CITY OF RICE LAKE

Barron County, Wisconsin -- Population 8,419 (2010 Census)
Photo montage: butterfly, bicyclists on a trail, a father and daughter playing outside, and sunflowers
 

Parks

The Parks Maintenance Division is responsible for maintaining approximately 200 acres of parkland and recreation trails. The Parks Maintenance Division also maintains city sports and athletic facilities, including softball and baseball fields, football fields, soccer fields, outdoor ice rinks, tennis courts, and basketball courts. In addition, the Parks Maintenance Division provides support for special events and community festivals. Click on the links below to find a park located near you

Veterans Memorial Park, (formally City Park) and Band Shell, 20 East Stout Street (2.0 acres)

Veterans Memorial Park, formally known as City Park, is utilized as a community park.  Natural features include a rolling terrain with access to Rice Lake.  The park area is directly accessible to neighboring residential areas and to lake related activities. Amenities include an ADA compliant shelter and restrooms, a small storage area, picnic tables, drinking fountains, and playground equipment. Specialized recreation facilities include two lighted tennis courts, a Veteran's War Memorial, Civil War monument, fountain, and a architecturally designed band shell with storage.

Earl Clanton Memorial Park, 1204 Hammond Ave. (16 acres)

Earl Clanton Memorial Park is a community park located on Hammond Avenue and on County Rd. SS and is adjacent to the Rice Lake Hockey Arena on the north end of the City. Facilities at this park include two lighted softball diamonds, a flag/touch football field, a fenced playground area, and a multi-purpose building which includes a concession stand, ADA compliant restrooms, press box, storage room and a sheltered picnic area.  Each softball diamond as well as the football field is equipped with electric scoreboards and a public address system.

FFA Park (2.75 acres)

This park is located near Hammond Avenue at Lakeshore Drive and borders Rice Lake.  The natural features of the area are primarily wooded and wetlands.  The area is semi-developed with some limited trails and bridges over wetlands.

Fred Tate Memorial Park, 33 Ann St (6.10 acres)

Tate Park serves Rice Lake as a community park and is located on the western terminus of Ann Street.  Amenities include two lighted softball diamonds, playground equipment, picnic shelter, batting cage, basketball court, parking lot, a multi-purpose building with a concession stand, restrooms, press box and storage area.  Each ball diamond is equipped with electric scoreboards and public address systems.

Florence Shudlick Memorial Park, 701 Hatten Avenue (2.3 acres)

This neighborhood park is located in the southwestern part of the city on Hatten Avenue. The natural features of the park include a sloped terrain to the Red Cedar River.  Amenities include picnic tables, grills, playground equipment, swing benches, shelter, horseshoe pits, restrooms, off-street parking, and blacktop walkways.

Hiawatha Park, Monroe Ave (33.60 acres)

This park is located in the far northeastern corner of the city. The park is located on a point of land between Rice Lake and the Red Cedar River.  There is a .06 acre parcel with water access, which was a former Rice Lake beach along the Red Cedar River. The park is in a residential area and is heavily wooded with a series of non-developed foot paths.  Approximately 60% of this park is located in Rice Lake Township. Amenities include a picnic table.

Holsum Riverside Park, 190 S. Main Street (4.0 acres)

This park is located along the Red Cedar Ricer near the southwest corner of the Main Street Bridge. The upper portion of park is relatively flat terrain with a steep embankment to the river. Amenities include picnic tables.

Hunter's Memorial Park, 1215 Linden Avenue (.8 acres)

 

 This neighborhood park is located on the northwest corner of the city on the corner of Linden Avenue and Whitetail Drive. Amenities include a picnic shelter with a kitchenette, ADA compliant restrooms, playground, basketball court and picnic tables, off street parking and sidewalks.  

Indian Mounds Park, 1015 Lakeshore Drive (2.7 acres)

Indian Mounds Park is a historical burial site and passive recreation area and is adjacent to Rice Lake.  Natural features include a wooded area with lake front green way.  Amenities include historical marker and text, Indian Burial Mounds, a unique pipe stone shelter, picnic tables, grills, bench swings and a boat dock.

Lakefront, Lakeshore Drive (.769 acres)

This is a green way located along a half mile of lake frontage between Lakeshore Drive and the lake. Amenities include docks, bench swings, and picnic tables.

Moon Lake Park, 800 East South Street, (73.0 acres)

This community park is located on the east end of South Street. Amenities include soccer fields, softball fields, skate park, a .61 mile hiking trail, two shelters with ADA compliant restrooms, and one shelter equipped with a concession stand, picnic tables, and a boat dock.

Narrows Park, 815 East Sawyer Street (4.0 acres)

The park is located where Sawyer Street Bridge crosses the narrow channel of Rice Lake. Natural features included a level wooded terrain with a steep slope down to the shoreline of Rice Lake. Amenities include a shelter with a stone indoor and outdoor fireplace, ADA compliant restrooms, picnic tables, grills, playground equipment, horseshoe pits, storage shed, and a boat dock. 

Rice Lake Dog Park, East Lemler Rd. (11.64 acres)

Rice Lake Off Leash Dog Park- AKA Lemler Landfill is located on the east end of Lemler Road. Amenities include a fenced in space for dogs to run and cobbled pathways, shelter, benches and picnic tables.

 

 

Roux Park,1210 West Marshall Street, (7.5 acres)

This community park is located in a residential area towards the western end of Marshall Street. Amenities include a softball/baseball field, a basketball court, horse shoe pits, shelter, picnic tables, grills, a playground, parking and restrooms.

Wolfinger Bird Sanctuary, East Orchard Beach Lane (7.73 acres)

This non-developed natural resource area is currently a bird sanctuary park and is located on East Orchard Beach Lane. The natural features of this area are woodlands and wetlands, with Rice Lake frontage on two sides of the parcel. It has no amenities at this time.
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