By Terry Kovarik
The memories of a Kewaunee couple are being honored through a park that links the downtown, the Kewaunee Pierhead Lighthouse and Harbor Park. Donald and Jean Smith had long planned to have a lake front park as part of their legacy and they donated $100,000 to that effort. The Donald L. and Jean M. Smith Lighthouse Park is now open to the public at the end of Ellis Street. Donald Smith died 2011 before the park site was selected. Jean Smith found the perfect site and family friend Cindy Tang says Jean was involved in planning the park almost until her passing earlier this year.
The Donald L. and Jean M. Smith Kewaunee Pierhead Lighthouse Park developed walking trails and information boards lining the park with the break wall and Harbor Park.