PDD Quiz: Parks of Superior

With other venues closed and the weather getting nicer (for the most part), public parks offer an opportunity to get out of the house while still maintaining social distance. Test your knowledge of the parks of Superior (and the surrounding area) in this week’s quiz!

The next PDD quiz, reviewing the month’s headlines, will be published on April 26. Please submit question suggestions to Alison Moffat at [email protected] by April 23.


You have a truly SUPERIOR knowledge of local parks!

#1 South of Superior, this park boasts the highest waterfall in Wisconsin and is celebrating its centennial in 2020.

Pattison State Park is named for Martin Pattison, the lumber and iron ore magnate who built Fairlawn Mansion.

#2 Once home to a popular swimming beach, this park formerly had a boathouse and granite bleachers (the remnants of which can still be seen today).

Read more about Billings Park on the Zenith City website.

#3 A community solar garden is scheduled to be built near this playground and skate park.

Read more about the solar garden on the Superior Telegram website.

#4 What is the name of the park adjacent to the Superior Public Library?

The park features Zagster bike rentals and folded bronze sculptures by H. Boyd Christensen.

#5 This trail winds along the Superior Bay from Moccasin Mike Road past the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center.

The Osaugie Trail is named for Chief Joseph Ozaagii, who founded Superior’s first shipyard. Read more about Chief Ozaagii on the Zenith City website and the Chequamegon History blog.

#6 The Superior Municipal Forest contains 4,400 acres of boreal forest and natural habitat. Where does it rank among the largest forests within a city in the U.S.?

The Superior Municipal Forest features a dog park and the Millennium Trail.

#7 Wade Bowl is named after Clifford G. Wade. Who was he?

The Superior Public Library has more on Wade here.

#8 Which park was recently renamed after an accessible playground was constructed on the site?

Read more about Webster Dream Park on the Duluth News Tribune website.

#9 The sandstone used to build Fairlawn mansion was quarried near this South Range park, established in 1961.

The Zenith City website has more on Amnicon Falls State Park here.

#10 The 2018 Midwest Communications medallion was hidden in this park.

Two medallion hunters found an entirely different medallion while participating in the Midwest Communications contest; read that story here.


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