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. The park has two pavilions that can be reserved.
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  1. Park Pavilion - 407 S East St., New Auburn
    A seasonal shelter fully enclosed and constructed in 2006. Maximum: 250 people. The Pavilion consists of roll up doors, and includes electric, restrooms, kitchen with sink, concessions with roll up door, cooler, refrigerator, freezer, roasting pans, general kitchenware, paper towels, and a band stage. It is regularly used seasonally for outdoor events, graduation parties, reunions, weddings, and gatherings. Reservations Required. Reservation Fee: $85/day for Residents and $150 for Non-Residents.  Contact the Village Hall to reserve at 715-237-2223.
  2. Park Shelter - 175 Park St., New Auburn
    The shelter is a covered open-walled shelter with electricity, picnic tables, and counter (great for crockpots, etc).  The small shelter is not required to be reserved for use but it is recommended as otherwise it is on a first-come first-serve  basis. $10 Residents, $25 Non-Residents. Reserve by contacting the Village Hall at 715-237-2223.
  3. Softball Field
    The softball field is fenced with dugouts, covered bleachers, and field lights. Rent for $25 Residents and $50 Non-Residents. Reservations required. Reserve by contacting the Village Hall at 715-237-2223.
  4. Village Hall - 130 E Elm St., New Auburn
    The Village Hall is a year-round heated space available for small gatherings. Maximum: 30 persons. Includes electric, restrooms, sink, tables, paper towels, and countertop. Rent for $50 Residents or $75 Non-Residents. Reservations required. Reserve by contacting the Village Hall at 715-237-2223.

There are other covered picnic table shelters with open grills 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

Historical Photo of New Auburn Farmers StoreNew 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

New Auburn School Sign and Bell

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!