City of Merrill

Parks and Recreation

On this site you will find many valuable things such as:


We are pleased to announce our new Online Registration! Please click here to reserve parks and register for programs online. *You can now reserve parks year round.


**We are now accepting applications for our summer seasonal positions. We are in great need of lifeguards especially - please help us by applying and passing the word along. Click the employment tab above to apply today.


Please click HERE to view our 2021-2022 Fall/Winter Recreation Programs


**We are excited to announce that we will be hosting the Badger State Games Fat Tire Bike Races again this winter on Feb. 19th for more information or to register click this link


**Ice is in - Join us for Public Skating on Friday and Saturday's 6-8 pm



  • The 14th Annual Lincoln Lager Barleyfest will be Oct. 1st, 2022


  • **We are proud to be a partner of the "Black Squirrel Scurry" Triathalon. For information click this link



 The City of Merrill is a proud member of Wisconsin Urban Wood

Visit their website for information on our new partnership


News & Events


Lincoln Lager Barleyest -

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR OCTOBER 1st, 2022 for the 14th Annual Barleyfest event. Hope to see you all next year, and thanks everyone for another successful event!


Colorama Bike Ride

38th Annual Ride was a success once again, thank you! Details for next years event will be coming soon. It will be on September 24th, 2022.


Smith Center Event Hosting

We would love an opportunity to host your special event, wedding, or party inside the Smith Center. *The best venue to host any event in Lincoln County and beyond, large or small* Call us for info or stop in for a tour and see what we can do for you!!


Merrill Dog Park

The Merrill Dog Park is open, please stop out to the Merrill Area Recreation Complex (1100 Marc Drive) and check it out!


Normal Park Gazebo

 Normal Park Gazebo can be reserved. We are pleased to announce that the restroom project at Normal Park is finished - visit our outdoor ice rink and warm up inside the new facility!


Merrill Park Endowment Fund

Looking to help us continue beautifying our parks, upgrading amenities, and improving recreational opportunities? Find out how via the Merrill Park Endowment Fund or contact us!