Chippewa Falls (WQOW) - The Erickson Park Project will kick off Wednesday, May 9.
The Chippewa Falls park is getting a major facelift, which will include picnic areas, boating facilities, handicapped-accessible fishing piers and a pedestrian footbridge that would connect to Irvine Park.
The project has had lots of financial support: it's won multiple grants from organizations, and received donations. It even got the largest land and water conservation grant in Wisconsin history in 2017, at $851,000. But the community had to match that number to receive the grant, and they're almost there. The Leader Telegram reported in March the project was only about $80,000 short.
It reported the project is now expected to cost about $2.1 million.
Chippewa Falls Parks & Rec Director Dick Hebert said crews will break ground at the park Wednesday, May 9, at 4 in the afternoon.