Table of Contents
- Wheaton Park
- Check Pavilion Availability
- Upper Pavilion
- Lower Pavilion
- Picnic Table Areas
- Wheaton Park Trail System
- Trail Map
- Wheaton Park Winter Activities
- Ice Rink
- Sledding Hill
- Wheaton Park Butterfly Garden
- Wheaton Park Little Free Library "Take a Book. Share a Book."
- Wheaton Boat Landing
- Elk Creek State Public Fishing Area
- Chippewa County Snowmobile Trails
- Wheaton Knight Riders Snowmobile Club
- Wheaton Ball League
- Wheaton Ball Club
- Chippewa County Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan
- Parks & Recreation Contact Information
Wheaton Park consists of 63 acres with a large portion being wooded and has many amenities to offer the outdoor enthusiast including: updated playground equipment, tennis court, basketball court, gaga ball, ball fields, batting cages, sledding hill, an ice skating rink, trails with different terrains, butterfly garden, snowmobile trailer parking with trail access, picnic table areas, reservable pavilions, and a Little "Take a Book. Share a Book." Library!
Pending Reservations for that date will show one of the following on the calendar:
|Ball Fields – Pending
|Tennis/Basketball Court – Pending
|Upper Pavilion – Pending
|Lower Pavilion – Pending
|Special Event – Pending
|Tournament – Pending
Confirmed Reservations for that date will show one of the following on the calendar:
|Ball Fields – Reserved
|Tennis/Basketball Court – Reserved
|Upper Pavilion – Reserved
|Lower Pavilion – Reserved
|Special Event – Reserved
|Tournament – Reserved
NOTE: Special Events and Tournaments do use both the upper and lower pavilion unless otherwise noted on the confirmed reservation.
To reserve a pavilion please fill out the Wheaton Park Reservation Application located here and follow the instructions on the application.
Wheaton Park Renter Procedures can be found here.
Do you have park rental questions? There are 3 ways to get your answer.
Size: 20’ x 20’
Capacity: 40 – 75
Number of Picnic Tables: 8
Size: 48’ x 28’
Capacity: 80 – 150
Number of Picnic Tables: 10
Picnic Table Areas
Size: 8' Tables
Number of Picnic Table Areas: 6 Total
Located in Areas Listed Below
2 Picnic Tables by Lower Playground
1 Picnic Table by Upper Playground
1 Picnic Table by Tennis Court/Swing Set
1 Picnic Table by Butterfly Garden
1 Picnic Table by Sledding Hill
2 Picnic Tables by Trail System North Entrance
Wheaton Park Winter Activities consist of snowshoeing trails, sledding hill, ice skating rink, and snowmobile trailer parking with trail access to State Trail 33 and Wheaton Trail.
All of these winter activities are done from our 40th Street park entrance. Click to go to Google Maps
Wheaton Park Butterfly Garden was developed in 2021 in partnership with a Chippewa Valley Master Gardeners grant in order to further conservation efforts in the park and provide monarch conservation that helps with monarch migration in North America. The butterfly garden is located on the east side of 38th Street when enterring the park and has a wide range of different plant species that are tagged for educational purposes. Plus there is a picnic table and bench for seating!
The butterfly garden is a registered Monarch Waystation. Learn more on monarch conservation at www.MonarchWatch.org
To view other Monarch Waystations go to www.MonarchWatch.org/waystations/
Wheaton Park Little Free Library "Take a Book. Share a Book." was created in 2023 through a partnership with BSA Troop 71 Elk Mound and Scout Shawn Pinder's Eagle Scout project. This little free library brings books for all ages!
It really is that easy:
- "Take a Book" for reading in the park or other places. Anyone may take a book - neighbors, park visitors, even passersby - the books are always free!
- "Share a Book" for others in the Little Free Library. Book donations are welcome at this Little Free Library!
This new park feature will be available year-round as the little free library is located next to the tennis court parking lot by the trail map. This parking lot is plowed during the winter season.
