2020 Watertown Wisconsin Tourism Guide

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2020 Visitor’s Guide








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The Watertown Tourism Commission is proud to welcome you to Watertown. Watertown has so much to offer the traveler, promising small town charm, while having everything right at your fingertips. We pride ourselves on our beautiful natural resources, local history, and warm hospitality. Whether you are looking to rejuvenate with outdoor recreation, take a local shopping tour, or visit our many historical sites, Watertown will accommodate! Outdoor amenities abound with local parks, hiking trails, golf, and of course the beautiful Rock River. History enthusiasts will enjoy one of the largest historical districts in the state. Walking and driving tours are available, and you don’t want to miss the guided tour of the Octagon House Museum and America’s First Kindergarten. Watertown is proud to play host to well over 50 public events each year. From shopping events in our historic downtown, to a 4 day music festival with national acts, Watertown provides year-round entertainment. Whatever the reason for your stay, we hope you take advantage of all that Watertown has to offer! ~ Watertown Tourism Commission

Table of Contents History of Watertown. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5 Fly In!. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 City Parks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7 Shopping. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9 Calendar of Events. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-13 Rides and Runs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Hotels & B&B’s. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Watertown BINGO. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Indoor Activities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-17

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History enthusiasts will delight in Watertown’s rich heritage and historical sites, including the Octagon House Museum and America’s First Kindergarten. THE OCTAGONHOUSE was built by pioneer settler John Richards and completed in 1854. The unique 8-sided design for this grand residence was inspired by New York architect Orson Fowler, who promoted the healthy living Historic Murals

aspects of octagonal dwellings in the 1850s. ​ he solid brick, five-story mansion T was built with early forms of central heating, running water, and ventilating systems. A magnificent four-story central cantilevered spiral staircase rises four stories from the first floor to the cupola or “tower room” where one can enjoy sweeping vistas of the city and surrounding countryside. ​ he Octagon House was one T of the largest homes built prior to the Civil War in Wisconsin. Its only occupants have been members of the Richards family. Following the passing of Anna Richards Thomas in 1936, the mansion was donated in 1938 to the Watertown Historical Society whose dedicated members have maintained the Octagon House as a public museum ever since. ​ he museum grounds are home T to the FIRST KINDERGARTENin America, a restored pioneer barn, and a delightful 1936 model of the Octagon House. The public



1st Brigade Band


will get an opportunity to visit the newly remodeled tour center. Renamed the Watertown History Center, the updated building will provide space for tour registration and a gift shop as well as a large multi-purpose area for rotating historical displays and special events. The grounds play host to several events throughout the year including the Octagon House Ice Cream Social with 1st Brigade Band Concert held every August, and the Antique and Art Show held in September. The museum grounds are available as a venue for special events, including weddings and corporate gatherings. The museum welcomes over 4,000 visitors each year from all over the world. Tours can consist of individuals, large and small groups, and student field trips. The sites are open to visitors from May-October with fully-guided tours of the Octagon House Museum and self-guided tours of

the First Kindergarten and Pioneer Barn. For more information visit octagonhousemuseum.org. In addition to the Museum, the city boasts several historic districts with eight walking/ driving tour brochures available to guide you through historic neighborhoods and commercial districts, highlighting architecture, ghost signs, and murals. The brochures are available through the Watertown Area Chamber of Commerce and can be downloaded at watertownchamber.com. Watertown is proud to be home to the 1ST BRIGADE BAND. The band makes history live by presenting period brass band music, performed on antique instruments. Attired in uniforms and gowns, the Band’s musicians, color guard, and costumed ladies take you back to the 1860’s. More

than eighty volunteers, men and women, make up the 1st Brigade Band. They travel nationwide, delivering over 40 performances annually. Local rehearsals are open to the public. Visit their website for a current schedule at 1stbrigadeband.org. Don’t miss their performance in August at the Annual Ice Cream Social

Fly in! to Watertown The Watertown Airport hosts a lot of daily activity with two runways, parallel taxiways, and all of the appropriate lighting tools to land day and night, including in Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) weather. The airport is manned 15 hours per day, but open 24/7. Upon request, staff is available on off-manned times if a service is needed.

