Campion Boat Landing work to start soon
By Ted Pennekamp
The Washington Street Park project is nearing completion and the Campion Street Boat Landing project should begin soon. According to Prairie du Chien Park and Recreation Director Mike Ulrich, the Washington Street Park project should be completed in one-and-a-half to two weeks and then the Campion Boat Landing project will begin in earnest.
Three concrete slabs which will be used as part of a new boat launch at the Campion Landing have been made and are on the ground near the landing awaiting installation.
The primary contractor for the Washington Street Park project and the Campion Landing project is Rule Construction of Dodgeville. The Washington Street Park project will cost $175,197 and the Campion Street Boat Landing project will cost $238,694 for a total of $413,891.
City funds will pay for $195,141.55 while funds from other sources will be $218,749.45.
From north to south, the Campion Street Boat Landing project calls for a green space area with possible picnic tables, next would be a new boat launch with a dock, next are the two existing boat launches, then there would be a small open space. The existing storm water ditch will be improved to provide for better drainage. A canoe and kayak launch area and a new handicapped accessible fishing pier will be in the sandy area just north of the Wastewater Treatment Plant. The parking lot will be expanded to the north.
A Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Stewardship Grant was $41,026.75. A DNR Recreational Boating Facilities Grant was $60,025.70. Boat launch fees of $137,641.55 will pay for the balance of the $238,694 Campion Street Boat Landing project.