This new public park is located a short two miles from downtown Viroqua, along the Upper Bishop Branch of the West Fork of the Kickapoo River (Maple Dale Valley). This land, on Lower Maple Dale Road, consists of a diversity of old woodlands, waterfront, scenic bluff overlooks, ridge-tops, and valleys.
Thanks to donations, grants, and in-kind support, the public portion of the park was acquired by Earthology Institute in 2011. During the past few years, we have monitored the various ecological, erosion and hydrological patterns of the site to determine the best design plan for the sake of habitat preservation and providing a public park consisting of:
Gardens (community, perennial, and rain)
Outdoor art installations and meditation sites
Picnicking and leisure areas