Marsden Park is located on Fennimore’s east side along Marsden Park Road and 8th Street. This large wonderful park was left in trust to the community by William Marsden nearly 100 years ago with the dream of a community park for future generations to enjoy. Marsden Park covers several city blocks offering lush green grass and massive shade trees. Marsden Park is a popular spot for family reunions, picnics and outdoor recreation from spring through fall. Marsden Park offers three park shelters, play equipment, youth ball diamond, volleyball courts, basketball courts, 3 tennis courts, picnic tables and park benches.
Marsden Park is open from sunup to sundown. Restrooms are open during park hours (closed in winter months).
Marsden Park is located within a block of the outdoor Fennimore public swimming pool.
In 2005, the Friends of Marsden Park, was established to assist with upgrades to park playground equipment. Dozens of volunteers and organizations were on hand to assist with the playground “Build Day”. Donations for future improvements are welcome and should be sent to the Fennimore Area Foundation, attention Alice Mudler, P.O. Box 134, Fennimore, WI 53809.
Operating expenses for Marsden Park are paid through a small trust fund left by William Marsden and generous donations from individuals and those who use the park. Donations of this type can be made directly to Marsden Park Trustee Mary Ann Stenner, Fennimore Times or any Fennimore banks. Marsden Park is not a city owned park. To reserve a shelter or picnic area, contact the Marsden Park caretaker at 608-822-4898.
Reservations are needed during summer months and are often booked months in advance. There is no set fee for use of Marsden Park, however Marsden Park relies on donations for the maintenance and upkeep of the Park. Donations should be left with Marsden Park caretaker at 895 Cleveland Street or Administrative Trustee Mary Ann Stenner, 620 Washington Street, Fennimore, WI 53809, phone: 608-485-2408; local banks or the Fennimore Times.
Marsden Park is managed by three court appointed park trustees; including trustees Jim Lomas and Mary Ann Stenner.