Eagle Tower Meeting Scheduled


Eagle Tower. Photo by Chris Holicek

Eagle Tower. Photo by Chris Holicek

The Friends of Peninsula State Park, in partnership with the Eagle Tower Fund Committee, will be holding a meeting to update the public on efforts to fundraise for and rebuild the Eagle Tower at Peninsula State Park.

DOOR COUNTY – People can learn about the latest efforts to fundraise for and rebuild Eagle Tower at Peninsula State Park at an upcoming meeting held by the Friends of Peninsula State Park along with the newly formed Eagle Tower Fund Committee.

A visual inspection of the tower completed in the fall of 2013 led to a recommendation for a more in-depth inspection which was completed during the spring of 2015. This inspection included core sampling of the timbers to determine the general internal condition of the structural components and overall loadbearing capacity of the structure.

The inspection report indicated the tower was in poor structural condition and it was closed to public use in May 2015.

Since that time, the Friends of Peninsula State Park have been working with local community organizations, local legislators and Door County residents to establish the need for rebuilding the tower.

Due to the overwhelming amount of support in this initiative from residents, visitors, legislators and DNR representatives, the Friends have formed the Eagle Tower Fund Committee, a joint committee including local community organizations, local legislators and Door County residents to work with the Department of Natural Resources in identifying the options available to rebuild the tower.

The Friends group and the Eagle Tower Fund Committee will hold a meeting to update the public on the committee’s work to-date. This meeting will be held on Thursday, June 9th at 7pm at the Old Town Hall in Fish Creek. Topics include a summary of the project to-date, tower wood assessment process and fundraising efforts for a new structure.

For more information please see the Repair Eagle Tower Facebook page, or email the Eagle Tower Fund Committee at eagletowercommittee@gmail.com.