Parks & Recreation

The Highway/Parks Department provides the manpower and supplies necessary to properly maintain all City Parks.  This encompasses 173 acres of land, 7 miles of bike trails, and 15 recreational facilities.  The City Parks include play equipment, playfields, play structures, ball diamonds, tennis courts, volleyball courts, and park buildings.  Park facility reservations are handled by the Clerk's Office. 

Lions Legend Park (Lions Pavilion & the Vernon E. Barg Pavilion), Market Square, and Ken Windl Park are available to rent by filling out a Park Permit Application.

Park reservations are made in person on a first-come, first-serve basis, through the City Clerk's Office (425-7500) at Franklin City Hall, 9229 W. Loomis Road, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.  No telephone, email, online, or mail-in applications are accepted.  Park Permit applications are accepted for Franklin groups or residents beginning on the first business day in January of each year.  Applications are accepted for all other groups beginning on the first business day in April of each year.  


Lions Pavilion at Lions Legend Park - 8050 S. Legend Drive (Behind City Hall)

(Permit Application) Lions Pavilion at Lions Legend Park is available for rental April 15th through October 31st with the exception of July 1st through July 7th.  The park permit entitles you to use of the open air pavilion, electricity, picnic tables, water and barbecue pit where available.  Playground equipment, tennis courts, ball diamond, and volleyball courts must be shared with the general public.  Lions Legend Park is available from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.  Permit Fees are as follows: 

1-49 People $75   200-250 People (Max.) $250
50-99 People $125   Required Security Deposit $100
100-149 People $150   Use of Band Shell $100
150-199 People $200   Add'tl-Non-Franklin groups of 100+ $25

 

Market Square - 11230 W. Franklin Street

(Permit Application) Market Square is available for rental April 15th through October 31st with the exception of Labor Day weekend or the first Monday of each month.  The park permit entitles you to use of the gazebo (with electricity) and picnic tables.  Permit holder is required to rent portable toilet for use in the park.  Market Square is available from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.  Permit Fees are as follows:  

1-49 People $50
50-99 People $100
Required Security Deposit $100
Additional Fee for Non-Franklin Groups $25

 

 

 



Vernon E. Barg Pavilion at Lions Legend Park - 8717 W. Drexel Avenue 

(Permit Application) The Vernon E. Barg Pavilion at Lions Legend Park is available for rental April 15th through October 31st with the exception of July 2nd through July 5th.  The park permit entitles you to use of the open air pavilion with enclosed serving area, electricity, picnic tables, water and barbecue pit where available.  Playground equipment, soccer field, ball diamond, tennis courts, and volleyball courts must be shared with the general public.  Lions Legend Park is available from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.  Permit Fees are as follows:

1-49 People $100   Required Security Deposit $100
50-99 People $150   Add'tl-Non-Franklin groups of 100+ $25
100-149 People (Max.) $175      


Ken Windl Park - 11615 W. Rawson Avenue

(Permit Application) Ken Windl Park is available for rental March 15th through November 30th.  The park permit entitles you to use of the indoor pavilion, electricity, tables and chairs, water and kitchenette.  Playground equipment, tennis courts, basketball courts, volleyball courts, and barbecue pits, where available, must be shared with the general public.  Ken Windl Park is available from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.  All decorating, set-up, and clean-up must be done within your rental time.  The pavilion will be closed and locked at 9 p.m., no exceptions.  Permit Fees are as follows:

1-50 People (Max.) $100
Required Security Deposit $100
Additional Fee for Non-Franklin Groups $25

 

 

 

 


Recreation

 

Franklin Community Education & Recreation Department

8222 S. 51st Street (Inside Franklin High School)
Franklin, WI  53132
Phone:  414-423-4646
Fax:  414-423-4648
 

The Franklin Community Education and Recreation Department is located inside Franklin High School at 8222 South 51st Street.  The mission of the Franklin Community Education and Recreation Department, in active partnership with the entire community, is to promote wellness and life-long learning by providing a broad selection of physical, learning, and leisure activities.  Visit their website for more information.

For questions, call the City Clerk's Office at:
 
Phone:  414-425-7500
Fax:  414-425-6428

Vernon Barg Pavilion, Lions Legend Park
Vernon Barg Pavilion

 

Lions Legend Park, 8717 W. Drexel Avenue
Lions Legend Park, 8717 W. Drexel


 

The City of Franklin does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in its programs or activities.