4. Over 2,000 Acres of Park and Recreational Space

  • 17 individual park properties
  • Over 900 acres of protected land for public use
  • Park space on several lakes and along scenic Portage Creek – a rare urban cold water trout habitat
  • Three parks dedicated to nature preservation and enjoyment
  • Excellent recreation facilities located throughout the city
  • Unique facilities such as a refrigerated outdoor ice rink, skate park, historic museum and fishing piers
  • Miles of multi-use, hiking and nature trails
  • Annual “Summer Entertainment Series” at several park venues
  • Popular summer and fall adult softball leagues
  • Park Ranger program to ensure the integrity of the system
  • Lifeguarded summer beach operation

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