Many family friendly parks can be found in the city and surrounding area. The parks provide a lot of recreation options from hiking trails, tennis, basketball, to ice skating in the winter. For a more detailed description of the Richland Center City Parks and other important information visit Richland Center Parks. The Park Shelters page can provide information on each of the shelters and reservation options. A few of the parks are listed below…
- Krouskop Park
- North Park – West, Pond and Eagle
- Strickland Park
- Miner Hill Trails Park
- West Side Park
- Rotary Gardens
- Petite Roche/Mill Pond
- Wedgewood Park
- City Arboretum
- Ocooch Living History Garden
Friends of the Pine
The purpose of the Friends of the Pine is to promote kayaking and canoeing on the Pine River, encourage an awareness of the great natural resource of Richland County and Richland Center, and to offer exceptional outdoor/paddling experience for tourists and locals alike
If you would like to learn more about this organization, or canoeing or kayaking the Pine River, or get involved, please visit their website.
For Canoe and Kayak Rentals, visit Pine River Paddle and Tube on Facebook!
Pine River Recreation Trails
The Pine River Recreation Trail presents an unusual assortment of ecosystems, including lowland hardwood forests, cattail marshes, the Sextonville tamarack bog, an oak savannah, prairies, and jack pine barrens. Each of these ecosystems is briefly described on county sponsored markers installed by an Eagle Scout. The trail traces the course of the meandering Pine River from Richland Center south to the swift-flowing Wisconsin River, near Gotham.
The Pine River originates from springs in southern Vernon County. It is currently classified as a Class II trout stream for seventeen miles. The remaining portion of the river is considered a warm water sport fishery. The Pine River has been hydro-logically modified as a part of a flood control project. More information can be found at on the Pine River page.
Community & Senior Center
The Richland Center Community and Senior Center is a great place to host events, parties, or meetings of all kinds. Visitors to Richland Center are impressed by the great multi-use facility, and many surrounding areas have begun to request tours to instill the vision for a similar project for in their communities.
More information on hours, events, and rentals can be found at the Community Center webpage.
Family Ice Rink
During the winter months, Kroskoup Park plays host to an outdoor Ice Rink available to the public. There are skates and hockey equipment available for rent. Whether you are an experienced skater or beginner, come out and enjoy the fun at the Family Ice Rink!