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Village of Howard, WI Village of Howard, Wisconsin

Mission: To provide and maintain a comprehensive park system with a balance design of active and passive facilities that is available for all citizens to enhance their well-being and their environment.

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The Howard Parks are maintained by the Howard Department of Public Works under the direction of Chris Clark, Superintendent of Parks, Forestry, & Golf.

The Parks Division is responsible for care and maintenance of all park areas, park pavilions, trail systems and sport fields. We also maintain turf grass at various village properties and street medians. If you would like to request park services or have questions regarding the Village park program please email Chris Clark, Superintendent of Parks, Forestry, & Golf or call the Public Works facility at 434-4060.

The Village of Howard Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (CORP)2014-2019 is a plan that is intended to guide the development and fiscal management of Howard's park, recreation, and open space needs for the next five years. In addition this plan allows Howard to be eligible for grant programs through the State of Wisconsin and federal agencies.

The CORP is a collaborative effort between village staff, user groups, elected officials, and citizen input that was adopted by the Village Board of Trustees through resolution 2014-06 on January 27, 2014.

Click 2014-2019 Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan to view a copy of the plan.


The Village of Howard Parks Department has begun development of one of the communities newest park areas, Mills Center Park. The park is located in the western portion of the village and can be accessed by turning on Gaibrelles Gate from Shawano Avenue and then taking a left onto Spencers Crossing. Look for the park entrance on the left.

The park is open from sunrise until sunset and has an open air shelter, parking area, portable toilet facility, accessible gravel trail loop, and natural trails on the northwest side of the park. There is also an eagle monument near the shelter that is dedicated in the memory of CPL Justin Ross, a local resident who lost his life in Afghanistan. In addition, the trail head for the CPL Justin Ross Memorial Trail begins at the monument. The Village of Howard would like to thank the Ross family for their generous contribution and donations that helped in the development of the park.

Recreational opportunities at Mills Center Park include hiking, biking, picnicking, wildlife viewing, and an area for open play. Future plans include the construction of a children's playground, a flagpole, landscaping, and additional trails connecting to area neighborhoods.

Click on the pictures below to view progress of the project.
Mills Center Park
Picnic Shelter
Picnic Shelter with
View of Monument
Eagle Monument
Boardwalk to North
Side of Park
CPL Justin Ross
Memorial Trail
The Howard Dog Park is free to all users at this time. However, in order to continue the park at no charge, adequate donations must be received to help sustain operations of the park. Donations will also be used towards future improvements to the park. All users are encouraged to donate.

Donors will be recognized on a sponsorship sign at the entryway to the dog park. There are four levels of recognition:
  • Level 1 (Bone) $50 minimum
  • Level 2 (Paw Print) $100+
  • Level 3 (Fire Hydrant) $250+
  • Level 4 (Dog House) $500+

There is also an opportunity for businesses to support the dog park. Businesses can advertise at the park via signage on the fence. Signs cost $300 per year plus the cost of the sign. Please contact Village Hall for more information. 920-434-4640.
Pet Waste bag dispensers are located in various Village parks. The program is "Take a Bag, Leave a Bag". We invite you to participate in our program which requires pet users to clean up after their pets and dispose of the waste off site.

The Parks Department would also like to remind park users that all pets shall be leashed while in the park and be aware of signage that limits pet access to athletic fields, playgrounds, and pavilion areas. If you have a concern or would like to report an unleashed pet, please contact the Village's Animal Control Officer at 434-4640.

The Village of Howard has earned the designation of a Bird City Wisconsin community. This recognition demonstrates Howards commitment to the preservation of wildlife habitat and urban bird conservation within the village's parks and the community. (Click on the Bird City picture at right to visit the web page)

Click on the following links for information that will help you with urban bird conservation efforts and enjoy the benefits of birding in our community.

American Bird Conservancy

Wisconsin Bird Conservation Initiative

International Migratory Bird Day

Bluebird Restoration Association of Wisconsin

Cats Indoors

Birds and Collisions

Wisconsin Invasive Species

Create Bird Friendly Habitat

Please click on the Rules Sign to link to the Park Regulations in the Village's municipal code of ordinances.