The airport has a Fixed Base Operator (FBO) that is run by WISCONSINAVIATION, INC. Services offered include fueling, maintenance, interiors, charter and flight instruction. The airport

has 42 employees that work in the capacity of the services that are offered. A small aviation themed park can be found on the grounds for the community and transient pilots to use. It is equipped with a speaker to hear the radio transmissions that take place throughout the day. The airport plays host to several events throughout the year including hamburger socials and the airport’s annual Open House and Pancake Breakfast.

Octagon House Museum

held at the Octagon House Museum. For those looking to research their family history, the Dodge-Jefferson Counties Genealogical Society, located in Watertown, is available for assistance to both beginners and experienced researchers. Learn more at dodgejeffgen.org.

and two hotels within walking distance. For those looking to venture further, the airport provides a courtesy car for pilots and their passengers to use around town. For additional information, please call (920) 262-0808. 1741 River Dr.

The airport has over 30 tie-down parking spaces, overnight hangar availability, and seven restaurants



Riverside Park

City Parks

Watertown features many beautiful parks, including neighborhood, dog parks and sporting complexes. The city’s vast park system includes over 30 parks on over 300 acres. RIVERSIDE PARK Riverside Park is the most scenic city park. Its 29 acres are laid out along the banks of the Rock River. Open areas are located throughout the park featuring barbecue grills, benches, tables, and several shelter facilities. Activity facilities include: a softball complex, an aquatic center, basketball courts, tennis courts, horseshoe courts, volleyball courts, and a large


interactive playground facility for kids of all ages. The beautiful scenery lends a perfect backdrop for photography.

equipment, 21-hole Rock River Disc Golf Course, sand/water play equipment, a batting cage, picnic shelters, and restrooms.



Brandt-Quirk is the city’s largest park at 167 acres. The park includes 3¾ miles of hiking and cross-country ski and pet exercise trails, soccer fields, tennis courts, lighted baseball diamonds, play

Silver Creek is a small parcel of land located on North Water Street. It is used by the Watertown Park and Recreation department during the winter months as an ice skating facility.


Brandt-Quirk Ski Trails

FANNIE P. LEWIS PARK Fannie P. Lewis Park is a narrow, one acre parcel located along the Rock River adjacent to North Water Street. This park includes a boat landing, handicapped fishing pier, gazebo, fountain, and flower bed.

VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK Veterans Park is located between South Third and South Fourth Streets. It is a one acre site with a memorial to all war veterans. This is a quiet park with benches and a water bubbler. A World War I cannon can also be found here.

WATERTOWN PET EXERCISE PARK The Pet Exercise Park is located on the city’s southeast side and is Aero Park

Brandt Baseball Center

accessible off of Boomer Street. This 10 acre park is designated as a leashed pet exercise area and features a parking lot and one mile of mowed trail.

MARINE CORPS LEAGUE AERO PARK This park is maintained by of the Bartelme/Schwefel Detachment of the Marine Corps League. It contains a pavilion and several memorials including a steel box beam from the South tower of the World Trade Center. The 600-pound, 4-foot-long by 14-inch steel beam can be visited yearround at Aero Park - 984 Boomer St. Enjoy a story while you hike along the Storybook Trail at Brandt-Quirk Park

Fannie P. Lewis Park




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A TO Z VENDORS (PREVIOUSLY ELITE MARKETSPACE) 320A N. Summit Ave. (920) 390-7077 50 plus vendors with one-of-a-kind items.

BERRES BROTHERS COFFEE ROASTERS 202 Air Park Dr. (920) 261-6158 Over 100 specialty coffee beans, coffee accessories, and gifts.

