The Sauk Prairie Recreation Department, operated by the Sauk Prairie School District, is an integral source for community recreation, offering a wide range of programs and events for people of all ages. Throughout the year, community members participate in preschool programs, fitness classes, athletic leagues and camps, enrichment classes and various community events. In addition, the department offers aquatics programs for all ages. Water exercise for adults, open swim sessions, Red Cross-certified swim lessons for all age and skill levels as well as private lessons for children and adults who prefer a smaller setting for swim instruction are available. With an indoor pool at Sauk Prairie High School and an outdoor pool on the corner of Grand Ave. and 5th St. in Prairie du Sac, community members can utilize aquatics programs year-round. Programming is held at various community parks as well as the Community Education Center—the Sauk Prairie’s hub for learning, recreation and wellness.
Together, the villages of Prairie du Sac and Sauk City operate 15 municipal parks. These amenity-filled park sites feature everything from picnic shelters, bike/pedestrian trails and ball and soccer fields to playground equipment, campsites and basketball, volleyball and tennis courts. In addition to these parks, Sauk Prairie residents have access to the great Devil’s Lake State Park, positioned just a few miles north of the area via U.S. Highway 12. This scenic state park is situated along the Ice Age Trail and draws more than 1.4 million visitors who enjoy such activities as rock climbing on one of the many towering cliffs; hiking, mountain biking and cross country skiing along miles of trails; swimming and sunbathing on two large beaches; and plenty of nature and wildlife viewing.