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Endowment Created to Sustain Erickson Park Improvements

effort meant to preserve Chippewa Falls park’s upgrades into the future

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Erickson Park from the Air. (Photo by Mike Howard, via Community Foundation of Chippewa County)
Erickson Park from the air. (Photo by Mike Howard, via Community Foundation of Chippewa County)

A few years ago, $2.3 million in upgrades were made to Erickson Park in Chippewa Falls, including a boardwalk, pier, and canoe-kayak launch that are accessible to all people, including those with disabilities. A number of community groups worked together with the city (and the help of a federal grant) to improve the 15-acre park, which features 400 feet of frontage on the southeast shore of Glen Loch Lake. Visitors can walk on wooded trails, picnic in pavilions, and cross a pedestrian bridge over Duncan Creek to Irvine Park.

Now, with the help of the Community Foundation of Chippewa County, a designated endowment fund has been created to ensure the new facilities are available far into the future. The Erickson Park on Glen Loch Endowment Fund is meant to “reel in” (fishing pun intended!) support for park maintenance and improvements. Learn more about this endowment fund online by visiting the Community Foundation of Chippewa County’s website (yourlegacyforever.org).