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Carson Park, Eau Claire

Categories: Nature & Parks
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4.6/5 based on 120 reviews on the web
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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  • My kids love Carson. Fishing, walking, nice play grounds. Always some animal running around to watch. The ball park and museums are there too so you can make an entire day out of it! 
  • Great for hiking, walking with the kids, walking in the nature of an American city.
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  • Recently did the ECU Charity Classic 10k this Saturday & views were amazing of Half Moon Lake during the run. Yes, there are hills on the run, but you don't seem to notice during the run. The fragranc...  read more »
  • I can only review in regards to the actual experience of taking a child to the "park", I have not been to the baseball stadium. Yaaaawn. It has an OK playground, and the big slides. And nothing else to really do. There's one adjacent trail to hike on, which is unkempt and honestly a little worrisome with bear sightings in the area. There are much better parks in the area if you have children
  • Do not listen to the negative posts. They are what is wrong with the world. Generation ME raised by thee selfish babyboomer generation. Want want want. So overestimated by the internet... they are upset because they have their faces buried in phones and too selfish to play with their babies.
  • This is a very large park with many areas to explore. We went on a Monday, so the train was not running, but still had a great time. They even have an ice cream shop, a mueseum and gift shop. Can't wait to go back and take a ride on the train.
  • This is a pretty cool place. It was the home of "Hammerin" Hank Aaron and the Eau Claire Bears/Braves. Located in Carson Park, there is plenty to do within the park including grilling, children's playgrounds, horse shoe pits, and fishing - just to name a few. Good times!
  • Hiking, biking, baseball, fishing, canoeing, and even a museum. Eau claires central and largest park, you could spend all day there and wanna come back the next.
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