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Parks and Recreation


Germantown area residents and visitors have ready access to a multitude of well-maintained municipal, county and state-operated park sites, which come together to offer an exhaustive list of outdoor activities. From tennis and basketball courts, trail systems and playground equipment to athletic fields, ball parks and opportunities for water sports, the area’s park sites are favorite year-round destinations.

The village of Germantown Park & Recreation Department operates more than a dozen parks and facilities throughout the community, including an environmental park, sports complexes, a historical park and several neighborhood parks. Washington County’s park system also plays a role in Germantown’s recreational landscape. Homestead Hollow County Park spans 105 acres along Freistadt Road in Germantown and features: a picnic area, hiking and cross-country skiing trails, a sledding hill, a fishing pond, playground equipment, soccer fields and more. Additionally, Kettle Moraine State Park’s Northern Unit stretches into Washington County just west of Germantown.

Parks and Recreation

Both the village of Germantown and Washington County offer a year-round list of recreational programming for all ages, as does the nearby Tri-County YMCA in Menomonee Falls. The newly renovated Y features a pool, a new wellness center, renovated classroom space and locker rooms, new spin and group exercise studios and updates to various other on-site facilities.

Golfers also have plenty of options when it comes to finding a challenging game on the greens. Germantown is home to two well-manicured courses—Blackstone Creek Golf Club and Riversbend Golf Course. Kettle Hills Golf Course in Richfield and Silver Spring Country Club in Menomonee Falls are also excellent choices in the immediate area. In all, there are 45 golf courses located within a 15-mile radius of the heart of Germantown.

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