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Public Lands, Recreation, & Forestry

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Our Department seeks to provide a parks and recreation system that meets the needs of current residents and future generations. We strive to preserve and protect the City’s open space, water, cultural, and natural resources. Our parks and recreation programs are designed to enhance the quality of life for City of Middleton residents. The purpose of the Recreation Division is to serve as a catalyst in the development, initiation, coordination, and the support for a variety of leisure time activities and facilities for residents of all ages. We aim to provide additional educational opportunities to the community to promote a healthy and active lifestyle through recreational programming.  The Forestry Division maintains the health of all publicly owned trees along city streets and parklands, and educates the public regarding tree pests, diseases, and new urban forestry programs. 

The Middleton Hills boardwalk is closed until further notice due to high water levels.

Trail Use Reminder:
Middleton Public Lands, Recreation, & Forestry staff wants to remind residents and conservancy area users the importance of staying on dedicated paths.  Users who leave the path endanger native plants and the ecosystem.  Also, it is against city ordinance to remove plants, including mushrooms, from public lands.  Users of the public lands system should report concerns or issues to our office at or by phone at 608-821-8360.



2017 Summer Recreation Guide

Winter/Spring Recreation Guide 

Register for Programs & Reserve a Shelter Online

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We strongly enourage you to create an account online PRIOR to in-house or mail-in registration. It is FREE to create an account.

How-to-Guide for Online Program Registration

How-to-Guide for Online Facitility Reservation

2014-2019 Comprehensive Open Space Plan
Final Comprehensive Park & Open Space Plan: 2014  -2019

Volunteer Information
If you are interested in volunteering for the Public Lands Department, please contact us at 608-821-8360 or .  The volunteer waiver and photo release form is needed prior to starting any volunteer projects. 

Department Hotline & Updates
Wondering if your program is cancelled, if a trail is closed for maintenance, etc? We now have a hotline! Please call 608-821-8357. This line does not take messages and is only updated when there has been an update from the department. 

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Harvey John & Lucille Taylor Memorial Park
Coming soon! Learn more about this wonderful donated park on our          
Current Projects and Events page.

Splash Pad
Our Splash Pad is located at Lakeview Park (6300 Mendota Avenue)
Memorial Day-Labor Day

Quarry Skate Park
Quarry Park Skate Facility Rules 
The Skate Park is currently CLOSED. Please respect posted hours and rules. The Public Lands Division reserves the right to close the facility at anytime without notice for vandalism, repairs, and unsafe conditions. (updated 12/6/16)

Cross Country Ski Trails -
(updated 2/14/17)
For more information please go to the trails page of our website. 

Ice Rinks - CLOSED (updated 2/14/17)
Parkside Heights Park (3300 Northbrook Drive),
Stricker Pond 
Middleton Hills
Esser Pond

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Middleton Baseball and Softball Commission

For information regarding the Middleton Baseball and Softball Commission, please visit:

Contact Us

7426 Hubbard Ave.
Middleton, WI 53562

Main:     (608) 821-8360
Hotline:  (608) 821-8357
Fx:        (608) 827-1057


Labor Day - Memorial Day
Monday - Friday
8:15 am - 3:00 pm

Memorial - Labor Day