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The Oshkosh area is filled with parks. Residents and visitors have enjoyed the area’s beloved parkland for more than a century and the tradition continues today. These parks are ideal for activities like birdwatching, hiking, biking, fishing and ice skating.

Here are some of the Oshkosh area’s special parks.

Menominee Park

This 8-acre park is adjacent to downtown on the shore of Lake Winnebago features a zoo that’s open during warmer months. It’s a great place to go ice skating during the winter. It’s also a popular fishing and picnicking spot and it’s always a pleasant place for a stroll.

South Park

This park on Oshkosh’s south side features a paved trail, baseball, softball and basketball facilities, an ice rink, picnic shelters, a splash pad and more.

Disc GolfWinnebago Park

The 270-acre Winnebago County Community Park is home to trails, 18 soccer fields, an archery range, rugby fields, disc golf courses, three small fishing lakes and a dog park.

Red Arrow Park

On Oshkosh’s west side, you’ll find a park that features baseball diamonds, a disc golf course, a sledding hill, a picnic area and a skate park.

Lasley Point Archeological Site

About two miles north of Winneconne, a 47-acre recreation area on the location of an Oneota Indian village. Archeological excavations ended decades ago and the site is a now a place to enjoy nature throughout the seasons.

Waukau Creek

Explore the nature trails in this 64-acre preserve, which is located north of the Village of Waukau on Delhi Road off County Road K. The site includes Rush Creek, the only flowing stream in Winnebago County. The preserve is home to many species of birds and is filled with beautiful wildflowers during warmer months. In the winter, the preserve is open to cross country skiing.

Terrell’s Island

A conservation area just west of Oshkosh features 1,200 acres of wetlands that are open to public use. Explore the Terrell’s Island Trail, a popular and unique trail on a break wall of Lake Butte des Morts. The trail is nearly 4 miles long. The conservation area also includes several hiking trails. It features abundant wildlife.