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    The three acre neighborhood park is bordered by Albert Street, State Street, Summit Avenue, and Hubbard Street. Park-goers can enjoy a large open playfield, playground, and full-size basketball court. With tables and trees, there are plenty of places to picnic and cool off in the shade during a hot summer day.

    Spanning 40 acres across the City of Racine and Village of Mount Pleasant, Quarry Lake Park is the former home of a limestone quarry. Today, the spring-fed lake is hosts swimming, scuba diving, and fishing. Stop out for a picnic and leave your grill at home! Racine County provides grills, tables, flush toilets, potable water, electricity, a playground, and a sand volleyball court. Are you looking for a place to host? Rent out the bathhouse and picnic area for your next party! Don’t forget to bring your pup to Karen A. Nelson Memorial Dog Park!

    Only six blocks West of The William, Visitors love the scenic walking and biking trails winding through forests and meadows. The 73-acre nature area along the Root River provides a place to fish as well as a picnic area, shelter, porta-potty during the summer, and a parking lot. Sections of the park’s wetlands and woodlands are a part of the primary environmental corridor.

    The 25-acre, ADA-accessible community park contains 11 acres of land in the primary environmental corridor and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Steelhead Facility. Park-goers can enjoy walking and biking along the River Root Pathway connecting Lincoln Park to Colonial Park. Additionally, visitors can utilize the baseball diamond and football field, while children can frolic in the playfield and on the playground. Educational opportunities present themselves with the historical exhibit and ability to fish from a boat with the kayak and canoe launch. The park has public restrooms and picnic areas, with a shelter available for rent.

    Island Park is a 21-acre, ADA-accessible community park along the Root River with a section of the Root River Pathway. Island Park makes up a primary environmental corridor with a small wetlands pocket. The community park hosts a playfield, a playground with sand, two league baseball diamonds, restrooms, and picnic areas. Take a second to read over and reflect on the historical exhibit before pushing off at the canoe launch. A shelter is available for rent as well.

    The 2-acre neighborhood park is situated along the Root River. Additionally, park attendees can use the Root River Pathway to walk or bike to Island Park and other connecting parks. Cedar Bend Park is home to Riverside and Clayton Park, where picnics can be had on the riverbank and pick-up basketball games can be held. Furthermore, Clayton Park provides a playground with sand instead of blacktop to prevent cuts and scrapes. The primary environmental corridor with wetlands protects Cedar Bend Park.

    The five acre neighborhood park is home to a playground, playfield, and dog park. With many trees, picnic tables, and benches, there is plenty of room for everyone to enjoy the sun or shade. A chain link fence surrounds the property line, so you don’t have to worry about your child running off from the playground. Two area lights shine in the dark to allow for nighttime play or use of the three intersecting walking and bike trails. Let your dog socialize in the 80’ by 100’ small dog park or the 80’ by 200’ large dog park.

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    Introducing Belle City Square, the historic home of the Horlick Malted Milk Factory beautifully reimagined for today’s apartment dweller. Get in on Great Lakes living at its finest AND most affordable – right here in Racine.


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