Sturgeon Bay, Wis. (June 16, 2020) – Destination Sturgeon Bay is thrilled to announce the start of the Graham Park Project which broke ground on Monday, June 15. This groundbreaking is the beginning of a big project for Sturgeon Bay, funded solely through the generosity of donors and community members.
“This project is perhaps more important now than it even was when we started talking about the concept over a year ago,” stated Pam Seiler, Executive Director of Destination Sturgeon Bay. “Wide open spaces with beautiful gardens, a custom water feature designed by local artist, Rob Soukup, amphitheater seating for relaxation and intimate artistic activities, and free community games including ping-pong, bag toss, and chess and checkers, all will provide a beautiful backdrop to what we like to call ‘Sturgeon Bay’s Welcome from the Water,’” Seiler noted.
Located just below 1st Avenue at Oregon Street and adjacent to the Oregon Street Bridge, Graham Park is a jewel in the Sturgeon Bay community. This project is funded through support from the Raibrook Foundation, the Dwight & Linda Davis Foundation, the Rick & Nancy Jeanquart Family, Door County Medical Center, Destination Sturgeon Bay Members, Hi-Tec Fabrication, and Sturgeon Bay Utilities.
Lars Braschnewitz of Sterling Landscape Design designed the impressive project and has dedicated his company to a 5 year “Adopt a Park” commitment whereby they’ll oversee all maintenance and upkeep of the park to establish all of the plantings and maintain the water feature. Sterling Landscape Design will work with the City of Sturgeon Bay Parks Department throughout the project.
Destination Sturgeon Bay is continuing to look for donors to assist in completion of this project which is slated for May, 2021. Major donor naming opportunities are available and potential donors are asked to contact Pam Seiler directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 920.743.6246.
A community support program is also being organized with the sale of commemorative brick pavers, trees, and park benches. Information on the community support program can be accessed by contacting Destination Sturgeon Bay at 920.743-6246 or at www.SturgeonBay.net/news/GrahamPark.