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


Art on the Island-Canceled

Art on the Island-Canceled

Sunday, June 7, 2020


It is with great regret that due to the newest directives on large gatherings, we have decided to cancel the 2020 Art on the Island. The health, safety and overall well being of the community is always our top priority.

The decision to cancel Art on the Island this year has been a difficult one. The Fond du Lac Artists’ Association has been putting on this annual art event since 1968 and though we’ve had years of inclement weather this is the first time we have had to cancel this event. In addition to a high-quality art show, the Art on the Island Silent Auction is the sole fundraising event for two Harold Berkohlz scholarships awarded to High School Seniors pursuing a degree in an art-related field, as well as various children’s art programs and events in the community.

Please look for us at the Saturday Downtown Farmer’s Market this summer with Chalk-it-Up drawing for the children and art sales to benefit the 2021 scholarships. 

If you would like to learn more about supporting art in the Fond du Lac area community please email [email protected].

42nd Annual Walleye Weekend Free Family Festival-RESCHEDULED

42nd Annual Walleye Weekend Free Family Festival-RESCHEDULED

Friday, June 12, 2020 - Sunday, June 14, 2020


Walleye Weekend celebrates its 42nd anniversary with free family fun for everyone! Centerpiece to the festival is the Mercury Marine National Walleye Tournament featuring 300 boats and 600 contestants vying for first place.  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, 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, Motorcycle Poker Ride, Strongman Competition, Volleyball Tournament, Boss of the Moss, Corn Hole, Pier Pups Canine Dock Jumping Competition, Agnesian HealthCare Walleye Run/Walk and so much more.

Don't miss out on the fun stop by Walleye Weekend. Familyland invites you to bring the kids along for a collection of exciting, family-friendly activities, including Balloon Magic, Football Toss, Face Painting, Boats on Water, Face Painting, Helicopter Rides and more.