Parks & Recreation
The Parks & Recreation department provides events and programs for the community to enjoy including youth sports, after school programs, many parks and the Aquatic & Fitness Center.
Learn about how you can get involved with the Whitewater Community Garden.
Whitewater Park Rules and Regulations
Park Hours: 6:00 am–12:00 am except Indian Mounds Park (Sunrise–Sunset) and Brewery Hill Park (6:00 am–Dusk)
Trail Hours: Open 24 hours per day
Park Rest Rooms: Open April 1–October 31
RESERVATION OF SHELTERS:
Shelters may be reserved the weekend closest to April 15 through the weekend closest to October 31. If not reserved, shelters are available on a first come, first-served basis.
DAMAGE TO PROPERTY:
Persons shall not in any manner mar, injure, deface, or destroy any tree, shrub, or plant standing or growing in the park, nor any fence, guide post, sign, table, bench, building, or any other thing of value in any public park, grounds, or place, nor shall they disturb or interfere with any wildlife within the parks.
No alcoholic beverages are allowed in any city park other than Starin Park. The City Clerk may issue permits allowing the consumption of alcoholic beverages in Cravath Lake Park, Trippe Lake Park, Starin Park Community Building and other municipal buildings as deemed appropriate. A permit may be granted by the Common Council pertaining to the consumption of alcoholic beverages in parks other than Starin Park, Cravath Lake Park and Trippe Lake Park.
GLASS BEVERAGE CONTAINERS:
All glass beverage containers are prohibited within the parks.
SALE OF FOOD AND/OR MERCHANDISE:
Food and/or merchandise shall not be sold in any city park except by agreement or permit issued by the City Clerk.
It is unlawful for any person to operate a motorcycle, minibike, snowmobile, dune buggy, go cart, all-terrain vehicle or other recreational vehicle or motor vehicle in any park in the City of Whitewater. This section does not prohibit a person from legally operating a motor vehicle on public roads within parks; from parking on park property adjacent to public roads in the park; or from operating motorboats on lakes that are part of a park. It is unlawful for any person to operate a bicycle within Indian Mounds Park. Motorized vehicles are not allowed on city trails.
AMPLIFICATION OF SOUND:
Use of amplification systems within the parks for the purpose of public entertainment must obtain a Public Entertainment Permit through the City Clerk’s Office if said amplification system is not part of an authorized recreation program. It is the responsibility of the group using/reserving the facility/park to keep the noise level acceptable so as not to annoy or disturb the surrounding area of the park.
All fires must be contained within grills or designated cooking devices. Coals must be thoroughly extinguished and cooled prior to being placed in a trash receptacle.
Any person owning, keeping, or in charge of any animal shall not permit such animal to be in Indian Mounds Park or in any municipal buildings at any time. This will not be applicable in cases in which a person is being assisted by a service dog. Animals are permitted in all other municipal parks and open space. Owners are required to keep their pet on a leash and clean up after their animals and follow proper pet etiquette.