9205 East Cty Hwy W
Clinton, WI 53525
This beautiful wooded 40 acre park is located south of Clinton at the junction of US Hwy 40 and State Hwy 67. It features a hiking/nature trail, arboretum, picnic shelter, softball diamond and an intermittent stream. Drinking water and grills are furnished. Restroom facilities and wells are found in the north and south areas.
The Township of Clinton bought the land for the park from the Lee family with the understanding that the land would be used for a park. The Township donated the park to Rock County in January of 1966. Rock County agreed: 1) to name the park "Lee Park", 2) to allocate funds equal to the purchase price for improvements at the park over a 10 year period, and 3) to maintain the park as a county park.
Another 0.134 acres were added to the park in October of 1975 when Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Newhouse and Clinton Township donated this small tract for a driveway so that park visitors could enter and leave the park from the north end of the park as well as from State Hwy 67 at the south end of the park.
A softball diamond is located in the northern portion of the park. The 4-H group from Clinton and Turtle as well as interested adults donated labor and some materials for much of this ball diamond.
The Rock County Parks Division is in charge of coordinating events at this ball diamond. The picnic shelter was erected the summer of 1976 as a joint effort between Rock County and the citizens of Clinton Township. Rock County provided materials for the shelter thus fulfilling the final phase of its agreement with Clinton Township. The citizens of Clinton Township generously donated 100 man hours plus the use of heavy equipment toward this project.
The 8 acre arboretum is located in the northeast corner of the park. The Springbrook Watershed Group coordinated the project, including designing, building and erecting the arboretum markings. Children and adults as well as the Clinton and Turtle 4-H, FFA and the Boy Scout and Girl Scout groups contributed to the planning and development of the arboretum. It has grown into a mature forest.