Greetings From Friends 

Beauty can be found at the park in all seasons, in many ways. As days shorten, prairie plants go to seed, turning gold, purple and brown. You may see a number of migratory bird species such as Double-Breasted Cormorants, American Coots, American Pelicans, Common Yellowthroat Warblers and Black Bellied Plovers visiting the park before flying south for warmer weather. And look for our resident red foxes, one recently seen on Sep 21st!

Photo of a fox by Jim Edlhuber
Photo by Jim Edlhuber,

Wildflower on the Water, a Friends Gathering

September 9th was a beautiful day at the park for the 1st annual Wildflower on the Water, a Friends Gathering. Many adults and children celebrated nature, music and art, and enjoyed a variety of free, family-fun activities. 

We are very grateful for the generous support of sponsors, the talented artists and dedicated volunteers who all made this event possible – thank you!

And the giving continues, as Sarah is donating a portion of sales of her song “Wildflowers” and merchandise to support our mission. Please check out her song and more here: 

Photos by Sptmbrbrn; more available here:

October Park Events

Oct. 9th: Indigenous People’s Day Hike—1:00pm-2:00pm and 6:30pm-7:30pm
Oct. 14th: Fall Bird Hike—1:00pm-2:00pm
Oct. 18th: Spider Hike—5:30pm-6:30pm
Oct. 18th: Halloween Beach Bonfire—6:00pm-8:00pm
Oct. 21st: Wisconsin Science Festival BioBlitz —10:00am-12:00pm
Oct. 27th: Hunter’s Moon Hike—5:30pm-6:30pm
Oct. 29th: Decorate a Pumpkin! —1:00pm-3:00pm 

Our park educators offer a wide variety of programs for both kids and adults, such as fishing clinics (no license required for children 15 and under) and events that focus on nature education and exploration, all designed to be hands-on and family-friendly.

For details on events, please visit the FLSP Events Page

Want to help with events, programs or otherwise?
Please complete a volunteer interest form