CUSHING MEMORIAL PARK &
FORT CUSHING PLAY STRUCTURE
775 N Cushing Park Rd
Delafield, WI 53018
At the Battle of Gettysburg during the American Civil War in 1863, Delafield native First Lieutenant Alonzo H. Cushing fell at the young age of 22. It was in on Memorial Day in 1915, Cushing Memorial Park was dedicated and a monument erected to honor Alonzo Cushing as well as his two heroic brothers, William and Howard.
Today, Cushing Memorial Park is an 8.8-acre park that has been developed into an attraction for people of all ages. The Fort Cushing play area, coupled with the last stops on the Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Riverwalk, has realized much of the potential that this historic park has to offer. The natural beauty of the Bark River, adjacent wetlands, and mature trees provide a picturesque setting. It also serves as a vital connector hub for trails that connect adjacent neighborhoods to the Veterans Memorial Riverwalk, Lake Country Recreational Trail and the new Cushing road bike path leading to Lapham Park. Public restrooms make it accessible for large and small groups to spend the day at the park.
The City of Delafield welcomed thousands of visitors during the Memorial Weekend in 2015 during the 100th Anniversary of Cushing Memorial Park. A 5 day citywide event included parades, meeting descendants of the Cushing Family, viewing the actual Medal of Honor, experiencing an encampment and more.
528 Wells St Suite F
Delafield WI 53018
*No Admission Charge, Donations Accepted
The Civil War Museum of Delafield, 528 Wells St., Suite F, is located next to Delafield's store location of Wheel & Sprocket.
Visit their website for hours of operation and a complete list of presentations, events, photographs, blog and schedule.
The museum features military strategies, tactics and leaders of the war, and a collection of maps and artifacts, providing an educational experience about the Civil War era.
Along with a painted map of the major battles of the Civil War, the museum also has interactive tables with miniature soldiers to show how battles were fought and who attacked and retreated in battles like Bull Run, Shiloh, Antietam, Gettysburg and others.
Just steps away from The Civil War Museum, stop by The Delafield History Center and Hawks Inn for more history lessons about Delafield, our wartime heros, and more!
775 N Cushing Park Rd
Delafield, WI 53018
To entertain, educate and elevate!
Our mission is to provide unique ways to present performing and visual arts experiences, arts educational experiences as well as unique community outreach programs. This will be accomplished by using multiple venues throughout the calendar year.
Our goal is to provide high quality theatrical, musical, family, and workshop events at reasonable prices.
Uses of our Stage
performances by youth, community, and professional theatrical,
musical and arts groups
performing arts workshops
Friends of Lapham Peak functions
Wisconsin DNR functions
school outdoor functions
rental of the venue to interested outside groups
DELAFIELD ARTS FOUNDATION
Liberty Park, located along the Bark River in downtown Delafield, 2023 FREE Summer Entertainment schedule:
2024 Performances will be shown here when available.
Bring your lawn chairs & your picnic basket and cooler to Liberty Park for the show! Food & Drinks are available for purchase at Reveres Wells Street Tavern booth in Liberty Park during the event.
Park in the city Municipal Parking Lot off Milwaukee Street. Access Milwaukee Street from N. Genesee Street (Dopkins St. is closed due to construction.)
The Delafield Segment starts by heading north alongside Cushing Park Road on a paved path where it crosses Main Street and then intersects with the Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Walkway. The Trail then heads east on the walkway and crosses the north side of the Bark River and continues east to Genesee Street (CTH-C).
The segment turns south on Genesee Street and passes through downtown Delafield to Wells Street where it continues to the east and transitions to the Lake Country Recreational Trail.
It passes through a subdivision and offers views of 981-acre Nagawicka Lake. The lake lies in a pre-glacial valley, blocked in on the east and west by glacial drift.
The Trail continues eastward along the Lake Country Recreational Trail and skirts the southern edge of Naga-Waukee County Park.
The segment ends on the west side of STH-83 next to the Nagawaukee Park-and-Ride.
W329N846 County Road C
Delafield, WI 53018
The jewel of Lake Country filled with trails, woods and prairies, a butterfly garden, picnic sites, and more. As one of the units of the Kettle Moraine State Forest, Lapham Peak is part of the Wisconsin State Park System. The area was formed more than 10,000 years ago when a glacier covered much of Wisconsin.
Here, you can climb a 45-foot observation tower atop the highest point in Waukesha County. The park's glaciated topography provides excellent hiking, backpacking, and skiing on designated cross-country ski trails and cross-country skiing on lighted trails.
*Photo taken from the top of the Lapham Peak 45 foot high observation tower.
1101 Genesee Street | Delafield, WI 53018
Since 1884, St. John’s Northwestern Academies has served as an independent, private college preparatory school in Delafield, Wisconsin. We offer both boarding and day school for aspiring boys and girls from middle school through high school along with post graduate programs.
Our mission at SJNA is to educate and develop young men and women to be responsible citizens, as well as moral and ethical leaders who are inspired to take advantage of today and tomorrow’s opportunities. SJNA founder Sydney Smythe felt that "the way to get the most out of a student is to make them reach just a little farther than they had supposed their arms could stretch."
Through a strategic partnership with DME Academy, out of Daytona, Florida - SJNA now offers a unique pathway for student-athletes that demand more from their athletic and academic experiences.
To learn more or to schedule a visit, tour the campus, call (800) 752-2338 for more information.
WISCONSIN VETERANS MEMORIAL RIVERWALK
400 Main Street
The Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Riverwalk winds along the Bark River for 3/4 mile between St. John's Pond and Cushing Memorial Park.
Along the way are nine separate war memorial sites, a bridge, the entry plaza, two ecological
information areas, and a Peace Garden.
Bricks from individuals, families, military units, or non-profit agencies will be placed within individual memorial sites.
Business and corporate sponsorship's are encouraged and will be placed at the main entry and priced accordingly. The Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Riverwalk is a 501 (c)(3) organization. All contributions are deductible to the extent allowed by law. The Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Riverwalk Board retains the right of final approval and placement of all engravings.
OTHER LOCAL ATTRACTIONS
The Bark River
The Bark River is a tributary of the Rock River, about 67.5 miles (108.6 km) long. By land, head to Downtown Delafield and walk along the river on paths and trails down to Cushing Memorial park.