The sign at Marathon Park states that our beloved Marathon County parks are celebrating their 100th anniversary. These stress-relieving, oxygen-giving and soul-refreshing parks need to be celebrated.
I grew up in Indiana but visited Wausau as a child 65 years ago. I remember first visiting Marathon Park and being awe stricken by its statuesque trees and welcoming beauty.
Since that time I’ve moved to Wausau and made it a habit of visiting and sharing our parks with out-of-town guests. The Marathon County parks contain so many personalities – rocky outcrops, meandering streams, athletic fields, varied types of trees, etc. Getting back to nature is good for everyone’s soul whether it’s a picnic, a hike or a water activity.
We love our parks, and they do a good job of loving us in return. May we continue our togetherness for another century.
Happy 100th anniversary, Marathon County parks!
Lucy Harvey of Wausau
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