Racine eyes P3 to spur Lakeview Park revitalization
Wisconsin – Racine city leadership is exploring the possibility of a public-private partnership (P3) as it begins the planning process to revitalize Lakeview Park.
Since a 2019 fire at the park forced the closure of the Lakeview Community Center, the city has struggled with the decision to raze the building.
Now, Racine’s Department of City Development is gathering public input on how to improve the park’s community center space, outdoor amenities serving the beach and neighborhood, and accessibility.
In addition, the city is seeking feedback on private investment, such as residential housing, which would help pay for the new public improvements.
Lakeview Park is a 5-acre neighborhood park in the northwestern portion of the city adjacent to North/Zoo Beach and Racine Zoo overlooking Lake Michigan. Existing facilities include a sandlot ball diamond, playfield, playground, basketball court, and three tennis courts.