The weather is truly heating up in Wisconsin and we need a place to cool off. Fireman’s Park located in Verona has been one of our favorite places to visit this summer. Grab your swimwear, lather up on sunscreen, and get ready for a splashing good time.
Fireman’s Park in Verona is currently open from 10:00 in the morning until 7:00 at night. The park offers a large splash pad and playground, a beach, and a basketball court. If you’re looking for a wheel chair accessible location, this is it! The park has a bike rack in case you’re biking in and there are restrooms and shaded picnic areas to enjoy food and snacks.
With many splash pads being closed in the Madison area, Fireman’s park is becoming a prime location to bring the kids. We want to note that the beach capacity is currently 125 guests and you will need to reserve a paid two hour time slot. Each family member will need to be signed up individually but they will still allow walk-ups if they aren’t at capacity.
You can sign up for one of the available time slots here: Verona Recreation Department
We arrived to the park around 10:15 in the morning and the people were definitely there. Our recommendation is getting to the park when it first opens or a few minutes prior. This way, you’ll be able to get a docking spot for your belongings and parking should be a breeze.
The first thing that will catch your attention is how amazing the splash park really is. There is a large cog like structure that gathers water to eventually dump it all out in one big splash. We thought it was hilarious watching the kids gather underneath as they were prepared to get soaked. The rest of the water spouts look like plants which is really unique. We are pretty lucky to have uncles (or in my case brothers) that will participate in all of the water activities with the kids without blinking an eye.
To the left of the splash pad is the playground area that has a pretty massive rope climb and slide. The playground is just as popular as the splash pad in our opinion because the kids love how big the slide is.
The park has these large stones that you can sit on to easily keep watch over your kiddos which was nice. Our three year old jumped back and forth between the splash pad and the playground many times. We decided to stay in a central area so that we didn’t have to keep moving every time he did. The youngest of our two decided he only wanted to observe because teething is hard!
The beach is spacious and people were having a great time while still maintaining their distance from other guests. We love that there is a gate used to block off those at the splash pad and playground area. This gave us peace of mind that our little ones weren’t able to wander to the beach area. You can access the beach at 10:00 in the morning, but the lifeguard is only present from 12:00 to 7:00. This is truly a great spot to bring the kids with their floats and sand toys for hours of play.
Further down is a dock that you can fish out of that we will try the next time we visit. The first time we came to the park, we walked the path as far as we could go and stumbled upon a little creek. Our kids loved throwing rocks with their father and it was truly a beautiful little area.
Our next trip to Fireman’s Park will include packing a lunch, going fishing, and playing in the sand. If you’re looking for a great place to take the family on those hot days, definitely be sure to visit Fireman’s Park for a fun, water filled day!