What YOU can do!


Interested in helping out at the Center? Volunteers are the backbone of the Great River Road Visitor & Learning Center. We are always looking for enthusiastic people to welcome visitors to our beautiful community, maintain our lovely native plant gardens, fight invasive plants to maintain our scenic river views, and serve on our advisory Board and committees.


Through your volunteer efforts you add to the quality of life in our community. We are committed to making your volunteer experience rewarding. If you volunteer at the front desk, one-on-one training is provided and it’s a great way to learn more about the region and meet people from around the world. Master Gardeners can use gardening volunteer hours to meet required Extension service hours.


To maintain your volunteer status, we ask that you agree to serve at least 4-8 hours per month on average. Volunteers can choose other projects and special events throughout the year to meet their personal time needs.


Benefits of being a Great River Road Visitor & Learning Center Volunteer:


  • The reward of hearing how much visitors enjoy the Center and the park and appreciate your contributions to their experiences

  • Yearly membership at 25 hours donated per year

  • A 10% discount on non-sale gift shop items

  • Invitations to special events

  • Notices of our programs

  • Invitations to volunteer appreciation events

Contact the GRRVLC for more details. 715-262-0104 or info@freedomparkwi.org


Other ways to volunteer:


  • Board of Directors

  • Programs – The Center puts on several annual events, including our Party for the Park annual fundraiser and our Spring Plant Sale. We can do these things because of the support of volunteers who donate their time and skills towards making these important events a success!

  • Development and Fundraising


Your financial partnership is critically important in moving the mission forward. We're here to protect the waterways and the life that they support, partner with individuals and organizations who share our love of the rivers, and promote enjoyment of the rivers through education and recreation. When you donate, you become a Friend of Freedom Park and help us offer all kinds of programming that includes:

  • Free curriculum-based education programs for local school children

  • Free public programs for all ages

  • Free senior nature programs

  • Free Junior Ranger badge activities in partnership with the National Park Service

  • Strengthening of regional partnerships through the Great Rivers Confluence Project

  • World class exhibits sharing our history and heritage

  • Welcome and hospitality to visitors from around the world which strengthen the local economy. Since opening in 2006, visitors from 50 states and 53 countries have visited the Center

  • A gathering place for community events

  • An understanding and appreciation of the region’s unique natural resources

Click here to make an online donation. Donations can also be made by cash or check. Friends of Freedom Park is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, so all donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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Great River Road Visitor & Learning Center

200 Monroe St., Prescott, WI 54021

Phone: 715-262-0104

Email: info@freedomparkwi.org

Spring Center Hours:
March 1 – Memorial Day
Tuesday–Saturday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday: Noon–5 p.m. Monday: Closed

Summer Center Hours:
Memorial Day – Labor Day
Monday–Saturday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday: Noon–5 p.m.

Fall Center Hours:
Labor Day – Nov. 30
Tuesday–Saturday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday: Noon–5 p.m. Monday: Closed

Winter Center Hours:
Dec. 1 – Feb. 29
Monday–Friday: Closed
Saturday: 10 a.m–5 p.m. Sunday: Noon–5 p.m.

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