Oshkosh residents have already begun to take advantage of a portion of the Morgan District Riverwalk, and soon they’ll be able to walk and bike along the full half mile stretch.
According to HistoricOshkosh.org, Oshkosh was once big in lumber trade, so sawmills lined the riverfront. After fires in 1874 and 75 and an expanded railroad, other industries grew and replaced lumber.
The old sawmills have now been replaced by the trail for bike-riders, pedestrians, and even fishermen to use. The Grand Opening is set for Thursday, August 23. A portion of the project was completed in 2017. That piece stretches east of Oregon St. The newly completed section is between Oregon St. and Boatworks Park.
Construction of the Riverwalk was made possible through a nearly $800,000 grant from the Wisconsin DNR.
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