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The Cook Arboretum officially is a Janesville city park but is maintained and managed by the Janesville Public School District. It is the site of the Janesville Schools Outdoor Laboratory, where children learn about nature and natural resources, as well as embark on the trails. Eighty-five acres of its hilly terrain was designated as a park in 1968, followed by purchases in 1979 and 1987 and a recent land swap resulting in its current acreage. In 1986, the arboretum was officially certified as a School Forest and is one of the largest such properties in Wisconsin.
Primary Surface: Grass or Vegetation
Secondary Surface: Gravel
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available
Year Designated: 1980
Supporting Webpages and DocumentsWebsite: Arboretum Information
For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.
School District of Janesville
527 South Franklin St.
Janesville, WI 53545 [email protected]
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