Parks & Recreation
No matter what the season there is no better place to be than Dodgeville. Our surroundings are host to almost limitless entertainment and outdoor recreation. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy camping, boating canoeing, fishing, hiking hunting, horse-back riding, rock climbing, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, swimming and biking. For those of you who enjoy auto-touring, our winding country roads appeal to many and nothing tops vewing fall foliage of southwest Wisconsin. We are home to three beautiful state parks- Governor Dodge State Park,Tower Hill and Blue Mounds State Park. Bike, hike, or cross-country ski on Military Ridge Trail. Find more information about biking at www.cyclesouthwestwisconsin.com
Maybe an afternoon of golf is more your thing. Then you’ll want to check out Dodge Point Country Club, offering 18 holes and featuring 5804 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 70. The House on the Rock Resort has 27 holes of championship golf with splendid views of the surrounding countryside. Play the hills at Deer Valley golf course and enjoy scenic and challenging, offering a variety of hole designs and water in play on 10 of them.
After a long day, take in a movie at our very own theatre downtown or go bowling at Dodger Bowl Lanes, great family fun things to do.
Centennial Park is the major community park that serves the city of Dodgeville. Facilities in the park include a well-maintained baseball field with a backstop, fences, and covered grandstand, as well as picnic tables, grills, and a tennis court. There are also horseshoe pits, playground equipment and restrooms provided for community use.
The Courthouse Pocket Park is located on the south side of the Iowa County Courthouse, the oldest active courthouse in the State of Wisconsin. The park features several picnic tables and benches for people to relax and enjoy in beautiful Downtown Dodgeville.
Harris Park is a community park located on the far eastern side of Dodgeville. Facilities in the 30-acre park include two well-maintained baseball fields, multiple soccer fields, sand volleyball courts, a playground with shelter, an ice arena, and a paved 2-mile walking path. 27,000 square foot, multi-purpose facility which provides an area for winter hockey, community events, and wedding receptions (Ley Pavilion) - Amenities include: restrooms, kitchen area, storage, and office space.
Metcalf Park is Dodgeville's newest park. It is located on the northeast side of Dodgeville and is 0.9 acres. The City is beginning to develop this park. Trees have been planted around the outer border of the park. Plans are to install some playground equipment and a small shelter.
Springer Park is a special use/neighborhood park located on STH 23 in the northern section of the city. At 3.6 acres, Springer Park is Dodgeville's smallest city park. The park features roofed picnic table, public restrooms and an information building. Additionally, the Dodgeville Historical Society uses this park building as an interpretive center for local and regional history. This park receives seasonal use by tourists and visitors.
Wilson Park is an 8-acre park neighborhood park located in west-central Dodgeville. It is utilized in the summer by the Dodgeville Recreation Department, which provides summer programs such as little league baseball, softball, t-ball and more. The Dodgeville High School Girls Softball team also utilizes this park. It is smaller in comparison to the other City parks, but is still heavily used by many.
The Gary C. Comer Pool (formerly Dodgeville City Pool) was built in 1988. It has 2 pools; the main pool has a 14ft. deep end with 2 diving boards, lap lane, 2ft. shallow end with stair entry and a hydraulic chair lift for those who assistance in and out of the water. The wading pool is for children 5 and under accompanied by an adult, a zero depth entry and a bubbling tower fountain to splash around
City Recreation Programs
The Dodgeville Parks & Recreation Department is responsible for Dodgeville’s many parks and recreation activities for kids and adults alike. The departments function is to provide recreational programs to meet the needs of all persons. The parks are maintained through this department for your enjoyment of leisure time activities. All recreation programs are available to residents and non residents of Dodgeville and all individuals must register with the department for spring/summer programs prior to participating.
- REGISTRATION for summer Recreation Programs is CLOSED.
- Information regarding teams and rosters will be available the week of May 30th. Please check the website for coaching information, team assignments and schedules.
- New recreation program booklets for 2011 will be available in April, 2011. Click here to go to the recreation departments information page.