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“Good place to take grandkids”
Review of Carson Park

Carson Park
Ranked #1 of 35 things to do in Eau Claire
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

They love the playground equipment and get to meet new kids, as well as burn off a lot of energy. We especially loved the train ride although it ended way too soon!

Thank Bonnie H
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Carson Park is a beautiful place to visit. If you want to drive through the park the trees are gorgeous. There are trails, museums, and playground equipment as well as the sports fields. Many entertaining festival-type activities are scheduled year-round. The fireworks are awesome and can be seen from outside the park as well as inside. The end of August there is a food and craft festival that offers free entertainment as well as great food and a variety of wonderful craft items. Small price for getting in, and bus stops around town to get to the park as vendors use the parking lot for stands and their own parking. There is a contest for those that carve items out of large tree chunks that will amaze you. Eau Claire has local semi-pro baseball and football teams that offer great games to attend. Hank Aaron got his start in Eau Claire and his bust is something you don't want to miss outside the ball park. A book has also been written about his life and highlights his time in Eau Claire. High school homecoming parades are held in the park. There are outdoor shelters for family gatherings and the playground has just been renovated. A new entrance has been added to the park and allows passage under it for boats and plenty of places for fishermen to enjoy at both entrances to the park. A huge Paul Bunyan and Babe the blue ox, welcome you into the museum area. Restrooms are also available. A wonderfully relaxing visit regardless of your age whether you stop to look around or just drive through. Just one of the many places you will see the pride Eau Claire puts into its community..

Thank Richard D
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Reviewed 8 December 2017

I grew up here in EC from 5th grade in 1995. I remember the big steel rocket ship before they took it away. While it is still a great place to take a break during the work day, go to sports event, watch the 4th of July fireworks, and have marathon events go through...it seems like more and more attention (as well as "ownership") is being drawn elsewhere. Sadly, this means that as fewer events are held at Carson and less is done to motivate people to go to this wonderful park, the less need there is for it. I do hope that it remains far into the future and is not privatized or ONLY used for certain events. Keep it a public park and encourage the public's use and support of it!

Thank David S
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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

What can I say..beautiful all around the seasons. Running trails are great and used for part of EC Marathon and various other races. Beautiful reflections in surrounding Half Moon Bay. Picnic facilities..and large playground with fishing all seasons. The train ride they operate there thrills kids of all ages. Fireworks over the 4th with summer baseball games that delight. Perfect place for a relaxing stroll. Writing review from Mayo Hospital 4th floor with a killer view of park. Witnessed the Carson Park 5 & 10 mile run this AM. Wish I could have participated.

Thank CDC_ALUMNI
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

What a nice area that the city set aside for public use instead of building houses or businesses there. It is a pretty large place and even on an overcast day there where still many people there.

Thank GLars
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