BROWN’S SHOE FIT CO. 212 E. Main St. (920) 261-2395

AVA’S A POSH BOUTIQUE 409 E. Main St. (920) 390-4800

BRADOW JEWELERS 217 E. Main St. (920) 261-6221

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THE CLOSET HANGER 307 E. Main St. (920) 248-9682 Stylish clothing & accessories resale shop. DRAEGER’S FLORAL 616 E. Main St. (920) 261-7186 Floral, wine, and gifts. FAR HORIZONS IMPORTS 413 E. Main St. (920) 261-2908 FENDT BROTHER’S MEAT MARKET 303 N. 4th St. (920) 261-7613 GLENN’S MARKET & CATERING 722 W. Main St. (920) 261-2226 Draeger’s Floral

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KECK FURNITURE 110 E. Main St. (920) 261-7214

PIDDER PADDER PAWS 209 E. Main St. (920) 253-5062

KRAEMER WISCONSIN CHEESE 1173 N. 4th St. (920) 261-6363

SANDRA D’S BRIDAL BOUTIQUE 115 E. Main St. (920) 261-1313

PARAMOUNT RECORD SHOP 402 E. Main St. (608) 513-1158

LITERATUS & CO. 401 E. Main St. (920) 206-2885 Books and more. WATERTOWN HOMETOWN PHARMACY 204 E. Main St. (920) 261-1900 Boutique décor, apparel, and more. Kraemer Wisconsin Cheese



JIMMY JOHN’S 103 N. Church St. (920) 262-8380 LATTE DONATTE 501 E. Main St. (920) 206-7080 MAIN STREET CAFÉ 116 E. Main St. (920) 261-8760 MARCO’S PIZZA 813 E. Main St. (920) 206-2666 MCDONALD’S 625 S. Church St. (920) 261-1108

Mullen’s Dairy Bar

Dining Guide AMADO’S 403 E. Main St. (920) 262-9560 Mexican

ARBY’S 1910 Market Way (920) 261-9380 BERRES BROTHERS COFFEE ROASTERS 202 Air Park Dr. (920) 261-6158 Salads, Sandwiches

CONNECTION CAFÉ 1308 W. Main St. (920) 261-6636 American


CULVER’S 1722 S. Church St. (920) 261-3388 DEEG’S 1002 W. Main St. (920) 261-8977

Mexican, American

DOMINO’S PIZZA 1009 E. Main St. (920) 262-3030 DONNY’S GIRL SUPPER CLUB N8240 County Rd. E (920) 262-1919 American

EL MARIACHI 1694 S. Church St. (920) 261-0200 Mexican

ELIAS INN SUPPER CLUB 200 N. 2nd St. (920) 261-6262 American

GOLDEN DRAGON RESTAURANT 516 E. Main St. (920) 261-0510

MOON RABBIT (SEASONAL) 510 E. Main St. (920) 261-0774 Fresh Creole,American

MULLEN’S DAIRY BAR 212 W. Main St. Ice Cream, Burgers

PANCAKE CAFÉ 1727 S. Church St. (920) 390-4989 PAPA MURPHY’S 623 S. Church St. (920) 206-8888 Take ‘n’ Bake Pizza

PHIL’S PIZZA 112 S. 2nd St. (920) 261-0102


Pizza, Gyros

HARDEE’S 715 E. Main St. (920) 262-9640

PIZZA HUT 1504 S. Church St. (920) 261-0603


PIZZA RANCH 1726 S Church St (920) 390-2782 PJ’S PIZZA 118 N. Church St. (920) 261-5299 Pizza, Subs, Salads, Tacos, Desserts

ROCK RIVER PIZZA 100 E. Madison St. (920) 262-9992 ROSATI’S 1907 Market Way (920) 261-4222 Authentic Chicago Pizza

ROSE GARDEN CAFÉ 500 Bernard St. (920) 261-0006 American, Pizza

SUBWAY 3 LOCATIONS 1303 Memorial Dr. (920) 206-8760 1115 S. Church St. (920) 261-5755 1901 Market Way (920) 261-6366 TACO BELL 1729 S. Church St. (920) 206-1727 TAQUERIA MARIA 301 S. 1st St. (920) 206-0270 THE SPOT 605 S. Church St. (920) 261-1980 LITERATUS & CO 401 E. Main St. (920) 206-2885

