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    811 Harding St., Waupaca, WI  54981

Waupaca County Parks

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ATV USE AT COUNTY FOREST WILL BE DISCUSSED

A meeting will be held on Dec. 1 at 6:00 pm at the Waupaca County Fairgrounds to discuss possible use of ATV's on the COUNTY FOREST TRAILS ONLY.  The County Forest is located on Desert Road in the Town of Fremont.  For more information CLICK HERE.


PROPOSED WAUPACA COUNTY PARKS 5-YEAR OUTDOOR RECREATION PLAN

Waupaca County Parks is in the process of updating their 5-Year Outdoor Recreation Plan.  CLICK HERE for a DRAFT of what has been put together so far.  Call or e-mail us with any suggestions or additions.

UPDATED PARKING RESTRICTIONS FOR TAYLOR LAKE BOAT LAUNCH

The parking prohibition for Otter Drive (Town of Farmington ordinance 7.20.2020c) will take effect September 8, 2020. There has been some confusion on who is responsible for this change and why it is being put in place. Waupaca County Parks is not involved in this change.

 The Town of Farmington held a special meeting on August 3, 2020 to discuss this issue and others with the involved parties. Minutes from the meeting can be obtained on the Town of Farmington’s website. The meeting was discussed at the Waupaca County Parks and Recreation Committee’s August 4, 2020 meeting as well. Minutes from that meeting can be found at the link below.

 https://www.co.waupaca.wi.us/…/parks_and_recreation_committ…

Recently someone has been placing fliers on people’s vehicles near the Taylor Lake Boat Launch. The County Parks Department is not doing this and will not do so in the future.

TAYLOR SIGN



BOATING RULES AND
SAFETY


Stand-up paddle boarding is the fastest growing water sport in the world. With the rise in popularity, many paddle boarders often forget that being on a paddleboard requires the same safety precautions and vigilance as any other activity on the water, which includes having a life jacket on their board. But DNR strongly recommends wearing the jacket. "Wearing a life jacket significantly reduces the chance of injury or death."  For more information on boating regulations, go to https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/boat/

 OUR OFFICE IS NOW OPEN

 Effective June 29, 2020, the Parks Dept. Office will be open. We are allowing 1 person at a time in the office and ask that you remain in the hallway if somebody is already in here.  If you are feeling ill please do not come in. 

As a proactive and responsible measure to COVID-19, Waupaca County Parks Department is encouraging the community to practice the social distancing guidelines as recommended by the Waupaca County Health Department, Waupaca County Emergency Management Department, Wisconsin Department of Health Services and the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

 For the most up to date and reliable information regarding COVID-19 in Waupaca County, please visit https://www.co.waupaca.wi.us/departments/health_and_human_services/covid-19.php

Waupaca County Parks Dept.
811 Harding St
Waupaca  WI   54981
715-258-6243
parks@co.waupaca.wi.us


WAUPACA COUNTY PARKS UPDATE - June 2, 2020  

All County parks are open.

Rules for open park facilities

- Follow CDC guidelines including practicing 6’ social distancing, avoiding social gatherings in groups of 10   or more people, and staying home if you are sick

- No congregating of groups

- Non-solitary park use should be between members of same household

- No organized group play

- Use hand sanitizer after touching surfaces.  We are making all attempts to provide sanitizer at the facilities but plan accordingly in case of shortages

- Don’t touch others’ equipment

- Wash hands frequently and immediately after returning home

 Crowded parks may lead to closed parks, please do your part to follow CDC guidelines!

2020 BOAT LAUNCH PASSES

The 2020 County boat launch passes are now for sale.  They are $25 for in-county residents and $35 for out-of-county residents. Click here for more information.

2020 STATE TRAIL PASSES
Purchase your 2020 Wisconsin State Trail passes from our office.  Cost is $25 each. (under 16 yrs. - no charge) $17.50 goes to support Waupaca County's work on the Tomorrow River State Trail!  Click here for map.

Deer on Trail June 3-C


Contact Us:
Waupaca County Parks
811 Harding St
Waupaca  WI   54981
715-258-6243
parks@co.waupaca.wi.us

Office Hours:  Mon-Fri. 8 am to 4 pm
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