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Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan 20162021 CITY OF BEAVER DAM

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS MAYOR Tom Kennedy John Neumann, Parks Forestry Supervisor, City of Beaver Dam Parks Forestry Department Evonne Boe ge, Advisor, Community Ac vi es and Service Department CITY STA

TABLE OF CONTENTS 1 3 9 19 27 29 39 Introduction 1.1 Plan Purpose 1.2 Planning Process 1.3 The Role of City Parks About Beaver Dam 2.1 Local Regional Context 2.2 Transportation Circulation 2.3 De

Introduction 1.1 Plan Purpose 1.2 Planning Process 1.3 The Role of City Parks 1 The City of Beaver Dam realizes the importance and benefits its parks and open space system has on the Citys characte

Chapter 1 Introduction Its the Citys inten on to update this plan every five years, inpart to remain eligible for park and recrea on grants see side bar, and as best prac ce to ensure that the plan r

Chapter 2 About City of Beaver Dam About City of Beaver Dam 2.1 Local Regional Context 2.2 Transporta on and Circula on 2.3 Demographics 2 The following chapter details community history, demogr

Chapter 2 About City of Beaver Dam Description of Beaver Dam The City of Beaver Dam does not currently have a local transit system, however, there is a Greyhound Sta on at the Crossroads Shell on Pa

Description of Beaver Dam Chapter 2 About City of Beaver Dam Chapter 2 occupied units. Placement of future park and recrea onal facili es should consider where mul family buildings are located or

Chapter 2 About City of Beaver Dam Description of Beaver Dam Beaver Dam is proud to be a designated Bird City since 2011. Bird City Wisconsin is a designa on that encourages communi es to implement

Figure 2.2 Beaver Dam Zoning Map SPRUCE GRACE City of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin 33 SUNSET BAY HEMLOCK PINE HEMLOCK 151 EDWIN MCKINLEY BEACH CP RIN G SP CORPORATE GREEN VALLEY DE CLARK CR

Figure 2.3 Planned Land Uses SPRUCE GRACE City of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin 33 BASSWOOD HEMLOCK EDWIN RIN G SP CORPORATE GREEN VALLEY DE CLARK CRYSTAL LAKE LA KE SH OR E CENTER WAYLAND Ch

Description of Beaver Dam Chapter 3 Park, Open Space Recreation Inventory Chapter 2 Park, Open Space Recreation Inventory 3.1 City Facili es 3.2 Private Facili es 3.3 School Church Facili es 3

Horseshore Pits Open Space Camping Dog Friendly Area Disc Golf Course Softball Field Tennis Court Basketball Court Volleyball Court Shelter Drinking Water Grills Restroom Swimming Boat Ra

Chapter 3 Park, Open Space Recreation Inventory Bayside Park 7.7acre special purpose park located on the west side of Beaver Lake off CTH G on Airport Rd. The site includes 0.5acre peninsula into B

Chapter 3 Park, Open Space Recreation Inventory Map 1 Existing Parks and Recreation Facilities s Beaver Dam Lake Beaver Dam Country Club 33 W Edgewater T c SP R ING ST. G YMCA B Star

Chapter 3 Park, Open Space Recreation Inventory The Crystal West shelter seats approximately 60 adults. It includes a serving window and counter for food, electricity, tables, grills, portable toil

Chapter 3 Park, Open Space Recreation Inventory por on of the City adjacent to USH 151. The park provides girls and womens so ball diamonds, with a ba ng cage and a press box. There is also playgro

Chapter 3 Park, Open Space Recreation Inventory library events. The brochure is par ally funded with adver sements by the Courier. Beyond the regularly scheduled programs there are special annual e

Chapter 3 Park, Open Space Recreation Inventory The running track and main football field are not open to the general public. An open field west of the track can be used for general public ac vi es

Chapter 3 Park, Open Space Recreation Inventory Astico Park Located about 11 miles south of Beaver Dam, just east of Columbus, this 100acre park is on the Crawfish River and features campsites, hik

Chapter 3 Park, Open Space Recreation Inventory 3.5 REGIONAL PARKS AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES Beaver Dam is in the southeastern por on of the WDNRs South Central Region and is well served by regio

Chapter 4 Analysis of Demand and Needs Analysis of Demand and Needs 4.1 Quan ta ve Analysis 4.2 Geographic Analysis 4.3 Qualita ve Analysis 4.4 Regional State Trends 4 This chapter presents an a

Chapter 4 Analysis of Demand and Needs Chapter 4 Table 4.2 City Park Acreage Existing and Projected SurplusDeficit by Park Type Park Acreage SurplusDeficit by Type in acres Year 2010 2020 2030 204

Chapter 4 Analysis of Demand and Needs The Community Playfields Service Area Map illustrates gaps in coverage outside of the 1 mile service area of each of the community playfields. There are curr

Chapter 4 Analysis of Demand and Needs Mini Parks 14 Mile Service Area Map Neighborhood Parks 12 Mile Service Area Map 33 W 33 W Edgewater Edgewater B B Beaver Dam Lake RIN SP B

Chapter 4 Analysis of Demand and Needs Map 2 Overall Service Area Overlay Map s 33 W Edgewater SP R ING ST. Beaver Dam Lake T c G B Starkweather INDUSTRIAL DR. s 151 N. OLLINGER

