New Park Pavilion Taking Shape

The city of Antigo Parks, Cemetery and Recreation Department is capping a successful summer season, and there is no more clear evidence of its accomplishments than the stunning all-season pavilion now under construction off Sixth Avenue in Peaceful Valley Park.

The report on the range department activities was presented to the Antigo Common Council Wednesday.

Funded in part by the Heinzen family, Remington Foundation and a Department of Natural Resources grant, the pavilion features a cantilevered roof, creating an attractive and slightly difference appearance.

When completed, the open-sided structure will also be lined with garage doors, able to be pulled down to make it a sunstantially-enclosed structure in the event of inclement weather.

The pavilion will be put to use this fall by the Antigo Farm Market. There are also plans to create a covered ice skating rink in the wintertime, connected to the park’s warming house and outdoor rink by ice path.

Ground was broken for the pavilion, another enhancement to the once-blighted area, in May. Tradewell Construction is the general contractor.

While the pavilion is the most visible project, the department has had plenty else going on over the past few months.

A summary of the past spring and summer includes:

—New roof on City Park East Shelter .

— New dock at Remington Lake

—Developed tent area, parking, and drive access at the Antigo Lake RV Campground.

—New patio and signage at Al Remington Little League Field concession facility.

—Equipment boxes placed in parks to accommodate T- ball, soccer and flag football programs.

—Upgraded registration and reservation software.

—Repairs to various pieces of playground equipment to address safety and routine maintenance.

—Inventory of public, park and cemetery trees.

—Mendlik Park resurfacing.

—New speaker system installed at the Peaceful Valley Warming House using donated funds.

—Identification signage was placed over the trail at the Second Avenue entrance of the boardwalk

In addition, the Department of Natural Resources has completed trout habitat restoration along Spring Brook north west of Byrne Road.

Workmen were on a lift at the new Peaceful Valley Park pavilion Wednesday morning.

Workmen were on a lift at the new Peaceful Valley Park pavilion Wednesday morning.

Source: Antigo Daily Journal