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Commodore Park Overview:
  • Pavilion with Sound System
  • Large Pavilion BBQ 
  • 30 Small BBQ's scattered around Park
  • One Sand and One Grass Volleyball Court
  • Two Boat Docks
  • One Two-Bay Swing Set
  • Large Play Structure (by Community Center)
  • Free throw area Basketball Court with one Hoop
  • 9-Hole Disc Golf Course
  • Five Beach Shade Structures
  • Portable Backstop
  • Two Tennis Courts, one Striped for both Tennis and Pickleball
  • Restroom by the Pavilion
  • 52 Picnic Tables
  • Four Parking Lots
  • Two Flag Poles: one on Marina Point and one next to the Pavilion
  • Seven memorial Park Benches around the Park
  • Sandy Beach

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 silver mines in Virginia City, Nevada. 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.