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Waupaca Parks and Recreation

2019 Spring and Summer Activity Guide

Our new guide is available at local banks, town halls, city hall, the library and other area businesses around the community. The guides are already distributed to the schools, (check the backpacks…), the Waupaca Recreation building and online at our website. 

Registration for all spring and summer activities are available online March 4th at

Rent a Park Shelter for 2019!

Reserve a Shelter for 2019 online or in person!

**All fees are due at the time of the reservation. For more information click here **

*An ActiveNet account is required for all rentals. If you do not have one, please create an account at by clicking on the link:


Resident Fee

(City of Waupaca residents only)

Non-Resident Fee

(All Waupaca townships and other towns or cities)

 Kitchen Fee Beer Permit Refundable Deposit Fee
Brainard’s Bridge $60 $80 N/A $10 $80
Riverside $60 $80 N/A $10 $80
Rotary Riverview $50 $70 N/A $10 $80
South Park -upper $60 $80 $20 $10 $80
South Park -lower $60 $80 $20 $10 $80

Walleyes for Kids Scholarship

If youth program costs are prohibiting your child from participating in Waupaca Recreation youth programs. 

Upon approval, the scholarship fee is available to cover the program’s resident fee for youth living in Waupaca.

Current resident areas cover those youth living in the City of Waupaca, Township of Dayton, Township of Farmington and Township of Waupaca

Non-resident areas are youth living outside of these areas.  (Example: Township of Lind, Township of Lanark, etc.)

Complete the form below and email or print it and mail or drop off at the Rec office at:

City of Waupaca- Parks and Recreation  |  407 School St.  | Waupaca, WI  54981

Click HERE to view available programs in Active Net

City Parks/Trail Photo Contest 2016

Let’s see your photography skills and we will give a prize to the winner!

Entries will be accepted from:   September 15th through October 15th

We want to see some of your favorite points of view in our city parks and trails, take a shot of your favorite park scenery (no people in the photo please) and submit it to us via postal mail (please specify if you want the photo returned) or email it to us. Winner shall receive a free park shelter rental for 2017 use.  (security deposit and beer permit not included) Photos will be posted on our Facebook page and the public can vote for their favorites there. By submitting your photo you are granting the City of Waupaca Parks & Recreation permission to us the photo in publicity or advertising. 


Waupaca Park & Rec

407 School St

Waupaca, WI 54981

Questions: (715) 258-4435

[Public votes (likes) will be tallied on our Facebook page and winner will be notified after Oct. 28th]

Shadow Lake Shoreline Restoration Project

With help from the Stantec and Rettler Corporation we would like to share an update on the Shoreline Restoration Project at Shadow Lake. Using invasive plant control, volleyball court removal and native plant and seed installation we expect to achieve:

Reduce run-off into Shadow Lake
Reduced shoreline erosion
Improve habitat for birds and butterflies
Native Plant diversity
Improve scenic beauty

We would also like to thank Ms. Lehmans Wildlife Management Class for helping with the plantings.

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