Field trip to Fishpond Park offers lots to do

Volunteers helped the kids bait their hooks.

Eagle Grove has a little goldmine that is just waiting to be discovered by more people. It’s in the northeast corner of town just off of Wright Street - Fishpond Park. While the name is self-explanatory, even if you don’t fish, there are things there to be enjoyed no matter what your age.

Eagle Grove second graders have known this for many years, thanks to an end-of-the-year field trip they always take. For some, it’s the first time they’ve ever baited a hook or cast a fishing reel. But thanks to the help of the Wright County Conservationist, the teachers, and parent volunteers, they quickly learn these new skills. Thanks to a restoration and restocking project of the pond several years ago, some of them even get the thrill of making their first catch. But of course, they can’t all fish at the same time, so that’s when they discover the other things to enjoy while at Fishpond Park.

Did you know there’s a trail that goes around the park? Not only does it make it easier for you to get from one fishing spot to another, but it also makes a great place to go and walk and both enjoy the beauty of nature and the safety of not walking on city streets. Geese can often be swimming around enjoying the water, and if you go soon, you’ll even get the chance to see some baby goslings.

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