Village of Caledonia 5043 Chester Lane, Racine, WI 53402

Park Reservations

Reservations are now taken exclusively online 

Cancellations: If you cancel 15 days or more from your rental date, you shall be refunded 75%. If you cancel within 14 days or less from your rental date, no refunds shall be made. In the event inclement weather, no refunds shall be made.

 **Please Note** Special Events will require a Special Event application and are not to be booked on the online platform.

A Special Event is any temporary event or activity occurring in the park that would impact the normal and ordinary use of the property, due to the number of people or general public invited, timing of the event or other similar factors deemed reasonably relevant by the Village or would require Village services beyond those normally provided.

Examples of events include but not limited to:

  • Festivals
  • Dog Shows
  • Parades
  • Runs/Walks
  • Bicycle Rides/Races

Please help us keep the parks safe and clean!

The Caledonia Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee requests your help in maintaining the beauty of the Caledonia area parks. Please report any vandalism, unsafe structures, public intoxication or questionable behavior as soon as possible to the Caledonia Police Department 886-2300. For an emergency dial 911.


Chapla Park

One of Caledonia's smallest parks, Chapla Park's 8.9 acres are nonetheless full of spectacular vistas, as it is located along the shores of Lake Michigan. The park has a number of benches overlooking the lake as well as trails leading down to the shoreline.  CLICK FOR PHOTOS



Crawford Park

Caledonia's newest park, this 17.9 acre park opened to the public in August of 2002 and achieved the 2003 Park Design Award of Merit from the Wisconsin Park and Recreation Association Park Section. The land had been purchased several years earlier at the cost of $9,000 per acre. It is located behind the Greentree Mall at 5043 Chester Lane.This park contains 2 ball diamonds, a neighborhood playground, a shelter that can accommodate 100 people, has electricity & running water, flushing toilets (when reserved), walking trails, 2 tennis courts, 2 half court basketball courts, 2 sand volleyball courts, large playground located near the shelter and an area for smaller children. CLICK FOR PHOTOS.


Franksville Memorial Park



FRANSKVILLE MEMORIAL PARK The Caledonia-Mount Pleasant Park is located at 9614 Hwy K in Franksville, WI. and is available on an area rental basis, through Racine County. This 55 acre park dedicated in 1952 features 5 covered picnic shelters and a small banquet hall that is rentable year round. This park hosts a variety of events. Take the time to visit and admire the 100 year old oak tree’s behind the main hall or enjoy a picnic lunch as the children play on the kid-designed 20,000 square foot Kids Connection Community Built playground located within the park. 


Gorney Park

Originally known as the Gravel Pit, the 40 acre, T-shaped parcel was purchased by the Town in the early 1960s. Located on the east side of Nicholson Road between 7 Mile Road and the county line, Gorney was opened in 1965, the same year as Linwood Park. It continued to be known as the Gravel Pit until 1974 when it was named Greenridge Park by Monica Laudenbach. Greenridge became Gorney Park in the late 1990s in recognition of Lawrence Gorney, who served as chairman of Caledonia's Parks Commission for many years and was instrumental in establishing the Town's excellent parks system.

The park has 2 ball diamonds, 2 playgrounds, 2 shelters (available for rent) with electricity, 2 soccer fields (1 full size, 1 practice field), walking trails, and a handicapped accessible fishing pier on a beautiful, fish-stocked pond which will make you want to come back for more fun. The Upper shelter is near the ball diamonds and playgrounds with a portable toilet. The Lower shelter is near the pond with an outhouse. Each shelter has picnic talbes and 1-2 grills for use. CLICK FOR PHOTOS


Linwood Park

Located on a scenic piece of property along the west bank of the Root River and just north of 5 Mile Road, Linwood Park has a rather inauspicious origin. The land was originally used by Caledonia as the town dump. Opened in 1965, the park was initially only five acres in size and was the first park fully owned and operated by the Town of Caledonia. A naming contest for the park was held in 1968 and Mrs. Otto Lorence and Mrs. Leroy Schmidt were declared winners. They both suggested the name Linwood Park as a fitting testimony to the area's large and influential Bohemian community. Caledonia continued to add to the size of Linwood Park, and today it encompasses 17.8 acres. It has a shelter, 5 picnic tables, benches, and access directly to the Root River. The Caledonia Historical Society has relocated the Old Town Hall and the Old Sturtevant Train Depot next to the park. CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS.


Maple Park

Maple Park is a 5 acres parcel of land that was turned over to the Village in the fall of 2006. It is located off Johnson Avenue in the Maple Park Subdivision and provides the residential development with the guaranteed green space and a playground for children.  CLICK FOR PHOTOS



Nicholson Wildlife Refuge

Caledonia's largest village owned and operated park, Nicholson Wildlife Center is a 127.4 acre wildlife refuge located east of Highway H between 4 and 5 Mile Road in the Caledonia pocket region. The center is primarily undeveloped marshland along Hoosier Creek with a wide variety of birds and small game calling the area home. Plands to aquire more land from farmers in the region were initiated in 1973, with the original goal being to purchase 200 acres. Much of the money to purchase the land, roughly 80%, was to come from state and federal sources. Unfortunately, bureaucratic tie-ups at those levels prevented the proposal from going forward until 1975 when an initial parcel of 25 acres was purchased. An additional 66 acres were added in July of 1976 and the wildlife center was named and opened to the public that year.

More land was aquired over the next several years, until Nicholson reached its current size in the 1980s. In 1983 a 2-1/2 mile loop was added to the park. The trail was dedicated to Louise Erickson, a long time resident of North Racine who has been a driving force in establishing the wildlife refuge. Ms. Erickson served as the chairwoman of the Nicholson Wildlife Committee in the early years. Today Nicholson Wildlife Center is a popular fieldtrip destination for area school children and an unblemished reminder of Caledonia's rural and scenic roots. CLICK FOR PHOTOS


Biking and Hiking In and Around Caledonia

There are a multitude of biking and hiking trails and pathways to choose from:

Caledonia Bicycle Paths and Roadways from the Land Use Plan Report:

Caledonia Bicycle Paths

Caledonia Public Trails from the Land Use Plan Report:

Caledonia Existing and Proposed Public Trails