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TONIGHT: Check Out the New Master Plan for Carson Park Online

virtual open house will share city’s latest ideas for park

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Imagine: Kayak and canoe rentals,  ADA-accessible fishing piers, benches and picnic tables, a new marsh trail, scenic overlooks, and a boardwalk in Carson Park – these are just a few of the ideas that people will see Thursday, Dec. 17, in the newly developed conceptual master plan for Eau Claire’s Carson Park. The ideas are based in part on results from a survey of residents and park users that was conducted this summer, and the city wants to continue getting their feedback.

The City of Eau Claire Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Division invites the public to an online open house on Thursday, Dec. 17, from 5:30 to 7:30pm for a first look at the new master plan. The plan will be used to guide decision making and development of the park in order to meet the social and recreational needs of Eau Claire now and for years to come.

The open house will be led by Community Services staff and the project designer and will include conceptual drawings based on input from the community and park users gathered through outreach and survey results. The city hopes that the public will continue to be a part of the process by attending the open house, which will include the opportunity to ask questions and share feedback.

The open house will be conducted online via Zoom, is limited to 500 participants, and registration is required. People can pre-register using the link below and following the instructions that will be emailed to them by Zoom. Instructions for joining by phone (audio only) will be included in the email received after registering. Day-of registration is available.

Register for the open house at

If you’re unable to attend the open house or you wish to share additional comments, call (715) 839-4649 or email the Community Services Department at (please should include “Carson Park Master Plan” in the subject line).

Questions about the project and open house can be directed to Steve Plaza, Parks, Forestry, Cemetery, Building & Grounds Maintenance manager, at (715) 839-4649.