McGaw Park Project Schedule

Mar 24


Visioning Session Exercise
McGaw Park Visioning Session

May 5


Park Commission discusses draft Goals, Objectives, and Policies

May 19


McGaw Park TourMcGaw Park Tour

May 19


Park Commission approves Goals, Objectives, and Policies

June 16


Park Commission reviews master plan alternatives

July 21


Park Commission reviews master plan alternatives

  • Aug 4


    Park Commission selects amenities for inclusion in the plan

Aug 18


Open House on McGaw Park Master Plan Alternatives Open house on McGaw Park Master Plan Alternatives

Aug 18 - Aug 31 (4 PM)


Public comment period on master plan alternatives
This was an alternative opportunity for those who couldn't attend the August 18th open house to give their input on the alternatives.

Sept 15


Park Commission selects/develops preferred master plan alternative

Commissioners met to discuss and select their preferred master plan alternative.  They approved the Draft Revised Multi-Nodal alternative with two amendments:  1) Rename "Prairie Restoration" to "Prairie Restoration/Rain Garden" 2) Relocate the nature center back to the southeast corner of the park. See the map below for the latest version. 

Nov 3


Park Commission discussion/action on draft McGaw Park Master Plan and recap of Oct 27 open house

The Park Commission discussed and approved the 10/26/11 Draft McGaw Park Master Plan for referral and the public hearing on the plan. They didn't request any changes to the plan. (Note: Staff updated text on electric utilities and flag football to address factual errors)

Dec 1


Public hearing and Park Commission considers adoption of McGaw Park Master Plan

The Fitchburg Park Commission held a public hearing on the McGaw Park Master Plan for the purpose of soliciting comments from the public.  A number of interested citizens registered to speak about the plan. After the public hearing was closed, the Park Commission recommended adoption of the master plan with amendments to the location of the disc golf course, tennis courts, and observation tower (see below).

Dec 20


Plan Commission provides recommendation on adoption of McGaw Park Master Plan

Jan 24, 2012


Common Council considers adoption of McGaw Park Master Plan