UW-Rock County Bucket List

By UW-Rock County

College is the perfect time to experience new things. As a student, you will discover your personal interests and learn what you truly enjoy doing. It’s easy to let this time in your life fly by, so don’t miss out on all of the fun things you can do. Use your time at UW-Rock County to knock these five items off your college bucket list.

Inspire Your Green Thumb at the Rotary Botanical Gardens

Spend a warm afternoon exploring the Rotary Botanical Gardens where you can see thousands of plant species in 24 unique garden styles. They host a variety of events throughout the year from the holiday light show to a variety of educational seminars. Come see what’s in bloom this season.

Photo of a garden

Take Your Lunch Break Downtown

Enjoy some live music every Friday afternoon during your summers in Rock County. This event takes place in Downtown Beloit, where each week, a local eatery has lunch available for purchase. This is a great way to spend your next lunch break. Invite your friends and coworkers too!

Girl playing a guitar

Eat Up at the Janesville Farmers’ Market

Every Saturday from May through October enjoy a wide selection of fresh, local produce at the Janesville Farmers’ Market. You will also find baked goods, plants, herbs, soaps and other handmade products for sale and to sample. So don’t sleep in too late this weekend! The market runs from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.


Release Your Stress at Palmer Park

Need to blow off some steam after a tough week of class? Take a visit to Palmer Park to get some fresh air after being stuck in the library. Enjoy their volleyball and tennis courts, wading pool, softball diamond, hiking trails, pet area and concession stand. Get those endorphins going by getting active at this 164-acre park.

Baseball bat, helmet and gloves

Have Some Outdoor Fun at Riverside Park

Located on the banks of the Rock River, Riverside Park is a must-visit destination near campus. During the summer, there is always something to enjoy such as live music, the Fourth of July Festival, water and land rentals, fishing and an area for picnics. Come enjoy a sunset alongside the water on a clear evening.

Sparkler at night

These five activities are a great start for any UW-Rock County student interested in making the most of their time in college.