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Conceptual Plans For Pioneer Park Update Presented To Public


The public got a look at at two concepts Tuesday of an updated Pioneer Park.

The park is the site of the Oneida County Fair and the Logging Museum complex.

Justin Frahm of JSD Professional Services in Weston also has worked on a redesigned Hodag Park and when he looked at Pioneer Park, said getting in and out was an issue, especially the speed of vehicles heading to parking...

"....crossing of traffic to get to parking areas. One of main pieces of this concept is the removal of Martin Lynch Drive in favor of reclamation of natural areas, condensing access and parking to more centralized areas within the park...."

The plan preserves areas of mature trees while also redesigning areas where the public is doing active sports, such as the increasingly popular pickleball. Several attendees expressed concern about courts at Pioneer. Frahm says the growing numbers of people have been heard...

"...My understanding is pickleball is being actively funded right now for the improvement of up to six courts. The concept plan will take into account those six locations for the new courts..."

He says both concepts balance quiet with activity...

"Both concepts look at balancing passive natural activity areas and more active recreation. We felt right now they're intermixed in the park..."

Frahm says the conceptual plans for Pioneer Park will be on the City of Rhinelander website.

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