Public Capital Campaign Launch

The Friends of the Fox River Trail, In Conjunction with Brown County Parks, Announce a Milestone in the Fox River Trail Repaving Effort and the Launch of a Public Capital Campaign.

The Friends of the Fox River Trail is announcing the public launch of a capital campaign to repave the 22-year-old Fox River Trail and expand the pavement 3.4 miles into Greenleaf. The goal of the Friends group is to raise $300,000 to start construction in 2023/24. Due to the Friends group’s efforts, they have been selected for the Green Bay Packers Give Back campaign, which will match all public donations up to $50,000. They look forward to carrying out their fundraising goal as the Fox River Trail has proven to be a community asset to well over a million users while lending to a positive economic impact. A part of this project’s combined efforts with Brown County Parks will include the replacement of aging culverts, the addition of some amenities, and a new parking lot in the rural portion of the trail. The efforts of this group and their fundraising will ensure the safety of current users, entice new users, and promote business and
tourism from downtown Green Bay to Greenleaf and well into the Fox River Valley.

Brown County is excited about the group’s efforts as we recognize the fundraising is in capable hands with the Friend’s continued vested interest and volunteer efforts in assuring this community asset is a destination for all. In addition to the Friends of the Fox River Trail fundraising efforts, Brown County Parks has been awarded a WisDOT Transportation Alternative Program grant in the amount of $840,721, and other funding in the amount of $510,180. These dollars will provide new asphalt on the trail from Porlier and Adams Streets intersection to Lasee Road in the Town of Rockland. We hope that more will help support the Friends of the Fox River Trails fundraising efforts to assure that this premier recreational and transportation trail is maintained for generations to come!

Published by Friends of the Fox River Trail

Friends for the Fox River Trail (FFRT) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to helping the Brown County Parks Department with the maintenance and upkeep of the Fox River State Recreational Trail in Brown County. Over the past 16 years, the FFRT have helped to raise money to pave additional mileage, to build bathrooms, picnic areas and rest stops. Upcoming projects include working with the Village of Allouez on installing a walking trail and picnic area next to the river in Sunset Park. Besides fundraising, the FFRT hosts work days to help remove invasive species and clean up the areas around the trail.

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