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Our Work — Our Mission

Below are two of the projects the Friends of Oconomowoc Parks and Trails are currently supporting. We are a new non-profit organization that partners with the City of Oconomowoc and surrounding municipalities to conserve, protect, improve, and
enhance area parks and trails to benefit the general public. Our goal is to support opportunities to educate the public about our local resources and serve as a charitable conduit to provide financial support and help to carry out the work of
local organizations.

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John and Lavinia Rockwell Park

The community has met the goal to purchase 517 N. Lake Road thanks to over 950 generous donors! The new park will be named the John and Lavinia Rockwell Park. Fundraising will continue for the purpose of developing the park. A not-for-profit organization, Friends of the Oconomowoc Parks and Trails, Inc. has been created to support this project and other park and trail projects. If you would like to donate to the development of the future park please send donations specifying the Rockwell Park in the check memo line to:

P.O. Box 903
Oconomowoc, WI 53066

Lake Country Pickleball Club

The "Friends" are partnering with the Lake Country Pickleball Club to build a world-class, tournament-ready, dedicated pickleball facility at Northeast Park on Hwy P and Hwy K (right behind Meadowview School). The goal is to raise $400,000. All donations are tax-deductible. 


The pickleball club has a member who has offered to match all donations up to $50,000. So, if you donate before the end-of-the-year, you will not only get a tax deduction but your donation will be doubled!!

Goals of the Lake Country Pickleball Club:

  • Harness the energy and skills of club volunteers to pursue club goals

  • Involve volunteers on committees

  • Solicit different perspectives

  • Develop future club leaders


Introduce development opportunities for players at all levels

  • Beginner training

  • Intermediate training

  • Advanced training

  • Drills training

  • Opportunities for player ratings

Pursue dedicated pickleball courts

  • Define attributes of "ideal" pickleball courts

  • Develop a fundraising program to cover LCPC’s costs for dedicated courts

  • Develop and nurture relationships with local municipalities and other potential development partners

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Visit the club's website for details on this exciting project and details on the plan.

Oconomowoc skatepark

The Oconomowoc skatepark will be a one-of-a-kind experience for skaters, scooters, bicyclists, and wheels of all kinds. This will be a 10,000 square foot area that includes lighting, a pavilion, seating area, in addition to the skate park. It will be located in the "old" shelter area of Roosevelt Park. The group is looking to raise $250,000 for this dream park to become a reality. 

For more information, visit

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