Wausau Wisconsin


April 23, 2018

Update April 18, 2018:  Slow Start to Spring Brings Delays
Record snowfalls and unusually low temperatures have slowed the arrival of spring in Marathon County. The late arrival of spring may also delay the opening of several popular recreation facilities. Many outdoor venues can be seriously damaged and may not fully recover for the entire season if use occurs in cold or wet conditions.  Park and Forestry patrons should pay close attention to posted opening dates for facilities, and avoid use of these facilities until officially opened by the Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Department. Recreation opportunities and facilities that will be potentially affected include: mountain biking, horseback riding, ATV trails, baseball and soccer fields, boat launches, and disc golf. Other delays may also occur in the startup of park water systems, restrooms, and spring cleanup. If you have any questions regarding the opening dates of park facilities please contact the Wausau and Marathon County Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Department at 715-261-1550, or review the website at www.co.marathon.wi.us/parks.asp.  The website will be updated periodically as park officials determine firm opening dates of facilities.

The Wausau and Marathon County Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Department is now home to two disc golf courses; One in Memorial Park in the City of Wausau, the other in Big Eau Pleine County Park, located 9 miles southwest of Mosinee.

Memorial Park Disc Golf Course:This short, open course provides a beautiful view of Lake Wausau throughout its nine holes, with water obstacles challenging players on 4 holes.  For a hole by hole course descriptioin click here.  Here is a map and score card for the Memorial Disc Golf Course.

Big Eau Pleine Disc Golf Course:

Big Eau Pleine Disc Golf

Big Eau Pleine Park, the largest County Park in our park system is home to an 18 hole, 6,750 foot course that offers a mix of open and wooded holes. The course is located in the west unit of the park, adjacent to the family campground. Once in the west unit of the park, take the first left which is located just past the entrance to the family campground and look for the information kiosk on the left. An initial practice hole is located on the north side of the kiosk which then leads you to the first hole. Enjoy a relaxing round of disc golf and you stand a fair chance of spotting some wildlife along the way.


NEW in 2017, Disc Golf Fees at Big Eau Pleine Park
FREE 11 years and younger
$4 Daily Pass (12 years and older)
$30 Annual Individual Pass (12 Years and older)
$60 Annual Family** Pass

**Family Definition:  One or two adults and their children. (Up to two adults plus their children ages 12 to 18 years old).

There is a self-registration station at the begining of the course.  Complete form and pay the appropriate fee.  Daily pass entitles you to play the course as often as you like that day.  Annual passes will be mailed by the Park Administrative Office upon receipt of the correct annual fee.  Be sure to print clearly so that the pass can be mailed to you.