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. 


555 N. Park Avenue, Fond du Lac, WI


  • Family-Friendly


Race the Lake

Race the Lake

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Race the Lake is in its 13th year and an 88-mile race/ride around the majestic Lake Winnebago, full of scenic diversity and is enjoyed by all abilities from professional to the beginning cyclists. WE DO MEAN ALL ABILITIES. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO RACE THIS EVENT. DO IT AT YOUR LEISURE. YOU ONLY HAVE TO SUSTAIN A 12.5 MPH SPEED AND HAVE 5 FOOD STATIONS.

88 Miles
The course will stage the dramatic start at Lakeside Park in Fond du Lac. The journey begins by heading north hugging the west side of Lake Winnebago and traveling through Oshkosh, Neenah, Menasha, Appleton, and to the halfway point at High Cliff State Park. Riders then take the east shoreline of Lake Winnebago - taking in lots of greenery, the mammoth blue lake, and fresh country air. The course goes through Calumetville, Marytown, and St. Peter, and finishes at Lakeside Park (158 E. Harbor Drive) in Fond du Lac.

Sat., Aug. 21 - Lakeside Park
1- 6 p.m. - Registration & Packet Pick up
2  p.m. - Course Talk
4 p.m.- Course Talk

Sun., Aug. 22 - Lakeside Park
4:15-5:30 a.m. - Registration
5:30 a.m. - Race START
2:30 p.m. - Course closes

Cash prims:
This will be announced as we are closer to the event.
-Top 3 Tandem and Relay teams.
*Top 3 in each 5-year increments starting with 19 and under.

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