City: DNR provides preliminary approval for beach permits at Bay Beach
GREEN BAY (WLUK) -- The effort to bring a beach back to Bay Beach Amusement Park has taken a step forward.
The city reports the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has tentatively determined to issue permits for the beach and a wildlife viewing platform. First, a public input period must take place.
So far, the city has received $250,000 in grants to bring the beach back.
The beach would extend along the park's east end, with a boardwalk going out approximately 400 to 500 feet into the bay.
Mayor Jim Schmitt has said the approximate construction cost for the project is between $1 million and $3 million. He believes that money will mostly be privately raised, with some coming from people who remember the days of swimming at Bay Beach, more than 70 years ago.
In a press release, the city writes, “We await the conclusion of the comment period, and look forward to the next steps from the DNR.”