Chapter 4 Analysis of Demand and Needs 4.3 QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS As part of the update to this plan, the Parks, Forestry and Facili es and Community Ac vi es Services Departments administered an onl

Chapter 4 Analysis of Demand and Needs fund dedicated to assis ng with the maintenance and development of the citys park and recrea onal facili es through taxdeduc ble charitable gi s. 4.4 REGIONAL

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Chapter 5 Goals, Objectives Policies Goals, Objectives Policies 5.1 Goals Objec ve 5.1 Policies 5 This chapter describes the Mission Statement of the Citys Parks, Forestry and Facili es and Com

Chapter 5 Goals, Objective Policies 5.2 POLICIES 1. Most residents should be within a 15minute walk or 14 to 12mile from a public park or open space area and the City strives to maintain a minimum

Chapter 6 Recommendations Recommendations 6.1 Exis ng Park Facili es 6.2 New Park Facili es 6.3 Recrea onal Trails 6.4 Other Recommenda ons 6.5 Community Collabora on and Partnerships 6 park bicyc

Chapter 6 Recommendations NEIGHBORHOOD PLAYGROUNDS None NEIGHBORHOOD PARKS Apple Valley Park Consider ligh ng. Create a safe bicycle connec on across US151 and to other parks within the City. Pro

Chapter 6 Recommendations Improve restroom facili es, add concessions Replace playground equipment. Replace scoreboard. Lakeview Park Consider renaming the park, as it has no Lakeview. Install

Chapter 6 Recommendations SPECIAL USE PARKS Bayside Park Evaluate the best use for the site. Develop a park master plan. Install tree farm signage. Consider adding a boat launch and fishing pier,

Chapter 6 Recommendations 6.2 NEW PARK FACILITIES The City should develop new park and recrea onal facili es in areas that are under served by exis ng facili es, where future City expansion is expec

Chapter 6 Recommendations andor land north of Ganske Road between Highway W and Kellom Road. Iden fy opportuni es for cost sharing. 8. Iden fy at least 50 acres of land for future development of a l

Chapter 6 Recommendations 4. Build a bikepedestrian path that connects Starkweather Drive to Edgewater Park, and evaluate the feasibility of connec ng this to Wild Goose State Trail 5 miles east of

Chapter 6 Recommendations Recommendation 6.4.4 Improve the water quality of Beaver Dam Lake and River Maintaining a healthy Beaver Dam Lake and River is essen al to maintaining a healthy Beaver Dam.

Chapter 6 Recommendations 6.5 COMMUNITY COLLABORATION AND PARTNERSHIPS Community collabora on and partnerships are vital to the success of any community plan. The following groups and organiza ons a

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Chapter 7 Implementation Implementation 7.1 Tools and Mechanisms to Fund Implementa on 7 VOLUNTEER This chapter summaries tools and mechanisms that the City can use to fund implementa on of the

Chapter 7 Implementation Table 7.1 Park and Recreation Grant Funding Programs Funding Programs By Category Land and Water Conservation Fund LAWCON This fund is used to implement projects that are id

Chapter 7 Implementation Funding Programs By Category Knowles Nelson Stewardship Program The Stewardship Program was established in 1989 to preserve Wisconsins most significant land and water resour

CITY OF BEAVER DAM Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation 20162021 Plan

Appendix A Appendix Appendix A Survey Results onfile with Parks Forestry Department A Beaver Dam Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan

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Appendix B Appendix Appendix B Park and Open Space Classifica ons Standards B Listed within the appendix are descrip ons of the various types of parks, recrea onal facili es, and open spaces appli

Appendix B Community playfields usually include offstreet parking for vehicles and bicycles, concessions and restroom facili es. Desirable size 5 or more acres with 10 to 40 acres being most common A

Appendix B ACTIVITY FACILITY Basketball 1. Youth 2. High School Ice Hockey SPACE NEEDED SIZE AND DIMENSIONS RECOMMENDED ORIENTATION UNITS PER POP. SERVICE RADIUS LOCATION NOTES Outdoor courts i

Appendix B ACTIVITY FACILITY Mile Running Track SPACE NEEDED SIZE AND DIMENSIONS RECOMMENDED ORIENTATION UNITS PER POP. SERVICE RADIUS LOCATION NOTES 4.3 A Overall width 276 Length 600.02

Appendix C Appendix Appendix C Parks and Recrea on Maps Map 1 Exis ng Parks and Recrea on Facili es Map 2 Exis ng Parks Service Areas C Beaver Dam Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan

s Beaver Dam Lake Beaver Dam Country Club Edgewater 33 YMCA W T c B G SP R ING ST. Starkweather INDUSTRIAL DR. s 151 N. Gophers Driving Range OLLINGER RD. Waterworks T c DR

s Beaver Dam Lake Beaver Dam Country Club Edgewater 33 YMCA W T c B G SP R ING ST. Starkweather INDUSTRIAL DR. s 151 N. Gophers Driving Range OLLINGER RD. Waterworks T c DR

s Edgewater 33 W Beaver Dam Lake T c G SP R ING ST. B Starkweather INDUSTRIAL DR. s 151 N. OLLINGER RD. Waterworks T c DR . SH O Athletic Fields n Washington E.S. LAK E CE

s Edgewater 33 W Beaver Dam Lake T c G SP R ING ST. B Starkweather INDUSTRIAL DR. s 151 N. OLLINGER RD. Waterworks T c DR . SH O Athletic Fields n Washington E.S. LAK E CE

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