Some may say:
- Marshfield Clinic Health System, and recount stories of compassion and world-class care they received.
- Agriculture, and share memories of days at festivals like the Central Wisconsin State Fair or Dairyfest.
- Family friendly, describing Marshfield as a great place for families and entertainment, with excellent dining options, specialty boutique shopping, and summer days visiting Wenzel Family Plaza in the downtown.
One thing is for sure – Marshfield pays homage to its rich, storied past, while embracing and planning for a vibrant future. Just take a look around, and you’ll see the changes and feel excitement in the air. Inevitably, visitors will ask, “What’s new in Marshfield?” Well, everything.
Topographically, Marshfield is changing by building new facilities to support its future.
- Marshfield Clinic Health System YMCA expansion: MCHS is improving quality of life and wellness with the completion of a multi-million-dollar expansion of the Marshfield Clinic Health System YMCA. Roehl Fieldhouse’s new fitness center includes three full-sized basketball/multi-sport courts and new running track. Expansion includes a Healthy Living Center, Strength Training Center, Multi-Generational Community Room, and more.
- Hampton Inn & Suites – COMING SOON: Located near Marshfield Medical Center at 400 W. Upham Street. The hotel is expected to open in fall 2020, with 86 rooms, featuring 24 studio suites, an exercise room, and an indoor heated pool.
- Kenneth & Ardyce Heiting Community Stadium at Marshfield High School: A new football and track facility, seating about 4,000 spectators, used for football, track and soccer. Features include artificial turf field, an apparel store, expanded concessions, and press boxes. The largest upgrade to the Marshfield school district’s athletic fields since 1968; it can now host track meets, playoff football games, and invitational tournaments. The multimillion-dollar project includes new, adjacent baseball and softball fields.
- Floyd & Pat Hamus Cougar Exhibit & Welcome Center at Wildwood Zoo: The newly expanded Floyd & Pat Hamus Cougar Exhibit and Zoo Welcome Center is located at the center of Wildwood Zoo, near star residents Kodiak bears Munsey and Boda. This big cat exhibit boasts ten times more room than its previous space and incorporates a more natural, feline-friendly environment. Come inside the Welcome Center for a behind-the-scenes view of the cougar handling area and access to conveniently located restrooms. Check out small animal exhibits and a children’s interactive water display table teaching the importance of water quality and the water cycle.
With these additions and more, Marshfield celebrates this renewal with a new brand: Marshfield Made New.
The past is still ever-present, whether you’re finding new treasures in antique stores downtown or enjoying a pint at Blue Heron Brewpub, housed in the former Parkin Place ice cream factory. Meet up with friends to sip an espresso con panna or iced blue jasmine tea in a refurbished 1800s hardware store that’s now home to Uptown Coffee Company.
You’ll find Jurustic Park north of town, a wonderland of metal sculptures created by Clyde Wynia. It’s a place where old schoolhouse bells and forgotten hand tools become creatures that tower over and delight kids of all ages. Marshfield’s appreciation of this artistic transformation of old to new is visible in the many Jurustic Park sculptures adorning businesses and public spaces throughout the city.
Marshfield Made New: it’s a promise that Marshfield makes and delivers on, over and over again. But amidst the celebration of new and exciting attractions, facilities, and activities, Marshfield is always a place that preserves the past, breathes life into it, and makes it new, through care.
So come, indulge your curiosity. Enjoy your time, unwind, and take in all the ways Marshfield is Made New. You’ll be amazed by all you find.