The Friends of Potawatomi State Park are pleased to announce they have met the $25,000 fundraising match put forth by a generous family. The Friends group is working to raise funds for the construction and installation of a new handicapped accessible fishing pier at the State Park.
With the help of this matching gift, the Friends of Potawatomi State Park, working in partnership with the Door County Community Foundation, has raised more than $257,000 toward this $313,000 project. The Friends group is now asking the people who love and enjoy Potawatomi State Park to help us turn this idea into reality.
Stretching two miles along the Green Bay shoreline, Potawatomi State Park has long been the perfect destination for outdoor exploration with its many miles of hiking and biking trails, groomed ski trails in the winter, and a boat ramp for those who want to venture into the bay. The Park prides itself as being one of the more accessible places for people with a physical handicap and for its ability to accommodate seniors with physical limitations that come with aging. Potawatomi State Park offers 1,178 acres of outdoor fun for people and families of all ages and physical abilities.
In October 2014, the howling winds and pounding waves of a massive storm caused extensive damage to the Potawatomi State Park pier. This was not the first time the pier sustained extensive damage in a storm. An evaluation was made of the repeated repair costs, in addition to the costs of installing and removing the floating pier each season. The Friends of Potawatomi State Park, in conjunction with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, determined that the best alternative is to construct a new permanent pier, designed to better withstand the conditions at the site.
The Friends of Potawatomi State Park are now asking the people who love Door County to join them in investing in a new accessible fishing pier for our Park. For more information on the new handicap accessible fishing pier at Potawatomi State Park, please visit www.ParkPier.org or call the Door County Community Foundation at (920) 746-1786.
The Door County Community Foundation, Inc. is a collection of separate charitable funds set up by individuals, families, non-profit organizations, private foundations and businesses that are managed, invested and disbursed for the current and future good of Door County. The Foundation was launched in 1999 and currently administers more than $20 million in charitable assets.