Recreational Facilities

Throughout the Wisconsin Rapids area, you’ll find recreational facilities for swimming, skateboarding, riding BMX bikes, playing tennis and more.

Aubey Park

1550 4th Street
Port Edwards , Wisconsin

Located on 4th Street between Bruener Ave and Seneca Road. Sandy areas with playground equipment. Gazebo with picnic tables. BBQ grills. Large grassy area for soccer or outdoor games.

Ben Hansen Park

1900 Block of 2nd Avenue South
Wisconsin Rapids , Wisconsin

Picnic areas with tables, shelters, play area, sand volleyball courts, restrooms, bike trail, Firefighter’s Memorial.

Buena Vista Wildlife Area

Highway W
Wisconsin Rapids , Wisconsin

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The Buena Vista Grassland and interconnecting Leola Marsh, located in Portage and Adams counties, consist of the best and most extensive prairie chicken habitat left in Wisconsin. Just 10 miles east of Wisconsin Rapids on Hwy. W, the area totals more than 11,000 acres. Every April volunteers from across the state and the country come to the Buena Vista Area to aid in the spring prairie chicken census. Download a Buena Vista Wildlife Area Map and the adjoining Leola Marsh Wildlife Area Map prior to your visit. Check our Calendar of Events for more information and to make your viewing reservation!

Bull’s Eye Country Club

2800 Ridgewood Trail
Wisconsin Rapids , Wisconsin

Phone: (715) 423-2225

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One of the finest golf facilities in Wisconsin.  Bull’s Eye overlooks the beautiful Wisconsin River. This par-72 Packard designed golf course stretches over 6600 yards from the back tees. While on this magnificent course you will enjoy bentgrass fairways, tight shaping golf holes and perfect greens. There is no better way to enjoy your day than playing one of the finest golf courses in the state, which has hosted many regional and state tournaments. Members can also enjoy our fine dining facility, first class practice range, and tennis at Bull’s Eye Country Club.

Central Wisconsin BMX

Highway 54 and County Highway W
across from Home Depot
Wisconsin Rapids , Wisconsin

Phone: (715) 459-2809 Race Day Phone, 715-421-6723 or 715-421-4521

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Track Info

Built in a natural amphitheater with a full view of each race from start to finish.

1075 ft long.

Start hill over 10 ft tall.

Permanent awning over staging & start gate.

Blacktop turns.

Pro Gate.

Sealed track surface.

Dyracuse Motorcycle Recreation Area

1047 County Road O
Nekoosa, Wisconsin

Phone: (715) 325-8014 or (715) 325-8013

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Dyracuse is located 15 miles south of Wisconsin Rapids off of State Road 13 on County Road O.  This 334 acre motorcycle and ATV (all-terrain vehicle) park is open from early April through early October. There are over ten miles of trails, a peewee track, and two motocross tracks. Dyracuse Mound is situated within the recreational area and a lookout tower sits atop the mound. There are picnic grounds, grills, tables, a shelter house, children’s playground, restrooms, and hot and cold water provided. The park is funded by the State of Wisconsin and operated jointly by the Town of Rome and the Rapid Angels Motorcycle Club.

Watch, practice, or participate as motorcycles and ATV’s compete in thrill-a-minute Motocross, Hill Climb, and Mud Bog racing events at the site.

Edwards-Alexander Park

210 2nd Street
Port Edwards , Wisconsin

Located on 2nd Street between Edwards Ave and Morrill Avenue. Historic Gazebo. Reservable Edwards-Alexander enclosed Shelter house complete with kitchen, outdoor shelter, heat, etc. Sandy areas with playground equipment. Sand volleyball court. Sanitary restrooms with running water.

Gaynor Park

Baker and 5th Street North
Wisconsin Rapids , Wisconsin

Walking area.

George W. Mead State Wildlife Area

S2148 County Highway S
Milladore, Wisconsin

Phone: (715) 457-6771

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Located approximately 25 miles north of Wisconsin Rapids, the Mead State Wildlife area is nestled in the valley of the Little Eau Pleine River. This wildlife area contains over 33,000 acres of wetlands, forests and grasslands. It was presented to the citizens of Wisconsin to be used for wildlife conservation for all time. Mead’s diverse habitats harbor an abundance of wildlife; 270 documented species of birds, a variety of North American mammals, as well as reptiles, amphibians, and insects. Such diversity ensures that with each visit there is something new to discover.

