Wausau Wisconsin

Parks

May 25, 2017

Other Program Information

BALL DIAMONDS

Little League diamonds are contracted for by the Wausau Area Little League organization for spring and early summer use. They may be used by the general public for play at all other times. Generally there is no charge. These diamonds are:

  • Airport Park (1)
  • Scholfield Park (2)
  • Boileau Field (1)
  • Marathon Park (2)
  • Memorial Park (1)
  • Riverview Park (1)
  • Oak Island Park(2)
  • 3M Park (2) softball diamonds
  • Brockmeyer Park (1)

Wausau Youth Baseball Game Schedule

Field lights at the Oak Island South Field may be used by permission of the Little League organization only, which may charge a fee for their use.

SUNNY VALE SOFTBALL COMPLEX (5 diamond complex)

Before the first week of May, the field is primarily used by area high schools for practices. All other parties wishing to use the field should contact 261-1550.

Diamond Use - $25.00 per game
Field Lights - $6.60 per hour

The Wausau Area Softball Association (WASA) organized the softball leagues and schedules use of the diamonds through the Park Department.  Play begins after the first week in May.  WASA contact is Paul Dykstra/President at 715.212.7345.

HORSESHOE PITS

Horseshoe pits are located in the following parks:

Alexander Park
Big Eau Pleine Park (south and west units)
Hammond Park
Big Rapids Park
Blue Gill Bay Park
Cherokee Park
Dells of the Eau Claire Park
Marathon Park
Mission Lake Park

INLINE SKATING/SKATEBOARDING

Inline Skating ordinance per Wausau Police Department:

No inline skating allowed in the downtown area: Washington Street from 2nd Street to 4th Street; Third Street from Grant to Washington; Jefferson from 2nd Street to 4th Street; all city operated parking ramps; not allowed on any city streets where sidewalks are available; not allowed in any public parking lots (K-Mart or Shopko); not allowed on private property without permission of owner. Rollerblading is allowed at Marathon Park on walking trails only, but not recommended. Use of Horace Mann is encouraged.

Skateboard Park

Located at Oak Island Park on the south side of the driveway entrance. Open to BMX bikes and skateboarders as weather permits.
 

PICKLEBALL

Pickleball is becoming ever popular across the nation.  This sport combines tennis, badminton, and table tennis.

Pickleball courts can be found at the following parks:

  • 3M
  • Alexander
  • Forest
  • Marathon
  • Memorial

Check out the Greater Wausau Area Pickleball facebook page to learn more about this fast growing sport and to view their videos of this sport in action.

Pickleball Courts at Marathon Park

Other popular Pickleball links:

 

SLEDDING HILLS 

Sledding areas are open as soon as snow cover permits.  Two hills have lights for night use.  All hill close at 11pm (when parks close).  There is no charge to use these hills.

Pleasant View Park; 1221 Sumner Street (lights on hill)Riverside Park; 100 Sherman StreetSchofield Park; 606 E. Randolph Street3M Park; 405 Park Blvd (lights on hill)

 

TENNIS COURTS

Public Use (Non-reservable) - No chargeReserved Use (TOURNAMENTS, ORGANIZED CLASSES AND TEAMS) - No chargeContact the Park Office at 261-1550 to reserve courts. 

Courts are located at the following parks:

*Alexander (Double)
*Memorial (1 Double)
*Oak Island (3 Double)
*Marathon Park (2 Double)
*Pleasant View (1 Double)
Forest (1 Double)
Riverview (1 Double)
 
Schulenburg (1 Double)
3M (1 Double)

*Lighted courts

Lights are generally on from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Alexander Park tennis court lights are turned off at 10 p.m. because of the adjacent homeowners.  Oak Island's lights have to be manually turned on. Memorial's lights are on a timer. These timers can get off their schedules due to power outages. If there is a problem with lights call the park office, 261-1550.

Tennis courts are reserved only for either tournaments or lessons offered by an organized group. No fee is involved.

 

VOLLEYBALL PITS

Volleyball pits are available at the following parks:

Blue Gill Bay Park (2) (North section near boat launch and south section)
Marathon Park (1 - poles provided) (West of Grandstand)
Mission Lake Park (1 - poles provided)
Riverside Park (3 - poles provided)
Sunny Vale Park (2)

You must provide your own nets for volleyball pit use.