Irvine Park (Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin)

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Irvine Park is a city park located in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. Founded in 1906 by William Irvine, it covers 318 acres (129 ha) including a zoo, started in 1909 as a bear pen,[1] and museum.[2]

Mr Irvine pronounced his name ER'vin and asked that there be no admission charge for the park and that his name be pronounced correctly. Most area residents, though, pronounce it ER'-vine.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Irvine Park Zoo - Home". Friends of the Irvine Park Zoo. Retrieved 2010-07-08. 
  2. ^ "Chippewa Falls Chamber - IRVINE PARK & ZOO". Chippewa Falls Area Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved 2009-07-24. 

External links[edit]

Official website

Coordinates: 44°57′13″N 91°24′02″W / 44.9535°N 91.4006°W / 44.9535; -91.4006