The Village of Wind Point has hired 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.

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.

Plan Draft

A first draft of the plan will be presented to the Village Board at the regular meeting on Thursday, April 12 at 5:30 p.m. at the Village Hall (Lighthouse). The draft will then be posted on this webpage and residents will have the opportunity to review the plan and submit comments. A final draft of the plan is expected to be considered for adoption later this spring!