The Village of Jackson holds the character of a small town with the beauty of rural Wisconsin. The village is located 25 miles northwest of Milwaukee and 7 miles south of West Bend. As of 2010, Jackson had a population of 3,516.
The Jackson area is home to some great rec opportunities for visitors and residents alike. Both Jackson and Hickory Lane Park have great amenities including tennis courts, playground equipment, baseball diamonds, shelters, and volleyball courts. The Jackson Marsh Wildlife Area is a great place to explore nature on a nice day. Within the wildlife area you can partake in hiking, fishing, hunting, and trapping. The area is also used for scientific research and outdoor education. With 2,312 acres of nature at your disposal there will always be something to explore.
Jackson’s Parks and Recreation department sponsors activities and events throughout the year that are designed to help keep residents maintain a fun and active lifestyle. Some of the major events throughout the year include an Easter Egg Hunt, Village Wide Rummage, Jackson Fireworks Show, and the Annual Ghoul Gala. The department also creates a seasonal activity guide that provides information on different programs and events going on around the city for any given season. For the current season’s activity guide, visit the Jackson Parks and Rec website.
Jackson is a city tons to offer it’s year round residents and temporary visitors. If you want to experience all that Jackson has to offer, check out some of the listings below and plan your visit today!