My 3 Favorite Wausau Parks
01 | Bluegill Park in Rib Mountain
Bordered by Lake Wausau and located right in Rib Mountain, Bluegill Park is one of the more popular Wausau parks. There’s a little pond in the middle of it and picnic tables scattered about. It’s the perfect spot to look out at the water or have a picnic.
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Ideas for Bluegill Park
Have a picnic
Gather up your picnic basket and blanket and have lunch under the big willow tree overlooking the pond.
go on a boat ride
Take advantage of Bluegill’s boat launch and head out on Lake Wausau in your boat or canoe.
02 | Oak Island/Isle of Ferns
Situated right near downtown Wausau, Oak Island Park is a crowd favorite. It overlooks the Wisconsin River and features a boat launch, some tennis courts, and a baseball field. If you cross over the big steel bridge, you’ll find yourself on Isle of Ferns – a little section of land in the middle of the Wisconsin River with various walking paths and stone bridges.
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Ideas for Oak Island
Go for a swim
There’s an area on the southernmost tip of Isle of Ferns where you can wade into the Wisconsin River. It’s fairly sandy and a popular spot to cool off. But be careful of the current!
play a game
Hit the tennis ball back and forth, play catch on the baseball field, or enjoy the open green space and throw the frisbee around.
03 | Robert Monk Botanical Gardens
This is hands down my favorite park in Wausau. Technically, it’s classified as a botanical garden but it’s a lovely green space nonetheless. Beautifully landscaped and tucked away down a residential road, Robert Monk is the perfect spot to get outside and enjoy your surroundings.
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Ideas for Robert Monk
Dust off your camera
There are so many things to photograph here. Capture the various flowers, the large pond, or the community garden.
take a quiet walk
I feel like every time I visit here, it’s so nice and quiet. There are a ton of paths that wind throughout the gardens, perfect for a relaxing walk.
Rustle up a pair of binoculars and see how many different birds you can spot.