|Antigo’s growing network of trails and recreational opportunities received another boost this week, with the Rotary Club donating time and money toward construction of a new bridge on the Spring Brook Trail.|
According to Sarah Repp, the city’s director of parks, cemeteries and recreation, the bridge was made possible by club fund-raising efforts and a matching grant from District 6220. The city received a total of $5,000 toward the project, divided equally between the local club and the district organization.
Repp explained that the bridge will allow for expansion and continuation of the Spring Brook Trail, providing a water crossing for the planned trail segment to the north, which is part of the city-wide bike route as well as a cross-country ski trail in the winter.
“We are grateful for the funding and labor provided by the Antigo Rotary Club,” Repp said. “Their support and partnership has allowed us to continue the trail expansion project. Continued development of the trail will provide our community with diverse recreational opportunities, and connect our community facilities, businesses, schools, parks, shopping, and restaurants through safe routes which also promote tourism and support economic growth.”
Antigo Park, Recreation and Cemetery Director Sarah Repp accepts a check for the new Spring Brook Trail bridge project from Kelly Greig, president of the Antigo Rotary Club. They are flanked by park and rec employees and Rotary volunteers.