Community Recreational Information

Beaches

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Otumba Beach

Enjoy a cool dip in Sturgeon Bay at one our two beaches – Sunset Park & Otumba Park.

Frisbee Golf

A 9 hole frisbee golf course is available at Sunset Park. Bring your frisbee and play a round of frisbee golf.

Ice Rink

The City of Sturgeon Bay maintains an ice rink as weather permits, located on the parking lot of the Memorial Field Warming House during the winter season. Watch the newspapers or listen for radio announcements for the schedule.

Trails

The portion of the Ahanapee State Trail that lies in City limits starts at the corner of Madison Avenue and Lansing Avenue and extends southerly to Wilson Road.

The 2.5 mile marked Ice Age National Scenic Trail begins on the west side of the City at the corner of Madison Avenue and Lansing Avenue and ends at Potawatomi State Park.

Farmers Market

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Farmers Market

Every Saturday morning from the first Saturday in June through the last Saturday in October there is a Farmers Market held in the Market Square parking lot located between Michigan Street and Nebraska Street. All items are handmade or homegrown and items for sale vary with the seasons. Hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m and early sales are permitted.

The Sturgeon Bay Farm and Craft Market is currently filled with seasonal vendors.  Those wishing to sell as a daily vendor at the market may call the Park and Recreation Department at 920-746-2914 between 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. the Friday before a market day to request a space.  Spaces will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis.  Click here for the full list of Daily Farm Market Vendor Rules.

Farm Market Map

Pickle Bill Informational Brochure

To get on our waiting list for a seasonal space or for additional information please contact the Park & Recreation Department at 920-746-2914.

Door County Library & Miller Art Center

107 South 4th Avenue
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
Phone: 920-743-6578

Visit the Library with its diversion of leisure activities – books, periodicals, videos, the Lawrie History Room, and Learning Resources Center (Toy Library). The Miller Art Center, located in the Library features changing exhibitions on the main floor with a portion of the permanent collection, focusing on twentieth century Wisconsin artists, on display in the mezzanine. For more information, visit the Door County Library and Miller Art Center websites.

Adopt-A-Park Program

The Park & Recreation Department is looking for individuals or organizations willing to “Adopt-A-Park” which would include: Planting of flowers, adding mulch to plantings, painting of buildings, painting of playground equipment, making new planting areas, weeding of flower beds, general park maintenance and painting park entrance signs. Contact the Park & Recreation Department, 920-746-2914 to become a part of this program.

Door County Historic Museum

18 North 4th Avenue
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
Phone: 920-743-5809

Door County Museum is open seven days a week from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 1st through October 31st. Revisit early Door County through a series of exhibits depicting homes, shops, and offices. Visit the Pioneer Fire Department or one of the many other displays including Indian artifacts, rock, cherry industry, and the military. Stop to enjoy the picture nook and the slide display.

John Miles County Park

916 North 14th Avenue
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

The John Miles Fair Park is approximately 59 acres located in the City of Sturgeon Bay. The Door County Fair is held here in August. There are also stock car racing events held on Saturday nights from May through mid-September.

Door County Soccer Association

There are four soccer fields (2 micro and 2 full size) located within the John Miles Fair Park near the Alabama Street entrance. The League plays (ages 6-18) May, June, and July weekday evenings and occasionally on Saturdays. The fields may be used by the public for games when not in use by the Association, with the exception of the two weeks during preparation and presentation of the Door County Fair.

U. S. Coast Guard Canal Station

Located at the intersection of Canal Road and Lake Forest Park Drive. Facilities include a lighthouse, breakwater at entrance to ship canal and off street parking lot. Most of this property is open to the public for sightseeing and shore fishing.

U.S. Corps of Engineers – Ship Canal

Located on Canal Road with public access to the north side of the Sturgeon Bay – Lake Michigan Ship Canal. Several points are provided along the area to serve sightseers and shore fisherman.

Door County Senior Resource Center

832 North 14th Avenue
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235