As if Eau Claire couldn't be more beautiful, a fresh snowstorm in the winter is just the cherry on top! While there are endless possibilities to enjoy the region with winter recreation, sometimes it's nice to just play in the fresh snow. On days when you want to enjoy the snow, put teamwork to the test, and check out where to build a snowman in Eau Claire!

a photo of UWEC in the winter with snow

Photo: University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Campus

Carson Park

One of the biggest parks in Eau Claire has plenty of space to spread out, collect a ton of snow, and build an impressive snowman this season! Feel free to build in the snow outside of the Chippewa Valley Museum, next to the Carson Park playground, by the Chippewa River Railway, at Braun's Bay, and many other magical, winter spaces. Click here to see more ways to enjoy Carson Park.

Centennial Park

Centennial Park is a hot spot for winter adventure in Altoona, WI, and building a snowman is a great way to start! Explore the playground at Centennial Park with your family, or venture off on the snowshoe trails this winter. If you're an avid snowshoer, check out the annual Candlelight Snowshoe Hike in Centennial Park!

Mt. Simon Park

Build a snowman at Mt. Simon Park in Eau Claire, and celebrate with a hike to the "Top of the World" at Mt. Simon! Get stunning, winter views of a snow-covered Eau Claire, and see an ice-covered Chippewa River at the top of the hike.

Owen Park

For another park along the Chippewa River with plenty of space to build a family of snowmen, check out Owen Park in downtown Eau Claire. While Owen Park has plenty of places to play in the snow, they also have plenty of open space to set up a friendly game of winter Kubb. Check out how to play this game in the Kubb capital of North America here!

2 Young adults sledding at the hill in Wheaton Park

Photo: Wheaton Park

Phoenix Park

Build the perfect snowman in the hub of downtown Eau Claire in Phoenix Park! This park is filled with open yards to build snowmen that will get a view of the Chippewa River and even the bridges lit up each night. Phoenix Park is located along the Chippewa River State Trail, so it's the perfect place to take a break on your winter bike ride and build a snowman with the fam!

River Prairie Park

River Prairie Park is the perfect place to build a snowman this winter in the Eau Claire area! With wide open spaces along the Eau Claire River or the open spaces by the playground in River Prairie Park, there are enough spots for everyone to build their own snowman this season. After a day of building in the snow, warm up at 44 North with drinks or by the fireplace on the patio at Cowboy Jack's. Click here to view more things to do in River Prairie.

Stoddard Park

When in Osseo, WI for beer at Northwoods Brewpub or pie at Norske Nook, head to Stoddard Park for a winter wonderland! The park has plenty of space to build a giant snowman and decorate the town for the winter season. Click here to see more ways to explore Osseo this winter.

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Campus

UWEC's students and faculty love to see their campus decorated with snowmen in the winter! Build a family of snowmen that overlook the Chippewa River on UWEC's campus this winter.

Wheaton Park

Explore Wheaton Park for all sorts of winter adventures and recreation this season! Play on the playground in the snow this winter, and take a walk on the snowshoeing and cross-country ski trails through the woods. If you want to celebrate a full winter day at Wheaton Park, plan a sledding party at the park's giant sledding hills!

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