Work Started on Otumba Park Playground Project

The Playground Project at Otumba Park got its official start with an April 14 groundbreaking ceremony. Donations and grants totaling slightly more than $500,000 made the project possible, and now construction will begin on the new, high-quality recreation environment.

“We are thrilled to bring this incredible playground to our community this summer,” said Ashley Schanock, the project’s fundraising leader. “The construction is weather dependent, and so far we are off to a great start.” 

(From left) Cameryn Ehlers-Kwaterski, executive director of Destination Sturgeon Bay; David Ward, mayor of Sturgeon Bay; Helen Bacon, alderperson of Sturgeon Bay; Ashley Lobo Schanock, lead chair for the Playground Project; Olivia and Ellie Schanock; Erin Helgeson, board president of Destination Sturgeon Bay; Mark Schuster, committee member of the Playground Project; Barbara Pfeifer, committee member of the Playground Project; Mike Barker, municipal services director of the Sturgeon Bay Parks and Recreation Department; Gary Nault, alderperson of Sturgeon Bay. Photo by Rachel Lukas.

The park’s previous playground equipment was decades old and not suitable for all ages and abilities. The new equipment will offer three distinct areas of play: for ages 6-24 months, 2-5 years old and 6-12 years old. 

Follow the Playground Project at Otumba Park on Facebook to see construction updates and information about the eventual grand-opening party.