Construction continues on a 10-acre public park north of the Sturgeon Bay YMCA. The Door County YMCA broke ground on the project July 7th and is currently in the excavation and land preparation phase of the project. This phase is fully funded by a gift made by Ellsworth and Carla Peterson. The park will be named Peterson Park in their honor.
A cooperative project between the Door County YMCA and the City of Sturgeon Bay, Peterson Park is slated to include the installation of additional walking paths, a new sports field, a restroom facility, and a small amphitheater. The project has been included in Sturgeon Bay’s master park plan due to a lack of a park in the area. With additional help from the community, the Door County YMCA hopes to a construct a community playground in the spring of 2015.