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Parks and Trails

Cedar Creek Trail

A paved pedestrian and bike trail that follows the natural shoreline of the Wisconsin River. Explore the natural beauty found in the Village on the approximately 7,700 feet of trail, hike across three bridges (including two covered beauties). Trail heads are located in the Cedar Creek business area by Stoney Creek Inn, as well as along West Military Road.

This trail connects with a broader trail system that rims Eagle Nest Boulevard, with additional connectivity to an off-road trail system scheduled to open in 2016. This new section will extend to the Village of Kronenwetter boundary via the BUS HWY 51 right-of-way.

Gaska Park w-PumpkinsGaska Park

The Village of Rothschild invites you to enjoy the great outdoors in this 48 acre, mostly wooded parkland. Crisscrossed by numerous pedestrian / hiking trails winding within its boundaries, as well as 1,350 feet of bike and pedestrian trail along Volkman Avenue as well as a 1,320 foot paved trail that interconnects the Park, there is no shortage of opportunity to hike and explore nature.

In addition to access to some of the most pristine natural areas in the Region, this park also has a rentable pavilion structure, children’s play structures, bathrooms, ball diamond, volleyball court, Gaska Park's paved bike & pedestrian trailhead, and paved pedestrian path connecting the parking area to the ball diamond for easy and ADA accessibility. Parking areas are conveniently located.

Want to live adjacent to this natural wonderland? Lots are still available in the Vista Creek Subdivision located along the eastern border of this park via Buckhorn and Fawn Avenues – with improved direct public trail access already in place as part of the neighborhood.

River Park

One of Rothschild’s multiple fully-improved parks, this 5.6 acre public space includes a rentable pavilion structure with enclosed prep area, children’s play structures, bathrooms, ball diamond, and soccer field.

In addition, enjoy 525 feet of river frontage, access to the Wisconsin River Trail system, and connectivity to the Cedar Creek Trail. This park also features one of the Wausau, WI MSA’s few Bike Fixation Stations and direct access to the only Pedestrian Bridge crossing of the Wisconsin River in the entire metro region!

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On November 11, 2007 the Blue Star Memorial was rededicated to Veterans at its new location south of the Village Hall. A parcel of land was graciously donated by the Village for this project that offers a garden setting for reflection. On November 9, 2008 the Fallen Soldier's Memorial was celebrated as an addition to the Blue Star Memorial. You can view "The History of the Rothschild Blue Star Memorial Highway Marker" as compiled by Judy Pitcher and Joe Kelbley at the Village Hall Clerk's Office.


This fall, Veterans Memorial Park will also feature the Gold Star Mother's Memorial. The statue depicts the moment a gold star mother receives word that her child has fallen while serving our country. The statue will be the only one in the entire state of Wisconsin, and just one of two in the Midwest. A tribute that will show immeasurable support for gold star families. The American Legion still needs help funding the ceremony when the statue is mounted on Gold Star Mother's Sunday, September 27th, 2020.

Rothschild Pavilion / Kort Street Park and Boat Launch Complex

This area spans 27 acres, and includes shaded park space, picnic areas, trails, island exploration area, access to two boat launch sites, and 4,600 feet of river frontage (including island).

The complex is home to the historic Rothschild Pavilion as well as the Rothschild / Schofield Aquatic Center.

With outstanding views, fishing pier, island and bridge walkway on Lake Wausau, as well as direct access to the Pavilion and Aquatic Center, this complex offers everything a family could hope for when planning a day in the sun (all while staying conveniently close to home).

georgestreet-playgroundGeorge Street Park

This fully – improved park is located near the heart of the Village. Spanning 6.5 acres, this park includes a rentable pavilion structure with enclosed prep area, children’s play structures, bathrooms, ball diamond, soccer field, tennis court, sledding hill for winter fun, and dual parking areas.
A true neighborhood asset, George Street Park is utilized year-round by area residents.

Tower Park

 Located in the heart of the Village of Rothschild, just off of the Downtown, is Tower Park. This quiet, shaded park includes children’s play structure and direct access to shops in the Region’s only other historic Downtown, Brown Boulevard.

Zimpro Park

Similar to Tower Park, this park area spans 4.9 acres, is well-shaded and includes a children’s play structure. In addition, this park is located just blocks off of the Cedar Creek / River Park Trail systems

Garske Park

Small but lovely, Garske Park is a quaint sitting park situated along the connector street for the pedestrian/bike route between the Cedar Creek Trail Head and River Park.

School Zone Recreation Areas

Outdoor Recreation Areas are offered on the grounds of the three elementary schools located within the Village of Rothschild. Public access is allowed during non-school hours only.