Menomonie Gets a Snow Park!
All you skiers and snowboarders, clean the snow out of your ears and listen! Local volunteers led by Christian Peterson and Bruce Trimble are transforming Dunn County Recreation Park into a snow haven for kids and adults who are looking for places to get some air, complete with rails and boxes. With a half pipe and rope tow on the docket for next winter, we owe these volunteers a huge thank you because this project was passed by Dunn County Facilities Committee, but no money was given for these amazing efforts. Half of the hill is still dedicated to sledders, but volunteers cleared out stumps and trees this fall for the snow park. UW-Eau Claire student and snowboard enthusiast David Allenstein has been eyeing up the hill and rails since fall, and now that we’ve got snow he is dusting off his board. “I’m stoked about this snowboard park! Finally a place to shred that isn’t an hour and a half from Eau Claire!” In a recent story by Dunn County News, co-developer Christian Peterson said their efforts are all about giving kids a chance to try something new and have fun outside during the winter months. So come grab your sled, board, or skis and check it out! Questions, comments, want to donate, or volunteer? Call Christian Peterson at 308-5002 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.