Tuesdays with the Mayor: A weekly update with Stevens Point Mayor Mike Wiza
By Taylor Hale
STEVENS POINT – Mayor Mike Wiza sat down with Gazette staff to give an update on Stevens Point developments. Wiza touched on Bukolt Park updates, the summer Farmer’s Market, and more.
Bukolt Park Update
City crews and volunteers are hard at work installing the new dock at Bukolt Park. Installation began on May 4, but Wiza said the dock won’t be in operation until closer to Memorial Day.
“We have one city employee that has been helping out but for the most part its volunteers and the Prime Water Anglers,” Wiza said.
The new playground at Bukolt is also on the way. City crews began clearing the future playground location on May 10. The new location is to help combat flooding. The new playground should be complete by mid-summer. Once complete, the existing playground will be removed.
Farmer’s Market returns
The Farmer’s Market returned during the week of May 1. The market runs daily from May through October, with Saturdays being the busiest day with the most vendors. Wiza said that there are COVID-19 and social distancing precautions in place to keep visitors safe.
The Stevens Point Farmer’s Market is located at the Downtown Square at the end of Main Street.
Last Call for Submissions extended
The last call for the Stevens Point Sculpture Park ash tree project has been extended to May 21. The park is asking for suggestions on how to reshape a 36-inch in diameter and 30-foot high ash tree. Last fall, the tree fell victim to emerald ash borer. Park staff hope the project allows the tree to be a new permanent installation, rather than cutting it down.
Submit photographs and supporting documents via email to [email protected], by May 21 at 3 p.m. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/StevensPointSculpturePark or contact [email protected].