Welcome to the Parks and Recreation web page. Here you will find an overview of our parks system. Community facilities such as parks, bike paths and open space provide McFarland residents with both active and passive recreational opportunities, provide a connection to nature, serve as community focal points, increase surrounding property values, and enhance overall quality of life. The Village will continue to plan for park and recreational facilities to ensure that these facilities will be adequate in number, type, and location to meet the demands of future growth.
The Village has about 66 acres of active and accessible passive park facilities, ranging from larger community parks like William McFarland Park to neighborhood parks like Legion Park, to conservancy areas like Grandview, to “tot lot” playgrounds like the one serving the Ridgeview neighborhood. There are another 265 acres in the Village’s park system comprised of open spaces and natural features. The McFarland School District also provides recreational facilities to Village residents. The Village updated its Outdoor Recreation Plan in 2007. The Village recently purchased 39 acres of land along Elvehjem Road for future community park development. The plan recommends acquiring park sites and open space corridors on the east side of the Village as it expands.