Welcome to Janesville’s historic Riverside Park
Riverside Park, a City of Janesville-owned facility located at 2600 Parkside Drive, covers 87 acres and runs along the beautiful Rock River. The park features scenic overlooks, picnic areas and pavilions, and boat launches.
Recreational facilities include a splash pad (open seasonally), horseshoe pits, a zipline, disc golf course, and shuffleboard, tennis, pickleball and sand volleyball courts. In the winter, enjoy sledding and cross country skiing.
For golf enthusiasts, an excellent 18-hole course — Riverside Golf Course — is located at the West Park Entrance.
The Ice Age National Scenic Trail runs through the park, featuring the Devil’s Staircase portion of the trail. The Ice Age Trail is a 1,000-mile footpath that highlights landscape features as it travels through some of the state’s most beautiful natural areas. The trail is entirely within Wisconsin and is one of only 11 National Scenic Trails.
Who are the Friends of Riverside Park?
The Friends of Riverside Park, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, was established in 2006 to revitalize and promote Janesville’s historic and scenic Riverside Park. In the past decade, its members have donated more than 10,227 hours and $64,498 (and counting!) toward the improvement of the park.