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Antigo Parks Projects Approved for 2024

Developments at Lakeside Park will be supported by funding from the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program.

WXPR‘s Hannah Davis-Reid reports that the City of Antigo will see a number of improvements to Lakeside Park, in part, due to a Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program grant. Several projects were approved by the city council this week with 50% of the funding coming from the Stewardship Program grant.

Upcoming improvements to Lakeside Park include the construction of a new shelter, kayak launch, and boat landing, as well as the development of a parking area and new trails and major upgrades to the skatepark.

“It’ll be nice green space, and also [provide] lake access for community members or visitors to the area,” said Sarah Repp, Parks, Recreation, and Cemetery Director for the city of Antigo.

Since the inception of the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program in 1989, matching grants have helped fund park shelters and restrooms, boat docks, trail development, and land purchases for local governments, land trusts, and other nonprofit conservation organizations across the state.

Featured image by Estes Bob, 2014.

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