Check out Little Free Library mobile app, available for download at LittleFreeLibrary.org/app
To view other Little Free Library go to LittleFreeLibrary.org/map
Wheaton Boat Landing has direct access to the Chippewa River with plenty of space to park your vehicle and boat trailer while you enjoy the scenic Chippewa River!
Wheaton Boat Landing is located at 3001 106th Street Chippewa Falls, WI.
BOAT LAUNCH - CURRENTLY OPEN
Reminder: For the safety of all boat landing users and pursuant to Wis. Stat. §167.30 – NO hunting is allowed on boat landing property.
NEW IN 2023 - Major boat landing renovations including boat launch replacement, new public dock, better handicap parking/accessibility, and security lighting. It was a busy summer construction season with the boat launch, new public boat dock, and handicap parking/accessibility being completed. We are almost finished with the project with just the security lighting and signage left which are both planned to complete in November.
Boat Landing Renovations Information
Town of Wheaton was awarded by Wisconsin Waterways Commission in August 2022 a Department of Natural Resources Recreational Boating Facilities (RBF) Grant for the maximum amount of 50% of the estimated project costs!
Advertisement of Bids were completed on February 14, 2023 with Town Board awarding bids to Skid Steer Guy, LLC and J.F. Brennan Company, Inc on March 14, 2023. Here is a summary of the submitted project bids.
Elk Creek State Public Fishing Area has some great trout fishing! It is also home to the Elk Creek Trout Stamp & Sports Fish Restoration Project, which was initiated as a cooperative effort on the part of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the Ojibleau Chapter of Trout Unlimited. “It started in 2000 and had been originally planned as a two-year project; however, with the availability of the trout crew and surplus funds from other projects the entire 2,430 feet was completed in just two months. Record rainfall for this period (9 in. over normal) slowed the effort and added expense. 2,110 tons of granite riprap and 1,371 cubic yards of fieldstone were used to complete construction. All disturbed areas were seeded and mulched throughout the stream thread. Surveys show that trout over 12 inches inhabit this stream. This project will significantly increase the number of adult fish in Elk Creek.”: (Expenditures of Inland Waters Trout Stamp Revenues Administrative Report 52 2003,16)
Elk Creek Trout Stamp & Sports Fish Restoration Project is located
right across the street from 3687 20th Street Elk Mound, WI.
Chippewa County Snowmobile Trails explore more than 480 miles of trails with the Wheaton Trail, Sunnyside Trail, and Rough Rider Trail venturing through Wheaton Township. There are four groomers patrolling the region so you will definitely find trails that are always favorable! For up-to-date trail maps go to www.wheatonknightriders.com/.
Wheaton Ball League is all about the kids having fun playing ball and learning the game! Programs are available for kids age 4 to 14. More information is available on Town of Wheaton website under Wheaton Ball League.
Chippewa County Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan 2024-2029 was adopted as the Official Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan for the Town of Wheaton on November 14, 2023.
In 2023 the Town of Wheaton partnered with Chippewa County and West Central Regional Planning Commission to update the Chippewa County and Town of Wheaton Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plans. For the Town of Wheaton the updated plan included: an inventory of current Town of Wheaton recreational opportunities and infrastructure, an outdoor recreation needs assessment, recommendations, and future action plan.
The outdoor recreation needs assessment focused on 3 areas:
- Space Needs—Whether or not there is adequate land or open space to serve the needs of the population.
- Service Needs—Whether or not outdoor recreational sites are adequately located to serve the needs of the community.
- Activity/Amenity Needs—Whether or not the existing, available park lands allow for a specific, desired recreational activity or amenity.
PLEASE NOTE: The future action plan does not guarantee that all listed improvements will be made, but helps identify future priorities for Town-owned facilities as citizen demand and funding is made available through allocation, grants, or partnership opportunities.
Do you have Parks and Recreation Ideas? Please come and share them with us at our Wheaton Parks Commission meetings on the 4th Tuesday of every month.