Parks and Facilities

Pioneer Park - Oneida Avenue

Pioneer Park

Pioneer Park is a heavily wooded park situated along the Pelican River and features a mix of towering old growth and young pine trees.  The park hosts both the Hodag Farmers Market and Oneida County Fair and is home to several impressive museums within the Pioneer Park Historical Complex.  It also has a large playground area for kids, beautiful pickleball courts, three reservable pavilions, and will be home of the new skateboarding park in 2024.

Hodag Park - Messer Street
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Hodag Park is a large park stretching along the shore of Boom Lake (Wisconsin River).  It is home to the Hodag Water Ski shows, the annual July Fourth fireworks celebration, three baseball diamonds, a public beach and a large boat landing.  There is also a tennis court and play area for kids, along with several pavilions that can be reserved for private events.  This is a very popular park for picnickers and walkers due to its location along the waterway and is a great spot to watch the sunset.

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West Side Park - Lynne Street

West Side Park is a medium size park with a softball field and a small play structure for kids.  Its main attraction is the Hodag BMX complex within the park.  It is among the best in the state and is growing every year with plans to expand parking, walking and biking trails, and possibly a skateboard park in the future. 

Sarocka Field (the Bowl) - Rives Street

Sarocka Field is a small neighborhood park with a large grassy area, a playground for kids and a large sledding hill in winter for all to enjoy.  It is also home to Pop Warner football in the fall.

Pelican Rapids-Boyce Drive

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Pelican Rapids is a small park on the confluence of the Wisconsin and Pelican rivers.  It offers a boat landing and small walkway for fishermen and nature lovers.

Shepard Park - Boyce Drive

Shepard Park lies on the Pelican river.  It is home to Shepard Dog Park which has an area for small dogs as well as a larger area for the bigger dogs to run.  There is also a nice walking path along the river for nature viewing.

Rhinelander also has many other green spaces throughout the city for residents and visitors to enjoy.