Parks & Recreation
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Recreation in this area always
starts with Fox Lake. Each year fishermen catch more than 700,000 fish
including walleye, northern pike, largemouth bass, muskie, perch and
crappie. Fox Lake is known as one of the best walleye lakes in Wisconsin.
The lake has a shoreline
of 17.9 miles, a maximum depth of 19feet and a volume of 198,307.2 acre
feet. The lake has six islands that enhance hunting and fishing. Aerator
lines were added to the lake in 1970 to prevent fish winterkill by providing
more oxygen to the water.
In and around Fox Lake, ice
fishing, hunting, bird watching, boating, water skiing, snowmobiling,
hiking and relaxing are some of the other recreational activities enjoyed
by residents and visitors.
Fox Lake offers other recreational
sites and activities. Fox Lake Golf Course was established in 1922.
The 9-hole course was expanded to 18 holes in 2004. The expanded course
better accommodates corporate and group outings. The Club is open to
the public and from April through October offers Friday evening fish
frys, pizza, sandwiches, a full-service bar and pro shop.
Adams Spring Park is located
on Highway 33 on the south side of the city. The park is the site of
a memorial to the jazz trumpeter Bunny Berigan. The Bunny Berigan Jazz
Jubilee is held annually in May, at Adams Spring Park bringing jazz
bands from the Midwest and visitors from around the world.
Town Park is located on Blackhawk Trail, on the northwest corner
of the lake. This is the site for the Concerts in the Park, a series
of live music in the summer. Facilites include public restrooms and
a boat launch.
Veterans Memorial Park is a small park onthe corner of College
and State streets. It was constructed in 2002 to honor all veterans.