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Commodore Park
Commodore Park Overview:

Adjacent to Marina and Community Center
Pavilion with Sound System
Large Pavilion BBQ 
Thirty (30) Small BBQ's scattered around Park
One (1) Sand and One (1) Grass Volleyball Court
Two (2) Boat Docks
One (1) Two-Bay Swing Set
Large Play Structure (by Community Center)
Free throw area Basketball Court with one Hoop
Two (2) Horse Shoe Pits
One (1) Shuffle Board Court
Five (5) Beach Shade Structures
Portable Backstop
Two (2) Tennis Courts , one (1) Striped for both Tennis and Pickleball
Restroom by the Pavilion
Fifty two (51) Picnic Tables
Four (4) Parking Lots
Two (2) Basketball Courts
Two (2) Flag Poles: one on Marina Point and one next to the Pavilion
Six (6) memorial Park Benches around the Park
Two (2) wooden benches by the swings
Sandy Beach

Jacob's Place


Only Registered Goose Dogs are allowed in this Park.


Commodore Park is 15.3 acres and the largest of the Parks in Lake Wildwood. It is located on the Lake between to the Community Center and North Security Gate on Wildflower Drive. 

 
Interesting Historical Facts about Commodore Park
Anthony House Way Station/Pub/Tavern was located just off-shore from Commodore Park.  It was a stage stop between Marysville and the Nevada City silver mines. Anthony House was removed during construction of Lake Wildwood in the 1960’s.  In 1964-65 the Historical Society allowed the developer, Boise-Cascade, to remove the building, and the purchase price paid to the Historical Society was used for repairs on the Bridgeport Bridge. Jacob Van Blaren, a Civil War bugler, stopped at Anthony House for a time (perhaps overnight or for an extended period of time—time is uncertain) and died while staying there.  He was in his forties at his death.  Proprietors of Anthony House decided to bury him behind the building and erected a grave stone on his grave. At the sale of Anthony House, the Historical Society mandated that the area around Van Blaren gravesite be named Bugler Cove and Bugler Park.  At an unknown time in the history of Lake Wildwood Association, the name was changed to Commodore Park.

Information obtained from Mike Dobbins, TWI, who obtained much of his information from Searles Historical Society in Nevada City.

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