I’m Jay Eddy, Mayor of the City of Black River Falls. Welcome to the “Biggest Little City” in the state of Wisconsin. It’s all here in the heart of west central Wisconsin. The City is the county seat for Jackson County, and was designated as such in 1853. Black River Falls boasts a strong and uniquely interesting history. In 1872, Black River Falls became the first village in the state to establish a free City library. The current Public Library has been beautifully remodeled inside and is also home to the Jackson County History Room.
Not only is the City rich in its history, it is also a progressive community. There are many active community organizations and clubs. The Black River Falls Area Foundation boasts a 4-mile paved and lighted walking trail. The trail provides a scenic view for a leisurely walk as well as a place for the health conscious athlete to run, bike, or rollerblade. The Lunda Theater in the Middle School accommodates the Falls Players, the Children’s Theater, local concerts as well as guest performances. The beautiful New Lunda Center accommodates a fully equipped fitness center with a weight room, gymnasium, and racquetball courts, an Olympic size swimming pool with sauna and whirlpool as well as an elevated walking track, magnificent Senior Citizens Center and the Boys and Girls Club of Jackson County. The City has 10 community parks including an outstanding, state of the art, Lunda Community Park and the Hoffman Aquatic Center. The 40,000 square foot Jackson County Fair Park / Milt Lunda Memorial Arena is home to Black River Falls Youth Hockey, Black River Falls Figure Skating Club and various expos in the spring/summer.
The Skyline Golf Course is a beautiful and challenging 18-hole golf course. The club- house is newly remodeled and includes a pro shop and a bar and restaurant with a breathtaking view of the golf course.
The Black River Area Airport has an indoor lounge, LED runway lights, an AWOS weather station, the most up to date aviation equipment available and is located just south of the City of Black River Falls.
The City’s Industrial Park is located east of the City and is home to several progressive businesses. Easy access to the railroad, the interstate highway system, and major state and federal highways makes Black River Falls an ideal location for manufacturing and shipping products.
The City provides four seasons of outdoor activities. Just east of the City is 57,000 acres of state and county forest. There are over 300 miles of snowmobile and ATV trails near the City. Nearby Wazee Park is the site of the former iron mine and is now home to a crystal clear lake with depths greater than 300 feet which attracts scuba divers from all over the country, plus a sandy beach and several picnic areas.
Black River Falls is a great place to live, work and raise a family. We encourage you to take the time to get to know us.