Wildflower Woods and Memory Garden
Location: Just to the right (east) of the entry path from the gate
Features: A circular memorial plaza, including a commissioned wind chime donated by Rita and the late Pat Crooks. The plaza is surrounded by a grove of diverse birches, ferns, and Marathon County blue stone boulders. The rest of the wildflower woods consists of native trees and under story plants, with trails paved using stabilized aggregate from Kafka Granite. It’s a peaceful place to sit and read, have lunch, sip a coffee or lemonade, or simply contemplate the natural environment around you.
Design: Craig Lowe, Land Art
Special thanks to: The many donors who had trees and shrubs planted in memory of loved ones, who underwrote memorial benches and who contributed toward the acquisition and placement of the boulders. Their names are on plaques and tags around the Garden. The Robert W. Baird & Co. Foundation and the Wausau Marathon County Parks Foundation, Inc., sponsored the informational kiosk.