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Helen Rohner
Children's Fishing Park

What You Can Find Here

Restored Wetland and Upland

Take the boardwalk through the tall prairie which leads you to an overlook of the amphibian pond, then a fishing spot along Southwick Creek and a worm digging bin!  Walk further to find the butterfly garden, a nature trail with Native American history, and a natural playground.  Visit the barn in the summer to see animal bones, read children's nature books, and visit our observation bee hive. Continue through the Helen Rohner trail into Kishwauketoe Nature Conservancy, a conservation easement of Geneva Lake Conservancy. 

Story Time

History

Long-time Lake Geneva summer resident Jack Rohner donated the money to purchase the 5-are parcel of land for the park and also the funds to develop it into a children's nature and fishing park.  The Park honors his late wife Helen Rohner, who loved children.  The Park opened in June of 2018.

Summer Programs

Fishing Lessons, Story times & Nature Classes

Because of the love the Rohners had for children along with  their generous donation of the Helen Rohner Children's Fishing Park,       we are able to provide engaging summer activities that help educate our children about the wonders of nature.

Join the fun and attend our summer classes held at Helen Rohner Children's Fishing Park.

 

Summer Classes June 4th - August 23rd

Fishing Classes: Tuesdays 9 & 10 AM - Williams Bay Municipal Pier

Story Times:   Thursdays at 10 AM under the Walnut tree

Nature Classes:  10 AM in the white barn

Sign up here for our Children's Summer Classes!

Summer Programs At Helen Rohner

Join the Conservancy's newest program, Kid's Club! 

When signed up for Kid's Club, your child will receive a monthly summer newsletter (June - September), a Kid's Club t-shirt, and a native plant. 

Recommended ages: 4-12

This program is free for participants.

Join Kid's Club

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Eleanor O'Donnel, Age 8 1st Place Winner Ages 4-8 Nature Photo Contest

Eleanore O'Donnel, Age 8

1st Place Winner Ages 4-8

Winner 2023
Small Nature Photo Contest

An Exhibit of the 2024 winning photographs will be held at

Green Grocer Deli in Williams Bay 

August 22nd  at 5PM.

Helen Rohner Children's Fishing Park: Small Nature Photo Contest

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Yoga For All Levels

Submit your "Small Nature" pictures to Geneva Lake Conservancy's annual Small Nature Photo Contest.  Whether it be a spider web, frog, bird, beetle, fish, etc., the Conservancy encourages each participant to look for the small beauty of nature.  All photos must be taken either at Helen Rohner Children's Fishing Park or at Kishwauketoe Nature Conservancy. 

All ages are encouraged to participate!

For questions, contact GLC

Check Out Our Beehive In The Nature Barn!

Yoga For All Levels

Come see our Beehive located in the Nature Barn! Kids will enjoy watching the busy bees - and don't forget to try and spot the queen!

Thank You to our beehive donor and board member, Mary Constable.

Can You Spot The Queen?

Hint: She sports a colorful dot!

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Explore Helen Rohner
Children's Fishing Park

Location: 159 Elkhorn Rd, Williams Bay, WI

Size: 0.03 Miles with Connection to Kishwauketoe Nature Conservancy with 5+ Miles of trails

Things To Do

Hiking
Wildflower Viewing
Wildlife Viewing
Bird Watching
Dog On Leash
Helen Rohner Children's Fishing Park  Trail Map

Amenities

info kiosk
picnic area
picnicking
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