Zippel Park was donated to the City of Gillett by the Zippel family. The park includes approximately 17 acres of property in the center of the City. The park is used not only for the Oconto County Fair, but also for the local 4th of July celebration, the Gillett Area Firefighters Annual Corn Roast, Christmas in the Park, and many family reunions and other group functions. The park boasts a nice playground area, horseshoe pits, bandshell, one large picnic shelter, and three smaller shelters with tables. There is a recreational diamond in the park. Zippel Park is open to the public.
The large picnic shelter and the indoor pavilion are available for rent by contacting the City Clerk at 920-855-2255.
October 4th, 1997, was a beautiful fall day in Gillett. The Boy Scouts of Troop 1035 planted trees in Zippel Park. The boys worked hard and their efforts are greatly appreciated. The trees line the west edge of the park. These trees are now growing to take the place of the older trees that had to be removed due to disease in fall of 2003.