Parks Department

Ray Maurer - Parks Director

805 Witzel Ave.
PO Box 1130
Oshkosh, WI 54903-1130

Phone: 236-5080
Fax: 232-5316

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Recreation Department
a division of the
Oshkosh Area School District

425 Division Street
Oshkosh, WI 54901
(920) 424-0150

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City of Oshkosh Parks Department Mission Statement: The City of Oshkosh seeks to provide a park and recreation system that will meet the needs of our current residents and future generations, preserve and protect the City’s open space, water, historical and natural resources, and provide a park and recreation program that is designed to enhance the City’s quality of life. (2018 Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan)

The Oshkosh Parks Department consists of Oshkosh’s various parks and facilities, urban forestry programs, boat launches, Fox River Riverwalk, Riverside Cemetery, Menominee Park Zoo, Pollock Community Water Park, Leach Amphitheater, Children’s Amusement Center and Oshkosh Senior’s Center.

The Parks Department system has fourteen rentable shelters located in four different parks, six boat launch areas within the city limits, and Millers Bay Boat mooring program. The park system consists of just over 415 acres of park space.

2017 Impact Report

2018 Impact Report

2019 Impact Report

2020 Impact Report

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  • Shelter Reservations
  • Boat Launch Permits
  • Pollock Community Water Park Season Passes
  • Zoo Event Passes
  • Online Donations

Shelter Rentals

Shelter Locations

For further information contact Parks Department (920) 236-5080

Donation/Volunteer Opportunities

South Park Splash Pad

  • Season runs Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend
  • Open daily from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM