Parks & Recreation
Verona Parks and Urban Forestry, and Recreation Departments
The City of Verona has more than a dozen parks and several ponds on more than 100 acres. Badger Prairie County Park on the City's north side and Prairie Moraine Dane County Park southeast of Verona provide access to the Verona Segment of the National Ice Age National Scenic Trail and more than 600 acres of park and open space.
Seven park shelters are available for private event rental. Two of them can accommodate up to 500 people. More information is available on the city website.
Organizations and individuals are invited to "Adopt-a-Park." Groups that establish a relationship with a park and help maintain and beautify it may receive incentives including a waiver of shelter rental fees.
In winter, depending on weather conditions, Harriet Park and the outdoor rink at Eagles Nest Ice Arena give ice skaters a chance to breathe crisp, cool air while practicing their jumps, spins and hockey stops. The shelter at Harriet Park is heated. In summer, fans of remote-controlled sailboats often use the Prairie Oaks Pond at Cross Country Road and Enterprise Drive. Onlookers can watch as yachts maneuver buoys. For the past 13 years, Verona has been recognized as a Tree City USA, an honor given by The National Arbor Day Foundation to cities that have demonstrated a commitment and dedication to forestry.
The Recreation Department offers youth and adult programming, including soccer, dance, basketball, baseball, camps, canoeing, babysitting classes, flag football and a summer playground program.
It also offers discount tickets to many Wisconsin attractions including Noah's Ark, Great America, Mt. Olympus and several other sites.