Named after a rehabilitated bald eagle released here in 1982, Freedom Park is now Prescott's top tourist destination! The park is located on top of a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River and its confluence with the St. Croix river. The park is home to several educational plantings, including native prairie gardens, a rain garden, a waterfall, a colorful butterfly garden with an Art Bench developed and created by local families and local artist John Turula, and a remnant bluff prairie habitat that we are actively working to restore and expand.
Use our spotting scopes to watch eagles, raptors and other birds year round. Bring your binoculars for spring and fall migrations of thousands of birds. The Center is on the Great River Road Audubon Birding Trail, and is also a Watchable Wildlife Site. The views of the Mississippi River (and sunsets) are spectacular, and the unique mixing of the blue waters of the St. Croix River with the muddy Mississippi is often visible from the overlooks. Watch barges hauling grain or coal come and go.
Children of all ages can enjoy the fun playground just outside the Center’s doors. Picnic tables and benches are scattered throughout the park; rest a while and enjoy the breathtaking bluff top views!
Choose Your List(s)
- Free Admission
- Disabled Access
- Pets Welcome/Inquire