ABOUT NEW AUBURN
New Auburn is a village a village with 553 people., New Auburn is about 35 miles north of Eau Claire and 30 miles south of Rice Lake. New Auburn is located mostly within Chippewa County where North Street is the division between both counties. Chippewa County is to the South of North Street and County Line Road and Barron County to the North. The New Auburn School District is located in Barron County and the Village Hall in Chippewa County.
PARKS & RECREATION
The Village Park and Pavilion
The New Auburn park is located at 407 S East Street on the south side of New Auburn. Adjacent streets are County Highway SS and Park Street. We have a lovely park with great amenities. We have two pavilions that can be reserved: The large Park Pavilion and the Park Shelter.
The Park Pavilion was constructed in 2006 and holds a maximum of 250 people. The Pavilion is available for rent by completing a rental agreement form and reserving it. The cost is $150/day and an additional $150 deposit. It is regularly used seasonally for outdoor events, graduation parties, reunions, weddings, and gatherings. It comes with a full kitchen with utensils, microwave, refrigerator, drink cooler, freezer, bathrooms, tables, chairs, and a band stage. The ballfield with lighting and dugouts also comes with the rental, if needed. Reservations are required at the Park Pavilion.
The Park Shelter is a covered pavilion with picnic tables, countertops (great for crockpots, etc), and electric. Reservation is only $10.00 reserving a spot for your event. The small shelter is not required to be reserved to use it but is recommended as its otherwise a first-come first-serve.
There are other one table covered shelters with open grill available at the park.
New Auburn School Recreation
The softball field is used by the high school girls’ softball team, and by the summer softball leagues. The New Auburn School also has a playground and park. The playground area is open to the public. The area is dedicated to Howard Hanson, retired New Auburn District administrator.
The New Auburn School athletic field is located by the school 700 N East Street.
HISTORY OF NEW AUBURN
New Auburn was originally named Cartwright’s Mills. This was because lumbering was the main industry and David W. Cartwright owned the sawmill. The name was then changed to Cartwright and the sawmill was called Cartwright Mills. Part of the village was in the township of Auburn, which caused the Village to be named New Auburn.
As the trees were cleared from the land, agriculture soon became the main industry, with more farms, and fewer mills. The main industry in present time is the resorts and businesses in the surrounding area and the few businesses within the village limits. Recreation and tourism have replaced agriculture as the main industry as people from outside the area have discovered the beauty of the surrounding lakes.
For more history of New Auburn visit the Wisconsin Historical Society website.
NEW AUBURN SCHOOL
The New Auburn School District is a pre-K through 12th grade public school offering big opportunities for students! Located right off of highway 53, many families choose New Auburn for the small-town experience for their children. From athletics to academics, students can enjoy the small-town atmosphere with an excellent reputation for preparing students for future careers.
We love our blue and gold and cheer for our home team, the New Auburn Trojans!