosting a 1/2 marathon race, The Derek Dobogai Memorial 5K Run/Walk, The Brandon Michael Memorial 1/2 marathon and 5K Ruck March, along with a fun kids run.

The 1/2 marathon course takes you through the city of Fond du Lac and utilizes the recreation trail. The 5K race is completely inside the boundaries of beautiful Lakeside Park. We will have vendors present with food, fun, games, and prizes. Begins at Oven Island in Lakeside Park.

Race course maps, registration, and FAQ's are available on the website.

Art on the Island

Art on the Island

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Join us in celebrating 52 years of this iconic Fine Arts & Crafts Fair! Walk through Lakeside Park and Oven Island along the shores of Lake Winnebago, as you browse the works from artists from all over the Midwest.

Come support the Fond du Lac Artists' Association Scholarship Fund as well as give back to the art community. Shop from a variety of fine arts and "original-in-design" crafts including paintings, ceramics, jewelry, garden art and more. Bid high in the Silent Auction Pavilion and admire the works of the High School Scholarship recipients, beneficiaries of silent auction proceeds. Enjoy music and the children's/youth art area with fun activities that will keep them busy all day. There will also be a chainsaw carver, face painters, music, and fun for the whole family.