The City of Jefferson owns and maintains eight parks, totaling 40 acres of developed open space.  An additional 36 acres slated for development will include walking paths, lookouts, playgrounds, open green space and wetland restoration.

Rotary Waterfront Park, located on the Rock River, is the venue for the summer concert series and movies in the park.  The Rotary Waterfront Park Pavilion is available for weddings and reunions by calling the Parks and Rec. Department (920-674-7720).

Jefferson County has miles of paved bike paths.  The Glacial Drumlin Bike Trail is just north of the city, and runs from Cottage Grove to Waukesha.  The trail is open to bikers, hikers and joggers during the summer and to snowmobilers and skiers during the winter.

The Crawfish and Rock Rivers offer boating, canoeing and fishing.  We have one of only a few constructed fish ladders in the state by the Rock River Dam.  The Rock River provides excellent fishing, and attracts anglers from all over the area.  A new walkway on the west bank was just completed in 2013 with a great viewing area of the dam.

The City Recreation Department offers over 40 year-round programs for youth, adults and senior citizens.  The Jefferson Senior Center offers monthly specialty day trips as well as other activities throughout the year.

  • Family Aquatic Center with zero depth pool and 120 ft. water slide.
  • 12 Tennis Courts
  • 2 Baseball Diamonds
  • 3 Softball Diamonds
  • 2 Little League Diamonds
  • 2 Basketball Courts
  • Sand Volleyball Courts
  • Ice Skating Rink
  • Skateboard Facility
  • Playgrounds
  • Picnic Areas
  • Boat Launches