By Eric Fischer
The Sturgeon Bay Skatepark Initiative has announced that they have completed the final payment of the nearly $450,000 project. Over three years of fundraising led to over $400,000 in donations and pledges, however, an additional $42,500 was needed to complete the project. In 2014, the city of Sturgeon Bay agreed to advance the money for the immediate construction of the park, while pledges would continue to come in over the next few years. Committee co-chair Laurel Hauser says she is grateful for the support from the city and as well as the donations that came in.
Hauser adds that in the five-year plan for improvements to the park, adding lighting would service the main request from skaters. The park is open every day of the week, from dawn to dusk, and is free to use.