Fond du Lac is a lakeside town which means "Foot of the Lake", explaining its southern location along Lake Winnebago. The city has been around for centuries, and has experienced significant population increases during the late 1800s due to the influx of milling and logging industries. A historical feature that still exists today is the love the city puts into taking care of their four-legged residents by maintaining multiple dog-friendly parks, and offering eight veterinarians.
The cities most known park is Lakeside Park, a 400-acre park that rests on the shore of the lake. The large area has lots of features for everyone, including fenced-in baseball fields and soccer fields, picnic areas, forested trails, multiple fishing piers, a boat launch, and picnic pavilions for visitors. Dogs can have a great time at the park thanks to the Lakeside Dog Park, which hosts a fenced-in dog run next to the river, made up of lush lawn and plenty of trees and includes amenities like clean-up stations, water fountains, benches, and picnic tables.
The Buttermilk Creek Park has an expansive open field for dogs to run around and play in. The park also includes paved walkways, fenced-in tennis courts, basketball courts, a playground, two baseball fields, and two pavilions. Dogs must be on a leash inside this park, but can run, play, or take a stroll under the trees. Additional features include water fountains, clean-up stations, nighttime lights, trash bins, and benches.
Whether you're looking for a small park to play with Fido or a larger outdoor area to spend the day with man's best friend, Fond du Lac makes sure to provides it and more for you and your pup.
E Scott Street is a small and quiet residential community on the north side of town, at the water's edge. The park of choice for most residents is Adelaide Park that provides multiple features. The park has a spacious field with vibrant grassy terrain and a fishing pond with a boat launch. There are paved walkways, enclosed tennis courts, a skatepark, playground, and a picnic pavilion to enjoy. Dogs do have to be on a leash, but owners can enjoy water fountains, benches, and nighttime lights. Down the street is the A&W Root Beer Drive-In, an American fare casual eatery with outdoor dog-friendly seating and complimentary water for pups.