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Pheasant Branch Trail Head 
gold medal
2014, 2015, 2016

The Summer Guide is now available!
The Winter & Spring Guide is now available!

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We strongly enourage you to create an account online PRIOR to in-house or mail-in registration. It is FREE to create an account.

How-to-Guide for Online Program Registration

How-to-Guide for Online Facitility Reservation


Our Department seeks to provide a parks and recreation system that meets the needs of current residents and future generations. We strive to preserve and protect the City’s open space, water, cultural, and natural resources. Our parks and recreation programs are designed to enhance the quality of life for City of Middleton residents. The purpose of the Recreation Division is to serve as a catalyst in the development, initiation, coordination, and the support for a variety of leisure time activities and facilities for residents of all ages. The Forestry Division maintains the health of all publicly owned trees along city streets and parklands, and educates the public regarding tree pests, diseases, and new urban forestry programs.

2014-2019 Comprehensive Open Space Plan
Final Comprehensive Park & Open Space Plan: 2014  -2019

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Department Hotline & Updates
Wondering if your program is cancelled, if a trail is closed for maintenance, etc? We now have a hotline! Please call 608-821-8357. This line does not take messages and is only updated when there has been an update from the department. 

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Harvey John & Lucille Taylor Memorial Park
Coming soon! Learn more about this wonderful donated park on our          
Current Projects and Events page.

Splash Pad
Our Splash Pad is located at Lakeview Park (6300 Mendota Avenue)
Memorial Day-Labor Day

Quarry Skate Park
Quarry Park Skate Facility Rules 
The Skate Park is currently OPEN. Please respect posted hours and rules. The Public Lands Division reserves the right to close the facility at anytime without notice for vandalism, repairs, and unsafe conditions. (updated 3/24/16)

Cross Country Ski Trails & Ice Rinks
Cross Country Ski Trails are currently closed!
(updated 2/22/2016)

Ice Rinks are closed for the season:
Parkside Heights Park (3300 Northbrook Drive), Stricker Pond, Middleton Hills, and    Esser Pond
(updated 3/9/16)

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Middleton Baseball and Softball Commission

For information regarding the Middleton Baseball and Softball Commission, please visit:

Contact Us

7426 Hubbard Ave.
Middleton, WI 53562

Main:     (608) 821-8360
Hotline:  (608) 821-8357
Fx:        (608) 827-1057


Labor Day - Memorial Day
Monday - Friday
8:15 am - 3:00 pm

Memorial - Labor Day