Parks and Recreation

1419 Front Porch Place
Altoona, WI 54720


Monday - Friday
7:30 AM - 4 PM

Recreation Manager:
Debra Goldbach • Email Debra »
Recreation Coordinator:
Erin Turner • Email Erin »


Presenting Sponsor

River Prairie Wealth Partners logo Lions Club logo

Platinum Sponsors

Trubuilt Collision Center - Altoona logo Visionary Eyecare logo Westconsin Credit Union - Altoona logo

Gold Sponsors

Lions Club logo Legends Title logo Market Johnson logo

Silver Sponsors

Altoona Auto Body logo Citizens State Bank logo J D Manufacturing logo

Adult & Youth Programs

Participate in community-wide leisure programs/events offered by the Altoona Parks & Recreation Department. Two brochures (the Spring/Summer edition and the Fall/Winter edition) are distributed each year outlining the recreation opportunities available. The brochures are emailed out to all current participants in March and August, along with being available to view online below.

More activities…

Small Town Tournament Registration »

Altoona Youth Hockey Association »
Altoona Youth Softball and Baseball Schedule »
Ski Sprites of the Chippewa Valley Schedule »

Marquee Rental

Display your message on one of two digital marquees! The Cinder City Park Marquee is located along Spooner Ave and the River Prairie Park Marquee is located along River Prairie Drive. Please call 715-839-5188 for more information.
Cinder City Park Marquee Rental Agreement »
River Prairie Park Marquee Rental Agreement »

Park Facilities

Park hours are 5 AM to 11 PM.
Alcohol Policy »
Park Pets Policy »

Reserve a park facility for your event.
Have your graduation party, family reunion, showers, or other events in a park! Reservations can be made at your convenience 24 hours per day, 7 days a week online or Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Parks & Recreation office at 1419 Front Porch Place.

Hourly Rental Fees *
(5.5% sales tax not included)

Park Facility Mon-Fri
per hour
per hour
Altoona City Park Pavilion » $10 $15
Cinder City Park Pavilion » $10 $15
Devney Pavilion » $10 $15
Fairway Park Pavilion » $10 $15
Highland Pavilion » $10 $15
River Prairie Park Pavilion A »
(Located closer to the play structure)
$15** $20**
River Prairie Park Pavilion B »
(Located closer to the splash pad)
$15** $20**
River Prairie Park Pavilion C »
(Located next to pond)
$20** $25**

*  Fees are subject to change.
** Altoona not-for-profits will receive a 20% discount on the River Prairie Park Pavilion rentals.

The Fish House

The Fish House is a new recreation/event space in Altoona City Park! The building consists of multiple rooms which range in sizes and capacities and can accommodate a variety of events, including graduation, retirement, birthday and other private events, corporate events and special community-based events. The Fish House is rentable online through the Altoona Parks & Recreation Department or by contacting the office and filling out the rental application. All room rentals will be subject to a 6-hour minimum with set hours or a full day rental (13 hours) 6-hour rental hours 9:00am – 3:00pm or 4:00pm – 10:00pm or full day hours 9:00am – 10:00pm. Tables and chairs are included in any Fish House Rental.

Available Rooms:
Northern or Sunny Room- seating capacity of 72
Full Room- seating capacity of 144
Classroom- seating capacity of 32

Amenities Available to Rent:
Table Skirting
Wireless Microphone and Audio and AV

Altoona not for profits will need to contact the Altoona Parks & Recreation Office for pricing and reservations.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Spread awareness of your business/organization while showing support for the Altoona Parks and Recreation Department by partnering with us through our sponsorship opportunities. We offer four different sponsorship opportunities: the Banner Program, the Brochure Ad Program, the Digital Marquee Program and the Event Sponsor Program.

Brochure Ad, Banner & Digital Marquee Sponsorship Programs »
Event Sponsor Package »
Event Sponsor Package Registration Form »

CV Parks Rx Program

To help prevent/reduce obesity and encourage physical activity in area youth, Prevea Health, the City of Altoona Parks & Recreation Department, Wello and the Wisconsin Beverage Association partnered to create a parks prescription program called CV Parks Rx. By linking together, the health care system and outdoor spaces, our goal is to get children outdoors and more active in order to create healthier lifestyles for Altoona area families.

How to Participate
Get active and log your activity on a regular basis! Track your activity on the activity log located on the Prevea Health Parks Prescription Program webpage. Once completed, turn it in for a chance to win prizes!