Recreation

Middleton is known as a friendly community that offers recreational opportunities for people of all ages and interests. From fun in the water to swings on the golf course, visitors will fill their days in Middleton with recreational activity.

For information on Middleton parks, including park shelter rentals, please visit the Middleton Recreation Department website.


Capitol Ice Arena

2616 Pleasantview Road
608.821.1230
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Open skate on Friday nights, with a spectacular sound and light display. Available for groups up to 200 people.


Governor Nelson State Park

5140 County Highway M
608.831.3005
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Located on Lake Mendota. Trails, boat launch, swimming area, pet swimming area, hiking and cross-country ski trails.


Harbor Athletic Club & Wellness Center

2529 Allen Boulevard
608.831.6500
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Full-service health club. Four pools. Open and staffed 24 hours a day. Day passes available.


Keva Sports Center

8312 Forsythia Street
608.662.7529
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Complete indoor sports for children and adults. Keva offers basketball, soccer, volleyball, rock climbing, ultimate frisbee and more.


Mendota County Park & Campground

County Highway M
608.224.3730
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30-unit campground, 5-unit boat campground. Electrical sites, bathroom and shower facilities and dumping station.


Middleton Bike Park

1322 Pleasant View Road

Mountain bikers will enjoy the twists, turns and bumps as they spiral down this hilly course. The bike park is appropriate for riders of all ability levels. It’s one of the area’s most exciting bicycle experiences. The park is free, although there is a suggested donation box onsite. Find out more about our bike park


Middleton Sport Bowl

6815 University Avenue
608.831.5238
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Bowling lanes and bumper bowling for kids! Multi-level sports bar with all HDTVs and four big screens. Can accommodate private groups up to 50 people. $5.00 round-trip Badger game shuttle, pre-game specials.


Parks & Conservancy Areas

7426 Hubbard Avenue
608.821.8360
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Middleton features 22 parks spread over nearly 1,000 scenic acres, as well as the wide waters of Lake Mendota and the extensive prairie wetland and woodland terrain of the Pheasant Branch Conservancy. Enjoy extensive nature trails, beautiful golf, scenic bike paths, and family-friendly parks.


PlayN Wisconsin

3919 Parmenter Street
608.234.5600
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A year-round indoor recreation facility that provides open play, “pay-for-play” and birthday party activities. Open 7 days a week.


Pleasant View Golf Course

1322 Pleasant View Road
608.831.6666
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“27” holes. Par 71/72, 18-hole set-up. Excellent 9-hole par 3 course. Driving range.


Quarry Park Skate Facility

7701 Terrace Avenue
608.821.8360
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10,000 square foot skate facility for skateboards and rollerblades. Open March 15-December 15.


Splash Pad in Lakeview Park

6300 Mendota Avenue
608.821.8360
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Outdoor water playground in Lakeview Park. Open Memorial Day to Labor Day. Free admission!


Walter R. Bauman Outdoor Aquatic Center

2400 Park Lawn Place
608.836.3450
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Eight-lane competition pool, diving well, two 134-foot waterslides and concession area.