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UPDATE: Eau Claire County board approves $10M in upgrades at Lake Altoona County Park

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Clint Barge, Emma Wheeler, Stephen Kelley | WQOW

UPDATE -- A major face lift will be coming to the Lake Altoona County Park, but how to pay for the project and when it will be implemented, remains up in the air.

Tuesday, the Eau Claire County Board unanimously approved a master plan for the county park. The plans call for updating parking lots, pavilions, lighting, landscaping and amenities. The project would be broke up into three phases, costing almost $10 million total. 

Chairman of the Parks and Forest Committee, Pat LaVelle, told News 18 that there is currently no money allotted for the project in the 2018 county budget. Organizers will now apply for a plethora of grants to help with funding, but LaVelle said any match grants would likely have to wait until 2018.

LaVelle said a time line for the upgrades will likely depend on those grants.



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