"We had plenty of public input for this latest CORP initiative, with the primary concern being the lack of sports fields for our youth," says Bill Duncanson, director of the Wausau and Marathon County Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department.
"To remedy this situation, we are planning to build more sports facilities as well as unite with the Wausau School District
to utilize more of their athletic sites for public use."
Another goal of the CORP project is to continue developing the River Edge Parkway walking trail loop along the Wisconsin River.
"Access to the river has always been an issue here in Wausau
, even if someone just wants to walk to the edge of the water to fish," Duncanson
says."That is one of the problems that the overall River Edge project is addressing.Along with youth sports fields, the eventual completion and full utilization of the River Edge Parkway is a top recreation priority in Wausau
says other recreation issues facing the city include continuing to provide neighborhood parks as Wausau
"We currently have 38 parks in Wausau
, which is an impressive number for a city our size," he
"There are also plans in place to improve the outdoor facilities at Oak Island Park in order to host bigger and more improved festivals along our riverfront," Duncanson