Destination Sturgeon Bay (DSB) has announced the start of the Graham Park Project on June 15, 10 am. This small, socially-distanced groundbreaking is the beginning of a big project for Sturgeon Bay, funded solely through the generosity of donors and community members.
“This project is perhaps more important now than it even was when we started talking about the concept over a year ago,” said Pam Seiler, Executive Director of DSB. “Wide open spaces with beautiful gardens, a custom water feature designed by local artist, Rob Soukup, amphitheater seating for relaxation and intimate artistic activities, and free community games including ping-pong, bag toss, and chess and checkers, all will provide a beautiful backdrop to what we like to call Sturgeon Bay’s Welcome from the Water.”
Graham Park is located just below 1st Avenue at Oregon Street and adjacent to the Oregon Street Bridge. The project is funded through support from the Raibrook Foundation, the Dwight & Linda Davis Foundation, the Rick & Nancy Jeanquart Family, Door County Medical Center, Destination Sturgeon Bay Members, Hi-Tec Fabrication and Sturgeon Bay Utilities.
Lars Braschnewitz of Sterling Landscape Design designed the project and has dedicated his company to a 5 year “Adopt a Park” commitment whereby they’ll oversee all maintenance and upkeep of the park to establish all of the plantings and maintain the water feature. Sterling Landscape Design will work with the City of Sturgeon Bay Parks Department throughout the project.
DSB is continuing to look for donors to assist in completion of this project, slated for May, 2021. Major donor naming opportunities are available, and potential donors are asked to contact Pam Seiler directly at [email protected] or by calling 920.743.6246.
A community support program is also being organized with the sale of commemorative brick pavers, trees, and park benches. Information on the community support program can be accessed by contacting DSB at 920.743-6246 or SturgeonBay.net/news/GrahamPark.