The City of Sturgeon Bay is on schedule this summer with park improvements on the west side waterfront. Namely, the Otumba Park project and the walkway on the old railroad spur in Sturgeon Bay are nearly complete. Bay View Park is a one-acre park on West Larch Street behind Sonny’s Italian Kitchen and Pizzeria that overlooks the shipping canal. Municipal Services Director Mike Barker says some benches for Bay View Park are on order and will be installed within the next couple of weeks. The pathway has been repaved with a reseeded lawn area. The Otumba Park project is more than halfway completed, according to Barker.
Barker adds that an ADA handicapped-accessible matting pathway to reach the water from the main walkway will be available at Otumba Park as well. According to Barker, Sunset Park on the city's east side continues to present challenges from last year’s standing water and flooding that required removing several small trees and hedges that died. The city invested in rip rap last fall to deal with the higher water levels. All the park projects are expected to be completed within the next two weeks.