SAKE HOUSE 1506 S. Church St. (920) 390-4242

TWO SISTERS CAFÉ 1300 Memorial Dr. (920) 261-0001

Japanese, Sushi

Casual Dining

Zwieg’s Grill

ZWIEG’S GRILL 904 E. Main St. (920) 261-1922

Special Occasions

Venues for

BENNETT BARN N9045 CR-Q (920) 253-7227 THE HAY LOFT W2750 E. Gate Dr., (920) 988-7415 OCTAGON HOUSE MUSEUM 919 Charles St. (920) 261-2796 TURNER HALL 301 S. 4th St. (920) 261-5481 WATERTOWN COUNTRY CLUB 1340 N. Water St. (920) 261-5009 WATERTOWN ELK’S LODGE 117 N. 1st St. (920) 261-5473



Glen Bock and Lorraine Stueber shared a few laughs at Riverfest while relaxing and listening to music played by Johnny Wad. PHOTOBYEDZAGORSKI/DAILYTIMES

Calendar of Events JANUARY


JAN 26: Watertown Bridal Fair. Turner Hall, 301 S 4th St., 10:30am.

MAY 30: Fiesta at the Park. A celebration of cultural diversity, full of games, contests, music, dance and singing performances, face painting and authentic Mexican food. Fun for the whole family! Riverside Park, Labaree St. facebook.com/FiestaCultural

MARCH MAR 6: Beach Party Bingo. Admission is $25 (cash or check only) and seating is limited to the first 150 attendees. As part of the $25 admission you will receive 20 3-card bingo games and snacks. You are invited to play more cards by purchasing additional 20 3-card game packs for $10 each. A cash bar will be open during the event. Bingo daubers will also be available for sale. Must be 18 or older to play. Watertown Elk’s Lodge, 5:30pm watertownmainstreet.org

APRIL APR 16-18, 23-25: Spring Play: Beauty and the Beast. Maranatha Baptist University, 745 W Main St., 7pm mbu.edu


MAY 16: Watertown City Wide Rummage Sale. Hosted by the Watertown Daily Times. wdtimes.com MAY 26: 9th Annual Watertown Art Walk. Stroll historic downtown Watertown as you enjoy art displays from local artists, student artists, and alumni artists. Downtown Watertown, 4pm-7pm.

JULY JULY 4: Watertown 4th of July Parade. Huge 130+ unit parade in historic downtown Watertown, 10am. JULY 15-18: Watertown Maxwell Street Days. Store specials, sidewalk sales and more. Participating businesses stay open late on Friday with additional deals! Downtown Watertown. watertownmainstreet.org


JULY 23: Downtown Watertown Craft Beer Walk. Enjoy craft beer samples with food pairings at nine downtown locations. Store specials, live music, and more! Pre-registration required. Downtown Watertown, watertownmainstreet.org JULY 18-19: Watertown Catholic Parish Festival. Quality event with music, food, beverages, games, activities, raffles, and more! Riverside Park, Labaree St.

AUGUST AUG 6-9: Watertown Riverfest. FREE 4-day festival featuring national acts, A Taste of Watertown, carnival rides and games, craft fair, car show, roving acts, and more. Riverside Park, Labaree St. watertownriverfest.com AUG 16: Watertown Historical Society’s Annual Ice Cream and Cake Social. Civil War era music performed by the 1st Brigade Band who play period music on antique instruments while dressed in civil war era uniforms and gowns. 919 Charles St., 1:30-4pm octagonhousemuseum.org AUG 22: Watertown Area Chamber of Commerce 100 Year Anniversary Celebration. Vendor fair, live music, activities, and more! Downtown Watertown, 10am-10pm watertownchamber.com

SEPTEMBER SEPT 12: Watertown Historical Society Antique and Art Show. Outdoor antique and art show, with presentations throughout the day, and a silent auction of quality antique items. 919 Charles St., 9am-4pm octagonhousemuseum.org SEPT 13: Wisconsin Aviation Annual Open House and Pancake Breakfast. Enjoy a pancake breakfast, displays, demos and more! Watertown Municipal Airport.

