Irvine Park and Zoo

With over 300 acres of natural and scenic beauty, this FREE park offers a zoo with cougars, bear, bison, tigers and many other wildlife and a petting zoo, scenic dam, museum, picnic shelters, restrooms and historical displays. Take a tour of the Sunny Valley Schoolhouse or Pioneer Norwegian Log Home on the weekends from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Also take in a natural historical marker, the Irvine Park Cave, which is about 20 feet long with natural springs running through it. In the winter enjoy the Christmas Village, open from Thanksgiving to New Years. With over 100 displays and 100,000 lights it is a great site to see.

Hours of Operation

Open daily year-round from dawn until dusk. Petting zoo open Memorial Day-Labor Day, daily 10am-6pm. Christmas Village open Thanksgiving Day to New Years Day from 7am to 9pm.


From Chippewa Falls, take Bridge Street North to Hwy 124 N. Go left on Bridgewater Avenue. The park is on the right.

Free Admission

  • Yes


  • On Water
  • Disabled Access
  • Pets Welcome/Inquire

Surface Type

  • Asphalt
  • Crushed Rock


  • Easy

Natural Attractions Type

  • Beaches
  • Caves
  • Parks, Forests, Trails
  • Waterfalls


  • Yes


  • Yes


  • Yes

Snack Bar

  • Yes


  • Yes

Cross-Country Skiing/Snowshoeing Trail Type

  • Flat
  • Hilly
  • Wooded

Trail Length (miles)

  • 2