|Address: 1201 Stewart Avenue, Wausau, WI
Marathon Park is characterized by a large stand of mature white pines, which are highly visible along Stewart Avenue and serve as a sort of landmark gateway into the City of Wausau. Located on 78 acres with 35 campsites just outside downtown Wausau, the park provides a large number of facilities and programs. Conveniently situated, it is within walking distance of shopping, attractions and dining. The park feels like an oasis within the busy city, offering broad picnic areas with grills, playgrounds, tennis courts and ball fields. It also has several walking trails, a children’s splash pad and Marathon Junction, with a miniature train and food.
Marathon Park is the home of the Wisconsin Valley Fair, the second largest fair in the state. There are several historic exposition buildings in the park that are used during the fair and for other events.
The park also contains a wide variety of recreation facilities, including basketball and tennis courts, skating rinks, and a new grandstand area. Camping is availabile from May 1 to October 31. Click the following link for more information on Campgrounds at Marathon County Parks.