The folks in Eau Claire’s Eastside Hill neighborhood have been working hard in recent years to upgrade Boyd Park, and their efforts are finally starting to take shape.

In July, the Eau Claire City Council gave the go-ahead to a conceptual plan prepared by Ayres Associates with input from the Eastside Hill Neighborhood Association and the city’s Community Services Department.

A few weeks back, the Eastside Hill Neighborhood Association gave the public a sneak peak at some conceptual images for what the Main Street park might look like in the future, including a cool plaza, a viewing platform overlooking the native prairie area, and a new playground.

The association had this to say about the Boyd Park Plus project: “Please know that there is still much to plan and many of the details you see here, such as the playground equipment, will probably change based on more neighborhood input, but they convey the general look and feel of the new park. More images and details coming soon!”

Next comes fundraising: With city approvals in place, neighborhood leaders are pivoting to pursue additional fundraising and grants.

Keep an eye on the neighborhood’s Facebook page ( as they tease out more sweet, sweet renderings in the near future.