Friends of Potawatomi State Park Complete Pier Campaign

Thanks to the generosity of many donors, the nonprofit Friends of Potawatomi State Park ( has announced that fundraising for the park’s handicapped-accessible fishing pier ( is complete. 

With support from the Department of Natural Resources and the state, $320,000 has been committed to this significant project. The National Resources Board recognized the community’s contribution at its Aug. 14 board meeting, when the Friends received a recognition plaque from DNR Secretary Nominee Preston Coles. 

The Friends board and Wisconsin DNR will now begin reviewing final bids and selecting a contractor. 

“Potawatomi State Park has long been the perfect destination for outdoor activities,” said Friends President Scott Bader. “The park prides itself as being one of the accessible places for people with physical handicaps and for its ability to accommodate those with physical limitations. We are pleased with the support the community has offered and excited to watch the dream of a fishing pier that is accessible to everyone become a reality.”