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  

301 S Gardner Ave
Jefferson, WI 53549
920-674-7720 ~ Website

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).

Riverfront Park

589-729 S Wisconsin Dr
Jefferson, WI 53549
(920) 674-7720

Also located along the Rock River, but more to the south of town, Riverfront Park is equipped with a baseball diamond, tennis courts, a large, wood playground, picnic and fishing areas, and more! Skate Park, a fun skateboard area is located right next to Riverfront Park’s baseball diamond and batting cages.

The Crawfish and Rock Rivers

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.

Glacial Drumlin State Trail


Jefferson County has miles of paved bike paths.  The 52-mile 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 City Recreation Department

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 slid
    518 North Fifield Avenue
    Jefferson, WI 53549
  • 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