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Carson Park, Eau Claire

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Carson Park is a park in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. It is located on a 134acre peninsula created on an oxbow lake, Half Moon Lake, which was part of the former course of the Chippewa River. The park contains baseball, football, and softball venues, as well as the Chippewa Valley Museum.HistoryThe land that became Carson Park was donated in 1914 to the city of Eau Claire by heirs to lumber baron William Carson, and named in his honor. The park was opened the following year. Construction of a sports complex, including a baseball stadium, football stadium and tennis courts, began in 1935 as a Works Progress Administration (WPA) project. The first game in the football stadium was played in 1936, and the first game in the baseball stadium was played in 1937.The baseball stadium was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2003.Baseball stadiumThe Carson Park baseball stadium hosts the Memorial (Old Abes), North (Huskies), Regis (Ramblers) and Immanuel Lutheran (Lancers) high school teams; the Eau Claire Express of the Northwoods League; the Eau Claire Cavaliers and Eau Claire Bears amateur teams; and the Eau Claire Pizza Hut American Legion team.
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  • Lots of stuff for kids to do. Paul Bunyon camp train engines swings slides. There were paths in the woods when I was a kid.  more »
  • this is a great park for picnics, fun, family, kids, hiking, baseball, football, you name it, this park has it. So much 3/4 of the year to do here!  more »
  • Ive been going there since I was a toddler. Its so beautiful to look over half moon lake and the playgrounds are so much fun. It does get pretty busy in the summer though.  more »