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The City of Evansville has over 58 acres of park and recreation open space. Five neighborhood parks and open space, and the flagship Leonard Leota Park, comprise space available to people in the greater Evansville area.

 

 

In the heart of Leonard Leota Park is Lake Leota, a 40-acre, stream-fed body of water for canoeing, (limited) motorized boating (electric motors only), fishing, and ice-skating. For more about the restoration of Lake Leota, please click here....

 

 

The annual Fourth of July Run/Walk, held July 4 and sponsored by the Evansville Soccer Club, starts and finishes here.

 

In addition to Lake Leota, the Park also offers the following amenities:

  • baseball and softball diamonds
  • basketball
  • sand volleyball
  • tennis courts
  • hiking areas
  • picnic areas, including five shelter houses;
  • playground areas in 4 locations
  • skate park
  • public outdoor swimming pool

For current parks-related information, contact the Clerk at 608.882.2266. Click here for link to the City Park Brochure

In December 2013, Evansville's City Council approved a new 5-year plan for the parks, as written by the city's Park and Recreation Board. The plan contains an inventory of current parks and recreation and the major projects projected for years 2013-2018. These projects are prioritized, and include an estimate of their costs.  Some projects identified as very high priorities are the establishment of a bicycle/pedestrian path, continuing to repair the walls of Allen Creek, and finishing a disc golf course.

 

 

Reserving Park Facilities

- 2009 Brochure -  

The park pavilions may be reserved for family and/or business gatherings, on a first-come-first-serve basis. Reservations may be made beginning January 1 of the year in which the event will take place.  A rental fee of $28 (residents) or $55 (non-residents), plus a $100 security deposit is required. Immediate payment is required with any reservation request and must be paid to the City Clerk’s office. Reservations must be made at least 72 hours in advance of the event. To reserve a park pavilion, please contact the City Clerk’s office at 608-882-2266.

 

The baseball and softball diamonds may also be reserved for single or multi-day and seasonal events. Prior Park Board approval, plus non refundable user fees, are required before the commencement of the planned activity. The press box/concession stand and scoreboard are also available.

 

To use these amenities, prior Park Board approval and a deposit of $100 are required before the commencement of the planned activity. The deposit is refundable, pending that the amenities are returned and/or remain in satisfactory condition. Diamond and ancillary use of the amenities requires reservation payments at least 72 hours in advance of the planned event.

For additional information, please contact the City Clerk’s office at 608-882-2266.

 

The Evansville Soccer Club reserves the soccer fields on many dates. Please check their schedule before attempting to reserve a soccer field. www.evansvillesoccer.org

 

Allen Creek (shown right) meanders through scenic Leonard-Leota Park, Evansville's largest municipal park. It hosts any number of recreational facilities, including a swimming pool, softball diamonds, tennis and basketball courts, playground equipment, picnic pavilions and beautiful Lake Leota. Come for a day and pack a picnic lunch, or reserve one of the pavilions for a larger party. For information on park and pool hours, or to reserve a picnic pavilion or one of our ball diamonds, call 608-882-2266.

Allen Creek

People come from surrounding communities just to enjoy Lake Leota park and feed the ducks.


During the winter, residents sometimes clear snow off a section of Lake Leota for ice skating, and the hill from the Upper Park is perfect for sledding!

Waterfowl at sunset on Lake Leota.

 

Other City Parks

 

Countryside Park, on Water Street.

Franklin Park, at the corner of Main and South Union Street.

Seminary Park, on South Fourth Street, near Church St.

Brzezinski Park, at the Corner of West Church and Crawford Streets.

Wind Prairie Park, off South Second Street, near its junction with Old Hwy 92.

 

A new 15 acre park is being developed on the city's far west side. It's expected to open for some uses in fall 2008.

 

Nearby Recreational Facilities outside the city of Evansville

 

Magnolia Bluff County Park is a few miles southwest of Evansville.

Gibbs Lake County Park is a few miles northeast of Evansville.

The Sugar River Trail. The closest access point is 11 miles from Evansville in Albany, WI

 

608-882-2266 ph • Evansville City Hall• PO Box 76 • 31 S. Madison St. • Evansville, WI 53536