Department Overview

The Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department offers a variety of services for the residents of Oconomowoc through the Recreation Division and Parks and Forestry Division.

The Recreation Division provides leisure service opportunities by providing recreation programs, sports leagues, public parks and open spaces, waterfront services, and special events. The Parks and Forestry Division provide support services to the community by maintaining all City public parks / open spaces and managing the city’s urban forest.

We are proud to be a member of Tree City USA and Bird City. For more information on how you can get involved in either of these initiatives, please visit the links for Tree City and Bird City.

The City has developed two long range plans to assist with Parks, Recreation and Forestry opportunities for the City. The Common Council adopted the 2010 Park and Open Space Plan which reviews and updates the inventory of physical facilities and lands which make up the City’s Park and Open Space system. The plan is intended to provide guidance for future improvements and expansion of the system.

The Bicycle and Pedestrian Trail Plan was developed in 2006. Oconomowoc wishes to become a more bicycle and pedestrian-friendly community with greater opportunities for residents to travel both within the City and outside the City to regional destinations without motorized transportation.

  1. Weather Updates For Outdoor Programs

    There's an easy way to stay up to date on weather changes or cancellations for outdoor rec programs. Sign up for Park and Rec New and Announcements. You will get a text or email alert. Read on...
  2. Discounted Tickets Available to Noah's Ark, Milwaukee Zoo

    Discounted tickets to the Milwaukee County Zoo and Noah's Ark are available to purchase at the Oconomowoc Community Center. Read on...
  3. Challenger International Soccer Camp Returns to Roosevelt Park

    Challenger Sports International Soccer Camps will return to Roosevelt Park the week of Aug. 8-12 for ages 4-16. Read on...
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