Murray Park is located on Murray Park Drive. Throughout the park you can find handicapped accessible play equipment, restrooms, picnic tables, benches and a shelter house. For the active and young at heart you can find two tennis courts, one basketball court, and four little league and two softball diamonds. Murray Park is a great place for warm summer day activities.
Ceresco Park is located on South Union Street. This park offers handicapped accessible play equipment. Handicap accessible restrooms, picnic tables, park benches, shelter house, and a half court basketball area.
Selfridge park is located on E. Water and Seward Streets. This park offers play equipment, handicap accessible restrooms, picnic tables, park benches. On a warm summer day you will find the swimming beach and the shelter a great place to relax. If action is what you are looking for then look no further than the two sand volleyball courts and horseshoe pits. During winter if the ice is safe, the mill pond is cleared for ice skating. If you need to stay a little warm the shelter is always open as well. Come and enjoy all that Selfridge Park has to offer.
Barlow Park is located on Griswold Street. This park offer handicapped accessible play equipment, handicapped accessible restrooms, picnic tables, park benches, two shelter houses and one open pavilion. For the sport enthusiasts there is tennis court, horseshoe pits, three sand volleyball courts, three basketball courts, and one baseball diamond. Barlow park offers something for everyone in the family.
Eagle Park is located on Pearl and Eagle Street. This park offers handicapped accessible play equipment, picnic tables, park benches, and access tot he Northwestern Hiking Trail.
With a packed gravel base, this trail is an ideal walking and biking trail. The trail begins at the Public Library and extends 3.5 miles to the west.
You can expect to experience lush vegetation and a variety of wildlife along the way. Rabbits, chipmunks and gophers are plentiful. Keep your eyes open for the deer, turkeys, woodchucks and foxes!
South Woods is located off of Union St. South Woods is a well known nature area with several paths and taking walkers through a variety of natural habitats. Adjacent to the South Woods are the Annie Starr Woods that is open to the public. This area created from the glaciers and flood plain proves to be a great site to see. You can also take a walk along the creek. South Woods and Annie Starr Woods are a great place to take a walk or to study nature.
Mascoutin Valley Trail
Formerly the Ripon/Berlin trail it begins on Locust Road about two miles north of Ripon. The rustic trail with a gravel surface winds through rural landscape providing an opportunity to relax and enjoy the wildlife and farm activities of the area. This is a great trail for hikers, bikers, and equestrians alike.
Enjoy this short hike provided by the Kiwanis Trail located off Thomas Street. While short in length the trail offers tree covered stream beds, natural meadows and hills. Kiwanis Trail offers a variety of hiking experiences from the stream bed to the open meadow. A challenging hike for all!
Ceresco Prairie Conservancy
The Ceresco Prairie Conservancy is located next to the Ripon College campus in back of Rodman Center for the Arts. The trails wind through wetland areas and connect with South Woods Crystal Creek. Along the trail you will see a mesic prairie, an oak savanna, and a glacial moraine. Of special interest to educators and families alike is the Kegel Environmental Classroom. A great trail for running, walking and hiking alike.
Murray Park Murray Park Drive, Ripon 920-748-4909
Griswold Street, Ripon 920-748-4909
Ripon Senior High School
Tiger Drive, Ripon 920-748-4616
Union Street, Ripon 920-748-8133
Click here to visit the Public Works webpage for more information on recreational opportunities in Ripon.