Fox River Boardwalk
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What is the Fox River Boardwalk?
The Fox River Boardwalk is a 1,100 foot bicycle and pedestrian connection between Heesakker Park in the Village of Little Chute and an expanded rail trail in the City of Kaukauna. The Fox River Boardwalk will cost approximately $3.5 million dollars to complete, but more than half of that amount has been pledged at this time.
How does this benefit the City of Kaukauna?
Parks and trails encourage physical activity (walking, biking, dog-walking, and running, to name a few). More than 60% of Fox Cities area residents are overweight or obese. We hope that this project will be a part of reducing that percentage. Bicycle and pedestrian trail amenities attract people and spending to our area. An estimated $535 million dollars was spent by out-of-state bicycle tourists in the state of Wisconsin in 2016. Proximity to parks and trails make neighborhoods more desirable places to live and increase property values.
A goal of this project is to connect existing trail systems to make them more accessible for residents. A roughly 10-mile loop will be created between Kaukauna, Little Chute and Combined Locks by the Fox River Boardwalk connection. A larger loop connects to other Fox Cities communities, too.
How can you be a part of the Fox River Boardwalk?
We are more than halfway to our goal, but we are counting on your help to close the funding gap. If you are considering a gift to this project as a community member or as a local business sponsor, we’d love to talk to you. Donations of all sizes will help bring this project to fruition. Naming rights and major sponsorship opportunities are still available. Please contact Allyson Watson, Principal Planner, for more information: (920) 766-6315 or by email.
How You Can Support the Fox River Boardwalk
Donations toward the Fox River Boardwalk are tax deductible and can be made in two ways: by mail or online.
Donations by mail (please do not mail cash) may be sent to our non-profit partner organization, Fox Cities Greenways, Inc. Payments may be mailed to Fox Cities Greenways, Inc, P.O. Box 5, Menasha, WI 54952 and should be made payable to “Fox Cities Greenways”. Please include Fox River Boardwalk in your check memo.
For contributions larger than $100, please indicate how you would like your name to be engraved on Boardwalk signage. All gifts of $100 or larger made by July 1, 2019 will be recognized with their name or organization name engraved.
Donations online may be made by visiting Fox Cities Greenways’ website. Click on a donation amount or select the Special Contribution button to select a custom donation amount. Please include Fox River Boardwalk under Special Instructions and indicate how you would like your name engraved for donations of $100 or more.