Badger Park – Shullsburg WI

City:
Shullsburg, WI

Site Type:
Parks and Recreation, Tennis Courts, Swimming Pools, Amphitheaters and Bandshells, Shelters, Picnic and Other Facilities, Athletic Courts and Fields, Bathhouses

New Deal Agencies:
Work Relief Programs, Works Progress Administration (WPA)

Description

“The landscape was planned and supervised by Phillip Wyman, a landscape architect from Milwaukee in the 1930’s. This park holds an important geographical position in the visual landscape of the city. Badger Park is an 81/2 acre park, developed in 1934-1935 as a WPA project… The park includes a swimming pool, bath house, shelter houses, double tennis courts, concession stand, a picnic ground with fireplaces, tables and benches, a natural amphitheater commanding a view of two baseball diamonds and a football field… After the details were worked out, final approval was given by the federal government to start the park as a WPA project in September 1935.”

Source notes

https://preview.wisconsinhistory.org/

Site originally submitted by Erin TerBeek on November 28, 2012.

Location Info


279 Estey Rd.
Shullsburg, WI 53586

Coordinates: 42.5703717, -90.23694

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