City to upgrade permanent boat docks in Bukolt Park
For the City Times
STEVENS POINT – The city of Stevens Point will be upgrading the permanent boat docks located in Bukolt Park this spring.
“The existing permanent boat docks are over 25 years old and heavy usage along with the repeated winter freeze-thaw cycles have resulted in the existing docks being unable to be repaired or safe for use this season,” a city release stated.
“The city has developed a strong partnership with the Prime Water Anglers organization; a non-profit, volunteer-based organization that promotes the sport of fishing through educational, competitive, and social events. That partnership is paying dividends as a collaborative effort between the City and Prime Water anglers is underway to facilitate removal, construction and installation of the new permanent boat docks.”
“Improving our parks through partnerships like the one we have with PWA is critical. Replacing the aging dock will allow us to make improvements in the design that will last for a generation or more,” Mayor Mike Wiza stated.
The city will begin removal of the existing docks and signage will be placed at the dock area stating the area is closed to the public.
“While the dock upgrade is happening, the city will still have the two seasonal boat docks that are attached to the boat launch ramp available to the public. The public is allowed to use the boat launch and seasonal boat docks during the entire construction period,” the release added.
“The boat launch and dock area is one of our most popular attractions within Bukolt Park. The existing docks provided nearly three decades of great service to our residents and community. We are very fortunate to have a local organization in the Prime Water Anglers who are experienced in these types of projects and are always willing to be a great partner with the City to give back to the community. Without them, this project wouldn’t be possible,” Director of Parks, Recreation and Forestry, Dan Kremer stated
Construction is scheduled to be completed by Memorial Day.
For more information, call the Stevens Point Parks, Recreation and Forestry department at 715-346-1531.