Recreation Programs


We provide educational opportunities to the community to promote a healthy and active lifestyle through recreational programming. Programs include a variety of indoor and outdoor recreational opportunities for all ages; including indoor and outdoor sports, enrichment classes, environmental events, health & fitness and more. We offer online and mail-in registration. 


The Summer 2021 Guide has been released!

We are so excited for the new programs and new memories we have in store!

This guide is updated as of 6/1/2021 with the new registration dates for swim lessons.

Register Online

Step One: Click on the guide above to see the programs and events we will be hosting. The rec desk code will be provided next to the description of the programs you are interested in!

Step Two: Click on the rec desk icon below to register. All registrations must be completed online until our in-person office hours resume. 


We strongly encourage you to create a Rec Desk account online PRIOR to in-house or mail-in registration. It is FREE to create an account.

Rebecca aquatics pro of year

Our Assistant Director of PLRF for Recreation, Rebecca Price, has the unique and distinguished honor of receiving the 2019 Recreation Professional of the Year and the 2020 Aquatics Professional of the Year from the Wisconsin Parks and Recreation Association.

Rebecca received the Aquatics Professional of the Year Award on Thursday, February 11th at the Annual WPRA awards ceremony. She was nominated for the award for the thorough planning she put into the 2020 Walter R Bauman Aquatic Center opening and operations. She was recognized for her passion in her mission to make sure that Middleton residents had a safe aquatic outlet for the summer. She was lauded for her belief that recreation allows an opportunity for people to improve their physical and mental wellbeing, and at no time was it more important to meet these needs than during the pandemic.

Congratulations Rebecca for a job well done!

COVID-19 updates:

We have been able to hold fun and safe programs since the pandemic began. As we move forward, make sure that you stay in touch with our social media platforms as we inform the community about virtual and in person programs. We will continue to publish one guide per month online at this website.  We may need to cancel, postpone, or modify program offerings based on health orders that are in place at the time of the program. If we cancel the program due to COVID-19, we will refund you. 

To view our full Recreation Program COVID-19 policy, see our COVID-19 impacts page.

Department Hotline & Updates

If you are wondering if your program is cancelled, if a trail is closed for maintenance, etc. call 608-821-8357 for the most up-to-date information. This line does not take messages and is only updated when there has been an update from the department.

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Due to the increase in concern for concussions in youth sports, there is now a Wisconsin Concussion Law. Our department requires all participants to review the
Concussion Agreement and Information prior to registering for programs. Our participant safety is our number one concern!

Middleton Baseball and Softball Commission

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