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CITY OF BEAVER DAM DODGE COUNTY WISCONSIN COMPREHENSIVE OUTDOOR RECREATION PLAN 20092014 Adopted June 15, 2009 THIS PLAN IS FORMATTED FOR DOUBLE SIDED PRINTING P

MSA PROFESSIONAL SERVICES, INC. CITY OF BEAVER DAM Thomas A. Kennedy, Mayor CITY COUNCIL Robert Ballweg Jon Litscher, President Mick McConaghy Donna Fuhrman Lisa Davidson Mary

MSA PROFESSIONAL SERVICES, INC. TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. Introduction.................................................................................................................................

City of Beaver Dam Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan 1. INTRODUCTION The following report is the revised Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan CORP for the City of Beaver Dam. The Citys first

CITY OF BEAVER DAM COMPREHENSIVE OUTDOOR RECREATION PLAN Quality of Life Leisure time is an important component of peoples lifestyles and increasingly people are choosing locations t

City of Beaver Dam Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan As one of the major population centers in Dodge County, the City of Beaver Dam has the opportunity to serve as an educationa

CITY OF BEAVER DAM COMPREHENSIVE OUTDOOR RECREATION PLAN increased number of baby boomers entering retirement, the City can expected a declining percentage of residents under 20 and an

City of Beaver Dam Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan Watersheds Wisconsin is divided into three major River Basins each identified by the primary waterbody into which the basin d

CITY OF BEAVER DAM COMPREHENSIVE OUTDOOR RECREATION PLAN Figure 5 Regional Watersheds Land use in the watershed is 64 agricultural, 2 urban, and 15 wetland. In 2006, the WIDNR

City of Beaver Dam Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan Rivers Streams The Beaver Dam River is the largest stream in the Beaver Dam watershed, meandering through downtown and flo

CITY OF BEAVER DAM COMPREHENSIVE OUTDOOR RECREATION PLAN Wetlands Wetlands are areas in which water is at, near, or above the land surface and which are characterized by both hydric soils and by t

City of Beaver Dam Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan Beaver Dam residents are proud of their history and have worked to restore and preserve the communitys architectural herita

CITY OF BEAVER DAM COMPREHENSIVE OUTDOOR RECREATION PLAN 3. PARK AND OPEN SPACE CLASSIFICATIONS Definitions used in this plan are modifications of definitions used by the National Recr

City of Beaver Dam Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan designated special purpose parks. Certain recreational facilities such as golf courses, trails, boat launching ramps and marin

CITY OF BEAVER DAM COMPREHENSIVE OUTDOOR RECREATION PLAN 3. Bayside Park is a 7.7acre special purpose park located on the west side of Beaver Lake off CTH G on Airport Rd. The site includes .5acre

City of Beaver Dam Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan 9. Lakeview Park is a 10.3acre community playfield located between W. Burnett St. and Mary St. The park provides for a mixture of passive a

CITY OF BEAVER DAM COMPREHENSIVE OUTDOOR RECREATION PLAN 20. VoTech Park is a 4.5acre community playfield, located in the eastcentral portion of the City adjacent to USH 151. The park prov

City of Beaver Dam Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan 12. Beaver Dam Country Club is a privatelyowned and operated special purpose park which provides an 18hole golf course near Edge

CITY OF BEAVER DAM COMPREHENSIVE OUTDOOR RECREATION PLAN Existing Recreation Programs The Beaver Dam Community Activities Services Department is committed to enhancing the quality of life for

City of Beaver Dam Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan participants as well as activities. Use of school property limits department activities as that space is needed for school programs or is g

CITY OF BEAVER DAM COMPREHENSIVE OUTDOOR RECREATION PLAN 5. ANALYSIS OF NEEDS AND DEMANDS Parkland Acreage An analysis of existing recreational areas is provided to determine if the recreationa

City of Beaver Dam Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan opportunities for every person in America. As such, it is important to examine not only the total number of acres of parkl

CITY OF BEAVER DAM COMPREHENSIVE OUTDOOR RECREATION PLAN Deficiencies in Park and Recreation Locations The Citys Comprehensive Plan recommends that all residents should live within a mile of some

City of Beaver Dam Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan Construct a larger SeniorCommunity Center, Additional permanent toilet facilities at Tahoe Park, New aquatic facility, Increased shelter s

CITY OF BEAVER DAM COMPREHENSIVE OUTDOOR RECREATION PLAN 6. GOALS AND POLICIES FOR PARK AND RECREATION PLANNING Before any standards are applied and recommendations developed, there should

City of Beaver Dam Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan 6. The design of individual park and recreation sites should be as flexible as possible to reflect the changing patterns of recreation needs

CITY OF BEAVER DAM COMPREHENSIVE OUTDOOR RECREATION PLAN B. The lakefront Old Hospital is a prime location for redevelopment 4th St. at the lake. This neighborhood could benefit by the develo

City of Beaver Dam Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan Extensive flooding along the Beaver Dam River in 2008 triggered the need to reassess portions of the plan, including the deve

CITY OF BEAVER DAM COMPREHENSIVE OUTDOOR RECREATION PLAN Recommendation 5 Improve the water quality of Beaver Dam Lake and River Maintaining a healthy Beaver Dam Lake and River is essential to ma

City of Beaver Dam Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan include an aquatic center, ball diamonds, indoor and outdoor shelters, community theater, and various playground equipment. Additional fund

CITY OF BEAVER DAM COMPREHENSIVE OUTDOOR RECREATION PLAN Swan City Q. Remove the wading pool and reconstruct the site with a new large indoor shelter. Tahoe Park R. Install additional restroom

City of Beaver Dam Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan Table 6 Funding Sources Funding Programs By Category KnowlesNelson Stewardship Program The Stewardship Program was established in

CITY OF BEAVER DAM COMPREHENSIVE OUTDOOR RECREATION PLAN Lake Protection and Classification Grants Designed to assist lake users, lake communities and local governments as they underta

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s Beaver Dam Lake Beaver Dam Country Club Edgewater 33 W T c G N. SPRI NG ST. B Starkweather INDUSTRIAL DR. s Gophers Driving Range OLLINGER RD. Wat

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