On November 8, 2018 the Village Board reviewed a draft of a master plan for the Wind Point Lighthouse grounds. The plan was prepared by the Lighthouse Committee over the course of several meetings between June and October. It incorporates recommendations from the Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan and feedback received from the parks and recreation survey last winter.
The main objectives of the plan for the lighthouse grounds are to enhance the beauty of the grounds while making it more functional for residents, visitors and events. The draft plan includes the following recommendations:
  • Paved pathway (separate from the driveway and parking area) to provide safer access for pedestrians and bicyclists. The pathway would provide direct connections to the south lawn, lakefront and existing walkways.
  • Replacing existing historical signage with four “education pods” containing historical information and imagery for self-guided tours of the grounds.
  • Memorial brick garden expansion area.
  • Landscaping and amenity improvements.
  • Surf/kayak/stand-up paddleboard racks in northeast corner.
  • Two options for a permanent event shelter location on the south lawn for consideration in a future phase.
Residents are invited to view the plan and submit input to info@windpoint.org , which will be provided to the Village Board as they consider adopting the plan at their meeting on December 13. Click here to download the draft plan. Please submit feedback by December 10.
The final plan will serve as a guide for future improvements, which would require separate approvals from the Board. Improvements would be funded by grants, donations and capital funds designated for the lighthouse grounds.