Carson Park, currently the home of the Eau Claire Express of the Northwood’s League, is one of the more historical parks in the Upper Midwest. A statue honoring Aaron sits at the entrance of the ballpark. Henry Aaron visited Eau Claire in 1994 for the unveiling of his statue.
Carson Park in Eau Claire contains three major attractions including the Paul Bunyan Logging Camp, the Chippewa Valley Museum, along with Eau Claire's baseball stadium. This is one of the more unique parks in baseball. The Eau Claire Express became the newest tenant of Carson Park in 2005. Very few days pass in the spring and summer months where there isn't at least one ballgame at the park with roughly 200 games played there annually.
Carson Park also features the Paul Bunyan Camp, which faithfully recreates a 19th-century Northwood’s logging camp; a working quarter-scale railroad; picnic pavilions; access for fishing and canoeing; and the baseball stadium where homerun king Hank Aaron played his first professional games, and where the Eau Claire Cavaliers still play ball on balmy summer evenings.
The Festival in the Pines staff encourages you to take the free, air conditioned shuttle bus to Carson Park to avoid the traffic congestion. The buses will operate from 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM on Saturday and 9 AM to 6PM on Sunday.
Nature trails/hiking, playground equipment, pavilions, restrooms, picnic tables, grills, lake/water, softball diamonds, parking, tennis courts, lookouts, boat dock/landing, biking, cross country skiing, volleyball, museums, horseshoe courts, electricity at pavilions, historic baseball stadium with Hank Aaron Plaza. The park is surrounded by Half Moon Lake.
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