The City of New Holstein offers over 160 acres of beautiful parks and open spaces available to its citizens and visitors. Each park serves its own special purpose within the community. Our parks are open 365 days per year from 6 AM - 11 PM. All the shelters and buildings within the parks system are available to rent for special occasions.
As the oldest park in New Holstein, being established in 1915, this 4.77 acre park offers a large Pavilion for dances or events, a Round Stand for serving food and drink, a Fry Stand for cooking and serving brats and burgers, a large open air Covered Shelter, an open Bandstand, and new Rest Room facilities. Young children will enjoy the large play area and equipment provided. This park plays host to the Annual Firemen's Fundraising Picnic.
This park which once served as the home field for the New Holstein Huskies, offers a full size football field, a full size baseball field, and a regulation size softball field, as well as a tee ball field on which children can learn the principals of playing baseball. There are also two tennis courts and a very fine horseshoe court where team competition is carried on every summer.
By far the largest park in New Holstein, covering over 50 acres, this park was established in 1957 by the local Kiwanis Club as a location to build a new municipal swimming pool.
The park, which offers lighted paved walking and biking paths, baseball fields, lighted basketball courts, lighted tennis courts, horseshoe courts, shuffle board courts, a sand volleyball court, a lighted ice skating rink, 18 holes of Frisbee golf, and numerous soccer fields, is dissected by the meandering Jordan River which runs through its length.
Wooden bridges built by local scouts and organizations give access to the many picnic areas and shelters which are available to rent for parties and gatherings. Largest of these shelters is the New Holstein Community Center, a year round facility with a kitchen, meeting room, restrooms, and a large gathering space.
Directly in the middle of the park is the Langenfeld Pond, a one acre, man made pond. It has a handicap accessible dock for fishing, which can be done without a license. The pond is stocked with trout and bluegills by local conservation clubs.
On the northeast corner of Kiwanis Park stands the shining star of this open space, the New Holstein Aquatic Center, which opened in 2009. This excellent facility serves not only residents of New Holstein but also the surrounding area. Learn more about the Aquatic Center link.
Kiwanis Park Nature Center
This 2.7 acre natural woodlot, was established as a nature center in 1985. The nature center, used by local school staff for teaching science and environmental classes, is located directly north of the new Aquatic Center. Woodchip walking trails through this wooded area are provided for casual strolling.
In 1997, Margaret Reineck, bequeathed to the city a wooded area that lies directly south of Kiwanis Park and borders on Fur Farm Road. This pristine virgin wooded acreage serves as a nature study area. Complete with natural walking paths, the park is home to numerous varieties of trees, shrubs, and wildlife. The local Boy Scout troop does normal maintenance so that all remains in its natural state.
New Holstein City View Nature Area
In order to connect Kiwanis Park to Memorial Park, land was purchased in 2001 between the two parks. Developing this area provided one full mile of open park space from north to south. This nature area is planted with wildflowers, and provides a walking/ bike path to connect the two parks. Within the nature area are two rest areas that have been planted with plants and herbs natural to this area by local volunteers. One serves as a butterfly garden, and the other includes a dry stone riverbed. Many species of small mammals, and occasionally deer can be seen occupying the area.
Located on the east side of New Holstein on Mason Street, this 14.3 acre park was "adopted" by the New Holstein Optimist Club in 1995 and serves as a sledding/ snowboarding/ tubing hill. Set on the summit of "Honeymoon Hill" this park offers magnificent views of the rolling farmlands east of New Holstein. The park is complimented by a beautiful ski chalet built by the NHHS Building Class, which includes a kitchen, restrooms, fireplace, meeting space, and warming room for our visitors.
Market Square Park
Located in the downtown historical district of Market Square, this park stands on the site of the original train depot and in the area that the first settlers practiced commerce. Although being the smallest park in the system, this quiet setting is beautifully landscaped, and within easy walking distance of the historic Timm House, a completely restored Victorian period home, and the Pioneer Corner Museum. Operated by the New Holstein Historical Society, tours are available at the Timm House and the museum.
The Solomon Trail
The Solomon Trail is a 2.25 mile paved walking/ biking trail which connects New Holstein and Kiel. This cooperative effort between the two communities was built in 2001 and is maintained mutually. Another joint effort between the Lions Clubs of New Holstein and Kiel, and a local Boy Scout provided a covered Rest Station at the halfway point. When the weather is good you will see people walking or biking in both directions on the blacktop paths of this trail.
Comfortably nestled in the rolling farmlands of east central Wisconsin, this community of rich German heritage is the perfect setting to relax, recreate, or raise a family.
New Holstein is conveniently located 1.5 hours north of Milwaukee, 50 minutes south of Green Bay, and 2.5 hours north of Chicago.
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