Outdoor Recreation Mount Pleasant

With nearby local and county parks (in both well-established and new neighborhoods) and lively competitive athletic programs, Mount Pleasant makes businesses and residents feel right at home. Residents enjoy more than 300 acres of regional, county and neighborhood parks.

New development contributes to new parkland being added on an ongoing basis. The top-quality Mount Pleasant Parks and Recreation Department ball teams and tot lot programs provide recreational programs for families. Residents enjoy a wide variety of public and private golf courses in the region. Seniors enjoy camaraderie at their weekly card game housed at Mount Pleasant Village Hall.

The 52-acre Caledonia/Mount Pleasant Memorial Park has been a premier destination in the area for over 50 years. The hall and shelters are available every week for many family and community functions. The Kids Connection community-built playground is the main feature at this park providing excellent recreational amenities and has inspired a similar community-built playground, Kids Cove, at Racine’s North Beach.

The Racine Area Soccer Association’s (RASA) games take place at the adjacent RASA property on spring and fall weekends.

The village has two large community parks. Smolenski Park is a 70-acre sprawling nature/wildlife preserve that features walking trails, a playground and a European-style picnic pavilion. Stewart-McBride Park is a 16-acre park with two groomed softball diamonds, two sand volleyball courts and expansive playground equipment. The village also has seven neighborhood parks spread throughout the village’s residential areas.

Approximately 3,000 area children focus their attention on baseball and football at Haban Park sponsored by Racine Youth Sports.

Cross-country skiing is a popular winter sport at nearby Riverbend Nature Center and Johnson Park.

The Root River is popular for world-class fly-fishing and canoeing, and of course, Mount Pleasant’s eastern border with Lake Michigan offers gorgeous sunrises with unsurpassed recreation and leisure time activities – from sailing and diving to recreational boating. Cooling off in the summer is refreshing in the spring-fed Quarry Lake Park, located in Mount Pleasant.

For water activities, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for in the Village of Mount Pleasant and Racine County.

Pike River Pathway is an off road 10-foot-wide asphalt recreational trail, that extends north/south through the center of the village. The pathway provides access to hundreds of acres of reconstructed Pike River corridor. The Village of Mount Pleasant Stormwater Utility began restoration of this 5.5-mile corridor in 2001, with the channel work and pathway expected to be completed in 2017. The trail’s northern end begins at Old Spring Street and currently ends just south of Durand Avenue. In 2017, the pathway will extend to Highway KR – Kenosha County. Public access points are available at:

• Old Spring Street (east of Airline Road)
• Timmer Lane (south of terminus)
• Oakes Road (at Mariner Drive)
• Washington Avenue (at Case High School)
• Willow Road (at Racine County Trail/SCJ Waxdale)
• Durand Avenue (east of Cottage Drive)

For more information on Mount Pleasant parks, to reserve a location, or to register for a local sports team, visit www.mtpleasantwi.gov or scan the QR code on the right.