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Village Map of Park Locations

Park Name Park Location Park Description Maps/ Photos
Akzo Nobel Sports Complex 1600 Pinecrest Road Akzo Nobel Sports Complex is a 92 acre sport complex. The park facility includes an 18-hole disc golf course, four lighted softball diamonds, four batting cages, ten soccer fields, playground, concession building with restrooms, and parking for up to 949 vehicles. There are also five portable toilets throughout the park from May to November. The park has wooded areas and open natural areas. Map
Barney Williams Park 1100 Valley Lane Barney Williams Park is a 5.5 acre facility that has a full size and small soccer practice field, playground equipment, open space, picnic area, and a portable toilet from May to October. Map
Brookfield Woods Brookfield Ave Brookfield Woods is approximately a 10 acre mixture of woods and wetlands. Hunting is currently permitted in this area. Map
Deerfield Docks 950 W. Deerfield Avenue Deerfield Docks is a 3 acre park that provides access to Duck Creek and the Bay of Green Bay via the Duck Creek Slough and Peats Lake. Facilities include a boardwalk trail, picnic area, offshore fishing, boat launch, canoe access, snowmobile and ice fishing access. Deerfield Docks was built and is managed by the village through a long-term lease with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Map
Deer Run Park 1757 Barlament Drive Deer Run Park is a 9.64 acre wooded park located in the southwestern part of the Village. The park features a grassed play area, playground equipment, basketball 1/2 court and short connecting trail to the Taylor Street entrance with a passive recreation area and picnic areas. Map
Duck Creek Quarry 2140 Glendale Avenue Duck Creek Quarry Park is a 30.83 acre property containing a limestone quarry which was operated from 1827 until 2001. The site was quarried to within 50' of the property lines on all sides and has a depth greater than 170'. The quarry is filling with water and is expected to rise to 100 feet deep. The quarry is being explored for its recreational value as it becomes a lake. Map
Gordon Nauman Conservation Area 1653 Wietor Drive The Gordon Nauman Conservation Area is a 29.77 acre park. The Howard Dog Park is located at Gordon Nauman with a fully enclosed fenced area as well as a semi-fenced area in the woods for pet exercise. This park features natural trails in the woods, an open air shelter, picnic area, native prairie meadow, rain garden and parking. The park also connects to the boardwalk and fishing area at Wietor Wharf Park. Map
Industrial Woods Park Cornell Rd Industrial Woods Park has approximately 58 acres of wetlands that have been placed into the park system. The park is located within the Village of Howard Industrial Park and has open space, wooded area, two large mitigation ponds and drainage ways. Hunting is currently permitted in this area. Map
Hoff-Reinhard Wildlife Preserve 3666 Whistable Way The Hoff-Reinhard Wildlife Preserve is a 26.27 acre passive park under development. It currently has natural walking trails through tall and short prairie meadows and woods. Map
Howard Memorial Park 775 Riverview Drive Howard Memorial Park is a 13.5 acre park that has a lighted softball diamond, a concession building, restroom facilities, a multi-purpose sport field, veterans memorial, and parking. The park also features a small access area for canoes, kayaks, rowboat or similar small craft. In winter the landing is used for snowmobile access to the Duck Creek. Map
Juza-Oliver Family Park 1070 Herne Bay Way Juza-Oliver Family Park is a 22.03 acre park consisting of three separate park properties in the Glen Kent Subdivision. Each of these park areas are joined by an extensive trail system that goes throughout the Glen Kent subdivision connecting public greenspaces and parklands by trail and sidewalk. The eastern and western park areas are passive recreation areas. The central park is being developed into an active play area. The park has a playground, picnic area, and two walk-in entrances. Map
Lehner Park 1830 Rosewood Street Lehner Park is a 3.6 acre park which features a full size basketball court, playground equipment, open space and a picnic area. The Howard Community Gardens are located at Lehner Park, with 20 plots available for annual rental. Map
Meadowbrook Park 670 Hillcrest Heights Meadowbrook Park is a 92.25 acre major recreation area. The park has a pavilion, open air shelter, picnic area, playground equipment, trails, lighted sled hill, basketball court and baseball diamond. There are two separate entrances and parking lots. Lancaster Brook runs through the park in a natural wooded area with an extensive trail system. The main trail is 1 1/4 mile paved trail from Hillcrest Heights to Cardinal Lane. The pavilion provides space for community programs, meetings, events and rentals usage. The facility features an activity room with seating for 81 banquet style, with additional outdoor seating for 72 on picnic tables in the open air overhang. It has a full kitchen, restrooms and storage areas. Map