Fiesta at the Park

SEPT 10: Downtown Watertown Wine Walk. Enjoy wine and food samplings at over a dozen local retail locations in historic downtown Watertown. Pre-registration is required. watertownchamber.com SEPT 19: Watertown City Wide Rummage Sale. Hosted by the Watertown Daily Times, wdtimes.com SEPT 26-27: Ebert’s Greenhouse Village Craft & Artisan Fair. Hand crafted unique specialty gifts and décor. W1795 Fox Rd, Ixonia, 10am-5pm. ebertsgreenhouse.com

OCTOBER OCT 9: Art on Main Banner Auction. The 38 custom art banners that have added so much color and vibrancy to downtown Watertown this summer will be auctioned off at the to support next year’s Art on Main program. Watertown Elk’s Lodge, 5-8:30pm watertownmainstreet.org


FREE ADMISSION & ENTERTAINMENT Carnival Car Show 5k & Half Marathon Bean Bag Tournament Fireworks Raffle Raft Race Taste of Watertown Craft Fair

music. food. fun.



NOV 28: Christmas Parade of Lights. One of Wisconsin’s last after dark parades, full of unique floats, bands, and lots and lots of lights! Visit Santa after the parade. Downtown Watertown, 5:30pm. NOV 28-29: Octagon House Annual Christmas Play. Four scene play set in the historic Octagon House Museum. Performances every half hour. 919 Charles St., 11am-3pm. octagonhousemuseum.org NOV 29-DEC 13: Watertown Window Wonderland. Enjoy Watertown’s historic 9-block Main Street, dressed in its holiday best. Vote for your favorite holiday window display. facebook.com/watertowntourism


Riverfest Car Show

OCT 17: Watertown Catholic School Trivia Night. Gather your group for a great night of trivia! Raffles, prizes, and more. St. Henry Campus, 300 E Cady St., 7pm. OCT 31: Pumpkin Palooza. Main Street Trick-or-Treating, crafts, sidewalk games, pumpkin lighting, and much more! Downtown Watertown. watertownmainstreet.org

DEC 6: Watertown’s Annual Holiday Parade of Homes. Now in its 26th year, five to six beautiful Watertown homes dressed in their holiday best will be open for viewing. watertownmainstreet.org DEC 4: Christmas Festival of Music. The combined choirs and orchestra of Maranatha Baptist University present The Messiah. Calvary Baptist Church. 792 Mildford St., 7pm. mbu.edu DEC 31: Watertown New Year’s Eve Party. Ring in the New Year at this formal event in Watertown. Swag, appetizers, live music and more! Turner Hall, 301 S 4th St., 8pm. facebook.com/watertowntourism


Pumpkin Palooza

NOV 6: Holiday Craft Fair. Artisan crafted items to get you started on your Christmas list! Marquardt Village, 1045 Hill St., 9am-4pm. NOV 7: MBU Craft and Gift Fair. 50 vendors on site to give you a great start on your holiday shopping. Free admission. 745 W Main St. 10am-4pm mbu.edu NOV 12-14: Fall Play. Maranatha Baptist University presents its annual fall play, 7pm. mbu.edu NOV 22: Turner Hall Craft Fair. Two floors of crafts, collectibles, and more. Fresh decorated wreaths, hand crafted décor, snowmen, jewelry, and much more. Turner Hall, 301 S 4th St., 9:30am-3pm. (920) 261-5481 NOV 20-22: Women’s Only Weekend (WOW). Store specials, swag bag filled with samples, coupons, and Ladies Loot to be spent at participating businesses. Saturday evening celebration with raffles, entertainment, and more! Downtown Watertown, watertownmainstreet.org



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Rides & Runs MAR 14: Watertown’s Irish Jig Jog 5k. 5k and kids fun run. After party/brats, Irish stew, music and lucky drawing for big prizes. watertownjigjog.com JUNE 27: Tour da Goose: Ride for the Watertown Area Cares Clinic. Ride offers supported distances of 100, 62, 42, 22 and 12 miles through the picturesque countryside. tourdagoose.com JULY 11: Trail Run for Tomorrow. Watertown’s only trail run. Enjoy a mix of hills, flat land, shaded paths and open trails. Register for the 5k or 8k Brandt-Quirk Park, thistimetomorrow.org/trailrun AUG 8: Watertown Riverfest Half Marathon and 5k. Both races start and finish in beautiful Riverside Park. Stay to enjoy live music, beer, food and fun! march2november.com SEPT 26: Run from the Cops. The one time it is OK to run from the cops! 10k run, 5k run/walk and 1k youth run. watertownrunfromthecops.com NOV 26: Run Turkey Run 5k. Start your Thanksgiving Holiday with a scenic 5k run through the city streets of Watertown. therunturkeyrun.com

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Catch a Movie The Towne Cinema is a three screen venue that primarily shows first and second run new releases. They also hear the voice of the community, and offer special showings based on suggestions of their patrons. Towne Cinema is making movies affordable for families by never charging more than $4.25 per ticket! They have a vast concession stand with options for everyone. The business is also known locally for giving back to the community with its many charitable contributions. Visit soon! Find their current showings at facebook.com/thetownecinema.

