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The Mount Horeb Public Services Department operates and maintains eighteen parks and related facilities throughout the Village, from small neighborhood parks to larger community-based parks with a variety of amenities. Our goal is to provide high-quality, well-maintained park facilities, providing a variety of recreational opportunities and enhance the quality of life for area residents.
Located on Blue Mounds Street on the Village's southwest side, Grundahl Park was developed in phases during the 1980s with proceeds from the annual Summer Frolic festival. The open, octagon shelter includes electric outlets, a drinking fountain, grill and can accommodate up to 200 people. There is also an enclosed, heated shelter and restroom building that can accommodate up to 50 people. Both shelters can be reserved throughout the year. Other amenities at the park include a lit ball diamond, playground equipment, a basketball court, a sledding hill, and a community stage that supports a summer concert series.
Located on Park Street just three blocks north of downtown Mount Horeb's oldest park. The park's main feature is the Mount Horeb Family Aquatic Center which includes a large rectangular main pool, a zero-depth wading pool, a plunge pool with an 84' water slide, and a modern bathhouse. The park also contains a reserve-able open pavilion with lights, electric outlets, and 10 picnic tables as well as a playground and good sledding hill in the winter.
Located on Brian Street on the Village's northeast side, Waltz Park includes a playground, basketball court, sand volleyball court, soccer field, ball diamond, and a sledding hill. Waltz Park also has a reserve-able, open shelter with electric outlets, restrooms, and six picnic tables. Adjacent to the Military Ridge State Trail, Waltz Park is a popular rest stop for bikers and hikers.
Liberty Park is located east of the Military Ridge Trail overpass on Cox Drive. Its' main feature is a full-sized, irrigated soccer field that sees heavy use from spring through fall. The park also has a reservable shelter with electric outlets, a concession area, a water fountain, six picnic tables, and restrooms. Liberty Park is also an excellent place to enjoy winter sledding.
Summer Frolic Sunrise Park
Named to honor the Summer Frolic Committee's contributions to Mount Horeb's park system, Sunrise Park is the Village's newest community park. In 2011 the Sunrise Park shelter and restroom building was completed and won the "Park Design Award of Excellence" from the Wisconsin Parks and Recreation Association. The shelter includes a concession area and can be reserved for private parties.
Includes two soccer fields, two softball/baseball fields, and a 9,000-square-foot concrete skatepark. Skatepark Web Photo The park is located at 119 Telemark Parkway, on the Village's east side under the water tower.
- View the Summer Frolic Sunrise Park Master Plan (PDF) and Playground Plan (PDF).
- View Community Parks (PDF)
- Garfield Park (Garfield Street): Open playfiesoccer field; ice skating rink with warming house
- Grandma Foster Park (East Main Street): Playground; shelter with picnic tables; water fountain
- Hickory Hills Park (Hickory Road): Playground; shelter with picnic tables; basketball court
- Himsel Park (Spellman Street): Playground; basketball court; sledding hill, community garden
- Ebinger Ridge Park (Norsk Ridge): Playground; basketball court; open playfield
- Jaycee Park (Durtschi Drive): Playground; shelter with picnic tables; basketball court
- Lion's Park (Fairway Street): Playground; shelter with picnic tables; basketball court
- Nesheim Park (Oak Tree Drive): Playground; basketball court; sledding hill
- Sutter Farm Park (Green Valley Road): Playground; shelter with picnic tables; basketball court
- Valley View Park (Westmorland Drive): Playground; shelter with picnic tables, basketball court
Mount Horeb Station
Located two blocks south of Main Street on S Second Street, the Mount Horeb Station is a support facility for the Military Ridge State Trail. Built in 1999, this building was a joint project with funding from the Village of Mount Horeb, Wisconsin DNR, Summer Frolic Committee, Friends of the Military Ridge Trail, and the Sons of Norway. The facility is currently owned by the Village of Mount Horeb and maintained by the Public Services Department. The Mount Horeb Station includes a public parking lot, heated restrooms open all year, a shelter with picnic tables, a water fountain, and information regarding the Military Ridge Trail and Village of Mount Horeb.
This park was developed in the 1970s as a joint venture between the Village and the School District. The five-acre facility is located between the Middle School and the Intermediate Center and includes 4 lit tennis courts, a basketball court, and a softball/youth baseball field.
Duane R. Hofstetter Conservation Park
In 2011 the Village's only conservation park was named to honor Duane Hofstetter's contributions to the Village of Mount Horeb, including 31 years as Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Commission Chairman, and 28 years on the Village Board. The 26-acre park at the end of Glen View Road on the Village's south side consists of open grassland and wooded areas. The Public Services Department currently maintains some mowed walking trails. Local groups such as the Boy Scouts and high school classes have done a lot of work to control invasive species and encourage native vegetation. Future plans include establishing prairie areas, continuing to control invasive species, and expanding the trails throughout the park.
Ice Skating Rink
The Public Services Department establishes and maintains the Garfield Park ice skating rink during the winter months. This rink is mostly for general ice skating but does have open hockey at scheduled times. This rink has lights and a warming shelter. For information on ice conditions, call the Public Services Department at 608-437-3351. For warming house hours, please call the Recreation Department at 437-3400.