Construction starts on pedestrian trail near Little Chute lock

Posted on Aug 20, 2020 by
Board member Jean Romback-Bartels speaks at groundbreaking for Fox River Trail
FRNSA board member Jean Romback-Bartels speaks at groundbreaking for Fox River Trail

We welcome an exciting new project to the Little Chute neighborhood! The Village of Little Chute and City of Kaukauna broke ground and celebrated a new project to build a walking trail/bridge connecting the two communities this week. The trail is anchored right next to the lock at Heesaker Park in Little Chute.  The trail is part of the Loop the Locks Trail project, winding through Appleton, Combined Locks, Kaukauna, Kimberly and Little Chute in about 15 miles of connected trails. Many of the trails run along the lock system.

At the event, Jean Rombak-Bartels, the secretary’s director for the Wisconsin DNR in Northeast Wisconsin, addressed the crowd. We are honored to have Jean serve as a member of the Fox River Navigtional System Authority board of directors.  

The head of the trail will be named the David and Rita Nelson Family Heritage in honor of a $650,000 challenge grant from the David L. and Rita E. Nelson Family Fund within the Community Foundation for the Fox River Valley Region

If you visit the lock or are traveling the river, you’ll see the cranes and construction crews working on the trail. 

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