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Linwood Park

  • 7430 5 Mile Road
  • Caledonia, WI 53126

Located on a scenic piece of property along the west bank of the Root River and just north of 5 Mile Road, Linwood Park has a rather inauspicious origin. The land was originally used by Caledonia as the town dump. Opened in 1965, the park was initially only five acres in size and was the first park fully owned and operated by the Town of Caledonia. A naming contest for the park was held in 1968 and Mrs. Otto Lorence and Mrs. Leroy Schmidt were declared winners. They both suggested the name Linwood Park as a fitting testimony to the area's large and influential Bohemian community. Caledonia continued to add to the size of Linwood Park, and today it encompasses 17.8 acres. It has a shelter, five picnic tables, benches, and access directly to the Root River. The Caledonia Historical Society has relocated the Old Town Hall and the Old Sturtevant Train Depot next to the park.

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