The George W. Mead Wildlife Area is located in the Little Eau Pleine River Valley in central Wisconsin. The Mead encompasses areas of Marathon, Wood, and Portage counties. The Mead lies mid-way between the cities of Wausau, Stevens Point, Wisconsin Rapids, and Marshfield.

Golden Sands Speedway

10992 Highway 54 East
Wisconsin Rapids , Wisconsin

Phone: (715) 423-4660

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Golden Sands Speedway, Wisconsin’s Premier Racing Facility, located on Hwy 54 East between Wisconsin Rapids and Plover. Racing every Friday night throughout the summer, featuring Super Late Models, Super Stocks, Pure Stocks, 4-Cylinders, Cruisers, and Skid Car Racing. Fun for the entire family! Great food and edge of your seat excitement! Check out our website for more information and a current list of events at www.gssraces.com

Henry Demitz Park

Riverview Expressway & 3rd Street South
Wisconsin Rapids , Wisconsin

Fishing area with handicapped accessible fishing pier.

Homestead Golf Course

3372 Highway 13 North
Wisconsin Rapids , Wisconsin

Phone: (715) 423-7577

Ice Skating Rink

South Wood County Recreation Center
2711 16th St. South
Wisconsin Rapids , Wisconsin

Phone: (715) 421-3311

Jefferson Park

40 Jefferson Avenue
Port Edwards , Wisconsin

Lake Arrowhead

1195 Apache Lane
Rome, Wisconsin

Phone: (715) 325-2929

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Lake Arrowhead golf complex is located 13 miles south of Wisconsin Rapids and 35 miles north of Wisconsin Dells. Lake Arrowhead consists of two 18-hole championship courses, The Lakes and The Pines.

The Lakes Course: Like the Pines, the Lakes received Golf Digest’s 4.5 Star ranking in its “Places to Play” section. Upon opening in 1998, the Lakes Course promptly was nominated for Best New Public Course in America. The course features bentgrass fairways, sculpted bunkers, natural sands areas, large undulating greens and four sets of boxes to allow golfers to match the course yardage to their own ability.

The Pines Course: Golf Digest awarded The Pines a 4.5 Star “Places to Play” Award Winner and ranked the course among its top 75 public courses in America. Tucked among tall pines and lush woodlands, The Pines provides the ultimate golf experience for players of all skill levels. Opened in 1982, it is the original 18-hole championship course and has matured into the golfing equivalent of a fine wine.

Lyon Park

2nd Avenue South and Riverview Expressway
Wisconsin Rapids , Wisconsin

Kiddy play area, picnic areas, shelter, bike trail, restrooms.

Mead Athletic Field

17th Avenue & Chase Street
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

Lighted tennis courts open seasonally. No cost.

Necedah National Wildlife Refuge

N11385 Headquarters Road
Necedah, Wisconsin

Phone: (608) 565-2551

Website

Located four miles west of the Village of Necedah off of State Highway 21, the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge provides a range of unique opportunities for people to enjoy and learn about the natural world through hiking, wildlife watching, and cross-country skiing. Travel by car, truck, ATV or horseback on miles of Township roads. Visitors can even take in the sights and sounds of the refuge by canoe or kayak in designated waters.

Five established trails wind through various habitat types on the refuge, several observation decks, boardwalk trails, and refuge roads are open for use from sunrise to sundown to allow visitors an opportunity to see wildlife. Beavers, porcupines, white-tailed deer, foxes or the occasional black bear, whooping cranes and timber wolf are sometimes spotted.

North Wood County Park

7500 Park Lane
Arpin, Wisconsin

Phone: (715) 421-8422

Located 5 miles north of Hwy. 13 and 80 on County Road A.  The 172-acre park is located on the banks of the Yellow River. Two small artificial lakes created by dams on the river and a small pine-wooded island provide scenic beauty for the entire area. One of the main attractions of the park is the 225-foot suspension bridge over the river. Other attractions include a frisbee golf course, stone shelter for rent and beach area. There are 99 campsites located at North Park, 78 of these are electrical. Shower facilities are available. The Wood County Park & Forestry Department takes campsite reservations up to 11 months in advance. On-site registration for non-reserved sites begins May 1 at the campground, through the park closing date, Oct. 31

Poplar Springs Park

Springs and Poplar Street
Wisconsin Rapids , Wisconsin

Baseball backstop, play area, sledding hill.

