With more than 2,500 acres of parks and open spaces, Janesville is known as "Wisconsin's Park Place." Janesville's many parks, trails, recreation facilities and location along the Rock River offer year-round recreation activities that include boating, swimming, golfing, water and cross-county skiing. Tours and attractions include the Rotary International Botanical Gardens and the Lincoln-Tallman Restorations. Janesville is located in Rock County, and its city limits include about 27.94 square miles or 17,888 acres of land.
To find information about dining, tours, lodging, shopping and attractions, you may wish to visit the Janesville Convention and Visitor's Bureau Web site, or call them at 1-800-48-PARKS.
In a 2000 satisfaction survey of Janesville residents sponsored by the City of Janesville, 93 percent of residents rated the quality of life in Janesville as good to very good. When asked what they most liked about living here, residents said that Janesville was clean, beautiful and had great parks. They also described Janesville as friendly, peaceful and safe. We feel you will enjoy visiting Janesville too, or living in Janesville if you are a new resident.
Visiting or relocating to Janesville? The Janesville Convention and Visitors Bureau has special informational packets available upon request, which can be tailored to your needs. Please visit their site to fill in a request form.
New city of Janesville resident, or plan to move here soon? The links provided below contain information that will be very useful for you:
Getting Started, a brochure for new residents ;
Downtown Owner's Manual developed by the Downtown Development Alliance ;
Bike trail map and information;
Paw Print Park (dog park) brochure;
Bus service information;
Process appeals brochure ;
Community Resources brochure ;
Janesville City Councilmember biographies;
Winter weather information brochure;
Janesville School District;
Milton School District;
Greenbelft brochure; and
Dining, golf, lodging, restaurant and visitor's guides and other pamphlets provided by the Janesville Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Where to Call for New Resident Services
|Gas & Electric
|Alliant Energy 800-862-6222
24-hour customer service/billing
|Water & Wastewater
||Janesville Water Utility Billing Office 755-3090
Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
|Driver's License & Motor Vehicle Registration
|State of Wisconsin Department of Motor Vehicles
645 South Wright Road, Janesville. Telephone: 800-924-3570
|U.S. Post Office
1818 Milton Avenue; Telephone: 800-754-5556
Downtown Service Center: 20 S. Main Street; 800-275-8777
|Child Care Referral Service
||Wisconsin Child Care Resource & Referral Network
|Election & Voting Information
||Contact the Clerk Treasurer's Office, 755-3073
|Recycling & Trash Pick Up
||2200 U.S. Hwy 51, North; Telephone: 755-3110
Janesville School District
|527 South Franklin St.; Telephone: 743-5000
|Milton School District
||430 East High St.; Telephone: 868-9200