Riverlife Park open along Wisconsin River in Wausau

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) -- The park and playground along Wausau’s riverfront opened Friday. A Grand Opening celebration is slated for next month.

The contractor, Ultimate Playgrounds Inc., completed the remaining paving and concrete, landscaping and the playground and active area surfaces this week.

Parks Director Jamie Polley said the park’s attractions include a unique skywalk, spinners, climbing nets, group swing, and multiple cardio fitness machines and stationary weights. There is also equipment for children ages 2-5.

“The park also includes a challenge course where users can time themselves completing the course or users can compete for time against other users. There will be a water feature we call ‘jumping jets’, south of the building,” Polley explained by email.

The park is open to the public and free to visit.

Briq’s will open their concession stand near the park at 1 p.m. Friday, June 28.

The park will compete the Riverlife development north of WOW.

The total construction cost $4.7 million, according to Wausau Mayor Robert Mielke.