Powers Bluff

6990 Bluff Drive
Arpin, Wisconsin

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Ripple Creek Park

650 Ver Bunker Avenue
Port Edwards , Wisconsin

Located on VerBunker Ave between 5th and 7th Street. Villages largest park facility on over 20 acres. Wood chip bedded hiking trails through the forest. Paved walking trail between playground areas and ball diamonds. Sanitary restrooms with running water. Two sandy areas with playground equipment. Three softball diamonds. Warming House/Skating Pond during winter months. Outdoor shelter. Two tennis courts/basket ball area. BBQ grills. Picnic Tables/Benches. Volley Ball net. Pond with pan fish for kids to enjoy fishing. Dennis Johnson 9/11 Memorial.

Riverside Park

Park Road
Pittsville, Wisconsin

Robinson Park

17th and Apricot Street
Wisconsin Rapids , Wisconsin

Picnic pavillion, band shell, ball diamonds, children’s play area, restrooms, low board hockey, volleyball courts, 9 hole disc golf.

Sand Lot Park

Sampson and Goodnow Street
Wisconsin Rapids , Wisconsin

Picnic pavillion, playground, ball diamonds, volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, restrooms, basketball hoop, shelter.

Sand Valley Golf Resort

1697 Leopold Way
Nekoosa, WI, Wisconsin

Phone: (888) 651-5539

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Situated on over 1,700 acres of majestic, tumbling sand dunes, Sand Valley will bring the drama and playing style of a seaside links to the heartland of America. With the first course, Sand Valley by Coore & Crenshaw opening May 2017, and the second course by David Kidd under construction, Sand Valley Golf Resort is a golf destination worth visiting.

South Wood County Park

6411 South Park Road
Kellner, Wisconsin

Phone: (715) 421-8422

Located 5.5 miles east of Wisconsin Rapids, the park surrounds the 148-acre Lake Wazeecha, which is the Indian term for “lake of the land of the pines.” Totaling more than 325 acres, the park offers 73 campsites, 54 of which are electrical. Campground facilities include a concession stand with ice and wood, showers, picnic areas, playground, beach area and boat launch. The Wood County Park & Forestry Department takes campsite reservations up to 11 months in advance. On-site registration for non-reserved sites begins May 1 at the campground, through the park closing date, Oct. 31.

Tri-City Golf Course

3000 Golf Course Road
Wisconsin Rapids , Wisconsin

Phone: (715) 423-1380

Tri-Norse Ski Club and Winter Park

1001 County Road O
Rome, Wisconsin

Phone: (715) 432-5058

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Tri-Norse Ski Club and Winter Park is the place to learn how to ski jump or participate in some winter fun! They have a K5, K10, K22 and K52 jumps, as well as teachers and equipment for you to use. If you’re not a jumper no worries, you can still come out to catch the jumping action on snow or even plastic. They also offer cross country and snowshoe trails, and new this year an ice rink!

Ward Johnson Park

3100 North Avenue
Wisconsin Rapids , Wisconsin

Baseball backstop, play area, small sledding hill

Wisconsin Rapids Rafters Baseball

521 Lincoln Street
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

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Witter Field

8th Street South & Chestnut Street
Wisconsin Rapids , Wisconsin

Lighted tennis courts, ice skating, warming house, baseball stadium football field, skate park.

Witter Field Skate Park

Corner of 8th and Chestnut Street
Wisconsin Rapids , Wisconsin

Park open 7 a.m. – 11 p.m. daily (April until it snows)

Open to skateboarding, aggressive skating, BMX biking.

Skate at your own risk.

Lighted facility.

Helmet and safety gear strongly recommended.

Restrooms available.

Wood County Wildlife Area

1715 County Highway X
Babcock, Wisconsin

Phone: (715) 884-2437

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The water-rich marshes of this 19,303-acre property attract many species of birds including herons, rails, waterfowl and songbirds. Visit the grasslands in summer for a chance look at a Karner Blue Butterfly, or explore the woodlands for warblers, orioles and tanagers. This property has a small population of Sharp-tailed Grouse that populate the grasslands. Roads allow you to travel the property by car or bike; take Amundsen Road through the cranberry bogs for a chance to see Whooping Cranes. Birders use this property all year ‘round.