Nixon Park, 175 E. Park Avenue
Nixon Park is located at 175 E. Park Avenue. The park is home to the Splash Pad and Fine Arts Center and also includes a baseball diamond with bleachers and dugouts, four tennis courts, soccer fields, four shelters, restrooms, and play equipment. A pond fed by the Bark River provides hours of fishing enjoyment for everyone. A handicapped accessible pathway winds along the river bank and around the pond. It is a great place to picnic and play. Pathways at the southeast corner of the park connect with a path around Mill Place subdivision or a path along Maple Avenue. The Ice Age Trail enters the southwest end of Nixon Park and continues north through the park, behind the Hartland Public Library, through the downtown, along the Bark River past the Village of Hartland Fire Dept and Bark River Park to eventually connect with Hartbrook Park.
Nixon Park Fine Arts Center
Nixon Park has a beautiful Fine Arts Center. Bring your lawn chairs to the Thursday Night Concerts from 7:00 – 9:00 pm during the summer and enjoy a variety of musical entertainment. During the concerts, refreshments and food are available for purchase. Thursday Night Concerts are funded by donations from the Kiwanis Club and the Village of Hartland.
The Splash Pad
Nixon Park is also home to Waukesha County’s only Splash Pad. The Splash Pad is open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, 10:00am – 7:00pm, seven days a week. View a picture of the splash pad.
Hartland’s Hometown Celebration
Nixon Park is also the site for Hartland’s Hometown Celebration. The Hometown Celebration is held every year during the last weekend in June. The Hometown Celebration consists of live music, food, refreshments, arts and crafts vendors, a parade, and fireworks. Fireworks are held on Friday night at 9:30 p.m. and the Parade is held on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. More information is posted on our website closer to the date of the event.
Nixon Park Voted a Local Favorite
Followers of Lake Country Family Fun have name Nixon Park as one of their favorite parks!