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McGaw Park Master Plan

posted Mar 4, 2011, 11:10 AM by Oak Meadow Administration

The Fitchburg Parks and Planning Departments are beginning a process to prepare a master plan for McGaw Park, Fitchburg's largest park.  Serving as a long-term vision for future development and operation, a park master plan is a guide for appropriate park uses, design, and management.  The process to draft and approve the McGaw Park Master Plan is expected to take a little less than a year, with potential City Council consideration in January 2012.  It will closely involve the participation and review of the Fitchburg Park Commission.


You are invited to take part in the master planning of McGaw Park.  You will have the opportunity to attend a number of public meetings and a park tour, beginning March 24th. At these forums and through other modes of public input collection (e.g. survey), you will be able to provide your ideas and concerns about McGaw Park. 


The first meeting to be held on this project will be the McGaw Park Visioning Session. The purpose of this meeting is to learn about  park issues and opportunities, as well as citizens? ideas for future amenities and programming. This will aid staff in drafting a vision, goals, objectives, and policies for McGaw Park.    


McGaw Park Visioning Session

DATE: March 24, 2011

TIME: 7:00-9:00 PM

LOCATION: Community Center, Fitchburg Room (5510 Lacy Rd, Fitchburg)

WHAT: Please reply to email for Agenda


**If you cannot attend this meeting, staff would greatly appreciate your participation in an on-line survey.  Please do not take the survey if you plan to attend the Visioning Session, as a copy of the survey will be provided at the meeting.**


For more information about the project, including additional public meeting dates, visit the project website.  It will be updated throughout the process.  You can also opt to receive project updates via email by sending an email to


We hope you will play a part in shaping the future of McGaw Park!




Dana Dentice

Landscape Architect Intern

City of Fitchburg - Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department



City of Fitchburg
5520 Lacy Road
Fitchburg, WI