Indoor Activities

Watertown Bowl

Bowl a Few Frames

Get Active

Watertown Bowl provides the community with two bowling venues to choose from. Each location provides friendly, courteous service, along with a clean, family atmosphere. The facilities can also hold your next group gathering.

Skate Express Family Roller Rink is a fun, family attraction in Watertown. Skate to your favorite music and play some roller games, complete with colorful lighting and a disco ball. The business also services and sells roller skates. Group discounts are available for schools, churches, scouts, etc., and can offer private parties, available anytime they do not offer public skating.


WATERTOWNBOWL 18 766 N. Church St. watertownbowl.com


308 E. Main St. towne-cinema.com The Town Cinema and Skate Express Family Roller Rink.

SKATE EXPRESS FAMILY ROLLER RINK N9668 Frohling Dr. skateexpress.com



Time for a Swim THE WATERTOWNINDOOR POOL offers lessons for all ages, water aerobics, and lap swim in the mornings and evenings. On weekends, the pool is available for open swim from 1-4pm. A monthly calendar is available on their website.


131 Hall St. ci.watertown.wi.us Domani Salon and Spa


Salon and Spa Services Rest and relaxation is well within reach at one of Watertown’s full service salon and spas. Enjoy a facial, massage, manicure, pedicure, and so much more.

DOMANI SALON& SPA 1149 Boughton St.


OASIS SALON& SPA 620 S. Church St.



Throw An Axe Indoor axe throwing is all the rage, and Watertown is excited to welcome Kiss My Axe to the city. Perfect for date night, family outings, and groups of all sizes, axe throwing is competitive and fun. Children under 16 are welcome with an adult until 8pm. 16 and up after 8pm.


210 S. Water St. kissmyaxewatertown.com

Try Your Hand at Painting Set Apart Art is an artist studio located in an old train depot that is loaded with history and charm. Classes held at Set Apart Art Studio include: canvas painting (adults and kids), kids art camps/ classes, private or group lessons, pottery painting, board painting, glass painting, and more. Need a special venue for a party? Reserve the studio for your event today!


725 W. Main St. setapartart.com

Set Apart Art

Berres Brothers Coffee Roasters

Grind, Brew, and Sip Enjoy a coffee roastery tour at Berres Brothers Coffee Roasters. Find out where coffee comes from and learn about Berres Brothers as a specialty coffee roaster. Watch demonstrations on how to roast,


grind, and brew the perfect cup of coffee, and enjoy samples from around the world. Admission is free.

BERRES BROTHERS COFFEE ROASTERS 202 Air Park Dr. berresbrothers.com


Outdoor Activities


Winter Fun

Hit the Deck

Winter lends itself to great outdoor activities including snowshoeing, cross country skiing, and ice skating. Cross country ski trails are groomed at BRANDTQUIRK PARK when the weather permits. HEIDEN POND and SILVER CREEK POND are groomed for ice skating. The WATERTOWN PARK & RECdepartment notifies the public when trails and rinks are available for use.

The WATERTOWN SKATEPARK is located off of Carriage Hill Drive, adjacent to Watertown

High School. The park features a 120’x100’ concrete surface with 20 different obstacles for skaters and bikes.

Watertown Skate Park


Take a Hike TIVOLI ISLANDis located on the east side of the city on Tivoli Drive. The 8.5 acre island has been restored to a natural

slated for completion at the Watertown trailhead in 2020. After the completion of all three phases, this blacktopped, off-road trail will support people bicycling, walking, and other non-motorized recreational activities. It will offer cyclists the opportunity to ride safely from the northern end of the Glacial River Trail in Watertown east to the shores of Lake Michigan connecting along the way to trails such as the Lake Country Trail in Waukesha County and the Hank Aaron Trail in Milwaukee.

