Parks and Recreation

Play. Learn. Contemplate.

Sparta Parks and Recreation (SPR) provides welcoming and safe opportunities to play, learn, contemplate and build community, and promotes responsible stewardship of the land. We promote healthy people, a healthy environment and strong communities.

SPR manages a 258-acre park system of over 11 parks and extensive natural areas. SPR provides athletic fields, play areas, specialty gardens, and more than 20 miles of trails. SPR also manages many facilities, including the Barney Family Community Center, River Run Golf Course, Sparta Family Aquatic Center, Senior Center, Fitness Center, ten outdoor shelters, and much more.

To stay up to date with SPR, check out SPR News & Announcements, subscribe to our Newsletter, and follow us on Facebook. For updates on practice, game, and program cancellations due to weather call the Parks and Recreation office at 608-269-6322 and select the "Weather Hotline."

Recreational Programs

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Sparta Recreation offers year-round youth and adult sports leagues, tournaments, clinics, special events, activities, enrichment programs, and much more for the Sparta area community. To stay up to date with what is going on and to see upcoming programs view our 2023 Parks & Rec Guide.

To register for programs, Sparta Parks and Recreation offers online and in-person registration. For registration deadlines, please see the current program guide and the registration deadline will be listed there. The Park & Recreation staff reserves the right to issue a late fee if the registration deadline is not met. If you register after the deadline, you run the risk of not being allowed to participate altogether.

Online Registration:

There are a few steps that need to be taken to successfully register for programs online. See the following to get set up with an online account.

Go to the Sparta Parks website and click "Sign In" in the upper right-hand corner of web-page.

  1. Enter the Email linked to your Park & Rec Account in the Username
  2. Click "Create Account" and get your username & password set up if you do not have one.

Staff Contacts

Name Position Email
Brad Gilbertson Parks & Recreation Director parkdir [at]
Alex Fitzgerald Recreation Superintendent recsup [at]
Nolan Hertel Recreation Specialist recspec [at]

1000 E Montgomery Street
Sparta, WI 54656
United States

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