Phoenix Park, located in Eau Claire's north downtown area and at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, features two constructed public buildings. The Trailhead Building and Farmers Market were the finishing touches to the redevelopment of this historical site that once was the home of Phoenix Steel and the Northern States Power Company.
The 2,500 square foot Trainlhead Building was designed to reflect the original architecture that existed in Eau Claire's norther downtown district. Located on the Chippewa River State Trail, the Trailhead Building includes public restrooms, drinking fountains, bike racks, and information on the Eau Claire area.
The Farmers Market structure, located on the north end of Phoenix Park, provides over 10,000 square feet of overhead shelter for market vendors who sell vegetables, flowers, meats and bakery products to Eau Claire area residents and visitors. The facility features skylights as part of the roof structure to provide natural lighting to the vendors below. The Farmers Market was funded through a variety of sources including the City of Eau Claire, federal grants including a Brownfield grant, the Eau Claire Downtown Farmers Market, Inc. and other donations.
Also included in the Phoenix Park development were the construction of Confluence Plaza, which includes concrete seating for river viewing, and Celebration Plaza, which includes the Phoenix logo, flags, and special recognition pavers. A naturally sculpted amphitheater and boulder seating provide a scenic area for outdoor concerts.