Mosinee gets grant to spruce up its downtown park

Mosinee Mayor Brent Jacobson (right) and administrator Jeff Gates (left) in front of the building that is now Mosinee Brewing Company. Much has happened in the city since this photo was taken in 2017.

The city of Mosinee received a state grant recently to revitalize its downtown park, as the city looks to liven up its downtown. 

Mosinee will receive $50,000 through the state’s Vibrant Spaces grant, which the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation awards to communities to “invest in their workforce attraction and small business development by creating inviting, walkable spaces in their downtowns, arterial districts, and economic centers,” according to a press release from the city. 

Mosinee plans to use the grant money to modernize City Square Park in the city’s downtown. That includes converting an old storage garage into an all-season gazebo with glass roll-up doors, furniture and a sound system. They’ll also be adding decorative lighting, signage and a mural to the park. 

Mosinee has started to see development in its downtown with the addition of a Cobblestone Hotel, a new music venue in Lamplight Sessions and before that, the development of Mosinee Brewing Company. 

The gazebo will be used to host community events such as the Mosinee Area Chamber Christmas parade, the Mosinee Brewing Company’s Oktoberfest 5K and the Brightside Nutrition Turkey Trot.

“This is a very exciting time for our great community, especially in our beautiful downtown area,” says Mosinee Mayor Brent Jacobson. “The planned improvements to the Square Park area will further invigorate this area as a public gathering space for our residents and visitors alike.”