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Carson Park, Eau Claire
(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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  • Largest park in the city. Good fishing, two playgrounds, nice museum with ice cream parlor, Football and Baseball fields, and train rides in the summer. Lots of wonderful spots for picnics as well. Th...  more »
  • It is a huge park, with a lot of things to do. It has a playground for children with two big slides. a baseball field, tennis courts, you also can get on the lake waters with a canoe or kayak. In top ...  more »
  • Carson Park is a historical park in the Chippewa Valley. Filled with age old trees, Half Moon Lake, Train Rides, Fabulous Playground, Huge Picnic Areas, Minor League Baseball Field, Hank Aaron Bust, F...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Family friendly, always something to do. Lots of trails, a playground, fishing, plenty of room for outings of all sorts
  • 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!