Parks. And More Parks.

Eau Claire has excellent parks, big and small. Looking for a shelter? We've got those! Trying to find outdoor ice skating? Eau Claire has you covered. Follow this easy guide to discover the perfect local park that fits all your needs. All parks are within Eau Claire unless otherwise noted.

Parks With Trail Access And Connections

Phoenix Park

There are almost 30 miles of city-maintained paved trails in Eau Claire, and most of those connect to the Chippewa River State Trail and other trail systems.

Boyd Park
Phoenix Park
Owen Park
River Prairie Park
Lakeshore Park
Carson Park
Putnam Park
Archery Park
Cinder City Park (Altoona)

Parks With Skateboarding

Lakeview Park

Parks With Ice Skating

Boyd Park Skating rink

Each park features a slightly different ice skating set-up, so be sure to check them all out.

Boyd Park 
Demmler Park
Pinehurst Park

Parks For Mountain Biking

Lowes Creek

Just bring your bike and get ready to ride these single track trails.

Pinehurst Park
Lowes Creek County Park

Parks For Hiking

Mt Simon

You can get your hike on even in the city limits of Eau Claire.

Mt. Simon Park
Lowes Creek County Park

Parks For Cross-Country Skiing

Lowe's Creek Park in Eau Claire

These parks groom and maintain ski trails throughout the winter months.

Carson Park
Fairfax Park
Northwest Park
Pinehurst Park
Lowes Creek County Park
Coon Fork County Park (Near Augusta)
Tower Ridge Recreation Area (Near Seymour)

Parks For Snowshoeing

Beaver Creek Snowshoeing

These parks have dedicated snowshoe trails with their ski trails.

Lowes Creek County Park
Tower Ridge Recreation Area (Near Seymour)

Parks With Frisbee Golf

Mount Simon Park In Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Mt. Simon Park
Tower Ridge Recreation Area (Near Seymour)
Wakanda Park (Menomonie)


Parks With River Or Lake Access

Carson Park Half Moon Lake

These parks will get you on the water.

Phoenix Park – Eau Claire River and Chippewa River
Rod & Gun Park – Half Moon Lake
River Prairie Park – Eau Claire River
Riverview Park – Dells Pond area of the Chippewa River
Mt. Simon Park - Dells Pond area of the Chippewa River
Carson Park – Half Moon Lake
Lakeshore Park – Half Moon Lake
Big Falls County Park - Eau Claire River (North of Fall Creek)
Coon Fork County Park – Coon Fork Lake and Black Creek (Near Augusta)
Lake Altoona County Park – Lake Altoona (East of Altoona)

Parks With Community Gardens

McDonough Park in Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Many community gardens exist in city parks that are operated and managed by the area neighborhood association, so check with the local association on how to access a spot.

Demmler Park
Lakeshore Park
McDonough Park
North Riverfront Park

Parks For Dogs

Otter Creek Dog Park

Dogs are allowed on leashes in all Eau Claire parks. If you are looking for off-leash, check out these parks.

Otter Creek Dog Park
Happy Tails Off-Leash Dog Park (Chippewa Falls)

Parks For Camping

Lake Wissota

Want to get out of the city? The following parks offer camping, and all offer online reservations.

Coon Fork County Park (near Augusta)
Harstad County Park (near Augusta)
Lake Wissota State Park (Chippewa Falls)

Parks With Reservable Pavilions And Shelters

Phoenix Park

Community and neighborhood parks are easily reservable online, in person or by email, with a small fee. There are nearly 35 shelters reservable across city park locations, and even more available in the county and state park systems.

Boyd Park
Phoenix Park: Phoenix Park Pavilion, Riverside Terrace
Fairfax City Pool Pavilion
Carson Park: Birch Pavillion, Braun's Bay, Oak Pavilion, Pine Pavilion,
Mt. Simon Park: Dells Pavillion, Hillside Pavilion
Owen Park
Cameron Park
County Farm Park
Demmler Park
Forest Street Park
Grover Heights Park
Kessler Park
Lakeshore Park
McDonough Park
Mitscher Park
Newell Park
North Riverfront Park
Oakwood Hills Park
Pinehurst Park
Putnam Heights Park
Roosevelt Park
Sam Davey Park
Sundet Park
Lake Wissota State Park (Chippewa Falls)
Coon Fork County Park – Coon Fork Lake and Black Creek (Near Augusta)
Lake Altoona County Park – Lake Altoona (East of Altoona)

 

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