Winneconne Area Community Foundation

Marble Park Master Plan

We want your input! Please complete the Arthur Marble Park Community Input Survey by June 7. The data from the community survey will play an important part in the Master Plan and will direct future improvement of the Park.

Couldn’t attend the Arthur Marble Park Master Plan User Input Meeting on May 20? Watch the overview of the project here.

Marble Park Master Plan FAQs

A brief history of Arthur Marble Park: Arthur Marble Park opened in 1968 with a manmade lake, hardball diamond, softball diamond, and playground equipment. Today the 43.5-acre park is home to a 4-acre beach, four ball fields, a basketball court, volleyball courts, an archery range, pickleball courts, the Historical Society complex, two shelters, a dog park, and youth playground equipment.

Why is there a need to redesign Arthur Marble Park? Throughout the 56 years of the park’s existence, many of its assets have not been maintained adequately due to funding issues. Many residents of the Village of Winneconne have voiced concern over the lack of facilities available as well as the condition of existing facilities and equipment for their families to use in the Village of Winneconne. Arthur Marble Park is located at a gateway entrance to the Village of Winneconne, making it increasingly important to be visually representative of the opportunity and beauty Winneconne offers.

What is a master plan?  A master plan is a long-term planning and comprehensive document that provides a conceptual layout of what the park will look like to guide future growth. It includes assessments, community engagement information, resources, data collection, an implementation plan, and cost estimates. The output of the master plan is park upgrades in multiple phases. Arthur Marble Park is used by a variety of people – both community members and visitors. This plan will take into consideration all of the various uses Marble Park can offer – from swimming to recreational sports to shelter needs. In addition to public input, there will be a subcommittee of various stakeholders who are requesting redesigned space within the park.

Who is funding the Marble Park Master Plan? As part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), the Village of Winneconne was awarded funds from Winnebago County to upgrade Lake Winneconne Park as well as funds to conduct the Marble Park Master Plan. Thanks to these APRA funds, there have not been any Village of Winneconne taxpayer dollars used to create this master plan.

Who is paying for the Marble Park upgrades? Funding for any park improvements is a public-private partnership with significant funds coming from private citizens and businesses in the community. WACF will spearhead the fundraising efforts to help bring the master plan to reality.

What’s a public-private partnership? Public-private partnerships are collaborations between a private sector company or individuals and a government agency. These partnerships combine private sector capital with public sector assets. In this specific case, the Winneconne Area Community Foundation is assisting by spearheading donation requests from private sector capital (individual donations) while working with a government agency (the Village of Winneconne) who owns Arthur Marble Park.

Who is the Rettler Corporation? Rettler Corporation is a landscape design and architectural firm based in Stevens Point. They were awarded the contract to help design the master plan for Marble Park. Here is a link to some of the parks, community, and recreational projects that Rettler has created for other municipalities: https://www.rettler.com/parks-community-recreation

Next steps (updates will be made as the project progresses):
• Public input meeting at 6 p.m. on May 20, Winneconne Community Arts Center at the Winneconne High School
• Rettler Corporation to create concept plans
• Public input meeting in summer
• Preferred concept and cost estimating presented

SAVE THE DATE! 
The Winneconne Area Community Foundation is celebrating 10 years of impact! 
Join us in celebration of this milestone on Sunday, October 13, 2024 at the Winneconne Community Arts Center within Winneconne High School. The event is open to the Winneconne community and will include live music by Copper Box, a light lunch, children’s activities, and more!
 

JUST IMAGINE

Imagine your community in 25 years. 50 years. 100 years. You can help strengthen your community for the years ahead. The Winneconne Area Community Foundation provides a simple, effective way for you to invest in the community’s future. Whether it’s the arts, youth, education, faith, environment, health, scholarships, or the community itself, the Foundation can help you make a lasting gift to benefit your favorite causes. The Foundation is here to be your charitable giving partner, helping you to get the most from your charitable dollars and making your giving more effective and enjoyable.

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • Kelly Angell
  • Barbara Biggar
  • John Broderick, President
  • Cary Garofalo
  • Scott Holland
  • Peggy Larson, Secretary
  • Samuel McGinnis
  • Paul Olson
  • Kate Pfaendtner
  • Katie Sharratt
  • Rose Unser
  • Jill Verich
  • Craig F. Wiedemeier

 

FUNDS

Individuals, families, and organizations establish charitable funds with us to give back to the community in ways that help others today and for future generations. It’s easy to start a fund to reflect your own charitable interests with a gift of cash, stock, real estate, or almost any asset. You can also donate to an existing fund that supports something you’re passionate about. 

To search for Winneconne Area Community Foundation funds, click here and use the “Choose Affiliate Partner” dropdown.

 

DONATE

Donating online is simple, convenient, and safe. You can be assured that your personal information will not be compromised.  If you’re more comfortable mailing your contribution, please mail to the address below.

 

GRANTS

The Winneconne Area Community Foundation offers two competitive grant opportunities for charitable organizations serving Winneconne residents.

Grants from the Winneconne Area Community Impact Fund support specific projects or new programs for which a moderate amount of grant money can make a significant impact on an area of need. Grants are made for a broad range of purposes to a wide variety of charitable organizations in the focus areas of arts and culture, community development, education, environment, health and human services.

Grants from the Winneconne Basic Needs Fund are invested in programs that meet the basic needs, including food, clothing and shelter, of Winneconne area residents.

Click here to learn more and/or apply.

WAYS TO GIVE

The Foundation can tailor your gift to fit your charitable interests and financial situation. You can make your gift using a variety of assets, including the following:

Cash on Stocks
Property
Life Insurance
Retirement Assets
Charitable Trusts
Life Estates
Bequest

Donors enjoy maximum tax advantages for their gifts, as well. Call 920-426-3993 for details about your giving options. Your unrestricted gift allows the Foundation to address emerging needs in our community through an open grant process.

The Winneconne Area Community Foundation
P.O. Box 476
Winneconne, WI 54986-0476