The newest addition to the Town of Algoma is Jones Park located at the north end of Addie Parkway. The park has something to offer everyone. It boasts playground equipment, walking trails, workout stations, benches for relaxing and enjoying nature, a tennis/pickleball court, and a basketball court. A large covered pavilion is available on a first come first serve basis for those special occasions.
A capital campaign was held in 2018 and 2019 to raise revenues to help build Jones Park. It was a great success with over 75 separate donors comprised of businesses, organizations, families, and individuals. Nearly $100,000 in monetary donations were received, plus several thousand dollars were donated in plants and construction in-kind. Jones Park Donors! If would like to donate to the park, please contact the Town Hall for more information.
Ryan Gohde added a Gaga Pit to Jones Park. Ryan raised the funds, secured donations, ordered the materials, and erected the pit this summer. Ryan built the Gaga Pit to fulfill a requirement as he pursues his Eagle Scout Badge. He is part of BSA Troop 615. A plaque acknowledging the donors has been attached to the pit, along with a set of rules for playing the game. Enjoy!
Kewaunee Park is a small neighborhood park located on the east side of Kewaunee Street in the NE Corner of the Town. It offers a variety of playground equipment and a large mowed grass area in which to play soccer, football, or other outdoor sports.
Town Hall Park, adjacent to the Town Hall, is undergoing significant improvements. New play equipment and benches were added in 2019 and other amenities, such as bike racks, a volleyball net, and soccer nets will be added in 2020. The landscaping around the playground has been completed. Town Hall Park has already proven to be a popular recreational area for residents and visitors.
The Town also has a pedestrian trail that loops through the woods on the western edge of Town Hall Park. This area is a island of peaceful nature in the heart of the Town.
There is a Public Landing with fishing pier located at the north end of Oakwood Road that can be used to access Lake Butte des Morts. There is a dock and tapered entrance for launching a small boat or kayak. There is no parking at the landing or along either side of Oakwood Road, so please be mindful of the neighbors when using the landing.
There is a wooden bridge that connects Rasmussen Road and Westbreeze Drive. The Westbreeze Boardwalk gives walkers and bike riders the opportunity to travel to multiple areas of the town without using one of the busier neighborhood streets.
The Sheldon Nature Area is a beautiful destination to enjoy everything nature has to offer. It is a 26 acre outdoor classroom that adjoins the Oakwood School Property to the West. It is owned and maintained by the Oshkosh Area School District but visitors are welcome during the daytime hours. Visitors an access the nature preserve from Omro Road and Sheldon Drive. For more information, please visit their Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/Sheldon-Nature-Area-1412879372301774/