Lake View Hill Park is a beautiful retreat from the bustle of the city high atop a hill overlooking Northport Drive and a view of Lake Mendota. The park is still undergoing restoration, these are spring 2011 and fall 2012 views. This is the historic (but still in use) water tower. It may be replaced since the water capacity is not nearly enough.
View from top of hill, over 1000 feet high! The street below is Northport. On the left is Maple Bluff jutting into the lake, you can just see the Capitol to the far left.
An abandoned fountain is also there, a few flowers still grow naturally.
The building in the background is the Dept. of Health and Human Services. It was built in 1930 to house tuberculosis patients originally.
In the woods behind the building is a nature trail, in it are some foundations of buildings no longer there.
For a great retreat into nature still in the city, come here!