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Recreation Division

Trail at Bench in Woods LR 7712 with Photo CreditJanesville's Recreation Division offers a variety of activities and programming for youth, adults, and seniors.  Check out classes, sports clubs, community events and more!  From the Ice Age Trail to various river walks, bikeways and nature trails there are over 250 miles of identified trails that weave throughout the county. Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned path connoisseurs, there are multiple trail options that appeal to bicyclists and horse riders.  Alternatively, the county's designated rustic roads capture picturesque views.  

A dozen golf courses present a variety of layouts and playing options for the occasional hacker as well as the scratch golfer. Whether your interest falls along the lines driving for show or putting for dough, course cards reach over 6,800 yards as well as offering miniature options for those hardly old enough to grip a club. 

Located on the city's south side, Janesville's Youth Sports Complex is a 90 acre park facility located at 100 South Wuthering Hills Drive that is leased to the Youth Sports Coalition. The Coalition is comprised of four different sports organizations, the YMCA, Youth Football, Youth Baseball & Softball and RockSoccer. The complex includes several baseball diamonds, four football fields and ten soccer fields. Off street parking and restrooms are also available.  

The Janesville Ice Arena provides opportunities for indoor ice skating on a year-round basis. For those skaters who are looking for more than a recreational skate, we have that too! The Ice Arena is home to the Janesville Jets of the North American Hockey League.  Throughout the year we offer open hockey practice and league play for adults, figure skating, youth hockey practice, special skating events and seasonal celebrations.  For more information on the ice arena, visit the city's website or contact Bill Scherer.