By Paul Schmitt
The plans for the new 60-foot observation tower that is to be constructed at Peninsula State Park in Fish Creek are moving along well, according to Steve Strucely of the Friends of Peninsula State Park. The Eagle Tower Fund Committee has raised the necessary $750,000 to get the state matching funds to help offset the estimated $2.1 million cost to replace Eagle Tower. Strucely says he was just updated by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources last week on the next step.
The original Eagle Tower was dismantled two years ago over public safety concerns of its structural integrity. The 84-year-old tower was closed to the public in May of 2015.