Robert O. Cook Memorial Arboretum

The Cook Arboretum officially is eighty-five acres of hilly terrain where children learn about nature and natural resources, as well as embark on the trails.

photo:  Photo by Paul Stengel. Type:
Length: 4.80 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Dogs - On leash
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Snow - Snowshoeing
Agency: City, Town, or County
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Directions

Location: 3550 County Road A
Janesville, WI
States: Wisconsin
Counties: Rock
Latitude: 42.70792   Longitude: -89.07165

Take asphalt driveway in approx 1/3 of a mile to parking lot.

Description

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.

Additional Details

Primary Surface: Grass or Vegetation
Secondary Surface: Gravel
Wood chips

Average Grade: 0%
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Year Designated: 1980

Contact 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.

Information Contact:
Paul Stengel
JSOL Coordinator
School District of Janesville
527 South Franklin St.
Janesville , WI 53545 pstengel@janesville.k12.wi.us

 

Photos

Authentic Wisconsin Pioneer Log Cabin. Photo by Paul Stengel.

Authentic Wisconsin Pioneer Log Cabin. Photo by Paul Stengel.

 Photo by Paul Stengel.

Photo by Paul Stengel.

 

 Photo by Paul Stengel.

Photo by Paul Stengel.

 Photo by Paul Stengel.

Photo by Paul Stengel.

 

 Photo by Paul Stengel.

Photo by Paul Stengel.

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