Overview of Riverside Park and its activities and amenities

Riverside Park, a City of Janesville-owned facility, covers 87 acres and runs along the beautiful Rock River. The park features scenic overlooks, picnic areas, pavilions, and a boat launch. A full list of features and amenities can be found below.

The Park’s History

Purchased in 1922, Riverside Park became the city’s centerpiece filled with natural beauty and great recreation.

Read more about the park’s history

Friends of Riverside Park

The Friends of Riverside Park, a 501(c)3 non profit organization, was established in 2006 to revitalize and promote Janesville’s historic and scenic Riverside Park.

Learn more about the Friends

Riverside Park features

Pickleball players at Riverside Park
The pickleball courts were refurbished in 2020
  • Restrooms
  • Pavilion(s)
  • Picnic Tables
  • Trails
  • Playground Equipment
  • Boat Launch
  • Pier
  • 18-hole disc golf course
  • Devil’s Staircase/Ice Age Trail
  • Splash pad (open seasonally)
  • Kids Zone (sand play area with toys)
  • Pets allowed (Sept 16-May 14, on-leash)
  • Artesian Well (in the South Park)
  • Tennis
  • Pickleball
  • GaGa Ball Pit
  • Horseshoes
  • Shuffleboard
  • Fishing
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Zipline Area
  • Snowshoeing
  • River Setting
  • Scenic Views
  • Wooded