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


Race the Lake

Race the Lake

Sunday, August 23, 2020

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 beginning cyclists.  Do the event as an individual, or with a team!

DISTANCE 88 miles. The course will stage on Harbor View Dr at the same location as the FINISH 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.

PERKS Dri-wick shirt, finishers' medal, ample food stations. Also receive food, goody bag, and handcrafted Stone Arch beer after the event. Hammergel will be on the course also.

Lakeside Triple Feature

Lakeside Triple Feature

Thursday, August 27, 2020 - Saturday, August 29, 2020

Lakeside Park will be transformed into a Drive-in Movie Theater for 3 nights at the end of summer. 3 family-friendly movies were chosen with our overall theme being “Move to the Music.”
• Trolls - Thursday Night presented by Grande Cheese (Thursday, August 27, 2020)
• Grease - Friday Night presented by Michels Corporation (Friday, August 28, 2020)
• Sing - Saturday Night presented by Mercury Marine (Saturday, August 29, 2020)

Concessions will be available through a cash-less ordering system and delivered car hop style. Tickets will be available at Limited spaces are available. One ticket per vehicle. Goody bags included with ticket purchase.

The event site opens at 6:30pm with each movie starting at 8:30pm (All vehicles must be on event grounds by 8:15pm for safety reasons).
*Please enter at intersection of Doty and Harborview. 

 Weather Make-up Dates:  September 10, 11 & 12 (if needed)