Children's Activities in DeForest, WI

Children's Activities in DeForest, WI
The Village of DeForest, Wisconsin, is a family-friendly, quaint little town with approximately 8,500 residents. Located only 10 minutes from Wisconsin's capital city of Madison, DeForest provides its residents with an assortment of children's activities. Its public library, recreation programs, day camp and numerous parks give children opportunities to learn and grow in a variety of ways.

DeForest Public Library

The DeForest Public Library holds many activities for children of all ages. Children can join the 1,000 Books Club, which awards prizes for the number of books read. Tiny Tot Time and Preschool Story Hour give younger children literary opportunities, while the teen program includes various games and learning opportunities such as chess, music or book clubs. The program also highlights children's authors each month with readings, crafts, music and special guests. Some of the available programs require registration and have limited participation.

DeForest Area Public Library
203 Library Street
DeForest, WI 53532
608-846-5482

All American Day Camp

During the summer months, children learn and remain active by participating in the All American Day Camp. The camp provides themed days with field trips, community service, cooking, arts and crafts, sports, science experiments and many other activities geared toward children. Registration and fees apply.

DeForest Parks and Recreation
306 DeForest Street
DeForest, WI 53532
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Recreational Programs

The DeForest Recreation Department offers various activities year-round. Soccer, softball, baseball and fitness programs, such as Zumba, are just a few of the opportunities in which children and families alike can get involved. Registration and fees apply.

DeForest Parks and Recreation
306 DeForest Street
DeForest, WI 53532
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Veterans Park and Ice Rink

While the winter weather allows, Veterans Park and Ice Rink provides ice skating fun during daytime and evening hours. Recreation Department workers build the ice up slowly to make it optimal for children and adults. However, skaters are urged to use good judgment in determining the safety of the ice.

Veterans Park and Ice Rink
608-846-6751
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Other DeForest Parks

DeForest boasts many other children's parks varying in size and equipment. Fireman's Park covers 11 acres with lighted softball and baseball fields, horseshoe pits, basketball hoops, playground equipment and a picnicking area. Western Green Park contains playground equipment, sand volleyball courts, picnicking areas, a soccer field and a hiking trail on 34 acres. Liberty Land park also contains a walking trail, picnicking area and playground equipment for children.

DeForest Parks
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Yahara River Trails System

While the entire trail remains to be completed, DeForest contains multiple trail segments through which to walk, skate or ride. Segments currently varying from four-tenths of a mile to two miles in length, these trails will eventually loop through DeForest and connect to the Dane County Trail System for a total of 18 miles.

Article Written By Jilayne Siewert

Holding a Master of Arts in education from the College of St. Scholastica, Jilayne Siewert has been writing since 2001 and was a finalist in a Nationwide Learning book challenge. Siewert is certified in elementary education as well as education of the deaf and hearing impaired.

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