Eau Claire neighbors launch fundraising campaign for Boyd Park bathrooms

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- A group of Eau Claire neighbors are coming together to make an area park more convenient to use.

The Eastside Hill Neighborhood Association is kicking off a fundraising campaign to make the Boyd Park bathrooms open during normal park hours.

The EHNA wants to raise $4,025 to pay for upgrades to install electronic locks, wiring upgrades, security cameras and internet connections that will make Boyd Park a free WiFi hotspot for all users.

The association says people who use the park and the bike trails nearby deserve to have bathrooms to use.

"I live like 10 blocks from here so if I walk here with my two kids, by the time I get here, one of them has to use the bathroom and then I either let them pee in the woods, or I head back home, and that kind of defeats the purpose of going to the park," explains Chad Rowekamp, a member of the EHNA.

The city will match the money raised by the neighborhood association to pay for the project.

Those who wish to contribute to this fundraising campaign can send a check to:

Eau Claire Community Parks Association
915 Menomonie St
Eau Claire, WI 54703

Please make sure to include a note indicating this donation is for the Boyd Park bathroom upgrades or write “Boyd Park” in the memo line.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Mark Ruddy at 715-839-7949/email at president@eastsidehill.com or Chad Rowekamp at 715-864-6011 after 3 p.m.

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