Annually, the Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture at the University of Wisconsin – Madison requires its college seniors to participate in a Capstone program.  The department describes it like this: “Students take the Wisconsin Idea to all regions of the state by interacting with state residents and gaining the experience they need in the practice of landscape architecture to prepare for entering the professional job market or to continue to graduate school. Capstones provide the students with the opportunity to demonstrate their skills, knowledge, and ability to resolve “real-world” design problems.”  It does this at no cost to those it supports.

This year the program includes Lakeside Park, specifically Frazier Point and the Lighthouse Peninsula areas. Student, Tyler Riemer, chose this as his project for the school year and we are excited to have him on board!

Tyler’s work will be over the course of two semesters with completion scheduled for May of 2022. He is already in the process of doing research and gathering community input. At the end of the first semester in December of 2021, he will present his comprehensive design proposal. The second semester will focus on executing the design of the proposal. Tyler will create a conceptual master plan, site plan, planting plan, grading plan, stormwater management plan, and construction details.

Look for updates at the Advisory Park Board meetings, media notices or feel free to contact Paul DeVries, Director of Public Works, at pdevries@fdl.wi.gov and 920-322-3473 or John Redmond, Parks Superintendent at jredmond@fdl.wi.gov and 920-322-3592.

Capstone Meeting Presentation

Lakeside Park Survey