Winnebago County's great outdoors are truly spectacular. A wealth of lakes, streams and rivers, quiet woods, winding trails and wide-open spaces offer abundant recreational opportunities during all four of Wisconsin's unique seasons.

Scenic waterways cover almost one-quarter of the county, making the area a sought-after boating and fishing destination. Popular fish species including walleye, bass, catfish, perch and musky inhabit the waters. Numerous birds, including several species of waterfowl, and a variety of other wildlife, nest and feed in the area.

The County's Community Park offers baseball, soccer, rugby, disc golf, archery, horseshoes, a dog park, fishing ponds, outdoor fitness equipment, and playgrounds. Some of the more unique offerings within the county parks system include a cross-country skiing trail, snowshoe trails, snowmobile trails, the Tribal Heritage Crossing and a historic archaeological site.

Multi-purpose recreational trails are available year-round for outdoor enthusiasts to hike, bike, horseback ride, jog, walk dogs and snowmobile.

Events and other attractions at the Sunnyview Exposition Center provide entertainment offerings throughout the year.

Asylum Point Bridge  Asylum Point Winter  Community Park Flowers



2024 Parks Department Projects

  • Sunnyview Expo Center West Campus Engineering
  • Winnebago County Community Park Shelters 1, 2, & 4 Repairs and ADA Updates
  • Parks Paving Projects (Community Park, Jerry Finch Dog Park, and Boom Bay Boat Landing)
  • Sunnyview Expo Center Room Dividers
  • Sunnyview Expo Center Floor Sealing

Learn more about the projects here!

New Recreation Software

The Winnebago County Parks Department has new recreation software, which is used to reserve shelters, purchase boat landing parking permits, and ticket sales. Check it out!


Check out the latest blog posts written by our outdoor experts!

Playing Outside: Night Edition - The time change in fall can be difficult for people, especially kids who like to play outside. Don't let less sunlight stop you or your kids from spending time outdoors. This blog features great ideas for spending time outdoors in the dark.

Snowshoeing in Winnebago County - Winnebago County is a great place for snowshoeing. From the WIOUWASH Trail to the Waukau Creek Nature Preserve, you will find terrain that is perfect for all ages and abilities. Learn about these great trails and other popular snowshoeing trails in this wintery blog.

Asylum Point Lighthouse Lake Winnebago Community Park Cattails

Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (CORP)

Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan 2024-28

Winnebago County Community Park Phasing Plan

Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan 2019-23

Park Sponsors

Winnebago County Chapter 19: Parks and Recreation Ordinance