Silver Creek Park
- Cross Country Skiing
- Disc Golf
- Dogs Allowed
- Grilling (Frying)
- Open Air Shelters
- Playground Areas
- Walking / Hiking
Arguably Manitowoc's finest park, Silver Creek Park is set on the shore of Lake Michigan with a creek running through the area and scenic overviews. It consists of 71.74 acres and boasts several unique features such as rolling topography, rural-like wooded public areas, and a winter sports area. A 36-hole disc golf course is available to be used year-round. In 2017, a new playground system was installed in the grassy area between the fieldhouse parking lot and the bridge over the creek.
Disc Golf Course
This beautiful park offers one of the top-rated disc golf courses in Wisconsin with 36 challenging holes. The course, which opened on October 31, 2000 and was expanded in 2016, has multiple concrete tee areas on each hole accommodating all skill levels and is open year-round. The course winds past great picnic areas along Silver Creek and the beaches of Lake Michigan, up and down hills and through the woods. The signature "Lighthouse Hole - #22" brings even more excitement with the basket surrounded by Lake Michigan on three sides and set atop a six-foot lighted lighthouse.
A donation tube is located near the beginning of the disc golf course for those wishing to contribute to improvements for the course.
Silver Creek 36-Hole Scorecard
For more information about disc golf in the area, see http://discoverwisc.com.
Winter Fat Bike Trails
There are approximately 2.5 miles of marked and groomed fat tire bike trails located at Silver Creek Park. The trail head is located near the Silver Creek Fieldhouse, south of the parking lot next to the storage shed, and public restrooms are located on the south side of the Silver Creek Fieldhouse. Currently, the use of groomed trails does not require a trail pass or user fee. Grooming equipment and grooming of the trail is being provided by the Heavy Pedal Velo Club, a local volunteer group. The trail will only be open when the ground is frozen and snow conditions allow. This trail is NOT a designated bike trail outside of the winter fat bike season. See the Mariners Trail website for other bike options in spring, summer, and fall.
Please follow the following fat bike trail guidelines when riding:
- Ride at your own risk.
- Ride only when trails are posted "OPEN."
- Follow trail signs and closures.
- Obey safe biking guidelines, including wearing your helmet.
- Stay on marked trails.
- Yield right-of-way to all other park users, including disc golfers.
- Report trail hazards, violations, and incidents to City Staff at (920) 686-3580 weekdays between 7 AM and 4 PM or after hours to the non-emergency number for the Police Department Joint Dispatch Center at (920) 683-4470.
- DO NOT BIKE IF YOU ARE RUTTING SNOW OR DIRT!
Reservations for rental facilities, such as the fieldhouse, concession stand or open air shelter, may be booked online, by telephone with a credit card, or in person no earlier than one year (365 days) in advance of the date to be rented. A signed rental agreement and payment of all fees and deposits is required at the time of booking.
Facility Reservations Online at City Hall, 900 Quay St. If you are planning a wedding ceremony outside, please contact the Parks Office.
Silver Creek Park is comprised of two separate parcels. In September 1928, Junias & Marie Pleuss sold approximately 53 acres to the City of Manitowoc for $12,200. The Manitowoc Savings Bank then sold approximately 18 acres to the City in November of 1928 for $1.00 and other valuable considerations.