Fun Prairie Official "Guide to Fun!"
Welcome to the City of FUN Prairie!
Fun Prairie is a place where all are welcome, and everybody is encouraged to take advantage of all of the FUN to be had in our community!
On June 15, 2021, through proclamation, Mayor Paul Esser changed the name of the City of Sun Prairie to the City of FUN Prairie for the month of July. July is nationally recognized as Parks and Recreation month, and is a time to focus on fun by discovering and rediscovering the activities, events, spaces and places that bring us the most joy.
Reading and presentation of the proclamation at the June 15th City Council Meeting. Click HERE to read the proclamation!
- Interactive Digital Map
- Fun Prairie Bingo
- Things to Do
- Purchase Official FUN Prairie Gear!
- Parks and Recreation Month
This interactive map has been developed to house all events, activities, attractions, and other things-to-do in one in one spot, promoting all that FUN Prairie has to offer! Click the map below to access this time-saving tool!
The City of FUN Prairie and our partners would like to invite the community to participate in a month-long game of BINGO! BINGO cards feature a variety of events, activities and attractions. Use the interactive digital map to find fun and learn more about the activities, events, and attractions on your BINGO card!
FUN Prairie BINGO Information and Rules
- Members of one single household can fill out one card together - no need for each family member to fill out their own.
- Take a photo of yourself and your family completing each item on the BINGO card.
- Cross off each box as you complete the activity or event.
- Send a us a photo of your BINGO card and corresponding participation photos to firstname.lastname@example.org at the following milestones: Four corners, Straight line (diagonal, vertical, or horizontal), an X, and a full blackout of all boxes. Participants will receive a prize from one of our sponsoring partners for each milestone!
- Questions? Call or e-mail the FUN Prairie Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department at (608) 837-3449 or email@example.com
Locations to get a Fun Prairie BINGO card:
- Bank of Sun Prairie (228 East Main Street)
- Bank of Sun Prairie (550 Broadway Drive)
- Bank of Sun Prairie (695 S. Grand Avenue)
- City of Sun Prairie Family Aquatic Center (920 Linnerud Drive)
- City of Sun Prairie Historical Museum (115 East Main Street)
- City of Sun Prairie Media Center (1350 Linnerud Drive, Suite 2)
- City of Sun Prairie Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department (2598 West Main Street)
- City of Sun Prairie Public Library (1350 Linnerud Drive)
- Eddie's Alehouse & Eatery (238 East Main Street)
- JJ's Boxing & Wrestling (1323 W. Main Street)
- Orange Theory Fitness Sun Prairie (1261 Cabela Drive)
- Prairie Grove Orthodontics (2408 Montana Avenue)
- Prairie Kids Club (352 Wilburn Road)
- Prairie Music & Arts (798 Lois Drive)
- Sun Prairie Farmer's Market (1 Cannery Square)
- Sun Prairie YMCA (1470 Don Simon Drive)
Be sure to check out the interactive digital map to find FUN near you!
In the meantime, here are some highlighted events and activities in the City of FUN Prairie!
- Sun Prairie Farmer's Market - every Saturday, 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
- Friday Nights at the YMCA - Fridays, July 9, 16, 23 & 30
- FUN Prairie Five Park Challenge - Saturday, July 10 & Sunday, July 11
- Nellie's Saturday Summer Spectacular - Saturday, July 10 & Saturday, July 24
- Wyndham Hills Park Pickleball Fundraiser Event & Exhibition - Sunday, July 11
- Concerts in the Park at Wetmore Park - Tuesday, July 13, 20 & 27
- BUS-eum at the Library - Tuesday, July 13 & Wednesday, July 14
- Stories & Yoga in the Dream Park - Wednesday, July 14 & 21
- National Ice Cream Day Musical Performances by Prairie Music & Arts students at Sassy Cow - Sunday, July 18
- Zoozort Mini Zoo at the Sun Prairie Library - Tuesday, July 20 and Wednesday, July 21
- Kona Ice Truck at Wetmore Park, Sponsored by Sun Prairie Optimist Club - Saturday, July 31
- Fun Prairie Historical Scavenger Race - Saturday, July 31
- Play Monday trivia, enjoy Tuesday all day Happy Hour, and catch a Friday Fish Fry at Eddie's Alehouse & Eatery (11:00 am - 2:00 am)
- Participate in Open Swim at the Family Aquatic Center (hours vary)
- Visit the Splashpad and playground at Wetmore Park, 11:00 am - 8:00 pm, 7 days/week
- Visit JJ's Boxing & Wrestling and enjoy 10% off your purchase in the month of July! (hours vary)
- Visit Orange Theory Sun Prairie and get one month free! (hours vary)
- Participate in Open Gym at Prairie Kids Club (hours vary)
- Visit the Sun Prairie Dream Park
- Visit the Sun Prairie Historical Museum (Wed - Sat, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm)
- Visit the Sun Prairie Public Library (hours vary)
The Sun Prairie Parks Friends, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with the mission of assisting in the preservation and improvement of recreational opportunities, land, ecosystems, structures, and equipment within Sun Prairie Parks through volunteering, financial contributions, advocacy and collaboration is selling official City of FUN Prairie t-shirts!
Click HERE for more information or to purchase a shirt!
The month of July is nationally recognized as Park and Recreation month!
Since 1985, people in the United States have celebrated Park and Recreation Month in July to promote building strong, vibrant and resilient communities through the power of parks and recreation, and to recognize the more than 160,000 full-time park and recreation professionals - along with hundreds of thousands of part-time and seasonal workers and volunteers - that maintain our country's local, state and community parks.
This year's Park and Recreation Month theme is: Our Park and Recreation Story!
The National Recreation and Park Association encourages all people that support parks and recreation to share their stories, favorite memories, or messages of support on social media by using #OurParkandRecStory.
We want to hear your story, too! Those who e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and share their story of how parks and recreation (a favorite memory, a lasting impact that parks and recreation has made on you, a message of support, etc.) will be entered into a giveaway for a $25 Sun Prairie Parks, Recreation & Forestry program credit! When submitting your story, please use "Our Park and Rec Story" in the subject line!
About Sun Prairie Parks, Recreation & Forestry
Here are some fun factoids about the Sun Prairie Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department:
- We maintain and care for:
- Over 400 acres of parkland
- Approximately 13,000 public trees
- 36 miles of trail
- 41 parks
- 40 playgrounds
- 9 shelter/restroom facilities
- The Sun Prairie Family Aquatic Center
- The Wetmore Park Splashpad & Playground
- We run over 500 recreation programs annually
- Teach over 800 kids how to swim annually
- Our office team consists of four fulltime and three part time personnel
- Our field staff consists of eight crew members
- The Sun Prairie Historical Museum & Library and the Neighborhood Navigators are both housed under the Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department
A HUGE 'Thank You' to all of our FUN Prairie Sponsors!
Without the amazing business and nonprofit community here in FUN Prairie, none of this would be possible! Thank you sponsors for your support and contributions of prizes for FUN Prairie BINGO!