City of Hartford Parks & Recreation The City of Hartford is home to 18 parks with over 200 acres that offer everything from children’s play equipment and sports fields to shelters and even an ice rink and disc golf. Hartford also has a public outdoor pool with a waterslide and a toddler wading pool. The Parks and Recreation Department offers programs for residents of all ages, including seasonal sports and fitness, swimming lessons, dance, pre-school education, adult education, youth enrichment courses, arts and crafts and teen events.
Kettle Moraine State Forest — Pike Lake Unit – The forest is named after the 446-acre, spring-fed kettle: Pike Lake. Powder Hill, a large glacial kame, provides the opportunity for a great hike and view. Visitors can enjoy camping, swimming, hiking, fishing, picnicking, and much more within the forest.
On a rainy day or enriching education opportunities, residents & visitors will enjoy time spent at our spectacular Jack Russel Memorial Library. With 19 Internet stations and Wi-Fi access, movie times, children’s activities, and plenty of space for quiet time, research and school projects, there is always plenty going on!
Also available in the community are club sponsored recreation programs, such as Hartford Sideliners Soccer and Hartford United Soccer Club, Hartford Youth Wrestling, Hartford Youth Football and Hartford Select Baseball.
The Parks and Recreation Department also features a Recreation Center. This facility houses a fitness center with elliptical machines, treadmills, free weights, and other exercise equipment. The Signicast Family Aquatics Center is also a valued part of the facility and our community, providing something for everyone from water aerobics classes to recreational swimming for the entire family.
If you enjoy golf, you’ve come to the right place! The Hartford area features a number of highly rated courses ready and waiting. The Washington County Golf Course, a par-72 golf course designed by renowned golf course architect Arthur Hills, ASGCA, measures over 7000 yards from the back tees. The longer length of their course ensures that every shot counts and their accessible anytime rates makes it a great outdoor option for recreation. The course at Hartford Golf Club features 6,529 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. Their practice facilities showcase their great care and attention to course detail and their restaurant and grill makes the course a popular destination for golfers seeking a great view of the surrounding countryside. Just a short drive away is Erin Hills Golf Course home to the 2011 U.S. Amateur and one of only six public-access courses ever to be awarded the U.S. Open coming in 2017.
Spectator sports enthusiasts can take in the action with several professional teams including Green Bay Packers NFL football, Milwaukee Brewers baseball, Milwaukee Bucks NBA basketball, Milwaukee Admirals hockey and Milwaukee Wave soccer.