Recreation

Take a Peek at the Wonders of Irvine Park

Nicole Lincoln, photos by Andrea Paulseth |

The bison herd at Irvine Park in Chippewa Falls.
The bison herd at Irvine Park in Chippewa Falls.

Irvine Park in Chippewa Falls is a staple of the Chippewa Valley. Over the years, the facilities have improved and taken in more animals. They have a great cat sanctuary, bear habitat, and displays of several other creatures. Educating the public in the preservation and protection of animals have been Irvine Park’s top values. Irvine is a free park for everyone to see, but donations are appreciated by the Friends of Irvine Park Zoo, which uses them to build better facilities for the animals. And in addition to the animals, Irvine Park includes plenty of other things to enjoy and explore, from an old school house to a cave to a rumbly bridge. Amidst the pandemic, the park is still open, but it is still best to practice social distancing while visiting. They are open from 7am until dusk. For more information, please check out the park’s website

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Best of Chippewa Falls is brought to you by:

Leinie Lodge
Northwestern Bank
Mason Companies, Inc
Go Chippewa Falls