Friluftsliv is a Norwegian way of life that embraces the outdoors and nature. It is roughly translated as 'free air life'. Despite Norway being in a harsh climate where it only gets on average 60 days of sunshine per year, its citizens spend a lot of their time outdoors.

Friluftsliv Center & Whitewater Park

We started exploring the possibility of building a Friluftsliv Center (outdoor recreation) and whitewater park in Mandt Park. You can track our progress below as we will be uploading new documents as we progress with the project.

Stoughton Courier Hub Article


Manchester, IA Whitewater Park


Canoe Rental Information

Canoes can be rented during weekday office hours for use on the Yahara River from our location at the Stoughton Area Senior Center. Arrangements for weekend use can be made through the Recreation Department, by calling (608-873-6746) by Thursday of the usage week.

Rental Rules

Waiver Form