The City of Prescott Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan was created to analyze the existing parks and recreation facilities and anticipate the recreational needs of residents and visitors. The City of Prescott maintains a 5‐Year Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan to act as a guide for acquiring and developing local parks and recreation facilities and coordinating with other agencies when opportunities arise.
Projected population and housing growth indicates additional park offering may be needed in the future. This Plan inventories and evaluates existing parks, the service areas and makes recommendations for improvements. The City of Prescott is located at the confluence of the St. Croix River and Mississippi River. It is Wisconsin’s westernmost incorporated community. It is located on U.S. Highway (U.S.H.) 10 and State Trunk Highways (S.T.H.) 29 and 35 and is less than one half hour drive from downtown St. Paul, Minnesota.
The City of Prescott actively promotes tourism with an emphasis on the riverfront and the confluence of the two rivers. S.T.H. 35 is designated as The Great River Road and is part of an international scenic parkway from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. The Wisconsin Great River Road has been designated as a National Scenic Byway. National Scenic Byways are accepted into the national system of scenic byways if they have at least one, out of six possible, intrinsic qualities that elevates them to a nationally significant recognition. They must have unique qualities that make them the “heart and soul” of the nation. Because of this, Prescott gets thousands of visitors each year coming into the City for the first time.