Tivoli Island

prairie state. Wood chip hiking trails make for easy access where fishing, bird watching, and hiking can be enjoyed. BRANDT-QUIRK PARK offers a 3.75 mile trail system for hiking, walking, and leashed dog walking. This hike includes the STORYBOOK TRAIL, allowing families to enjoy a story along the path. The story along the path is updated frequently, so check back throughout the year.

Camping River Bend RV Resort provides space for RV and tent camping. The grounds will provide all your family needs for

summer fun. Enjoy a huge waterpark and pool, fishing ponds, mini golf, frisbee golf, pedal carts, bikes, an arcade, and so much more. RIVER BENDRV RESORT W6940 Rubidell Rd. riverbendrvresort.com

Blaze a Trail

Up the River Kayakers will enjoy paddling the ROCK RIVER TRAIL which extends the 11 counties along the beautiful Rock River (rockrivertrail.com). The Rock River Trail is the first National Water Trail in Wisconsin and

Illinois to be designated by the US Department of the Interior and National Park Service. Public access to the river is located at FANNIE P. LEWIS PARK on North Water Street, at Cappie’s Landing on Jefferson Road, at Riverside Park on Labaree Street, and on Willow Street. Kayak rentals are available at the WATERTOWNPARK & RECDEPARTMENT.

Rock On! The ROCK RIVER WALKWAY begins at the Senior and Community Center at the corner of South First Street and Milwaukee Street. The walkway follows the river North to the Main Street Bridge. Park benches, a boardwalk, and a small plaza at Main Street provide an attractive, relaxed setting for a walk along the river.

Watertown River Walk

The WATERTOWN/ OCONOMOWOC INTERURBANTRAIL is a non-motorized recreational trail, transforming the former electric rail line into a bike and pedestrian path. The project is nearing the end of phase one, with the Watertown trailhead available for parking, and a stretch of the trail available for recreational use. A restroom facility is



Throw a Flying Disc A 21-HOLE DISCGOLF COURSE is located at Brandt-Quirk Park. The course is moderately hilly and lightly wooded. There are concrete pads on the front 11 holes, and rubber pads on the back 10. The course is home to several tournaments including the Midwest Masters Age Protected

PDGA B Tier. This is a free course that is open year round. The park is accessible from Endeavour Drive and Carriage Hill Drive.

Aquatic Center The Watertown Aquatic Center offers a funfilled day of refreshing activities for the whole family. Enjoy heated water in a variety of

depths from zero to 5½ feet in the main pool. Swimmers can take advantage of the many features including a mushroom waterfall, several floor fountains, and water slides for the younger set. You can also enjoy a wild ride down the 216-foot waterslide and take a plunge on the 24-foot drop slide. There is also a diving board and a 25-meter lap lane. The Aquatic Center

Watertown Aquatic Center



also features plenty of seating and a large concession area with options for many tastes. Coin-operated lockers are available for your convenience. WATERTOWN AQUATICCENTER 1009 Perry Street.

Gone Fishin’ Fishing abounds along the Rock River and

Watertown provides FOUR FISHINGPIERS accessible around the city for all abilities. Two of the piers are found at Riverside Park, another is located at Fannie P. Lewis Park, and the fourth located at Heron Landing on Oconomowoc Avenue. Other popular spots include the Tivoli Island Bridge, Heiden Pond, below the dam on the River Walkway, and especially along the channel by Tivoli Island. Abundant fish include walleye, bass, northern, muskies, crappies, catfish and bullheads.

dĂŠcor, potted plants, fresh popcorn, pumpkins, pastries, hand-crafted jewelry, and so much more. The WATERTOWN FARMERS MARKET is held in Riverside Park every

Tuesday (May through October) 7am to 12pm, with a 2NDWEEKLY FARMERS MARKET held each Thursday (August through October) in the parking lot of the

New fishing Pier

Watertown Public Library on Water St., 3-6pm.

Farmers Market

Outdoor Market Watertown is home to two Farmers Markets. Each has an abundance of fresh, local produce. You can also find fresh meats and cheeses,



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