In 1932, the family of Wilson Brewer conveyed a nine-acre tract from the Brewer homestead to the City of Webster City in exchange for the promise to forever preserve the land, its buildings and any subsequent additions in the name of the Wilson Brewer Park. The City accepted the Brewer family proposal and has owned and maintained the Park these past 85 years. During this time, a cabin, a one-room country school house, a prairie country church, Hamilton County’s first courthouse and the Illinois Central Railroad Depot have been relocated on the Park’s premises.
The Park is currently going through a restoration and preservation effort led by the Wilson Brewer Park Foundation Board. Donations to support the project can be made by contacting the Enhance Hamilton County Foundation or any of the Wilson Brewer Park Foundation board members.
The Wilson Brewer Park is open May 1 – November 1 with the following hours:
Wednesday | 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Friday | 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Saturday | 10:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sunday | 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm