New Phoenix Park Plaques Detail History
five new plaques added to existing historical information
Finishing a “walk through the city’s history” project, five plaques affixed to boulders along the river walkway have been installed in Phoenix Park.
In 2005, three plaques were added to the park to make public knowledge of Eau Claire’s history available to park patrons. The new plaques in Phoenix Park are titled “Boundary,” “Eau Claire, Clear Water,” “Destination,” “Manufacturing Center,” and “New Home.” All the information on the plaques was researched and written by the Chippewa Valley Museum, and the installation of the plaques was done by the city staff.
In the past, donations by the Arnold family, Dick and Marlene Cable, and the Phillips family helped to fund the plaques, but this time around the city received nearly $6,500 from the Eau Claire Community Parks Association. Funding for the Phoenix Park plaques was voted on earlier this year by the Community Parks Association and funded with donations from local residents for “undesignated improvements at Phoenix Park.”