Parks and Recreation


Rebecca aquatics pro of year
Our Assistant Director for Recreation, Rebecca Price, has the unique and distinguished honor of receiving the 2019 Recreation Professional of the Year and the 2020 Aquatics Professional of the Year from the Wisconsin Parks and Recreation Association. 

Rebecca received the Aquatics Professional of the Year Award on Thursday, February 11th at the Annual WPRA awards ceremony. She was nominated for the award for the thorough planning she put into the 2020 Walter R Bauman Aquatic Center opening and operations. She was recognized for her passion in her mission to make sure that Middleton residents had a safe aquatic outlet for the summer. She was lauded for her belief that recreation allows an opportunity for people to improve their physical and mental wellbeing, and at no time was it more important to meet these needs than during the pandemic.

Congratulations Rebecca for a job well done!
Name Change!
We have officially changed our name!

We now run under the name "Middleton Parks and Recreation"!


Public Lands 

Playgrounds, the skate park, and trails remain open.

Restrooms are available at all parks. Firemen's Park and Parisi Park bathrooms are closed during school hours.   

You are welcome to continue to enjoy trails and park spaces, including the dog parks. Outdoor recreation in the form of walking, biking, hiking, and running can provide valuable physical and mental health benefits. Basketball, ultimate frisbee, soccer, football, and other sports can be played as long as players are wearing masks or unmasked if players maintain 6' of social distance.  

When using park trails and spaces, please continue to take all possible actions to reduce further spread of COVID-19. Maintain 6 feet of space between yourself and any other people, and limit outdoor group size. Wear a mask if you are in a shelter space or if social distancing is not possible. If you do not feel well or someone in your house is sick, please stay home.


 We encourage anyone out enjoying our public lands to help beautify parks or conservancy areas. Although we typically ask that users stay on the trails, if you are able to safely reach litter you can leave the trail to do so. We thank you in advance for helping us beautify the Good Neighbor City.

An image of Lakeview Park with fall foliage with the text 2021 Fall Rec Guide

The Fall 2021 Guide has been released! 

We are so excited for the new programs and new memories we have in store! 

Registration for Fall begins August 23rd.
To register for recreation programs, click the recdesk icon below. 
For more information on how we plan to run our programs, guidelines that we will follow, and expect participants to follow, please click the image below. 

Updated as of July 1st, 2021
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