Waupun has received two grants to build a hiking trail along the Rock River from Meadowlands Heights Park to Edgewood Drive.
The new pathway through the natural area will extend east and help link the Fond du Lac County Park Trail with the 34-mile Wild Goose State Trail, which skirts the western edge of the Horicon Marsh.
“This is wonderful news,” City Administrator Kyle Clark told the Beaver Dam Daily News. “It enables us to develop and enhance the assets of our community.”
The project is estimated to cost $310,000. One grant is the State Stewardship Grant (Urban Rivers) for $110,400 and the other is Federal Recreational Trails Act (RTA) for $45,000.
“The difference between grants and cost is $154,600 which will be paid out of the TID #3 and #5,” said Clark. “There will be no tax increase; no general fund tax money will be used.”