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Waterfront: Evaluate and explore funding opportunities for Lakeside Park projects

Evaluate charitable fund opportunities for Lakeside Park and pursue creative fundraising, donations, and grant funding to supplement government resources.

Status: In Progress
Lead(s): Sandi Roehrig, Fond du Lac Area Foundation
Partners(s): City of Fond du Lac; Noon Rotary; Residents; Students



Fond du Lac Noon Rotary announces they will build a Centennial Plaza in honor of the club’s 100th Anniversary. The plaza will be located between the new Lakeside Park pavilion and the lake shore.

  • Secured 5 years of funding for Lakeside Light Holiday Show (2017 – year 4 of 5) Should City consider in budget for 2019 and on?
  • Created fund for flowers in Lakeside Park (too small to grant out at this time)
  • FAF will also provide an annual grant to supplement flower budget ($1700 in 2017)
  • Lakeside Park Loop Trail blacktopped throughout Lakeside Park.  Landscaping planned for 2017.
  • Excel Engineering is working on a final draft of a Lakeside Park master plan, presentation to the City Council at its 4/12 meeting.  Expectations of Council approval of improved Pavilion (“Hub”) on the footprint of the current Pavilion to include:
     three meeting spaces of 50, 50 and 100 people, which could be combined into one for larger events
    enlarged concession area with some outdoor seating & large patio areas
    large central exhibit and gathering area
    four-season restrooms
    balcony would provide enhanced views of the lake
    possible extra parking just east of current one
    temporary pier is planned to extend off the Fishermen’s Pier for fishing, sight-seeing, or transient boaters
    The plan will retain future ideas for boardwalk and viewing platforms in LSP-West, a bridge between LSP and LSP-West, and a splash pad near the Main St. playground.
  • The Hub is currently in the City’s 2019 CIP, with plans for construction between Labor Day 2019 to Walleye Weekend 2020.

Possibilities for partnership funding: (public/private/community)

  • Actual construction of the Hub
  • bricks or benches for the patios
  • trees or landscaped areas
  • educational or historic exhibits for the large central area, etc.
  • bridge between LSP E and W, and environmental partners for the LSP-West projects

  • Two youth baseball diamonds have been proposed and are partially funded and a company may be willing to donate some of the work.
  • Considering a partnership proposal to landscape around the Loop path
  • CVB and City are partnering with BlueLine to create a skating rink on Oven Island with the intention of creating an iconic destination.
  • Discussion on the partnership opportunities with the February Sturgeon Spectacular event

  • Secured 5 years of funding for Lakeside Light Holiday Show

  • Created fund for flowers in Lakeside Park

  • FAF will also provide an annual grant to supplement flower budget

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