428 N. Glover Road, Hudson, WI
Glover Park Announcement: The excavation phase of the multipurpose building project (new restroom, community kitchen and pavilion) in Glover Park (428 N. Glover Rd., Hudson) will begin July 16, 2019; construction phases to begin July 23 and continue through Oct. 1, 2019; and, final landscape phases to end Oct. 4, 2019. Weather may alter the schedule. Visitors are asked to remain clear of all construction and excavation zones.
Glover Park is the perfect setting for families and friends to enjoy a picnic, hike the trails, snow shoe and cross country ski, watch children play at the recently expanded playground, play volleyball and other team sports, or just observe nature firsthand. Formal gardens and a native prairie planting beautify the park, and it is not uncommon to observe various butterfly and bird species on their southern migration. Regardless of where you live, this rural forty-acre park, "hidden" off N. Glover Road, is easily accessible from Hudson and River Falls by car, bike or foot.
- Open 8 am to 1/2 hour after sunset, year round
- Large pavilion with electricity and picnic tables
- Two ball fields, North Field and South Field
- Volley ball court
- Drinking water is available both by the hand pump or electrically, by pushing large button next to the pavilion bulletin board. A timer is set to turn off the water automatically after 1-1.5 minutes. Thank you for conserving water in the park!
Ball Fields and Pavilion
Glover Park offers two ball fields, including the North Field that was completed in 2009. Both the South Field and the North Field maintenance is shared with volunteers from the Hudson and River Falls youth ball organizations, who reserve the fields Monday-Friday evenings from April 1-July 31. Both fields have crowd bleachers and picnic tables.
The pavilion, ball fields, and volleyball court are available by reservation for group use to residents and non-residents. Please contact the Town Clerk's office at 715-425-2665 to request a Use Application Form and your reservation request will be considered on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Eagle Scout Project, Scout Kyle Schultz, Glover Park, October 2013
Kyle Schultz completed interpretive markings along Eagle Trail, there is also a new park bench near the volley ball court. this project was led by Kyle with other volunteering scouts.
Eagle Trail circles the park and has rustic benches for "rest stops." The trail system was expanded in 2006 into the wooded buffs of the western and northwestern sections of the park, adding more than 1.5 miles. Hikers can now enjoy "Summit Loop," that has a natural overlook at the highest point, located in the northwest corner of the park. Outdoor enthusiasts can find a natural habitat diverse with native trees, woodland flowers, ferns, wild berries, and wildlife along the marked trail system.
A detailed interpretive map marks trail names and describes other park amenities, and is posted in the kiosk at the junction of Eagle Trail and Eagle Pass, and the informational kiosk next to the park pavilion.
The playground area at Glover Park was updated and improved in 2009. A track ride, space net climber, and horizontal climber with other play accessories were added to the existing play events. The St. Croix County Parks Dept. completed an independent inspection in the same year to make the play area more safe and enjoyable for all users. A rubberized surface material was installed to one of the play structures, giving individuals with disabilities easier access to the equipment.