The Stevens Point Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department is happy to announce a new park, named John S. Groholski Park, to be created in the City of Stevens Point. The land for the park is being donated by Judy Groholski in honor of her late husband.
The Mayor, Parks Director, Parks Commission, and the Groholski family worked through the details earlier this year. The donation was approved by the City Plan Commission and Common Council on Monday, November 16.
Mayor Mike Wiza said, “This is another example of the generous community we live in. It is a tremendous memorial that will benefit our community for generations to come.”
The City and Judy Groholski signed the donation agreement, which will forever protect this property as a City park, on Thursday, November 19.
“It was a true honor to work with Judy and the Groholski family to accomplish their wishes of a lasting tribute for John through the preservation of this beautiful property. I feel fortunate to be involved with this donation and am excited for the family and our community to see the park take shape over the next few years,” said Parks Director Dan Kremer.
Groholski Park will be 9.25 acres and include open green space, a walking path, gazebo, and a parking area in phase 1. Additional phases will consist of trail connections and a boardwalk to expand the trail within the property.
A dedication ceremony will be scheduled for the spring of 2021.
See the John S. Groholski Park Master Plan (PDF)