Tuesdays with the Mayor: June 21
By Taylor Hale
STEVENS POINT – Mayor Mike Wiza sat down with Gazette staff to give an update on Stevens Point developments. Wiza touched on a park cleaning program, and changes coming to Riverfront Rendezvous.
Parks pick up
The city’s parks and recreation department is offering organizations donations if they help pick up Pfiffner Pioneer Park on July 3, 4, and 5.
A post from the department reads: “Help us pick up litter and earn funds for your organization! We are in need of a group(s) to walk through Pfiffner Park and clean up the Riverfront Rendezvous Festival grounds beginning at 7:30 a.m.”
The department is looking for groups of roughly eight people to pick up litter on the grounds. To register or learn more, call 715-346-1531.
Riverfront Rendezvous changes
Boaters will have to find a new favorite spot to watch the Riverfront Rendezvous fireworks this year. The city will now launch off the fireworks from a boat in the Wisconsin River, rather than the shoreline.
This means that boaters will not be allowed more than 25 feet offshore during the fireworks show.
According to the city: “If you love to watch the fireworks display from your boat, please know there will be different restrictions this year, as the fireworks will be launched from a boat on the river, instead of the shore as in past years, which should allow for better visibility of the show!
After the boat parade, boats will be asked to move outside of the restricted areas as outlined on the attached map. You can park along the shore by Pfiffner Park but will not be allowed more than 25 feet offshore. This is all for the safety of the viewers on the river. Any questions, please contact the Stevens Point Park and Recs Dept.”
Riverfront Rendezvous takes place on July 2-4 at Pfiffner Pioneer Park.
To learn more about Riverfront Rendezvous, visit StevensPoint.com.