Mills Center Park 4350 Shawano Avenue Mills Center Park is a 29 acre neighborhood park. The park is currently being developed and provides nature based outdoor recreation activities where the primary focus is the appreciation or enjoyment of nature. This park contains the CPL Justin Ross Memorial Trail as well as an eagle monument donated to the park by the Ross family. There is a picnic shelter and small parking area that is located off of Spencers Crossing. Future development includes installation of a playground. The park extends from Shawano Avenue on the south to Glendale Avenue on the north. Map
Packerland Parkway 399 Park Ridge Avenue Packerland Parkway is a 1 acre park. The park has a "Welcome to Howard" sign, flower bed, and picnic table located near the cul de sac. The park serves as passive green space and buffers residences from the commercial business area. Map
Pinewood Park 1013 Harwood Avenue Pinewood Park is a 11.77 acre park. This park features a wooded picnic and play area. There is a softball diamond, bleachers, batting cage, basketball 1/2 court, playground equipment, shelter building with a capacity of 25, restrooms and parking. In winter, the park has a lighted ice rink with designated areas for hockey and free skating. Map

Pioneer Parkway 250 Cardinal Lane Pioneer Parkway is an 18.55 acre passive park with natural trails and picnic areas along the Duck Creek. This park also serves to manage regional storm water through detention ponds and a wetland mitigation site. An archeological dig of the area revealed the parkland was used by early traders. Access to this park is via an easement adjacent to the overhead power lines off of the paved trail that runs along Cardinal Lane. Map
Riverview Parkway 2029 Riverview Drive Riverview Parkway is a corner park less than one acre in size which beautifies the village with a flowerbed. The park is located at Velp Avenue and Riverview Drive. It borders the Duck Creek along Riverview to Elmwood Court. Map
Spring Green Park 3640 Spring Green Road Spring Green Park is a 39 acre site, which is located in northwestern Howard off Glendale Avenue. This recreation and sport facility features an Arboretum, picnic area, playground, two softball diamonds, four soccer fields, a concession building with open air shelter, three portable toilets from May to November, and three parking lots. The park is adjacent to the Mountain Bay State Recreation Trail and provides snowmobile access from the parking lot to the trail during the snow season. Map
Village Green Golf Course 302 Riverdale Dr The Village Green Golf Course is a public 9-hole course that features two par 3 holes, a signature water hole, and two par 5 holes. The golf season is April through November, weather permitting. The Village Green clubhouse has a pro shop, bar, and restaurant that is operated by Village Green staff.
Village Green Golf Course
Wayne Williams Conservation Area at Hidden Creek 391 Whispering Creek Court The Wayne Williams Conservation Area is a 20.4 acre park accessible from Memorial Drive by turning at Hidden Creek Trail. This neighborhood park has a picnic area, playground, open play area, trail and parking. The trail is located along the Duck Creek. Map
Wietor Wharf Park 1830 Wietor Drive Wietor Wharf is a 3 acre special use facility located at the end of Wietor Drive off of N. Military Avenue. This site provides fishing access to Duck Creek. There are two fishing piers, a boardwalk trail, and a picnic area. All facilities at this site are accessible. The park was built and is managed by the village through a long-term lease with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Map

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