recreational activities

Check out some of the fun destinations you can target the next time you, your family, or friends are looking to get outside.

Northside Park

Thorp School

Practice for the big game


Pitching Makes Perfect

Before it can be the bottom of the ninth and you hit the walk-off home run at Miller Park, you'll need to practice your swing, stance, and hitting mechanics. Good thing we've got a baseball field you can practice on.

The baseball field are located at Northside Park and Thorp Public School.

Keating Park

Yellowstone Trail Park

Conway Park

Thorp School

Catholic School

grab your sneakers


New Courts with Lights For All Day Fun

Looking for a pickup game in some nice weather? Well, grab your basketball and head to one of the outdoor basketball courts that can be found at Conway, Keating, and Yellowstone Trail Park.

circle t saddle club Arena

grab your boots and saddle

horseback riding

Outdoor Arena Hosting Multiple Events Throughout the year

Circle T Saddle Club was formed to develop and promote all things equine. The club strives to create and cultivate a healthy and happy family atmosphere wherein good sportsmanship, camaradrie, and enjoyment of all club related activities are the primary goal.

The club manages one of the best arenas in the area with excellent footing for riding all horse disciplines. Events hosted include yearly horse shows, open fun shows, clinics, sleigh rides, and fundraisers to help promote the club.

The club officers and members welcome you to join in the fun!! If you have any further questions, contact one of the Saddle Club Officers.

Directions:  From Thorp, Take Highway 29 East -- Go 2 miles East to Gorman Ave. -- Turn South onto Gorman Ave. -- Go about 1 1/2 miles South -- SHOW GROUNDS on LEFT SIDE before you reach Oak Road -- Can't miss it, but keep an eye out for the white Circle T sign on the east side of the road

Yellowstone Trail Park

Relax with some buddies


Show Off Your Skills

Professionals not needed to enjoy our local horseshoe pits. Just grab your picnic gear, the friends and family, and don’t forget the horseshoes. The atmosphere will be just what the doctor ordered for a little R&R.

Horseshoe pits are available at Yellowstone Trail Park between the covered pavilion and public restrooms.

Yellowstone Trail Park


ice skating

Public Skating and Hockey Rink

Thorp has the only public ice skating rink with a staffed warming house between Wausau and Chippewa Falls.  Skate or play hockey under our lights and to the music piped over the loudspeakers.  You'll find a warm fire, good friends, and great times!

The City of Thorp is not responsible for accidents that may occur on the ice.  Participants may be asked to leave the premises for failure to follow rink rules.

Warming House is Open During Winter Months: 
Hours vary on weather

Location: Next to Basketball/Tennis courts at Yellowstone Trail Park



The Perfect Place To Relax

The City of Thorp has 6 named parks, along with several unnamed greenspaces. In all, Thorp's 61.35 acres of park and green space yields more than 39 acres per 1000 people--well above the 12.5 acre standard.

Thorp takes great pride in its parks. Please place all litter in the receptacles. 

Dogs on leashes are welcome in Thorp's parks, so long as owners clean up after their pets. Owners are required to bring their own waste collection materials to the park. The waste can be placed in the trash receptacles as long as it is sealed.

Park pavilions can be reserved for $100/day. Please call City Hall at 715.669.5371 to check for availability and to place your reservation.

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Conway Park

Yellowstone Trail Park

Northside Park

Keating Park

Thorp School

Catholic School

Let the kids play


Give The Little Ones What They Really Want

Thorp has invested heavily in the education of the city’s children and that includes fantastic play areas. The importance of getting your little ones out and about is not only great for their health, but it gives you an excuse to get outside.

Playground equipment can be found at Conway, Keating, Northside, and Yellowstone Trail Park as well as the Catholic and Public Schools. These parks are meant exclusively for supervised young children. 

Shooting Range

get ready for your hunting season

Rifle range

Show Off Your Skills

The Thorp public shooting range open 24/7, 365 days a year. This space allows you to hone your privately owned firearms on four separate lanes. You are expected to pick up all of your trash and casings in order to leave the range like it was when you arrived.

This space is owned and managed by the Rock Dam Rod & Gun Club.

Directions: From Thorp, head south on Hwy M for six miles and turn right on Cloverdale Road. Brewster's Tavern is at that intersection as well as a large rifle range sign on the right side of the road. Go two miles and you will see an orange diamond marker with a black arrow on your right side just before the road makes a hard left. Take the road with the marker and you will arrive at the rifle range.

northside park

park your rv in town

rv campsites

reservations required

The Northside Park features four campsites that can be rented by calling the City Hall at (715)669-5371. These spots currently cost $10/night.

These campsites do not have access to electric, showers, water, or dumping stations. There is a public restroom next to the campsites which is open between 6am and 11pm daily.

Aquatic Center

grab your swimsuit & lotion


At The Thorp Aquatic Facility

The Thorp Aquatic Facility is open throughout the summer weather permitting. This 205,000 gallon outdoor pool features a 155' water slide, zero-entry depth with water mushroom and water jets, diving board and water basketball hoop, concession stand with plenty of shade, as well as swimming lessons and water aerobics.

*Aquatic Center Info

Days:  June 1 to August 31 (weather & staff permitting)
12:00pm - 7:00pm Daily
Cost: $5.00 per person per day at the door - season passes available for purchase at City Hall
(715) 669-7433
300 South Conway Street, Thorp, WI 54771

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Yellowstone Trail Park

Wimbledon bound


Work On Your Backhand

Are you training to be one of the next Venus sisters or storm the courts of Wimbledon? No need to pay for a membership to a fancy club. Work on your backhand at the Thorp public tennis courts.

The tennis courts are available at Yellowstone Trail Park and open until dark.

Thorp Public School

get running


Spend Some Time Closing Your rings

The Thorp High School's track is open to the public every weekday for you to enjoy. This Olympic-size track is perfect to help you train in the off-season or get ready for your next five-miler.

Head to the Thorp High School on the south side by the football field to get started.

Goggle Eye Trap Club

shoot skeet at the local

trap range

open to the public

This 20-acre city-owned facility is just outside the northwest corner of the city limits on Pine Road. The Goggle Eye Trap Club has a long-term lease and operates the facility. It is open to the public and features a clubhouse, three trap houses, shooting stations and lights for nighttime shooting.

Address: W9996 Pine Rd, Thorp, WI 54771

Northside Park

Yellowstone Trail Park

Your serve


All Sand And Nothing But Fun

Let the warm weather fun be had by all. There is nothing quite like listening to some tunes and getting your heart rate up with a group of friends. That’s why the Thorp community invested in some awesome sand volleyball courts.

Yellowstone Trail Park features 3 sand volleyball courts with officiating stands and lights.