The Village of Wind Point has contracted with Jeffrey Sanders of Community Planning & Consulting to assist with completing the Village’s first Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan! The purpose of the plan is to take an inventory of existing outdoor recreation amenities in the Village and to identify opportunities and strategies for future improvements. The resulting plan will follow a format prescribed by the Wisconsin DNR for CORPs. By having a CORP, the Village will become eligible for certain grant programs to help fund projects.

Update – May 16, 2018

The Parks, Recreation & Facilities Committee met on May 14 at 5:30 p.m. to discuss revisions to the draft Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan. The Committee reviewed feedback submitted by residents and other Village Board members relating to the draft plan that was posted on this webpage on May 1. The Committee approved a list of revisions which have been sent to the project consultant. It is anticipated that a “final draft” of the plan will be posted on this webpage by June 1. The final draft will be presented to the Village Board for consideration on June 14. Check back in late May or early June to view the final draft plan document.

  • Click here to view the draft Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan – please note the Parks, Recreation & Facilities Committee has approved some revisions to this plan which will be made before the final draft. One of the revisions includes removing the bicycle lane on Lighthouse Dr. between the south border of Shoop Park and The Prairie School.

Public Participation

A major component of the planning process is public participation. Feedback for the plan was gathered from both an outdoor recreation survey and at a public workshop. The survey was available online and at the Village Office between January 24 and February 3, 2018. There were a total of 167 survey responses, or 21.4% of households in Wind Point.

The public workshop was held on February 15, 2018 at Wingspread. More than fifty residents, landowners and Village officials attended the session. Participants engaged in a visioning session intended to identify community strengths and park & rec needs. The visioning portion of the meeting was followed by a prioritization phase during which attendees placed adhesive dots onto the wall graphic adjoining the ‘Needs or Wants’ for which they each placed the highest value.

Consultant Selection Process

In October 2017, the Village accepted proposals from planners assist with completing a Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan for Wind Point. Proposals were received from Community Planning & Consulting (Green Bay), Ayres Associates (Madison) and Vandewalle & Associates (Milwaukee). The Village selected Community Planning & Consulting based on the related experience of Jeffrey Sanders and proposed fee of $7,160 being the lowest of the three proposals.