About the Town of Union
The Town of Union was incorporated in 1872 by the combining of the two former townships of Oak Grove and West Eau Claire.
The Town of Union resides in the Northwest corner of Eau Claire County. It borders Chippewa and Dunn Counties, City of Eau Claire and Town of Brunswick. The town is a diverse blend of agriculture, wooded properties, the scenic Chippewa River, residential properties and a much developed industrial park including one of the largest employers in western Wisconsin. The Town has several hotels, restaurants and heavy truck services.
There are residential homes throughout the Town which are mainly single-family residents. There are several planned, subdivision neighborhoods also.
The Town of Union is no stranger to the decline in dairy & livestock farming, however there are still roughly 7,000 acres in use for crop farming. Preserving farmland is essential and valued by residents.
The Town of Union Conservancy Forest has mapped trails for walking, hiking, horseback riding and cross-country skiing. This beautiful muti-recreational park has a gorgeous view of the Chippewa River from the upper River Top Walking trail. Sherman Creek Park is another natural park, nestled near the City of Eau Claire and offers a country feel to the surrounding residents. This beautiful park offers a convenient location for Sherman Elementary School students to explore the natural environment of a forest in a structured educational manor. Pleasant Hill Go-Getters 4-H Club provides their community service in maintaining the property with spring and fall clean up and the Boy Scouts of America utilize the convenient location to share their skills in land conservation and preservation as Eagle Projects.
VISION STATEMENT The Town of Union will seek to maintain the Rural Character of the Town and preserve prime farmland by protecting, encouraging and promoting agricultural land use while protecting the rights of property owners to develop their land in a manner consistent with the rural nature of the Town.
The Town of Union is home the Blue Ox Music Festival which takes place in The Pines Music Park, formally know as Whispering Pines Campground. This beautiful venue features 120 acres of wooded camping situated around a centralized concert area. Blue Ox accommodates to many different types of campers, whether one is looking for RV look up enjoy their RV their home comforts to rustic tent camping or arriving to a pre-set glamping style. There is something for everyone to enjoy the diverse genres of bluegrass, americana, and roots music.