By Tim Kowols
Stakeholders of the Eagle Tower Project at Peninsula State Park should know more when the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources releases information from public input sessions about the site later this week. In late September, the DNR released three concept drawings of the reconstructed Eagle Tower, ranging in costs from $1.65 million for an internal ramp structure to $3.3 million for one with an elevator. With a commitment of up to $750,000 from the state in matching grants and over $650,000 raised so far, Steve Strucely from the Friends of Peninsula State Park hopes for more guidance from the DNR.
Regardless of which option is chosen, the earliest a tower structure could open on the site is the summer of 2019.The Friends of Peninsula State Park and the Eagle Tower Campaign are holding an online auction through the end of the weekend featuring pieces from the old tower.