The Tomahawk Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting a series of visioning and planning sessions over the coming months to take public comment and plan out how the city's park system will be maintained and managed over the next five and 10 years. The visioning sessions will include blue sky planning, i.e. likely campsites in the city.
If you feel strongly about this matter, as it appears many of you do, please attend the first meeting on Tuesday, May 12 at City Hall at 5 p.m. Several more meetings will follow over the coming months.
If you can't attend the meeting and would still like to have your ideas considered, you can email Mike Tolvstad, city director of Public Works, at firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a great opportunity to be a part of shaping Tomahawk's park system over the next decade.
Here's what I'll be recommending:
The city of Tomahawk owns a 10-acre parcel of lake front property (where the old DNR landing strip was and the Tomahawk Dog Park now is) that I think would be ideal for RV camping. The folks who paid for, built and maintain the dog park said they'd be more than happy to move the structure if the city ever came up with a better use for the land. Just off shore from this parcel, the city owns a roughly 12 to 14 acre island that could offer an ideal setting for tent camping.
Bridge costs, running electricity and other expenses would be covered through a city loan that would be paid back with user fees. Revenue from the campground would go into maintaining and making improvements to the park until enough revenue has been made that it can start being used as a revenue stream for the city.
I would like to see Bradley Park left as is.