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Beauford T. Anderson Park

The site of “Old Town” Soldiers Grove remains a vital part of the community.  After the businesses were relocated out of the floodplain to Solar Town, the original business district was converted to an expansive park.  Surrounded by the Kickapoo River and graced with monuments, it has become a favorite place for families to picnic, children to play and visitors to camp.

The park is located four-tenths of a mile west of US Highway 61 at the intersection of Wisconsin Highway 131 and County Road C. 
 

Beauford T. Anderson Park
Overall View of Beauford T. Anderson Park
Kickapoo River next to Park
Kickapoo River at the Edge of the Park


There are two Lions Club shelters in the park.  The largest is near the corral used for Dairy Days, Soldiers Grove’s big spring celebration.   The shelter has a separate kitchen/serving area and lots of picnic tables.  During Dairy Days, the shelter is used not only for serving meals, but for dances featuring live bands.  There are men’s and women’s restroom facilities in a separate building directly adjacent to this shelter. 

A smaller Lions Club picnic shelter is located across the park.  It is open on all sides and is also served with electricity.  There are picnic tables in the shelter and nearby, and a small permanent restroom facility is close by. 
 

Main Lions Club Shelter
Main Lions Club Shelter
Lions Club Picnic Shelter
Lions Club Picnic Shelter
 
Gazebo
Gazebo

There is a third shelter in the park, a 15’ x 15’ covered gazebo.  Also served by electricity, its elevated “stage” is the perfect place for musical entertainment.

 

A portion of the park serves as a campground.  The area closest to the Kickapoo is reserved for tent camping.  An interior area provides hook-ups for larger recreational vehicles. 

Within the park are play areas for toddlers, teens and adults – swing sets and slides, a skateboard park, tennis courts and horseshoe pitching areas

RV Camping Area
RV Camping Area
Veterans Memorial
Veterans Memorial
There are also impressive military memorials:  a Congressional Medal of Honor wall honoring inductees from a seven-state area; a marker dedicated to the village’s Medal of Honor recipient, Beauford T. Anderson; and a memorial to the POW/MIA and Killed in Action veterans of the village.

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Beauford T. Anderson

 

In 2008, a drive in the park was dedicated to another war hero from Soldiers Grove, Eugene P. Moran.

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Eugene P. Moran

Street Sign
All Photos Courtesy of Jerry Quebe  

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This site was last updated on 01/29/2011